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#5061 grantpalin

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 03:48 PM

BC Ferries’ third Island Class ferry making journey across Atlantic to B.C.

The third Island Class ferry to join the BC Ferries fleet is now en route to British Columbia, having departed shipyards in Romania early this morning.

 

The ferry has headed out to make the transatlantic voyage under its own power and is scheduled to arrive on Vancouver Island in approximately 60 days.

 

The journey is approximately 10,700 nautical miles total and the ferry will make two stops for refuelling — first in Tenerife, Canary Islands and then in Balboa, Panama.

 

The yet-to-be-named ferry will be the third in a series of six Island Class ferries. The first two ships — Island Discovery and Island Aurora — completed their transatlantic journey to Vancouver Island in January 2020.

 

The latest ship to depart will be the first of four Island Class ferries to make the transatlantic journey under its own power as the first two were carried on a semi-submersible transport ship.

 



#5062 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 04:31 PM

That's a long distance in between charging stations.


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#5063 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 03:00 PM

Search-and-rescue volunteers recovered the body of a man believed to have jumped from a B.C. FErries off Bowen Island on Sunday afternoon.

 

The Queen of Cowichan left Horseshoe Bay at 1 p.m. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre received a call about 1:30 p.m., said public affairs officer Capt. Chelsea Dubeau.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...ered-1.24327492


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 June 2021 - 03:01 PM.

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#5064 Kilo95

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 06:35 PM


Search-and-rescue volunteers recovered the body of a man believed to have jumped from a B.C. FErries off Bowen Island on Sunday afternoon.


The Queen of Cowichan left Horseshoe Bay at 1 p.m. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre received a call about 1:30 p.m., said public affairs officer Capt. Chelsea Dubeau.




https://www.timescol...ered-1.24327492


Interesting that the CHEK article is reporting the person was “rescued” - I.e. found alive ? Just a slight discrepancy between the TC and CHEK articles, not sure which one is accurate.

“A spokesperson with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre also confirmed that an individual was rescued from the waters near Bowen Island.“ - From the CHEK article.

#5065 Kilo95

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 06:36 PM


Search-and-rescue volunteers recovered the body of a man believed to have jumped from a B.C. FErries off Bowen Island on Sunday afternoon.


The Queen of Cowichan left Horseshoe Bay at 1 p.m. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre received a call about 1:30 p.m., said public affairs officer Capt. Chelsea Dubeau.




https://www.timescol...ered-1.24327492

Interesting that the CHEK article is reporting the person was “rescued” - I.e. found alive ? Just a slight discrepancy between the TC and CHEK articles, not sure which one is accurate.

https://www.google.c...bay-813344/?amp

“A spokesperson with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre also confirmed that an individual was rescued from the waters near Bowen Island.“ - From the CHEK article.

Edited by Kilo95, 06 June 2021 - 06:36 PM.


#5066 Rob Randall

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 07:54 PM

Interesting that the CHEK article is reporting the person was “rescued” - I.e. found alive ? 

 

I'm sure he was unresponsive when pulled from the water but they couldn't know for how long--perhaps he only stopped breathing a few minutes before. So I'm sure as far as first responders were concerned it was a rescue.                      


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#5067 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 June 2021 - 06:06 AM

West Vancouver’s “neglected neighbourhood” is now the next in line for change.

 

District of West Vancouver council unanimously approved a local area plan for Horseshoe Bay May 31, which will usher in gradual change and growth in the neighbourhood.

 

The plan enables up to 300 homes to be added over the next 20 years, mostly in the form of duplexes, triplexes and townhouses along the outer streets, and three- to four-storey low-rises closer to the water.

 

The plan contemplates one building of up to six storeys on Nelson Avenue – but only if rental housing is included, and one building of up to five storeys next to the BC Ferries Terminal, but only to incentivize a boutique grocer and/or rental tenure housing.

 

 

https://www.nsnews.c..._medium=twitter



#5068 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 July 2021 - 09:59 PM

Dragon's Den's Arlene Dickenson:

 

Listening to the @BCFerries announcer: “If you have a BMW license xxx or an Escalade license xxx on level 2, your alarm is going off.  *All* Ford F-150 alarms are going off, so if you have an F-150, please return to your truck because chances are, your alarm is going off”

 

https://twitter.com/...3912523778?s=20


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#5069 Matt R.

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 12:11 AM

From my bc ferries email this morning.

Update as of 6:15 am:

Please be advised that the MV Skeena Queen is currently holding in dock at Fulford Harbour due to a staffing issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause you.

Your safety is important to us, and we require a specific number of crew members on board the vessel to ensure the safety of our passengers in the unlikely event of an emergency and to comply with Transport Canada regulations.


I wonder if someone just slept in or had a flat tire or something. I know ferries is short staffed too. Couple new recruits were looking to find suitable housing here, not sure if they stayed or not.

Not bc ferries, but related. There is a trial water taxi service on weekends in September to gauge demand for the southern gulf islands called Aqualink. Looks like the same idea that has been the Tour Des Iles over the last four or five summers.

https://tourdesiles.ca/

https://aqualink.ca/...x0CCZXY3bTqsuGs

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 12:10 PM

The third Island Class vessel arrived in Victoria last week. The fourth is on it's way and recently transited the Panama Canal. First two were barged over, these ones are under their own power.

 

via https://dailyhive.co...a-inner-harbour


Edited by Jackerbie, 27 July 2021 - 12:11 PM.


#5071 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 11:12 AM

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased and summer travel picks up, BC Ferries passengers with a vehicle may find it more difficult than ever to get on the sailing — unless they pay $17 for a reservation.

When BC Ferries introduced reservation fees on the main routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland in 1997, the publicly owned corporation said only 40 per cent of the ferry capacity would be reserved for people willing to pay more.

BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said the amount of deck space now available for reservation varies from 45 per cent to as high as 75 per cent, depending on the vessel and the sailing.

https://thetyee.ca/N...eservation-Fee/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, Today, 11:12 AM.


 



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