Chamber wants extended ferry service

  • Sep. 10, 2004 5:00 p.m.

The QCI Chamber of Commerce wants ferries to extend the summer schedule by two weeks, to compensate for the two weeks lost at the beginning of the tourist season because of ferry breakdowns.
“We realize that it is late in the season,” the letter signed by chamber president Jean Traplin and dated August 11 says, “but would point out that in effect the lost scheduling..was a last minute change which generated considerable hostility towards BC Ferries even though caused by circumstances beyond human control.” The letter goes on to say keeping six sailings a week for an extra two weeks could rebuild some goodwill. It also suggests extending the summer 2005 season, if an extension now is not viable.
The letter was sent to Gary Leitch at ferries in Victoria. Chamber of Commerce secretary Maggie Bell-Brown said no answer has been received so far, and she doesn’t expect one.

Just Posted

Masset dodges empty-ballot bullet

After an extended deadline, Masset now has enough candidates for council

Sunny skies for Terry Fox Run

Queen Charlotte and Masset runs raise nearly $3,000 for cancer research

Masset short on council candidates, other communities okay

Nominations deadline for Masset council extended to 4 p.m. Monday

Fishing boat ‘Haida Legend’ sinks off Langara Island

All crew rescued by nearby sport fishers, boat was re-fitted in late 2016

Last day to run for Oct. 20 election

Candidates have until 4 p.m. today to file nomination packages

Canning sockeye by hand in North Coast B.C.

Arnie Nagy teaches the Northern View how to can salmon in Prince Rupert

Abdelrazik torture lawsuit delay would be unconscionable: lawyer

The federal government is making a last-minute plea to delay the Federal Court hearing

Trudeau upset after meeting with Saskatchewan chiefs

Trudeau is upset about how time was managed in a recent meeting

B.C. tent city ‘devastated’ after flash flood

Maple Ridge mayor says that residents shouldn’t have to return to their flooded tents

Filipino-Canadians concerned about family after typhoon hits Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut has killed 66 people in the Philippines and four in China

Ottawa looks at having retired judge help guide renewed pipeline review process

The feds would only says that ‘multiple options were on the table’

Canada bans use of trans fats in food products

Trans fats are know to cause heart disease

Yukon suspect in B.C. mail bombing makes court appearance

Whitehorse man Leon Nepper faces charges related to a mail bomb sent to a Port Alice home Sept. 11

Nearly 80% of British Columbians support a ban on handguns in cities

86% support a ban on military-style assault weapons

Most Read