Category Archives: Ferries

NDP Government Would Reduce Some Ferry Fares

By Roy L Hales

Everyone knows that B.C. Ferries is losing money. According to their press release last November, the supposedly “publicly owned company” was $1.2 billion in debt. Yet this morning Claire Trevena, the NDP critic for transportation, announced that an NDP Government would reduce some ferry fares.

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BC Ferry Fares Will Not Rise This Spring

By Roy L Hales

Many British Columbians have been disappointed with BC Ferries  since the Liberal Government privatized the corporation in 2003. As the National Post pointed out, operating costs have “ballooned by more than $20-million a year, fares have risen by as much as 100%, and as per one recent study, the combined effect has sapped an incredible $2.3-billion out of the coastal economy.”  However there was some good news this morning. Thanks to the drop in world oil prices, BC Ferry fares will not rise this spring.

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Protesting Service Cuts to an Overpriced BC Ferry System

The ECOreport looks at British Columbians expected to descend on Victoria, protesting service cuts to an overpriced BC Ferry System

By Roy L Hales

Thousands of people may be descending on Victoria on March 11, protesting service cuts to an overpriced BC Ferry System.

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BC & Washington State Ferries join the Switch to Natural Gas

By Roy L Hales

Natural gas fueled ferries will probably be sailing the Straight of Georgia and Puget Sound by 2016. BC Ferries is shopping around for three new vessels. Washington State Ferries has submitted a plan to switch six ships over from diesel.
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