Transportation

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ business committee is recommending busing for the Rutherford and Frank J. Ney elementary school area be retained. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo school trustees vote against cutting Rutherford-Frank J. Ney bus route

Staff report points to yearly transportation budget deficits

 

A battery electric-hybrid ferry, pictured here, is expected to make its way to Vancouver Island in late 2021, says B.C. Ferries. (Submitted photo)

Hybrid ferry for Gabriola-Nanaimo route launches in shipyard in Europe

Two hybrid vessels to replace MV Quinsam by early 2022, says B.C. Ferries

 

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The speed limit on Highway 1 at the McKenzie Interchange increased from 60 to 80 km/h on Jan. 29 at 7 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Construction zone speed limits removed from Greater Victoria’s McKenzie Interchange

Trans-Canada Highway speed limit restored to 80 km/h at site of $96 million highway improvement

The speed limit on Highway 1 at the McKenzie Interchange increased from 60 to 80 km/h on Jan. 29 at 7 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
Idle tour buses lined up at Ogden Point on a sunny afternoon at the Victoria waterfront. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

B.C. motor coach industry at the breaking point, says Victoria operator

John Wilson wants province to know bus companies are critical to B.C.’s tourism economy

Idle tour buses lined up at Ogden Point on a sunny afternoon at the Victoria waterfront. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Albert Street is getting a new $1.3-million bike lane, as Nanaimo city council took a second look at the project but voted for it again. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo city council takes second look at $1.3-million bike lane, but votes for it again

Councillor says cyclists shouldn’t have to be ‘Joe Kamikaze’ to navigate Nanaimo streets

Albert Street is getting a new $1.3-million bike lane, as Nanaimo city council took a second look at the project but voted for it again. (News Bulletin file photo)
An electronic sign at the Tofino-Ucluelet junction notifies travellers that closure windows are in effect. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Province announces changes to Tofino-Ucluelet highway closures

The closures are due to a $38 million Kennedy Hill Safety Improvements Project.

An electronic sign at the Tofino-Ucluelet junction notifies travellers that closure windows are in effect. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Harbour Air Seaplanes has signed on to the Climate Pledge with 30 other companies committing to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. (News Bulletin file photo)

Harbour Air signs Amazon pledge for net-zero emissions by 2040

Seaplane business joins 30 other companies pledging to meet Paris targets 10 years ahead of schedule

Harbour Air Seaplanes has signed on to the Climate Pledge with 30 other companies committing to net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. (News Bulletin file photo)
École North Oyster. (Black Press file)

With more student drop-offs during pandemic, SD68 examines safety outside North Oyster school

Fewer school bus trips and more cars accentuating traffic concerns, say school district staff

École North Oyster. (Black Press file)
Potential locations of speed humps and curbs on Lost Lake Road. (City of Nanaimo image)

City of Nanaimo planning traffic-calming project on Lost Lake Road

Seventy-five per cent of respondents support measures to reduce speed on the road

Potential locations of speed humps and curbs on Lost Lake Road. (City of Nanaimo image)
Locations where speed humps and raised sidewalk will be installed on Bay Street. (Image: City of Nanaimo)

Traffic-calming measures becoming permanent on Bay Street in Nanaimo

Temporary speed humps reduced number of vehicles on street mayor lives on

Locations where speed humps and raised sidewalk will be installed on Bay Street. (Image: City of Nanaimo)
Federal environment commissioner Andrew Hayes speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Transport Canada’s dangerous-goods registry has outdated, missing data: audit

Companies that transport dangerous goods are not required to register with Transport Canada

Federal environment commissioner Andrew Hayes speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is expecting two electric buses, with seatbelts, in January. (Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district to see two new electric buses with seatbelts

Seatbelt pilot project was previously announced for the school district

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools is expecting two electric buses, with seatbelts, in January. (Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools photo)
The B.C. Ferries vessel MV Quinsam will carry two school buses of Gabriola students to and from Nanaimo District Secondary School on school days to help with physical distancing aboard the ferry. (News Bulletin file photo)

School buses of Gabriola students will be ferried to and from Nanaimo each day

New service starts due to challenges of physical distancing aboard MV Quinsam ferry

The B.C. Ferries vessel MV Quinsam will carry two school buses of Gabriola students to and from Nanaimo District Secondary School on school days to help with physical distancing aboard the ferry. (News Bulletin file photo)
The bus involved in a crash on Bamfield Road on Friday, Sept. 13 is towed away from the scene. PHOTO COURTESY CTV NEWS VANCOUVER ISLAND

Province announces $30M plan for deadly Vancouver Island logging road

Gov’t announcement comes as first anniversary of UVic student deaths approaches

The bus involved in a crash on Bamfield Road on Friday, Sept. 13 is towed away from the scene. PHOTO COURTESY CTV NEWS VANCOUVER ISLAND
Construction work on the Metral Drive ‘complete streets’ project is slated to get underway in August. (City of Nanaimo image)

City to begin Metral Drive ‘complete street’ roadwork in August

Phase 1 includes seven raised intersections, sidewalks, cycle track

Construction work on the Metral Drive ‘complete streets’ project is slated to get underway in August. (City of Nanaimo image)
An electronic speed board on Extension Road, near Cinnabar Drive, warns drivers exceeding the speed limit to slow down. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

City of Nanaimo starts work on trying to slow speeding on Extension Road

Staff collecting data in Chase River before considering traffic-calming measures

An electronic speed board on Extension Road, near Cinnabar Drive, warns drivers exceeding the speed limit to slow down. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The City of Nanaimo will be putting in a cycling lane on Departure Bay Road southbound between Loat Street and Montrose Avenue. (News Bulletin file photo)

City building cycle lane on Departure Bay Road, walking lane on Boxwood

Nanaimo council approves three active transportation projects totalling $170,000

The City of Nanaimo will be putting in a cycling lane on Departure Bay Road southbound between Loat Street and Montrose Avenue. (News Bulletin file photo)
Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada
The Campbell River cruise ship terminal, near Discovery Harbour, stands empty and locked. (Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror )

Campbell River’s defunct cruise ship terminal to undergo evaluation for future plans

With no cruise ship coming through, the $16million terminal has been a white elephant for over 13 years

The Campbell River cruise ship terminal, near Discovery Harbour, stands empty and locked. (Photo by Binny Paul/ Campbell River Mirror )