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The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an assessment of the Island Rail Corridor’s condition in 2020 and said the corridor is in poor to fair condition. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Cost of restoring Vancouver Island rail service too much to justify

‘Make sure our road infrastructure is up to date with current and future weather events’

  • Dec 7, 2021

 

A new survey found strong support for the revival of rail service in the Greater Victoria area. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island civic leaders see rail as a solution to Malahat woes

Business plan from Island Corridor Foundation includes rail corridor from Victoria to Courtenay

 

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an assessment of the Island Rail Corridor’s condition in 2020 and said the corridor is in poor to fair condition. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Government must be pressed to finally repair railway on Vancouver Island

‘How vulnerable our single extant transport artery has proven to be’

  • Nov 28, 2021

 

The Parksville Museum and the Oceanside Model Railroaders celebrated Railway Day at the museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, on Aug. 21. Pictured, Troy Springford shows off a car from the 1957 Lionel O-Scale Model Train set that he was given by his late grandfather Colin Springford. Troy received the train set on his eighth birthday, his grandfather had received it on his 12th birthday. He and his father have added the buildings, the scenery and the log car. (Peter McCully photo)

PHOTOS: Model train enthusiasts enjoy special Railway Day at Parksville Museum

Family-oriented event offered something for fans of all ages

The Parksville Museum and the Oceanside Model Railroaders celebrated Railway Day at the museum, located at 1245 Island Highway, on Aug. 21. Pictured, Troy Springford shows off a car from the 1957 Lionel O-Scale Model Train set that he was given by his late grandfather Colin Springford. Troy received the train set on his eighth birthday, his grandfather had received it on his 12th birthday. He and his father have added the buildings, the scenery and the log car. (Peter McCully photo)
Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Wildfire in Lytton, B.C. a ‘wake-up call’ to take precautions: safety board

Rail activity that sets fire to something on the right of way can have serious consequences, chairwoman says

Damaged structures are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Friday, July 9, 2021, after a wildfire destroyed most of the village on June 30. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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LETTER: Time to move on from impossible Vancouver Island rail dream

Re: ‘Solid support for rail service on the Island’ (Letters, PQB News,…

  • Nov 28, 2020
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The Parksville water tower currently located at 600 Alberni Highway will be donated to the EN Division Canadian Railway Historical Association. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville water tower saved from demolition by E&N

‘It has heritage status written all over it, which attracts money’

The Parksville water tower currently located at 600 Alberni Highway will be donated to the EN Division Canadian Railway Historical Association. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation is calling for the re-purposing of the E&N Railway Corridor. (File photo)

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

The Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation is calling for the re-purposing of the E&N Railway Corridor. (File photo)
LETTER: Rail corridor an important part of Island’s future

LETTER: Rail corridor an important part of Island’s future

Congratulations to the Island Corridor Foundation for their vision and support of…

  • Jun 28, 2020
LETTER: Rail corridor an important part of Island’s future
Letter: Report illustrates ‘absurd cost’ of rail plan

Letter: Report illustrates ‘absurd cost’ of rail plan

A 108-page comprehensive report prepared for the province illustrates the absurd cost…

  • May 17, 2020
Letter: Report illustrates ‘absurd cost’ of rail plan