Transportation

Cyclists participating in Fall GoByBike can submit photos of payloads they carry on their bikes in the Pack and Pedal Challenge, a new contest that offers chances to win prizes. (News Bulletin file photo)

Pedal for prizes in Nanaimo during Fall GoByBike event

City of Nanaimo hosting cycling events Sept. 27-Oct. 10

 

Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)

Island Coast Salish artist’s colourful design selected for newest BC Ferries vessel

Maynard Johnny Jr. honoured for his vision for the Salish Heron

 

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighters deal with a highway collision at Cranberry Avenue earlier this year. Nanaimo city council members and staff will discuss transportation projects and planning at an upcoming committee meeting. (News Bulletin file photo)

City to explore ways to ease congestion and improve road safety in south Nanaimo

Council asks for more urgency on transportation plan for traffic-problem-plagued Cinnabar Valley

 

A rendering of the City of Nanaimo’s Metral Drive complete streets project, showing a section of Metral at Bergen-Op-Zoom Drive. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo receives $500,000 grant to go toward Metral Drive work

City building Phase 2 of ‘complete streets’ project in north end

A rendering of the City of Nanaimo’s Metral Drive complete streets project, showing a section of Metral at Bergen-Op-Zoom Drive. (City of Nanaimo image)
Clipper Vacations resumes its Seattle to Victoria passenger ferry service on Friday (Sept. 17), for U.S.-based passengers. (Clipper Vacations/Facebook)

Victoria Clipper ferries visitors to the Island for first time in 18 months

Company resumes weekend service for U.S.-based passengers Sept. 17

Clipper Vacations resumes its Seattle to Victoria passenger ferry service on Friday (Sept. 17), for U.S.-based passengers. (Clipper Vacations/Facebook)
A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)

New lease agreement renews Nanaimo-Vancouver fast ferry hopes

Port of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw announce deal with funding partner

A model of a vessel that was previously planned to come into service between Nanaimo and Vancouver. (Black Press file photo)
The Port of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation announced a lease agreement with Conqora Capital Partners for a long-term lease at the port’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)

New lease agreement renews Nanaimo-Vancouver fast ferry hopes

Port of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw announce deal with funding partner

The Port of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation announced a lease agreement with Conqora Capital Partners for a long-term lease at the port’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)
A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had difficulty getting on the ferry to go to hospital. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: Ferry between Campbell River and Quadra Island resumes service

Service will operate in shuttle mode to accommodate the accumulated vehicle traffic from the earlier sailing cancellations

A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had difficulty getting on the ferry to go to hospital. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Local mothers and other interested parties travelled to Victoria to voice their opinions to Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi. Campbell River Courier-Islander photo

Retracing the long road to the Inland Island Highway

As it celebrates 20 years, a look back at the campaign to replace the old Island Highway

Local mothers and other interested parties travelled to Victoria to voice their opinions to Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi. Campbell River Courier-Islander photo
The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry reservations close to full between mainland, Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

Those without bookings may experience sailing waits, BC Ferries warns

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries testing out midnight sailings from Nanaimo’s Duke Point

12:15 a.m. sailings will depart starting this month

B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
Greg Willmon, left, from Devon Transport Ltd. of Nanaimo meets with Mike Surrell to talk about the transfer of ownership of Lady Rose Marine Services to Willmon and his partner Barrie Rogers. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

New owner says ‘business as usual’ after rescuing marine service to Bamfield

Greg Willmon said decision to purchase ailing Lady Rose Marine Services was easy

Greg Willmon, left, from Devon Transport Ltd. of Nanaimo meets with Mike Surrell to talk about the transfer of ownership of Lady Rose Marine Services to Willmon and his partner Barrie Rogers. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Island Nagalis sponsors: BC Ferries’ Strategic Planning Manager Joanne Doyle and Lorraine Henderson from Wei Wai Kum First Nation. BC Ferries photo

New Island Class ferries receive First Nations-inspired names

Island Nagalis and Island K’ulut’a will enter service on Campbell River - Quadra Island route in 2022

Island Nagalis sponsors: BC Ferries’ Strategic Planning Manager Joanne Doyle and Lorraine Henderson from Wei Wai Kum First Nation. BC Ferries photo
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo Airport flights delayed, cancelled due to Mt. Hayes wildfire

Transport Canada has closed airspace at YCD airport in Cassidy from dawn to dusk

Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file)
A trend toward making downtown Nanaimo more pedestrian- and cycling-friendly will bring lowered speed limits to more streets as the area undergoes redevelopment and transportation upgrades. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Full length of Nanaimo’s Front Street now has 30 km/h speed limit

City’s transportation department eyeing lower speed limits in other parts of downtown

A trend toward making downtown Nanaimo more pedestrian- and cycling-friendly will bring lowered speed limits to more streets as the area undergoes redevelopment and transportation upgrades. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)

Ferry to Nanaimo’s Duke Point two and a half hours late due to staffing issue

B.C. Ferries says proper staffing anticipated during busy travel weekend ahead

While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)
The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)

U.S. ferries cast adrift in border reopening, want clarity on resuming service

Left out of Monday’s reopening, tourism organization considers legal action against feds

The MV Coho hasn’t seen a recreational passenger in about 16 months, but has taken voyages every six weeks to remain seaworthy. (Keith Thorpe/Black Press Media)
BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal north of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Global mariner shortage hampers BC Ferries’ bid to hire more than 100

Corporation cancelled two sailings, replaced another this week amid staffing concerns

BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal north of Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria International Airport is one of three Vancouver Island regional airports receiving federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island airports part of $11.7-million federal injection package

Funding aims to help Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox Valley airports maintain regional connectivity

The Victoria International Airport is one of three Vancouver Island regional airports receiving federal funding this summer, the government announced July 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Feds doling out $1.5M for removal of 18 derelict boats from B.C., Atlantic coasts

18 abandoned vessels will be pulled out from Bamfield, Barkley Sound and Nootka Sound waters

A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS