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New traffic improvements on the Malahat deemed unsafe by east side residents. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

East side Malahat community say new turnaround increases risk of collision

New turnaround’s poor sight lines and high speed of oncoming traffic leave drivers feeling unsafe

New traffic improvements on the Malahat deemed unsafe by east side residents. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
A group on Facebook is calling for a section of the Malahat to be named Patterson Pass in honour of former Malahat Fire Chief Rob Patterson. (Photo contributed)

Call to rename part of Malahat in former Malahat Fire Chief Rob Patterson’s honour

Facebook group starts discussion which led to ministry request

  • Oct 3, 2018
A group on Facebook is calling for a section of the Malahat to be named Patterson Pass in honour of former Malahat Fire Chief Rob Patterson. (Photo contributed)
Malahat line painting still underway nightly

Malahat line painting still underway nightly

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure expects to have the fourth lane open soon

Malahat line painting still underway nightly
Falling rocks closed the Malahat for three hours on Monday morning as geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)

Malahat closed an average of once per month, says Ministry of Transportation

Highway has been closed eight times this year due to vehicle incidents

Falling rocks closed the Malahat for three hours on Monday morning as geotechnical engineers conducted an assessment. (Photo courtesy of BC Transportation)
Belton Bros. Structural Movers will be transporting a house (not the one pictured above) from Goldstream Provincial Park to Cobble Hill late Thursday night and into Friday morning. (Belton Bros. Facebook photo)

Structural movers relocate house from Langford to Chemainus

Traffic will be affected from midnight to 4 a.m.

Belton Bros. Structural Movers will be transporting a house (not the one pictured above) from Goldstream Provincial Park to Cobble Hill late Thursday night and into Friday morning. (Belton Bros. Facebook photo)
A petition was started for creating alternative routes to the Malahat in case of an emergency. (File photo)

Should there be an alternate route to the Malahat highway?

Petition by Duncan man launched to find ways to keep traffic moving on the Malahat after a crash

A petition was started for creating alternative routes to the Malahat in case of an emergency. (File photo)
Traffic heading north on the Trans-Canada Highway up the Malahat being rerouted onto Westshore Parkway. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

UPDATED: Malahat has re-opened in both directions after fatal collision

The Malahat has been re-opened in both directions

Traffic heading north on the Trans-Canada Highway up the Malahat being rerouted onto Westshore Parkway. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Shawnigan Lake RCMP urges caution after several incidents snarled traffic on Malahat

Shawnigan Lake RCMP urges caution after several incidents snarled traffic on Malahat

Thousands of drivers stuck for hours after incidents

  • Jul 24, 2018
Shawnigan Lake RCMP urges caution after several incidents snarled traffic on Malahat
Traffic is backed up on the Malahat due to a vehicle incident. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

Malahat reopens after fatal accident

Incident delayed traffic in both directions

  • Jun 9, 2018
Traffic is backed up on the Malahat due to a vehicle incident. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)
Island man leads police on brief chase on Malahat

Island man leads police on brief chase on Malahat

Motorcyclist slapped with violation tickets

Island man leads police on brief chase on Malahat
Fundraising campaign set up for teen involved in Malahat crash

Fundraising campaign set up for teen involved in Malahat crash

Kayla-Marie Gibson, 19, is the breadwinner of the family, says GoFundMe campaign

  • May 28, 2018
Fundraising campaign set up for teen involved in Malahat crash
An ATV was used for queue management and to distribute water to motorists waiting during the Malahat closure Thursday. (Photo by @TranBC/Twitter)

Saanich Inlet bridge billion-dollar price tag too expensive says ministry

Malahat alternatives not practical from engineering, budget standpoint

An ATV was used for queue management and to distribute water to motorists waiting during the Malahat closure Thursday. (Photo by @TranBC/Twitter)
Emergency crews are responding to a two-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Goldstream Provincial Park. The highway is closed in both directions and is expected to reopen at 8 p.m. Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of Westshore Towing)

Seven years later, what’s changed since the 2011 Malahat fuel truck crash and closure?

Trans-Canada Highway reopens to traffic Friday morning after lengthy closure

Emergency crews are responding to a two-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway in Goldstream Provincial Park. The highway is closed in both directions and is expected to reopen at 8 p.m. Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of Westshore Towing)
The Moon Water Lodge on the Malahat was showing up in Google searches as an Expedia property, even though the business owners are not Expedia clients. (Moon Water Lodge/Facebook)

Vancouver Island hotel says Expedia cost them customers

Local couple receives ‘overwhelming’ support from community, other businesses

The Moon Water Lodge on the Malahat was showing up in Google searches as an Expedia property, even though the business owners are not Expedia clients. (Moon Water Lodge/Facebook)
Backups on the Malahat were lengthy last summer with construction closing one northbound lane. The province reopened the lane in August to help with the flow of traffic on weekends. (Twitter: @kridan0103)

Malahat commuters get additional lane today and through long weekend

Crews working Tuesday night to reopen second northbound lane through Malahat Village

Backups on the Malahat were lengthy last summer with construction closing one northbound lane. The province reopened the lane in August to help with the flow of traffic on weekends. (Twitter: @kridan0103)
Rock slide near Goldstream Provincial Park snarls traffic

Rock slide near Goldstream Provincial Park snarls traffic

Trans-Canada Highway down to single alternating lane just before Malahat

Rock slide near Goldstream Provincial Park snarls traffic