The Arbutus Canyon trestle on the E&N Railway near the Malahat has spent more than a decade sitting idle, pictured surrounded by forest.
The Arbutus Canyon trestle near the Malahat has spent more than a decade sitting idle. The Island Corridor Foundation says it’s time to resolve the underlying land claims and get the Vancouver Island railway back running before it’s too late.

You voted to tell us that passenger rail and public transportation is a major issue for Nanaimo and other Vancouver Island communities. So we investigated.

‘I’ll swim, it’s fine’: Nanaimo-bound passengers make the most of hours-long ferry delays

Resident recounts being left out at sea — literally — after mechanical issues leave BC Ferries vessel stranded at sea.

Transportation strategy falls short, say West Shore mayors

In the face of growing congestion, local mayors want the province to get serious about alternatives for South Island transportation.

B.C. election: Stakes are high for mid-Vancouver Island commuters

As B.C. voters head to polls, here’s what the parties have to say about transportation.

What’s on the table for transportation between Vancouver Island communities? Not a whole lot.

In the face of climate change and road congestion, mid-Island residents are left without a ‘cohesive plan.’

What green initiative would candidates tackle in the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding?

We sent MLA candidates your election questions. Here’s what we heard.

Is there a future for passenger rail on Vancouver Island?

What you need to know as the future of the Southern Railway of Vancouver Island hangs in balance.

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