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The BC Ferries terminal at Nanaimo Harbour. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries triples the number of terminals with Wi-Fi

Ferry company announces another 14 terminals now have free wireless internet

 

Oak Bay resident Samuel Pratt, 22, has been giving British Columbians easy access to BC Ferries sailing capacity data with the rebranded BC Ferry Times iPhone app. (Courtesy of Samuel Pratt)

Oak Bay man rebrands app to provide independent access to ferries sailing data

Samuel Pratt carries on previous developer’s legacy with BC Ferry Times app

 

To combat the shortages, BC Ferries is limiting onboard services, backfilling positions and having employees work overtime. The Island K’ulut’a (BC Ferries photo)

Staff absenteeism has doubled at BC Ferries, impacting sailings and cancellations

COVID-19, injury and family emergencies are all to blame

To combat the shortages, BC Ferries is limiting onboard services, backfilling positions and having employees work overtime. The Island K’ulut’a (BC Ferries photo)
B.C. Ferries CEO Mark Collins addresses business leaders, politicians and military personnel invited to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s business leader luncheon this past spring. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Ferries CEO fired

Chief financial officer Jill Sharland promoted to interim CEO, replacing Mark Collins

B.C. Ferries CEO Mark Collins addresses business leaders, politicians and military personnel invited to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s business leader luncheon this past spring. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two new hybrid ferries servicing Gabriola Island and Nanaimo have resulted in more trips and fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)

Gabriola ferries on time with fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries

Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee hearing positive feedback from travellers

Two new hybrid ferries servicing Gabriola Island and Nanaimo have resulted in more trips and fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)
The B.C. Ferries the Queen of Alberni broke down this week, causing sailing cancellations the day before the long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)

Ferry breakdown causes numerous sailing cancellations to and from Nanaimo ahead of long weekend

Sailings from Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay cancelled Thursday and Friday

The B.C. Ferries the Queen of Alberni broke down this week, causing sailing cancellations the day before the long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910. (Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried from Gabriola Island to its new home berth

Ladysmith Maritime Society will care for Dorothy until Maritime Museum of B.C. finds permanent home

Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910. (Photo submitted)
Crewing challenges are blamed for a series of BC Ferries sailing cancellations between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen starting Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sailings cancelled between Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay for second weekend in a row

Queen of New Westminster trips cancelled Friday, Sunday due to staff shortage

Crewing challenges are blamed for a series of BC Ferries sailing cancellations between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen starting Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Commercial vehicles travelling via the Queen of Alberni will be offered fare savings until Oct. 12, says BC Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries floats 33% savings to entice off-peak commercial traffic

Commercial saver fare available until Oct. 12 for select Island-Tsawwassen ferry sailings

Commercial vehicles travelling via the Queen of Alberni will be offered fare savings until Oct. 12, says BC Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BC Ferries fined $674,000 over worker who drowned after falling from vessel

The worker leaned onto a fabric webbing panel that broke away, according to WorkSafeBC

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
BC Ferries is expecting a busy May long weekend and has added 110 extra sailings to help ease traffic. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

BC Ferries pads long weekend with 110 extra sailings as reservations sell out

More than 300,000 passengers and 100,000 vehicles expected over May long weekend

BC Ferries is expecting a busy May long weekend and has added 110 extra sailings to help ease traffic. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)
BC Ferries will charge a 2.5 per cent fuel surcharge come June 1. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)

BC Ferries upping fuel surcharge to 2.5% as gas prices soar

Gas hit $2.229 per litre in some parts of Metro Vancouver May 8

BC Ferries will charge a 2.5 per cent fuel surcharge come June 1. (K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Rod Weir and Ryan Bensen, captain and chief mate, respectively, of the Island Kwigwis hybrid ferry, steer the vessel into Descanso Bay on April 12. The Island Kwigwis and Island Gwawis started service on the Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route today, April 12. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. Ferries’ hybrid vessels begin Nanaimo-Gabriola service

Island Kwigwis, Island Gwawis increase capacity, decrease emissions

Rod Weir and Ryan Bensen, captain and chief mate, respectively, of the Island Kwigwis hybrid ferry, steer the vessel into Descanso Bay on April 12. The Island Kwigwis and Island Gwawis started service on the Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route today, April 12. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The new Island Class ferry for the Campbell River-Quadra Island route. BC Ferries photo

New Campbell River/Quadra route ferries now won’t arrive until fall

Powell River Queen ferry will continue to service route until crewing challenges addressed

The new Island Class ferry for the Campbell River-Quadra Island route. BC Ferries photo
Standing near the BC Ferries terminal in Brentwood Bay, Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen largely questions proposed changes to legislation governing B.C. Ferries, but also finds some positives. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Government accountability for BC Ferries must be maintained, BC Green MLA says

Adam Olsen says oversight board has power to issue directives, but also to point fingers

Standing near the BC Ferries terminal in Brentwood Bay, Saanich North and the Islands MLA Adam Olsen largely questions proposed changes to legislation governing B.C. Ferries, but also finds some positives. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
New hybrid-diesel ferries will begin servicing Gabriola Island and Nanaimo on April 12. (Submitted photo)

B.C. Ferries announces that new Gabriola ferries will begin service next month

Two hybrid vessels will increase vehicle and passenger capacity for Gabriola-Nanaimo commuters

New hybrid-diesel ferries will begin servicing Gabriola Island and Nanaimo on April 12. (Submitted photo)
Duke Point ferry terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

Duke Point ferry terminal to close for maintenance one day next month

Ramp scheduled to be upgraded March 5 at major Nanaimo-area terminal

Duke Point ferry terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Queen of Surrey. (BC Ferries)

4 Sunshine Coast BC Ferries sailings cancelled, replaced by water taxi due to ‘crewing issue’

Queen of Surrey will miss four sailings between Langdale and Horseshoe Bay

Queen of Surrey. (BC Ferries)
The B.C. Ferries vessel Queen of Surrey passes Bowen Island while traveling on Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. A BC Ferries spokesman is encouraging passengers to check online for possible service disruptions before heading to a terminal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Passengers should check for ferry cancellations due to staffing issues: BC Ferries

A BC Ferries spokesman is encouraging passengers to check online for possible…

The B.C. Ferries vessel Queen of Surrey passes Bowen Island while traveling on Howe Sound from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale, B.C., on Friday, April 23, 2021. A BC Ferries spokesman is encouraging passengers to check online for possible service disruptions before heading to a terminal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck