Transportation

Provincial Health Department workers stop traffic that has crossed the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I., Sunday, March 22, 2020. The premier of Prince Edward Island is asking the federal government to lower the tolls for the Confederation Bridge to make the trips to the mainland more affordable. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

P.E.I. premier asking Ottawa to reduce tolls for Confederation Bridge and ferry fares

Tolls for cars now $50, King wants them cut to $20 to encourage travel.

 

The new bus service between Nanaimo and Tofino will also serve people travelling to Port Alberni and Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Islandlink announces new Nanaimo-Tofino bus service this winter

The new bus service between Nanaimo and Tofino will begin Jan. 30 and run three times a week

 

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Black Press file)

Liberal government ‘missing in action’ over holiday travel chaos, says shadow minister of transport

MP Mark Strahl at emergency committee meeting Thursday to hear from airline, airport officials

 

Luggage bags are amassed in the bag claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as a major winter storm disrupts flights in and out of the airport, in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Airlines, airports, transport minister to testify on holiday travel mess at committee

Leaders from country’s major airports and airlines are also among witnesses set to appear

Luggage bags are amassed in the bag claim area at Toronto Pearson International Airport, as a major winter storm disrupts flights in and out of the airport, in Toronto, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has accepted a request from fellow members of Parliament to appear before a committee that is seeking answers about what led to a chaotic holiday travel season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Transport minister will meet with committee investigating holiday travel woes

Widespread travel disruptions under the microscope included Sunwing and Via Rail

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra appears as a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has accepted a request from fellow members of Parliament to appear before a committee that is seeking answers about what led to a chaotic holiday travel season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
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West Coast officials scramble for solutions after losing bus service

Wilson’s Transportation has cancelled its Tofino Bus service in and out of the West Coast until May

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The MV GSL Eleni is seen docked off Ogden Point on Wednesday (Jan. 5) as it awaits repairs to get underway. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Repairs stretch to 7 days for broken barge parked in Victoria

MV GSL Eleni had rudder malfunction off the coast near Tofino

The MV GSL Eleni is seen docked off Ogden Point on Wednesday (Jan. 5) as it awaits repairs to get underway. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
Central Saanich looks to increase the number of people using bicycles in the community through its active transportation plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

Seven projects among active transportation priorities in Central Saanich for 2023

Projects include installation of new sidewalks and several concept plans

Central Saanich looks to increase the number of people using bicycles in the community through its active transportation plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ebus will be taking over the route through Williams Lake to run an inter-city service between Prince George and Kamloops. (Contributed)

Inter-city bus route Kamloops to Prince George to be taken over by Ebus

Adventure Charters announced Dec. 21 they would no longer be offering the service

Ebus will be taking over the route through Williams Lake to run an inter-city service between Prince George and Kamloops. (Contributed)
Bus jumping lanes at the intersection of Highway 17 and Mount Newton Cross Road, here seen during their construction in late spring 2022, are now ready to use, the province announced Dec. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bus queue jump lanes added in Saanich Peninsula

The lanes start before the intersection of Highway 17 and Mount Newton Cross Road

Bus jumping lanes at the intersection of Highway 17 and Mount Newton Cross Road, here seen during their construction in late spring 2022, are now ready to use, the province announced Dec. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
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B.C’s Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

Crash has major route shut down overnight

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A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A man rests on his luggage at Vancouver International Airport after a snowstorm crippled operations leading to cancellations and major delays, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The draft of Sidney’s active transportation plan will be back before Sidney council Monday. (Black Press File file photo)

Sidney CAO says public will learn more about parking issues in early 2023

Questions about parking have emerged after Sidney received draft active transportation plan

The draft of Sidney’s active transportation plan will be back before Sidney council Monday. (Black Press File file photo)
Construction of two six-storey rental buildings with 235 units is underway near the intersection of Highway 17 and Mount Newton Cross Road. (Rendering courtesy Starlight Developments)

Central Saanich housing projects break ground on construction of 235 rental units

Developer says project near Highway 17 will help meet Central Saanich’s housing needs

Construction of two six-storey rental buildings with 235 units is underway near the intersection of Highway 17 and Mount Newton Cross Road. (Rendering courtesy Starlight Developments)
Sidney’s new active transportation plan prepared by Urban Systems appeared before council meeting as committee of the whole Monday. It points among other issues to the possibility of improved cycling infrastructure along Resthaven Drive, improvements with impacts on parking. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sidney’s draft active transportation plan could disrupt parking

Plan would lead to loss of downtown parking spaces due to protected bike lanes

Sidney’s new active transportation plan prepared by Urban Systems appeared before council meeting as committee of the whole Monday. It points among other issues to the possibility of improved cycling infrastructure along Resthaven Drive, improvements with impacts on parking. (Black Press Media file photo)
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks at a news conference in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Supply-chain turbulence is here to stay, so what is Canada doing about it?

Supply chains haywire since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland speaks at a news conference in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, School District 63 board chair Tim Dunford and Saanich South MLA Lana Popham - recently appointed as minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport - try out the new crosswalk near Keating Elementary in Central Saanich. The improvements count among three active transportation projects recently completed in that community. (District of Central Saanich/Submitted)

Three Central Saanich schools to benefit from new safety measures

Total provincial investments into active transportation in Central Saanich exceed $700,000

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, School District 63 board chair Tim Dunford and Saanich South MLA Lana Popham - recently appointed as minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport - try out the new crosswalk near Keating Elementary in Central Saanich. The improvements count among three active transportation projects recently completed in that community. (District of Central Saanich/Submitted)
The Transportation Safety Board concluded its investigation into a Sept. 24, 2019 helicopter crash in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Rotor blade malfunction caused fatal 2019 B.C. helicopter crash: TSB

Investigation says failure that killed pilot occured during emergency landing in Campbell River

The Transportation Safety Board concluded its investigation into a Sept. 24, 2019 helicopter crash in Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Delta Mayor George Harvie describes the response to heavy snowfall in the region last week as a “recent failure of provincial highway winter maintenance.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. mayor calls for review of snow alerts after Lower Mainland snowfall ‘failure’

Transportation Ministry reviewing the events of last Tuesday after many drivers stranded in snow

A man pauses while digging out snow from under a car stuck on a street in the aftermath of a snowstorm, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. Delta Mayor George Harvie describes the response to heavy snowfall in the region last week as a “recent failure of provincial highway winter maintenance.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Central Saanich wants to sit on the Victoria Regional Transit Commission. (Black Press Media file photo)

Central Saanich passes motion that ‘requests and expects’ regional transit seat

North Saanich has represented region on Victoria Regional Transit Commission for last eight years

Central Saanich wants to sit on the Victoria Regional Transit Commission. (Black Press Media file photo)