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Carla Wilson

Carla Wilson

Carla Wilson is a long-time Times Colonist reporter covering business, up-Island stories and whatever else comes up. She has a particular interest in marine-related news. Born in Victoria, Carla graduated in political science from UVic, was in the co-op writing program and worked as a B.C. Legislative intern. A fourth-generation Victorian, Carla has worked in communities around the province such as Smithers, Terrace, Prince George and Williams Lake.

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Port Alberni to ask province to buy derelict hotel for housing

Port Alberni to ask province to buy derelict hotel for housing

The building is considered so unsafe that the fire department ordered 25 tenants to vacate in late May
More businesses give downtown a failing grade, but retail vacancy picture is improving: DVBA report

More businesses give downtown a failing grade, but retail vacancy picture is improving: DVBA report

Five per cent more business licences were issued in 2023 than in 2022, and the tourism, marine and technology sectors are thriving, says the annual report on downtown
Spirit of British Columbia out of service for repairs

Spirit of British Columbia out of service for repairs

The Coastal Renaissance will fill in this week on the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route, B.C. Ferries says
Falcon sees BC United victory despite polls, defections

Falcon sees BC United victory despite polls, defections

The BC United leader told Victoria business leaders on Thursday he’s confident the party will win a majority in this fall’s provincial election
A private island off North Saanich is for sale — it's yours for $7 million

A private island off North Saanich is for sale — it's yours for $7 million

6.2-acre island features sandy beach, dock, boathouse, deep-water moorage, paths through park-like woods, a caretaker’s house at the dock, plus a main house and four cabins near a man-made lake
'Deplorable conditions': 25 tenants forced out of Port Alberni hotel

'Deplorable conditions': 25 tenants forced out of Port Alberni hotel

The Port Alberni Fire Department issued a notice to vacate the Port Hotel this week after the owner failed to fix fire-code violations
Two arrested after heated exchange at Nanaimo council meeting

Two arrested after heated exchange at Nanaimo council meeting

Mayor Leonard Krog says it’s an example of the increasingly poor behaviour seen at council meetings across the country
B.C. Ferries seeks offers for dismantling of four retired vessels

B.C. Ferries seeks offers for dismantling of four retired vessels

Queen of Burnaby, Mayne Queen, Bowen Queen and Powell River Queen are listed in the corporation’s request for proposals.
B.C. Ferries told to improve relationship with ferry-dependent communities

B.C. Ferries told to improve relationship with ferry-dependent communities

The relationship with ferry-dependent communities has deteriorated in the last two years, says a report from the B.C. Ferry Commission.
B.C. Ferries eyes infrastructure-bank loan to pay for billion-dollar-plus vessel replacement

B.C. Ferries eyes infrastructure-bank loan to pay for billion-dollar-plus vessel replacement

The bank, a Crown corporation, has just loaned B.C. Ferries $75 million toward the cost of its electrification program for four new Island-class ferries and on-shore charging infrastructure
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