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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)
BC Ferries warn of long delays during the Scout Jamboree (Peninsula News Review File)

Sooke-area Scouts Jamboree expected to cause BC ferry travel congestion

BC Ferries warns July 6 and 13 sailings to be affected

BC Ferries warn of long delays during the Scout Jamboree (Peninsula News Review File)
BC Ferries announced healthy financial returns, Friday. (BC Ferries/News Files)

Drop in earnings for BC Ferries, over $240M invested in capital expenditure

Company posted consolidated net earnings of $52.2 million

BC Ferries announced healthy financial returns, Friday. (BC Ferries/News Files)
BC Ferries had planned to sell beer or wine with a meal. (Black Press File)

No boozing while BC Ferries cruising

Planned June launch for alcohol sales delayed

BC Ferries had planned to sell beer or wine with a meal. (Black Press File)
BC Ferries have announced extra summer sailings on their main routes. (BC Ferries/Twitter)

BC Ferries adds extra and late night summer sailings

Seasonal adjustments to sailing times also in effect on many routes

BC Ferries have announced extra summer sailings on their main routes. (BC Ferries/Twitter)
BC Ferries is asking recreational boaters to learn ferry signals. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries asks boaters to learn signals and be careful around ferries

BC Ferries responded to 15 marine emergencies in 2018

BC Ferries is asking recreational boaters to learn ferry signals. (Black Press Media file photo)
A fuel surcharge is being imposed by BC Ferries, due to rising fuel costs. (Peninsula News Review File)

BC Ferries adds fuel surcharge

On average fares to rise 1.5 per cent on most routes starting June 1

A fuel surcharge is being imposed by BC Ferries, due to rising fuel costs. (Peninsula News Review File)