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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

Animal advocate says second wolf-dog could be in Coombs area

Animal advocate says second wolf-dog could be in Coombs area

There have been sightings of a wolf-dog with a coat darker than the one that was spotted on a wolf-dog in early fall in the area west of Parksville
Capital Regional District plan to borrow up to $85M for housing approved

Capital Regional District plan to borrow up to $85M for housing approved

Only 1,859 forms in opposition were submitted through an alternative approval process —well short of the 33,000 required to kill the plan
Economic climate 'extremely challenging,' rental-project developers say

Economic climate 'extremely challenging,' rental-project developers say

Interest rates combined with local governments requests for everything from transportation to parks can hamper a project’s financially viability
Tourism marketing body takes rosy view as hotel rates rise, conferences bound back

Tourism marketing body takes rosy view as hotel rates rise, conferences bound back

But tourism is operating in a “complex landscape,” where everything from interest rates to inflation and global events can have an influence
Victoria airport improvement fee rising to $25 for departing passengers

Victoria airport improvement fee rising to $25 for departing passengers

Departing passengers will pay the new fee for tickets purchased starting April 1 for travel after May 1
Parksville keeps battling for a break from B.C.'s new short-term-rental rules

Parksville keeps battling for a break from B.C.'s new short-term-rental rules

So far, the province has shown no sign of budging on the new short-term-rental rules
MP to take petition calling for $1B investment in Island rail to Ottawa

MP to take petition calling for $1B investment in Island rail to Ottawa

Petition with 7,610 signatures recommends spending money to create a modern freight and passenger service on Vancouver Island.
B.C. Ferries optimistic that summer sailing season will go smoothly

B.C. Ferries optimistic that summer sailing season will go smoothly

While B.C. Ferries refines its vessel repairs and sailing schedules, the ongoing issue of crew shortages remains.
FRS Clipper resumes weekend service between Victoria and Seattle next month

FRS Clipper resumes weekend service between Victoria and Seattle next month

The Clipper V will offer daily round-trips Feb. 16-19 and Feb. 23-26
Crofton mill paper operations shuttered indefinitely

Crofton mill paper operations shuttered indefinitely

Owner Paper Excellence announced Thursday it is “indefinitely” closing its Catalyst Crofton paper-producing operation, blaming substantial increases in operating costs
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