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Queen of Cowichan. (News Bulletin file)

Ferry sailings on Nanaimo-Horseshoe Bay route delayed due to engine trouble

Queen of Cowichan 70 minutes behind schedule, says BC Ferries

Queen of Cowichan. (News Bulletin file)
Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)

Late-night Nanaimo ferry sailings cancelled as Queen of New Westminster re-assigned

BC Ferries working to repair Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel

Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)
The Spirit of Vancouver Island remains out of commission Sept. 30 after first experiencing a mechanical issue Sept. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry cancellations continue between Victoria and Vancouver

Preemptive cancellations for Oct. 1 and 3 due to mechanical issues

The Spirit of Vancouver Island remains out of commission Sept. 30 after first experiencing a mechanical issue Sept. 28. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)

High winds see night/late-night Duke Point-Tsawwassen ferry sailings cancelled

Reservation fees will be refunded, travel reverting to standby basis, says B.C. Ferries

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)
BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver Island is experiencing mechanical issues Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Mechanical issue, power outage cancel and delay BC Ferries sailings out of Victoria

Half of Wednesday’s sailings between Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen cancelled

BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver Island is experiencing mechanical issues Sept. 29. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Spirit of Vancouver Island docked at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media news staff)

Engine problem cancels two BC Ferries sailings between Victoria and Vancouver

7 a.m. from Swartz Bay, 9 a.m. from Tsawwassen cancelled Sept. 20

The Spirit of Vancouver Island docked at Tsawwassen. (Black Press Media news staff)
The ferry dubbed Island 5 leaving a shipyard in Romania back in July. B.C. Ferries says the hybrid electric ferry will go into service in 2022. (Submitted photo)

Second new Gabriola-Nanaimo hybrid ferry begins last leg of trip home

Dubbed Island 5, hybrid-electric ferry expected to begin service in 2022

The ferry dubbed Island 5 leaving a shipyard in Romania back in July. B.C. Ferries says the hybrid electric ferry will go into service in 2022. (Submitted photo)
B.C. Ferries workers have faced uncertainty but have kept transportation to and from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast moving during the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)

Workers, including ferry staff, appreciated on Labour Day

Pandemic layoffs, abuse from passengers hard on workers

B.C. Ferries workers have faced uncertainty but have kept transportation to and from Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast moving during the pandemic. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Ferries has eliminated Wi-Fi service on all of its sailings. (Black Press Media file photo)

EDITORIAL: BC Ferries signals surrender over Wi-Fi

When the going gets tough, it’s best to quit and move on…

BC Ferries has eliminated Wi-Fi service on all of its sailings. (Black Press Media file photo)
The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry reservations close to full between mainland, Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

Those without bookings may experience sailing waits, BC Ferries warns

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)

BC Ferries testing out midnight sailings from Nanaimo’s Duke Point

12:15 a.m. sailings will depart starting this month

B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)
Delta police were called to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal Aug. 18 for a report of an alleged assault, but quickly determined it was actually a medical incident. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Alleged assault on ferry from Victoria deemed a medical incident by police

One person taken to hospital for mental health assessment, say Delta police

Delta police were called to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal Aug. 18 for a report of an alleged assault, but quickly determined it was actually a medical incident. (Black Press Media file photo)
While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)

Ferry to Nanaimo’s Duke Point two and a half hours late due to staffing issue

B.C. Ferries says proper staffing anticipated during busy travel weekend ahead

While a ferry, destined for Duke Point from Tsawwassen, departed over 145 minutes late due to a staffing shortage, B.C. Ferries is anticipating on-schedule departures and proper worker numbers for the weekend of Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file)
B.C. Ferries terminals are expected to be busy this coming weekend, Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries expects another busy weekend of summer vacation travel

Ferry corporation warns of sailing waits between Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver

B.C. Ferries terminals are expected to be busy this coming weekend, Aug. 13-15. (News Bulletin file photo)
Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Global mariner shortage hampers BC Ferries’ bid to hire more than 100

Corporation cancelled two sailings, replaced another this week amid staffing concerns

Swartz Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)

Staffing issues cancel 2 ferries between Victoria and Vancouver

6 p.m. from Tsawwassen and 8 p.m. from Swartz Bay cancelled

Two evening ferry sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Aug. 4 due to a staffing shortage. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen this B.C. Day long weekend are rapidly filling up, with the majority of reservations already sold out. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Long weekend ferry sailings close to full between Vancouver and Victoria

Hour and a half delay from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay kicks off busy weekend

Sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen this B.C. Day long weekend are rapidly filling up, with the majority of reservations already sold out. (Don Denton/News Staff)
The ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. (News Bulletin file photo)

All ferries from Tsawwassen to Vancouver Island full for the rest of the day

B.C. Ferries advises ferries from Tsawwassen have reached vehicle capacity

The ferry terminal at Tsawwassen. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries bracing for busy terminals over the long weekend

Mobile check-in service intended to help speed up lineups for travellers with reservations

B.C. Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is traditionally the busiest weekend of the year at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)
Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)

Island 3 joins BC Ferries’ fleet

Battery-equipped vessel will arrive to Ogden Point after two-month voyage from Romania

Island 3 as it left Romania earlier this year. (Photo courtesy BC Ferries)