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BC Ferries says passengers can self-isolate in their cars but only in the open vehicle decks. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19: BC Ferries passengers can self isolate on upper vehicle decks only

Transport Canada regulations prohibit people from staying in lower decks

BC Ferries says passengers can self-isolate in their cars but only in the open vehicle decks. (Black Press Media file photo)
Washington State Ferries said it will “robust cleaning procedures” in-between each and every sailing once sailings between Sidney and Anacortes resume March 29. (Black Press Media File)

Funding for Sidney-Washington ferry repairs still a question mark

Washington State Ferries could be without backup boat for international routes

Washington State Ferries said it will “robust cleaning procedures” in-between each and every sailing once sailings between Sidney and Anacortes resume March 29. (Black Press Media File)
The two Island Class hybrid ferries have been christened with new names ahead of going into service. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Two new hybrid BC Ferries ships christened with new names in Victoria ceremony

Island Aurora and Island Discovery will service Gulf Island and North Island routes

The two Island Class hybrid ferries have been christened with new names ahead of going into service. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
BC Ferries is adding extra sailings in anticipation of the Family Day long weekend. (Black Press Media File)

Extra sailings added for popular BC Ferries routes for coming long weekend

20 extra sailings scheduled for Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route for Family Day

BC Ferries is adding extra sailings in anticipation of the Family Day long weekend. (Black Press Media File)
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena announced the next phase to develop the vision for the future of coastal ferry service in Comox on Sunday. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Minister Trevena launches next ferry future phase for Island, Coastal communities

Members of the public have seven weeks to provide online input

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena announced the next phase to develop the vision for the future of coastal ferry service in Comox on Sunday. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Tug boats pull in the second of two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. The vessels pulled into the Point Hope Shipyard after a two-month journey from Romania. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

PHOTOS: New BC Ferries hybrid vessels arrive in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

The ferries will run two gulf island routes in upcoming months

Tug boats pull in the second of two new hybrid vessels from BC Ferries. The vessels pulled into the Point Hope Shipyard after a two-month journey from Romania. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
BC Ferries two new Island Class hybrid electric ships are being moved from the Breakwater District at Ogden Point to the Point Hope Maritime. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)

Electric BC Ferries vessels on the move in Victoria

Public invited to watch unloading, transport process

BC Ferries two new Island Class hybrid electric ships are being moved from the Breakwater District at Ogden Point to the Point Hope Maritime. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)
MLA REPORT: Ferry terminal protest divides community

MLA REPORT: Ferry terminal protest divides community

MLA Adam Olsen says Wet’suwet’en supporters have democratic right to protest

  • Jan 22, 2020
MLA REPORT: Ferry terminal protest divides community
Many sailings have been delayed or cancelled due to high winds and snow removal. (Black Press Media file photo)

High winds cause cancellations, delays for several BC Ferries routes

Snow removal, 60-80 km winds stop many morning sailings

Many sailings have been delayed or cancelled due to high winds and snow removal. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ferries sailing between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay terminals are filling up quickly after almost all of Sunday’s sailings were cancelled due to high winds. (B.C. Ferry Services Inc.)

Three-sailing wait for ferries headed from Tsawwassen to Greater Victoria

Additonal sailings added after Sunday cancellations

Ferries sailing between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay terminals are filling up quickly after almost all of Sunday’s sailings were cancelled due to high winds. (B.C. Ferry Services Inc.)
BC Ferries will be getting two new hybrid vessels for the new year. (File contributed/ BC Ferries)
BC Ferries will be getting two new hybrid vessels for the new year. (File contributed/ BC Ferries)
B.C. Ferries are busy on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24. (Black Press File Photo)

Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen ferries filling fast, sail waits on the horizon for motorists

The 3 p.m. ferry is completely full, other sailings filling fast

  • Nov 24, 2019
B.C. Ferries are busy on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24. (Black Press File Photo)
BC Ferries will be getting two new hybrid vessels for the new year. (File contributed/ BC Ferries)
BC Ferries will be getting two new hybrid vessels for the new year. (File contributed/ BC Ferries)
Military personnel, cadets and seniors can sail free on BC Ferries this Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Military personnel, cadets and seniors can sail free on BC Ferries this Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Former Olympian Adam Kreek sits in the boat he offered to row climate activist Greta Thunberg to Vancouver Island in Victoria Harbour. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)

Re-Greta-bly, Thunberg won’t visit Victoria, despite Olympic athlete ready to row her over

Climate activist clarified Tuesday night she won’t have time to visit the Island

  • Oct 23, 2019
Former Olympian Adam Kreek sits in the boat he offered to row climate activist Greta Thunberg to Vancouver Island in Victoria Harbour. (Sophie Heizer/News Staff)
The Skeena Queen (pictured) will be out of service from Oct. 28 to mid-March for a “mid-life upgrade.” (File contributed/BC Ferries)

BC Ferries to switch-out Salt Spring route vessel for maintenance

Several vessels will be moved around to accommodate the upgrades

The Skeena Queen (pictured) will be out of service from Oct. 28 to mid-March for a “mid-life upgrade.” (File contributed/BC Ferries)
BC Ferries passengers will be able to purchase beer and wine on three vessels servicing the Vancouver-Victoria route, starting in October. (BC Ferries/Twitter)

BC Ferries to sell beer and wine on Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route

Beer, wine to be available in late October on three sailings

BC Ferries passengers will be able to purchase beer and wine on three vessels servicing the Vancouver-Victoria route, starting in October. (BC Ferries/Twitter)
BC Ferries and BC Transit have both warned of travel disruption ahead of the B.C Day long weekend. (Charlotte Prong/Parkhill File)

Travel disruption ahead for B.C. Day long weekend

Long weekend roads: BC Ferries give travel advice, BC Transit detail route changes

BC Ferries and BC Transit have both warned of travel disruption ahead of the B.C Day long weekend. (Charlotte Prong/Parkhill File)
A photo from the released safety report showing how the accident involving the Queen of Cumberland happened. (From the Transportation Safety Board of Canada report M18P0087)

Safety report released in 2018 ‘man overboard’ drill that left two BC Ferries employees injured

Investigation report on ferry safety drill that turned into real-life rescue released

A photo from the released safety report showing how the accident involving the Queen of Cumberland happened. (From the Transportation Safety Board of Canada report M18P0087)
The Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay 7 a.m. sailing is 92 per cent full and the 8 a.m. sailing is 47 per cent full as of 6:20 a.m. (Peninsula News Review File)

Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen 8 a.m. sailing cancelled

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay 7 a.m. sailing 92 per cent full

The Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay 7 a.m. sailing is 92 per cent full and the 8 a.m. sailing is 47 per cent full as of 6:20 a.m. (Peninsula News Review File)