Ferry consultation, at long last

  • Mar. 26, 2004 10:00 a.m.

Almost a year after it was announced, a public consultation session about future ferry service will be held on the islands.
Last April, BC Ferry Services Inc., announced the consultation, then nothing happened until Friday (March 26), when ferries announced sessions would begin April 15.
There will be one meeting on the islands, in Skidegate, date not yet announced, and ferries says its deadline to report to the province has changed to the end of June, from April 1.
The public consultation will form part of the information provided to the province to help decide service levels and fees.
Ferries is faced with having to replace both the Queen of the North and the Queen of Prince Rupert by 2010, and may consider doing so with one vessel, not two in order to save money.