Monthly Archives: June 2014

Press Release: Transportation Minister Promotes Tourism Growth, But Only In Victoria

Transportation Minister Todd Stone has finally recognized the importance of making investments in transportation infrastructure to promote tourism growth. Unfortunately, only if it’s in Victoria. Minister Stone has proposed a $10 million upgrade to the ferry dock in downtown Victoria,

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Northern B.C. tourism operator sees 90% drop in business after BC Ferries cuts

BC Ferries plans to increase its sailings out of both Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen this summer as cuts to other, smaller routes continue to hit tourism operators in northern B.C. The ferry corporation’s summer schedule kicks in on June 25

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Whistler-based business hit by cuts to BC Ferries

The first time Beat Steiner went to Bella Coola in 2000 to film some ski videos, he fell in love. “It’s really an extraordinary place geographically,” Steiner said. He knew he was someplace special. For the next 14 years, Steiner

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Press Release: A Tale of Two Routes

A Tale of Two Routes: BC Ferries Cuts Coastal Run, Protects Victoria Elites According to BC Ferries management, the recent service cuts were needed to eliminate costly and under-utilized sailings in the name of economic sustainability. But if that was

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The Tyee: Lodge Owner Sums Up Ferry Cancellation as Regionally Unfair

Cancelling the ferry route from Port Hardy to Bella Coola while leaving comparable routes in southern British Columbia untouched smacks of regional unfairness, says the owner of a lodge that depends on tourist traffic to the Chilcotin region. “It looks

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Press Release: Summer of Shame Begins for BC Ferries

With its first run scheduled for June 11, the BC Government has one last chance to save face before permitting the Nimpkish to cause international embarrassment, according to Save the Discovery Coast Ferry. Transportation Minister Todd Stone has ignored all

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Press Release: BC Ferries Bankrolls Developer, Steamrolls Residents

At the same time it was contemplating massive cuts to ferry services in order to reduce its costs, BC Ferries was loaning $24.5 million to the developer of its new office complex in Victoria. As reported by the blog Northern

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