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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

Short-term-rental-unit owners file lawsuit against province and City of Victoria

Short-term-rental-unit owners file lawsuit against province and City of Victoria

Enforcement against short-term units is to start May 1. New law bans most short-term rentals that are not part of an owner’s principal residence.
B.C. Transit sending back loaner electric bus as it looks for new supplier

B.C. Transit sending back loaner electric bus as it looks for new supplier

Proterra previously won a $20-million contract to provide B.C. Transit with 10 electric buses for the capital region this fall, but has filed for bankruptcy protection
B.C. Ferries pushes prepaid fares, increases reservation fee

B.C. Ferries pushes prepaid fares, increases reservation fee

Those booking passage on the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen, Departure Bay, Nanaimo-Horseshoe Bay, and Duke Point-Tsawwassen routes will now pay $20 to reserve instead of $18
Elephant seal herded back to waterfront after wandering onto street

Elephant seal herded back to waterfront after wandering onto street

Emerson, who has become a local celebrity after showing up in Oak Bay last year, turned up at Gorge and Admirals roads this week
First cruise ship of the year pulls into Ogden Point

First cruise ship of the year pulls into Ogden Point

The Norwegian Bliss cruise ship, which arrived early Wednesday afternoon for a 10-hour stop, was carrying more than 4,000 passengers.
Victoria set for another strong cruise season; Nanaimo welcoming first ships since 2019

Victoria set for another strong cruise season; Nanaimo welcoming first ships since 2019

Season starts April 3 when Norwegian Bliss pulls in to Ogden Point to mark the first of 315 visits from ships mainly plying the popular Alaska route.
B.C. Ferries paying full cost of engine fixes for three ships

B.C. Ferries paying full cost of engine fixes for three ships

Three vessels are being refitted with variable-speed motors after problems were discovered with their rotors.
Herring fishery is wrapping up around Vancouver Island

Herring fishery is wrapping up around Vancouver Island

The total allowable catch in the Strait of Georgia was slightly higher than last year.
Lantzville mulls FOG (future old-growth) zones

Lantzville mulls FOG (future old-growth) zones

The new zone, where trees are protected, could be the first of its kind in the province
Sayward councillor resigns amid ongoing friction

Sayward councillor resigns amid ongoing friction

Kohen Gilkin, a first-term councillor in the Village of Sayward, said council is in a ‘sad, sad state’
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