Category Archives: Transportation

e-Bikes on Cortes Island: 2021 update

Over the past couple of years, electric bikes, or e-bikes, have begun to be a regular appearance on Cortes roads.

Today, we’ll hear from a few local e-bike users, ask them about their bikes and their experience riding on Cortes.

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North Vancouver Island intercity buses on hold: COVID-19

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Small rural communities on Vancouver Island are under strain and individual and community health is at risk with the continued lack of intercity bus service on Vancouver Island, service providers say.

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Campbell River-Quadra Island’s second hybrid electric Ferry launched

The fourth of BC Ferries Island Class ferry was launched early Thursday morning, at Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania. The yet-to-be named ship is the second hybrid electric destined for the Campbell RiverQuadra Island route. 

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MP questions wisdom of fining people for remaining in their cars on BC Ferries

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A West Coast MP wants the federal transport minister to ditch fines in the thousands of dollars and allow BC Ferries passengers to remain in their vehicles on enclosed car decks to protect themselves from COVID-19 despite regulations against the practice.

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