Monthly Archives: April 2014

Press Release: Is Liberal Government Immune to Ferry Good Advice?

The BC government is operating under a policy of “decide first, ask questions later” on matters affecting a wide range of British Columbians.  This policy first arose when Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced his service cuts to BC Ferries last

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BC Ferries Service Reductions Take Away from Haida Gwaii Students Sports and Clubs

With BC Ferries service reductions for North Coast routes now in place, Haida Gwaii School District students are finding it difficult to make the trip to participate in sports and extra curricular activities. Secretary Treasurer Angus Wilson says students on

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Press Release: Is Stone’s Cold Plan a Message to the People of BC?

Until 2013 the Discovery Coast ferry service supported not only tourism operators, but also related businesses such as gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, and an Aboriginal cultural industry. But by cancelling the ferry service between Bella Coola and Port Hardy

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The Fight to Save the Discovery Coast Ferry Continues

While the government comes up with increasingly desperate justifications for its decision to cancel the Discovery Coast ferry, the fight to restore this vital service for residents of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast and Northern Vancouver Island goes on. And now

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Opinion: BC Ferries hiding losses to tourism

Push to LNG industries abandons existing revenues Lost in the uproar and psycho-babble surrounding the cuts to various BC Ferries routes (done to save the taxpayer some money, if you buy the story the government is selling) lurks a far

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Press Release: Deceptive Shell Game Fuels Ferry Cuts

Transportation Minister Todd Stone may claim government investment in BC Ferries is “all about keeping fares down as low as possible”, but that’s yet another example of the mischaracterizations and misstatements he’s made about the extensive cuts to the ferry

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Press Release: Who’s Making Transportation Policy in British Columbia?

The Government of Canada has long recognized that private companies have little interest in providing service to the country’s rural areas. When it comes to matters of the national transportation network, the Canada Transportation Act states that “strategic public intervention”

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Ferry to be upgraded for circle tours

BC Ferries will upgrade the MV Nimpkish ferry to provide food, water, washrooms, seating and shelter for passengers on the summer run from Bella Bella to Bella Coola, to effort to retain traffic on the Discovery Coast circle tour. Transportation

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Sunday sailings cut as fares rise again

BC Ferries passengers sailing from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay will have longer gaps between trips on Sunday under the reduced schedule announced March 31. Starting April 28, the new schedule retains the first Sunday sailing from Langdale at 6:20 a.m.,

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Ferry Coalition right on target

Editor: The BC Ferry Coalition (BCFC) thanks Doug Hockley for raising the important and confusing issue of federal funding for BC Ferries. He noted in a letter published in Coast Reporter March 21 that the federal government funds East Coast

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