Connecting the dots

Well, I’ve been reading through that new BC Ferries report—the one that proposes ways for BCF to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. There are four proposed strategies: Replace existing ferries with 3 new ones and convert Spirit Class ferries to LNG for savings in fuel costs (in process already) Business transformation strategies enabled by technology Make changes to the Major…

BC Ferries considers changes to service

From a CBC News article: “A report by BC Ferries for efficiencies has raised questions about running ferry service between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo, suggesting that the route may become a passenger-only service or be re-routed entirely through Tsawwassen.” We mentioned in our Why No Bridge section that it was likely that the provincial government was considering this—evidently that consideration is serious. We will…

BFSS call for volunteers

“Bridge-Free Salish Sea needs volunteers! Currently, we’re asking for people to collect signatures for our petition; could you take a shift or two? Soon we’ll be asking for people to take part in our letter-writing campaign and our other strategies. If you love our bridge-free island and you want to help, please contact us at bridgefreesalishsea@telus.net. Together, we can defend our…

BFSS: letter to Todd Stone

From Steve O’Neill’s letter to Todd Stone: “I am requesting that you withdraw the funds for this study and instead navigate your Ministry towards re-establishing BC Ferries as a Crown Corporation and funded similarly to other transportation systems within the province.” Read the whole thing at the Bridge-Free Salish Sea site.

Mudge Island

A commenter has made a good point: there’s not nearly enough on this site about Mudge Island and the potentially devastating impacts a bridge to Gabriola via Mudge would have on that island and its residents. It is certainly not just Gabriola that would be affected! We’d like to hear more and report more on this topic in order to make…