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Could BC’s Future Ferries Be Electric?
April 2, 2015
Guy Dauncey takes a look at two new electric ferries that are in use in Europe, and examines the possibility of bringing the technology to BC.
Near grounding on Haida Gwaii luckily averted by a US tug
October 30, 2014
When a Russian container ship lost power near Haida Gwaii and drifted dangerously towards the rocky shoreline, it was towed to safety by a US tug. Why were there no Canadian vessels available that could tow the ship, which was one-third the size of an oil or LNG tanker?
Transportation Ministry will spend $200,000 on Gabriola bridges study
October 2, 2014
Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation, has announced his intention to carry out a feasibility study of building a ‘fixed link’ from Naniamo to Gabriola, despite limited public support and Island Trust policies against bridges.
Whistle-stops: Getting Passenger Rail Back On Track
July 24, 2014
Oil trains are taking over Canada’s rail system. The low-carbon travel of passenger trains is feeling the impact.
Trains, grains & pipelines
March 6, 2014
Elizabeth May tell us how these factors interact and why we need a Canadian train transportation strategy. (MP Bruce Hyer starts a tour to dialogue on a national rail strategy.)
Funds put Island rail on the right track
May 3, 2012
Passenger rail service on Vancouver Island is rolling in the right direction; Nanaimo-Victoria commuter service to start in 2013.
Cyclists gearing up for Velo 2012 events
October 6, 2011 | Brenda Guiled
Next June will be a turning point for cycling communities from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island!
August 11, 2011 | Brenda Guiled
Ways for Island road users to move around safely and make the journey as important as the destination.
Seaplanes adrift in Vancouver Harbour
June 16, 2011
A look at floatplane history on the coast and an account of 'terminal trouble' in Vancouver Harbour. Will planning in hindsight provide a better outcome?
A new future for the E&N Railway
July 22, 2010
New report on the E&N has some bad news and some good news, including innovative ideas to preserve this irreplaceable transportation spine as a valuable basis for smart Vancouver Island development.
Port Mann Monster Bridge
June 18, 2009
Alternative solutions for managing transportation were not considered by the BC government and a series of reactive decisions have now lumbered BC taxpayers with a massive cost increase which delivers no longterm solution.
CN Train Crashes
June 4, 2009
Transportation Safety Board's report on Lillooet crash squarely lays blame at CN's Door and raises more questions about the Liberals' BC Rail sell-off.
Creative alternatives to Malahat congestion
July 27, 2006 | Patrick Brown
Proposals to bridge Saanich Inlet got public attention when the Malahat Corridor Study first came to light during a series of public meetings in the last couple of months (Island Tides, June 15).
Consultations now beginning in Malahat bypass study
June 15, 2006
A BC Ministry of Transportation study of alternative routes to the highway over the Malahat is moving into its second, consultative phase.