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BC Ferries workers at Langdale terminal test positive for COVID-19

A number of employees working out of BC Ferries’ Langdale terminal are in self-isolation following potential exposure to COVID-19. They are taking this precaution following direct contact with two co-workers who tested positive for the disease at the end of October. “For privacy reasons, I am unable to share the number of employees in self-isolation. ... Read More »

3rd battery electric hybrid ferry launched

BC Ferries continues to roll out its Clean Futures Plan with the launch of its third battery electric-hybrid Island Class vessel. The vessel entered the water last week at Damen Shipyards in Romania. Work will continue on the new ship until scheduled sea trials in February. Following successful sea trials, the vessel will make its ... Read More »

High ferry fares hurt

BC Ferries fares will still be going up again before they ever go down, despite the acknowledgement that high fares are the “single greatest contributing factor” to reduced ridership on the ferry system, B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone told a Sechelt business gathering. Stone, who debated briefly with a placardwaving crowd of about 30 protesters ... Read More »

Ferry policies bad for business: UBCM study

Ferry cuts are hurting the B.C. Coastal economy, a freshly released study says. The Union of B.C. Municipalities study indicates a marked drop in ferry ridership along with slow economic development in ferry dependent communities, which they say exposes how the ferry corporation and government policies are failing. “The release of this report provides an opportunity ... Read More »

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