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#5201 SimonH

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 03:56 PM

Tons of snowbirds are fleeing the coop.

I’d be so stoked to be one of the first people pulling up to PA :)

I'll let you know how it feels  :banana:


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#5202 LJ

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 07:17 PM

I talked to US Border Protection Service today, as far as they are concerned the land and ferry border are closed until January 21 2022.

 

It says the same thing on their website.

 

Temporary Restriction of Travelers Crossing US-Canada and Mexico Land Borders for Non-Essential Purposes

The United States (U.S.) is cooperating closely with Canada to ensure that North American has a coordinated approach to combating the pandemic caused by the coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

Effective October 22, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend the Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada and the respective Notification for Canada and Mexico. This notification goes into effect at 12 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 22, 2021 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 21, 2022.

 

I talked to Coho people and they said if it did not become official they would not sail.


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#5203 Nparker

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 07:34 PM

...Dr. Cindy Friedman, chief of the travellers' health branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says clarity on the rules for land-border visitors is coming soon. Friedman says Customs and Border Protection is expected to announce in the next few days whether travellers crossing the land borders will need to show proof of a negative test. Biden administration officials say the land-border rules will likely hew closely to the same CDC guidance that produced the requirements for air travellers...

https://www.ctvnews....-test-1.5638974

 

 

 



#5204 Barrrister

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 07:17 AM

My wife drove across the US border a few weeks back and said it was really quiet, almost spooky, 



#5205 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 11:24 AM

With fires aboard the MV Zim Kingston under control, crews were able to survey the ship and determined more than 100 containers had been lost at sea, not the 40 originally reported.

 

Late Tuesday, authorities received updated accounting on the shipping containers from the owner of the Kingston, according to a statement from the Canadian Coast Guard. Of the almost 2,000 containers aboard the cargo ship, almost 1,000 were on deck. It has now been determined 106 containers fell overboard, not the 40 originally estimated by aircraft observation.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....v-zim-kingston/


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#5206 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 09:58 AM

I think we have had beer and wine on the ferries for two years now.

Has there been a single problem - especially compared to all the talk when the program was announced?

Talk about a nothingburger.

#5207 vortoozo

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 04:29 PM

I think we have had beer and wine on the ferries for two years now.

Has there been a single problem - especially compared to all the talk when the program was announced?

Talk about a nothingburger.

 

The Pacific Buffet has been closed since March of last year.


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#5208 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 04:34 PM

whoops.



#5209 pontcanna

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 05:13 AM

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#5210 kungfucious

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 11:32 PM

Just curious... did anybody see this?  Wow.  Simply amazing

 

Service notice - Highway 1 Closure - Heavy Traffic - MV Klitsa

Posted: Monday, November 15, 2021
Update as of 5:15 pm:


Due to Highway 1 weather-related closures on Vancouver Island, traffic has increased on our Brentwood Bay - Mill Bay route. Traffic control is on-site, assisting passengers. Additional crew have been sourced and the MV Klitsa will operate throughout the night, as follows:

Departing Brentwood Bay

Departing Mill Bay
7:30 pm
8:05 pm
8:40 pm
9:15 pm
9:50 pm
10:25 pm
11:00 pm
11:35 pm
2:25 am
3:00 am
3:35 am
4:10 am
4:45 am
5:20 am
5:55 am
6:30 am


Regular scheduled service will resume on November 16 with the 7:30 am sailing departing Brentwood Bay.

Visit DriveBC for more details regarding the highway closures.

For the most up-to-date sailing and departure information, follow @bcferries on Twitter, or call us toll free at 1-888-223-3779.

 

https://www.vicnews....-brentwood-bay/


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#5211 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 02:54 PM

CFAX:

 

 

JUST IN:

Coastal Celebration will leave Swartz Bay Thursday at 12:30pm bound for Duke Point (Nanaimo). Will leave at 4:00pm to return to Swartz Bay to move goods and essential travelers. #yyjtraffic



#5212 vortoozo

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Posted 18 November 2021 - 01:20 PM

The Coastal Celebration is currently en route from Swartz Bay to Duke Point. Looks like she's taking the "long way around", currently in Active Pass.

She can be tracked here: COASTAL CELEBRATION Current position (Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship, IMO 9332779) - VesselFinder


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#5213 lanforod

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Posted 18 November 2021 - 03:06 PM

If she was really going the long way around she'd be out by port renfrew now  :banana:


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#5214 Mike K.

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Posted 18 November 2021 - 07:09 PM

Just arrived at Swartz Bay!

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#5215 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 08:39 AM

Capital Daily:




BC Ferries reports a resurgence during summer reopening, including the most car passengers ever

BC Ferries transported 7.0M people and a record 3.0M vehicles in the July-September period (i.e. the second quarter of the fiscal year beginning Apr. 1), according to its quarterly report. These reflect 28% and 20% increases from last year, and a 9% drop and 3% increase from 2019 (the most recent pre-pandemic year). BC Ferries said it was able to safely increase vehicle volume because it spread out ridership by offering deals on fares booked in advance for sailing times that are typically low-volume.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 November 2021 - 08:39 AM.

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#5216 lanforod

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 08:49 AM

The demand based pricing was a long time overdue.
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#5217 Matt R.

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:21 PM

Island Discovery in Fulford today doing docking exercises. Handsome ship.

Photo credit to Jesse B. :)

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#5218 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:34 PM

Anyone know why it has the big arch? I don’t see any special equipment mounted. Except a pole.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 December 2021 - 02:34 PM.


#5219 LJ

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 06:36 PM

To restrict an over-height vehicle from entering and wrecking the ferry proper.


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#5220 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 05:45 AM

B.C. Ferries’ sixth Island Class vessel is set to arrive in Victoria Harbour on Tuesday.

 

Island 6, as it is currently known, arrives after a 72-day journey from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The vessel left Oct. 11 and travelled under its own power.

 

The ship, which will head to Point Hope Maritime for final inspection, is expected to tie up at Ogden Point late Monday and leave around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday for the shipyard. It is expected to sail under Johnson Street Bridge around 3 p.m.

 

Once inspections and trials are complete, the vessel will join sister ship Island Kwigwis in service next spring between Nanaimo and Gabriola Island.

 

 

https://www.timescol...tuesday-4884748

 

??

 

That's only a 20-minute trip.  It doesn't really have two ferries does it?  That damn island of 4,000 has hourly ferries from ~5am to 11pm.  That's quite something.  Is it going to get every-30-minute service in the spring?

 

 

oh, FFS:

 

The Island Kwigwis will begin service in Spring 2022, allowing for two-ship operations on the route between Nanaimo Harbour and Gabriola Island.

 

 

https://dailyhive.co...gwis-bc-ferries


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 21 December 2021 - 05:54 AM.

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