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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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Recent Work by Carla

Federal Canada Infrastructure Bank lending money to B.C. Ferries for electrification

Federal Canada Infrastructure Bank lending money to B.C. Ferries for electrification

While existing Island-class ferries are equipped to run on both diesel fuel and electricity, the new ferries will be fully electric.
Injured Victoria hiker rescued after iPhone sends out distress call

Injured Victoria hiker rescued after iPhone sends out distress call

The phone detected that the man, who was hiking above Century Sam Lake in Strathcona Park, had fallen
Sayward will avoid penalties for late filing of financial bylaws, mayor says

Sayward will avoid penalties for late filing of financial bylaws, mayor says

It was the first time a municipality had missed the May 15 deadline to file under the Community Charter
B.C. Ferries says it's taking steps to ensure fewer sailing cancellations this summer

B.C. Ferries says it's taking steps to ensure fewer sailing cancellations this summer

The company says its vessel refit program will be completed earlier than usual, and nearly 350 sailings will be added on the busiest routes starting part-way through June.
Sayward would be first municipality to miss financial deadline since charter enacted

Sayward would be first municipality to miss financial deadline since charter enacted

The mayor and two remaining councillors were set to hold a special meeting at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday to give fourth and final reading to the necessary bylaws
B.C. Ferries makes single-user washrooms all-gender, with free menstrual products

B.C. Ferries makes single-user washrooms all-gender, with free menstrual products

The change will apply to single-user washrooms in terminals and on most of its vessels.
New tourism campaign aims to highlight Nanaimo’s ‘normal’

New tourism campaign aims to highlight Nanaimo’s ‘normal’

The idea is to put community spirit at the forefront of the campaign.
Amid ongoing drought, Island prepares for another brutal fire season

Amid ongoing drought, Island prepares for another brutal fire season

Island communities are getting ready as B.C. heads into wildfire season under the threat of drought.
First cruise ship in five years makes a port stop in Nanaimo

First cruise ship in five years makes a port stop in Nanaimo

A cruise ship carrying passengers last docked at Nanaimo in 2019 — the onset of the pandemic led to planned 2020 ship visits being cancelled
Renovation of former English Inn, with $13M-plus price tag, is a passion project for developer

Renovation of former English Inn, with $13M-plus price tag, is a passion project for developer

Lenny Moy is getting down into the details of the $13-million project — buying dishes from London’s Savoy Hotel and stand-in Buckingham Palace gates from The Crown television series.
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