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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

 

BC 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)

BC Ferries CEO fired

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

 

The Comox-Powell River ferry is now accepting foot passenger bookings. Record file photo

Online foot passenger bookings now available on Comox – Powell River route

BC Ferries have more options for travelling back-and-forth

 

The BC Ferries the Queen of Alberni broke down this week, causing sailing cancellations the day before the long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)

Engine trouble on BC Ferries vessel causes sailing cancellations ahead of long weekend

Sailings from Nanaimo, West Vancouver cancelled Thursday and Friday, June 30-July 1

The BC Ferries the Queen of Alberni broke down this week, causing sailing cancellations the day before the long weekend. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is expected to be a busy long weekend at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)

First long weekend of summer will bring sailing waits at BC Ferries terminals

Ferry company offers travel tips ahead of the Canada Day weekend

BC Ferries is offering travel tips ahead of what is expected to be a busy long weekend at ferry terminals. (News Bulletin file photo)
Dorothy bound for Salt Spring Island in 1910.
(Photo submitted)

125-year-old sailboat being ferried to new home berth on Vancouver Island

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)
The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Cowichan. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries pulls out ‘paper charts’ after problem with navigation system

Queen of Cowichan sailing between West Vancouver and Nanaimo delayed by an hour

The BC Ferries vessel the Queen of Cowichan. (News Bulletin file photo)
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)
Route 22 crew member explains why a partially filled ferry departs for Hornby, leaving vehicles behind at the Gravelly Bay terminal. Photo supplied

Hornby, Denman residents call ferry service unacceptable

Islands calling for larger, newer ferries

  • Mar 24, 2022
Route 22 crew member explains why a partially filled ferry departs for Hornby, leaving vehicles behind at the Gravelly Bay terminal. Photo supplied
Standing near the BC Ferries terminal in Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island, 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 on Vancouver Island, 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)
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
Sailings on the Queen of Cumberland ferry were cancelled due to a staffing shortage on the morning of Jan. 14. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)

Staffing issue cancels morning ferries between Victoria, southern Gulf Islands

Sailings between Swartz Bay and Galiano Island, Mayne Island and Pender Island affected

Sailings on the Queen of Cumberland ferry were cancelled due to a staffing shortage on the morning of Jan. 14. (Courtesy of BC Ferries)
The second Island-class ferry on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route will be called Island Gwawis. (Photo submitted)

B.C. First Nation chief ‘frustrated’ with name choice for BC Ferries new ship

Snuneymuxw First Nation criticizes ferry company’s approach to relationship-building

The second Island-class ferry on the Nanaimo-Gabriola route will be called Island Gwawis. (Photo submitted)