Bc Ferries

Report Exposes Government Mismanagement Of B.C. Ferries

Adam Olsen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

The report is straight to the point -- a decade's worth of backward ferries policy is damaging the provincial economy. Frankly, for a government that is desperate for economic investment and job creation, their decisions are puzzling.

Bridge Between Gabriola And Vancouver Island To Be Considered

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Ferry service between Gabriola Island and Vancouver Island is so unreliable and expensive that it needs to be replaced by two bridges, says...

Alberta Kidnapping Suspect Arrested While Driving Off B.C. Ferry

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

NANAIMO, B.C. - A 49-year-old man wanted on several kidnapping charges in Alberta is under arrest after driving off a B.C. Ferry.David Rogerson was ar...

B.C. Liberals Have No Time To Debate 'Serious Issues'

Dermod Travis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

"Today's BC Liberals" may have taken a little inspiration during last year's election campaign from former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell when she bluntly stated in 1993 that "an election is no time to discuss serious issues." It's why British Columbians could be forgiven for thinking that they missed something during the campaign after seeing some of the legislation introduced during the current legislative session.

B.C. Cable Ferry Will Be Built By..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Ferries is sailing ahead with plans for a cable ferry service connecting Denman and Hornby islands to Vancouver Island.Seaspan says its...

Island Cable-Ferry Approved

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Ferries has received approval to build what could be one of the world's longest cable-ferry systems, but the service and the commission...

What A Balanced Budget Means For Ferry-Service

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s transportation minister is defending ferry-service cuts, particularly on minor and northern routes, saying the high cost of low ride...

Too Many Struggling To Get By In A 'Have' Province

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Halifax or Vancouver? Ask most folk which city boasts the higher median family income and chances are they'll say Vancouver. They couldn't be more wrong.

BC Ferries Cuts To Sail Ahead

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's transportation minister says cuts are coming to 16 BC Ferries routes, even though the majority of people who participate...

NDP Slams BC Ferries Rate Hikes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

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.Opposi...

How To Repair BC Ferries' Fiscal Rudder

Adam Olsen | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Nearly 20 per cent of British Columbians live on the coast, generating over 35 per cent of the revenue to the provincial coffers. Yet when compared to the billions of dollars of investments the provincial government has made in the Lower Mainland alone in recent years, BC Ferries are woefully underfunded. As a consequence, people, businesses and economies that rely on the ferry service suffer.

Why Ferry Trips May Be About To Get Pricier

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The former Crown corporation that operates British Columbia's coastal ferry service is adding a fuel surcharge of 3.5 per cent to most of ...

BC Ferries Sues Over Crash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Ferries says its insurance company is taking a German electronics firm to court over a 2011 "hard landing" at a Vancouver Island termin...

LNG Ships Becoming A Reality For BC Ferries

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Five ship building firms, including Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver, are in the running to build three liquefied natural gas ships for BC Fe...

Ferry Freeloaders On Notice

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The free passes enjoyed by BC Ferries employees and their families may be cut, after B.C.'s Minister of Transportation Todd Stone said the compa...

Gambling On BC Ferries?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - BC Ferries will trim some routes in coastal British Columbia communities, seniors will pay more, and slot machines are being considered for...

BC Ferries Routes Face The Chop

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. government is expected to announce cuts to ferry service on many smaller island routes this morning, as part of a plan to trim spending at BC...

SUNK!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The board of BC Ferries is axing bonuses and freezing pay for senior managers after a taxpayers group lobbied hard for deep cuts to executi...

Trouble At The Terminal

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Hey, Sensible BC: we don't take kindly to your types around here! The campaign to decriminalize marijuana already heard that message from Translink...

Gulf Islands Ferry Service Cancelled

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Ferries says a vessel involved in an accident as it left a ferry terminal this weekend sustained damaged and is out of service, cancell...

Why Clark's Unhappy With BC Ferries

CBC | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

BC Ferries is being heavily criticized after it emerged there is still no plan to curb executive bonuses despite pledges to get such compensation un...

BC Ferries Defends Hefty Pay Raises

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - BC Ferries is defending hefty pay raises and bonuses for its top executives, even as the corporation announces a $1-million profit in the ...

Is LNG The Future?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - BC Ferries has been given approval for the construction of three intermediate class vessels to replace aging ships on secondary runs.The sh...

Critics Slam BC Ferries' 'Ill-Timed' Staff Perks

CBC | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A BC Ferries program to give workers $300 gift cards to encourage them to stay healthy is raising concerns with critics who say the public and the gov...

Ferry Ditches Woman Over 10¢

CBC | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A woman from Gabriola Island, B.C., is furious with BC Ferries after her daughter was stranded in nearby Nanaimo because she was 10 cents short on her...