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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

Relief fund created for Nanaimo businesses hit by graffiti, vandalism

Relief fund created for Nanaimo businesses hit by graffiti, vandalism

Applicants can receive a maximum of $1,000 per claim, and two claims are allowed per calendar year.
7.3% Nanaimo property tax hike next year in draft plan, much of it to pay for expanded fire rescue service

7.3% Nanaimo property tax hike next year in draft plan, much of it to pay for expanded fire rescue service

Nanaimo’s fire rescue service has been dealing with an enormous increase in number of calls for help
Saanich police not responsible for man's fall from Uptown parking area, says IIO

Saanich police not responsible for man's fall from Uptown parking area, says IIO

After a man saw police investigating a shoplifting report at Walmart, he began to climb a fence in the Uptown parking area, then fell six to seven metres
Some employers offering more in effort to attract and keep employees, consultant says

Some employers offering more in effort to attract and keep employees, consultant says

As the cost-of-living has climbed, employers are also offering benefits such as improved mental-health resources, flexible hours and wellness programs
No word yet on why ferry anchor went overboard

No word yet on why ferry anchor went overboard

Spirit of British Columbia’s anchor and its huge chain flew into the sea on Nov. 2, forcing the vessel to a stop
Expanded heart clinic opens in Nanaimo

Expanded heart clinic opens in Nanaimo

The larger space is designed to deal with a growing number of cardiac patients, which has almost doubled in the last two years.
Union challenges B.C. Ferries' clean-shaven rule for workers

Union challenges B.C. Ferries' clean-shaven rule for workers

Rule, which is related to use of masks and respirators, is affecting members of the Sikh faith, says union
Ferry worker union calls for contract to be reopened to hike wages

Ferry worker union calls for contract to be reopened to hike wages

The union argues that if wages aren’t increased, more ferry workers will leave, putting an extra burden on those left behind
Police trying to identify assailant in Nanaimo grocery-store spat

Police trying to identify assailant in Nanaimo grocery-store spat

Man assaulted after accusing assailant of cutting in front of elderly customer in grocery-store lineup.
Ferry delayed near Galiano after anchor releases during sailing

Ferry delayed near Galiano after anchor releases during sailing

The 547-foot-long ferry was sitting in the waters near Galiano and Mayne Islands as crew members attempted to retrieve the anchor.
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