Monthly Archives: January 2014

North Coast Ferry Users Worry Medicial Care will be Slashed with the Ferry Service Cuts

Last week, the BC New Democrats launched a website urging people to write to the Liberal’s about what BC Ferry Cuts will mean for ferry users and in less than a week, BCferriesSOS.ca have received dozens of letters from BC

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Advisors demand more time following government block on release of information

There will be no new information given out by BC Ferries or the BC Government to ferry advisory committees to aid those committees in making alternative suggestions to the planned April 1cutbacks. Representatives of ten coastal Ferry Advisory Committees (FACs)

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Bella Coola tourism officials say switch to smaller ferry will hurt tourism

A central coast tourism group says their industry’s bottom line will be impacted if the province replaces a B.C. ferry with a smaller one. Bella Coola Valley Tourism says the decision to replace the Queen of Chilliwack with a smaller

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Next protest to hit whole B.C. coast

With local-government support for the BC Ferry Coalition’s Tell the Premier protest pouring in from Haida Gwaii in the north to the south end of Vancouver Island, lead organizer Jef Keighley said the stage is being set for a B.C.-coast-wide

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Discovery Coast route vital to the region’s economy

In November 2013, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced that certain ferry routes would face sailing cuts, beginning in April 2014. One of the proposed routes due for cuts in service (and, in fact, total discontinuation) is the Discovery

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B.C. New Democrats say ferry fare increases must stop

VICTORIA – A constant wave of fare increases at BC Ferries is hurting Vancouver Island’s economy, and the B.C. New Democrats say it has to stop. Opposition NDP ferries critic Claire Trevena says today’s 3.5 per cent increase to cover

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Viewpoint: Cuts draw life blood from coastal communities

From Saturna Island to Haida Gwaii, and from Victoria to the Chilcotin, a group composed of First Nations Council representatives, elected officials, grassroots organizers and concerned business owners, stand united in fighting the proposed April 1 BC Ferries cuts after a

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Ferry cuts to have major negative economic impact: report

A new report commissioned by the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. (TIABC) predicts that ferry cuts will have a negative impact on the province’s economy.   The report focused on cuts to a circle route between Port Hardy on Vancouver

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BC Chamber’s eerie ferry advice – given six months prior to cutbacks

While the BC Chamber of Commerce has not taken a formal stance in terms of the ferry cutbacks announced by the BC Government, it did have some interesting things to say back in May of 2013 (six months before the

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Ferry dependent communities form alliance to demand province rescind ferry cuts and engage with residents

From Saturna to Haida Gwaii, and from Victoria to the Chilcotin, a group composed of First Nations Council representatives, elected officials, grassroots organizers and concerned business owners, stand united in fighting the proposed April 1 BC Ferries cuts after a

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