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The president and chief executive officer of BC Ferries promises additional reviews to help sustain BC Ferries. (Black Press Media File)

BC Ferries to review expenditures following 43 per cent passenger drop in 2020

Promise from CEO follows new figures showing significant decline in passengers

 

James Corden on the Late Late Show talking about BC Ferries on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Screenshot)

‘You’ll see it when you see it’: BC Ferries mask graphic gains James Corden’s attention

Turns out, James Corden fans were just as quick as B.C. social media users to pick up on the dual imagery

 

B.C. Ferries is offering free fares to active, reserve and retired military personnel, and cadets on Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media File)

BC Ferries offers free rides for military personnel and cadets on Remembrance Day

Seniors can also sail for free on Remembrance Day with vessels flying Canadian flag at half-mast

 

BC Ferries vessel Skeena Queen pulls into the dock at Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. (Black Press File Photo).

BC Ferries faces calls for improved reliability on Swartz Bay-Fulford Harbour route

Recent mechanical breakdown resulted in sailing cancellations

BC Ferries vessel Skeena Queen pulls into the dock at Fulford Harbour on Salt Spring Island. (Black Press File Photo).
FILE – The Queen of Alberni ferry leaves the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in Delta bound for Vancouver Island, Sunday, July 29, 2007. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam) CANADA

Mechanical failure leaves nearly 200 passengers stranded on BC Ferries ship for hours

A tug arrived after dark to safely nudge the vessel into a berth so travellers could finally disembark

FILE – The Queen of Alberni ferry leaves the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in Delta bound for Vancouver Island, Sunday, July 29, 2007. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam) CANADA
The Skeena Queen, serving the Swartz Bay-Fulford Harbour route has been out of action since early Wednesday morning, forcing BC Ferries to cancel eight sailings connecting the Saanich Peninsula and Salt Spring Island. It is not clear when service will resume. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

UPDATED: BC Ferries cancels additional sailings to Salt Spring Island

With repairs to Skeena Queen underway, it is not clear when service will resume

The Skeena Queen, serving the Swartz Bay-Fulford Harbour route has been out of action since early Wednesday morning, forcing BC Ferries to cancel eight sailings connecting the Saanich Peninsula and Salt Spring Island. It is not clear when service will resume. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
An independent arbitrator has found BC Ferries did not have the right to lay off hundreds of employees due to the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

BC Ferries wrongfully laid off hundreds of workers at beginning of pandemic

Independent arbitrator finds layoffs breached collective agreement

An independent arbitrator has found BC Ferries did not have the right to lay off hundreds of employees due to the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The South Island Transportation Strategy, released in September, has a long-term priority listed for marine transportation corridors – a setback for proponents of a Victoria-Colwood passenger ferry. (Black Press Media file photo)

Colwood mayor pushes for passenger ferry from Colwood to Victoria

Royal Bay residents disappointed by ‘long-term’ designation for marine transportation routes

The South Island Transportation Strategy, released in September, has a long-term priority listed for marine transportation corridors – a setback for proponents of a Victoria-Colwood passenger ferry. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries passengers in lower vehicle decks will again have to leave their cars as Transport Canada reimposes safety regulations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Horgan frustrated as Transport Canada mandate for BC Ferry riders returns

Transport Canada reinstates rule that bans passengers from lower decks

BC Ferries passengers in lower vehicle decks will again have to leave their cars as Transport Canada reimposes safety regulations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Passengers and vehicles line up to board at B.C. Ferries Tsawwassen terminal, July 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

COVID-19: Horgan protests forcing B.C. Ferries passengers out of cars

Transport Canada order set to take effect Sept. 30

Passengers and vehicles line up to board at B.C. Ferries Tsawwassen terminal, July 2018. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
BC Ferries is experiencing heavy traffic with long weekend travellers heading back to the Lower Mainland. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Three or more sailing wait for BC Ferries travellers leaving the Island

BC Ferries experiencing heavy traffic for post-Labour Day weekend travellers

BC Ferries is experiencing heavy traffic with long weekend travellers heading back to the Lower Mainland. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mechanical issues cause BC ferries delays on sailings to Victoria

All afternoon sailings out of Tsawwassen at 100 per cent capacity after cancellations

The BC Ferries vessel Coastal Inspiration. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Baynes Sound Connector leaves Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay. Record file photo

Extra funding for routes for small island communities

Funding will enable ‘pilot’ routes to continue from September through March 2021

The Baynes Sound Connector leaves Denman Island en route to Buckley Bay. Record file photo
The impacts of COVID-19 have hit BC Ferries hard in the first quarter of 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries revenue down $109 million in first quarter of 2020

COVID-19, reduced sailings and traffic left ferry service with $62 million net loss

The impacts of COVID-19 have hit BC Ferries hard in the first quarter of 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press Staff)

Feds offer ‘life preserver’ funds to BC Ferries as pandemic sinks revenue

For every dollar the province spends the federal government will match

BC Ferries. (Nicole Crescenzi/Black Press Staff)
BC Ferries is projecting major financial losses this fiscal year, due to the drastic reduction in traffic during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lack of provincial or federal bailout funding. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries’ COVID-related financial woes compounded by lack of transit bailout funding

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena insists no fare increases on the way

BC Ferries is projecting major financial losses this fiscal year, due to the drastic reduction in traffic during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lack of provincial or federal bailout funding. (Black Press Media file photo)
A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. (File/Haida Gwaii Observer)

Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists

For ferry-dependent communities, ferries are often the sole practical lifeline to work, school or medical appointments.

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A ferry pulls up to the Skidegate Landing terminal. (File/Haida Gwaii Observer)
B.C. Ferries is adding 79 more sailings on select routes to accommodate their summer schedule, effective July 2. (BC Ferries photo)

BC Ferries adds nearly 80 more sailings to summer schedule

More roundtrips on select routes starting July 2

B.C. Ferries is adding 79 more sailings on select routes to accommodate their summer schedule, effective July 2. (BC Ferries photo)
BC Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Mill Bay Ferry back in service this week

Ferry service on the route was suspended in April

BC Ferries MV Klitsa slides out of Brentwood Bay with a full load of passengers enroute to Mill Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ newest vessel, the Island Discovery, begins service on the Texada Island-Powell River route June 10. Photo supplied.

VIDEO: BC Ferries’ first hybrid vessel begins service on Texada-Powell River route June 10

New Port McNeill–Alert Bay–Sointula ferry also beginning service this month

BC Ferries’ newest vessel, the Island Discovery, begins service on the Texada Island-Powell River route June 10. Photo supplied.