The return of the Kwuna ferry to the Skidegate Landing-Alliford Bay route has been delayed again.
Now, the vessel isn’t expected back on the islands until Dec. 20. The reason for the latest delay, according to BC Ferry Services Inc, is that parts required to complete the ferry’s refit were not delivered on time.
BC Ferries Commissioner Martin Crilly last week approved the continuation of the tug and barge service on the route until Dec. 20.
The Kwuna has been away for its refit since early September. It was originally expected back on Nov. 21, and then Dec. 12. The tug and barge replacing it doesn’t run as late at night as the Kwuna did, making it difficult for Moresby Island residents to attend evening meetings or events on Graham Island, and vice versa.
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