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[Marine] BC Ferries

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#6341 Mike K.

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 06:27 AM

The 8:15 Duke Point-Tsaw sailing returned to port in Nanaimo last night due to a medical emergency. The sailing was delayed by two hours.

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#6342 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 May 2024 - 05:23 AM

B.C. Ferries is eyeing the ­Canada Infrastructure Bank as a potential lender to help finance an upcoming ­billion-dollar-plus major-vessel-replacement ­program and new terminal ­infrastructure.


The bank, a Crown corporation, has just loaned B.C. Ferries $75 million toward the cost of its electrification program for four new Island-class ferries and for on-shore charging infrastructure. The loan amount covers less than 50 per cent of the cost of the overall project.


It’s the first time B.C. Ferries has partnered with the bank, said B.C. Ferries president ­Nicolas Jimenez.


“That’s important to us because it is an institution whose mandate really aligns with ours, which is to find opportunities to invest in public infrastructure that does really important things. In this case, it helps us green our fleet.”


The new electric Island-class vessels will be built in Romania by Damen Shipyard Group. The first vessel is expected in B.C. in 2027.





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Posted 18 June 2024 - 04:18 AM

Two vessels that travel along the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route have been added to BC Ferries’ pet pilot program, allowing owners to bring their furry friends on the upper decks.


The Spirit of British Columbia and the Spirit of Vancouver Island have now been added to the corporation’s list of vessels that are part of their pet pilot program — which expands the current pet area to the upper area of the passenger deck.


“It’s no secret that people want their dogs and cats to be comfortable as they are when they’re travelling,” said Colin Zak, BC Ferries spokesperson.


The ferries primarily travel on the busiest route between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland and now join the several vessels already in the program.


“That’s amazing,” said Kevin O’Riordan.






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Posted 18 June 2024 - 09:18 AM

Nice. We're going to do a couple of road trips to the interior and Okanagan this summer and Mrs ASE especially will be happy that we can comfortably onboard our furry 155 lb "child".....

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#6345 Nparker

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Posted 18 June 2024 - 09:37 AM

Road trips? You must really hate the planet.


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