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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…

 

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

 

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

 

Peter Simpson, BC Ferries director of fleet operations and strategy; Cathi Charles Wherry, special advisor, First Peoples’ Cultural Council; and Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ president and CEO, attend a ceremony announcing the name of the sixth Island-class ferry. (Photo submitted)

Newest Island-class ferry will be called Island Gwawis, ‘raven of the sea’

Vessel will service Nanaimo-Gabriola Island route

Peter Simpson, BC Ferries director of fleet operations and strategy; Cathi Charles Wherry, special advisor, First Peoples’ Cultural Council; and Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ president and CEO, attend a ceremony announcing the name of the sixth Island-class ferry. (Photo submitted)
BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)

BC Ferries anticipating service disruptions in coming months as Omicron spikes

Company expects inter-island routes to be especially affected by crew shortages

BC Ferries is warning of possible service disruptions in the coming months as the Omicron variant spreads. (Don Denton/file photo)
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October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during  a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
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October 17 2012 - Passengers stand on the top outside deck of the BC Ferries' vessel Coastal Celebration in Active Pass during  a sailing from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay.
Washrooms and food service are down at Swartz Bay as the ferry terminal deals with a water main issue. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Pipe problems at Swartz Bay terminal resolved

Portable washrooms were available as toilet, food problems persisted

Washrooms and food service are down at Swartz Bay as the ferry terminal deals with a water main issue. (Black Press Media file photo)
The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ferry petition for improved service on Crofton-Vesuvius route surpasses 1,500 signatures

Limiting backlogs in each community seen as the benefit to a two-ferry system

The MV Quinitsa coming into the Crofton ferry terminal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
BC Ferries has cancelled two sailings leaving Swartz Bay for Tsawwassen and two sailings leaving Tsawwassen for Swartz Bay Thursday. (Black Press Media File).

Staffing shortage causes 4 ferry cancellations between mainland, Greater Victoria

Those with reservations get a refund, revert to standby status

BC Ferries has cancelled two sailings leaving Swartz Bay for Tsawwassen and two sailings leaving Tsawwassen for Swartz Bay Thursday. (Black Press Media File).
BC Ferries has cancelled a sailing across the Strait of Georgia due to freezing temperatures. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries cancels round trips due to freezing temperatures

Frozen pipes, unsafe deck conditions cited as Tsawwassen-Duke Point sailings cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled a sailing across the Strait of Georgia due to freezing temperatures. (News Bulletin file photo)
Chief Bill Cranmer of ‘Na̲mg̲is First Nation, BC Ferries planning and business advisor Linda Provost and BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins at a ceremony revealing the name of one of the new hybrid ferries that will service the Nanaimo-Gabriola route starting next year. (Photo submitted)
Chief Bill Cranmer of ‘Na̲mg̲is First Nation, BC Ferries planning and business advisor Linda Provost and BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins at a ceremony revealing the name of one of the new hybrid ferries that will service the Nanaimo-Gabriola route starting next year. (Photo submitted)
A BC Ferries vessel in Horseshoe Bay. The ferry corporation has added 167 sailings as it expects a busy holiday travel season. (News Bulletin file photo)

BC Ferries adding sailings for busy holiday travel season

Dec. 26-27 anticipated to be busiest travel days from Vancouver Island

A BC Ferries vessel in Horseshoe Bay. The ferry corporation has added 167 sailings as it expects a busy holiday travel season. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Ferries reported record high vehicle traffic in its second quarter ending Sept. 30, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries reports record-breaking summer vehicle traffic in quarterly results

Vehicle traffic up 3 per cent from pre-COVID times in quarter ending Sept. 30

BC Ferries reported record high vehicle traffic in its second quarter ending Sept. 30, 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Dani Tate-Stratton (left) and Toryn Sundstrom (right) sit atop their recently acquired BC Ferries lifeboat, a project piece they plan to turn into their home. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Greater Victoria couple converting BC Ferries lifeboat into luxury liveaboard

Lifeboat was originally designed for 60 people and three days of emergency rations

Dani Tate-Stratton (left) and Toryn Sundstrom (right) sit atop their recently acquired BC Ferries lifeboat, a project piece they plan to turn into their home. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.

BC Ferries cancels eight sailings between Vancouver Island and mainland for Nov. 11 and 12

Additional round trips added to compensate for Spirit of Vancouver Island’s temporary loss

Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.
The Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry has been down since Sept. 28, when its starboard gearbox stopped functioning properly. (Black Press Media file photo)

Main ferry almost ready to return to Victoria to Vancouver route

BC Ferries’ Spirit of Vancouver Island has been out of commission since Sept. 28

The Spirit of Vancouver Island ferry has been down since Sept. 28, when its starboard gearbox stopped functioning properly. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)

Fuel rebates to be discontinued by BC Ferries in December

Discontinuation applies to Metro Vancouver-Island routes

BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)
Multiple BC Ferries sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Oct. 25 due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)
Multiple BC Ferries sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen have been cancelled Oct. 25 due to strong winds. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland in anticipation of rough seas. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: More BC Ferries sailings cancelled due to stormy seas

Monday afternoon and evening sailings to and from Nanaimo and Victoria now cancelled

BC Ferries has cancelled a number of sailings scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland in anticipation of rough seas. (News Bulletin file photo)