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.

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