Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ministry says no current plans to cut service

The B.C. Liberals are facing criticism for refusing to rule out cutting ferry service between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay, although maintaining that there are no current plans to cut the route. New Democrat ferries critic Claire Trevena asked Transportation

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History exposes transport minister’s claim about our ocean highways

Todd Stone says no B.C. government has regarded ferries as an extension of road network — but that’s simply not true.   One of the strongest arguments from coastal communities against B.C. Ferries service cuts is that the ferry system

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BC Ferries fare hikes come into effect Tuesday

Taking the ferry in B.C. is about to get more expensive. BC Ferries announced Friday that prices for vehicles and walk-on passengers is going up by four per cent on average for major and minor routes beginning Tuesday. Ferries that

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BASS: Government’s ferry cuts hurting aboriginal-tourism industry

So much for the apology to the aboriginal people of B.C. — this week, it’s more of a who-cares attitude from the provincial government, courtesy of Todd Stone. I wonder if the minister of transportation would have the same cavalier attitude toward changes to

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Minister Stone: “The Discovery Coast ferry is subsidized by $2500 per vehicle”

The Facts: Transportation Minister Todd Stone has been saying BC taxpayers are subsidizing passengers on the Discovery Coast ferry service by about $2500 per vehicle, which suggests taxpayers will save that amount through his service cuts. But as with many

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Press Release: “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”? Numbers Show BC Government On Wrong Path

Most governments look for ways to increase employment opportunities for their citizens. The BC Government appears to have a different approach for the north and central coast and northern Vancouver Island, greatly reducing the economic prospects for residents. During the

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Ferry cuts to aboriginal tourism route will go forward, minister says

B.C.’s Transportation Minister insisted Tuesday that the province remains committed to supporting First Nations tourism, even though aboriginal entrepreneurs say their plans to promote authentic travel experiences in remote coastal areas have been swamped by government cuts to ferry service.

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Press Release: The Simple Solution for BC Ferries Not a “Tough Decision”

Transportation Minister Todd Stone constantly describes his service cuts to BC Ferries, and specifically his elimination of the Discovery Coast direct sailing between Port Hardy and Bella Coola, as “tough decisions”.  He claims these cuts are the only possible solution

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Regional District Opposed Cuts to BC Ferries Services

The Regional District of Fraser Fort George is opposing planned service cuts to BC Ferries. The district received a report from the city of Prince Rupert, saying cuts at the terminal has reaching effects across the province, with cuts to

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B.C. government ferry cuts set coastal aboriginal tourism efforts adrift

  VICTORIA – Aboriginal entrepreneurs looking to develop home-grown tourism ventures along British Columbia’s coast say their plans have been set adrift by Liberal government route cuts at BC Ferries. The government’s decision to sink the money-losing summer run between

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