BCFerries

Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press Media file photo)

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez to take on top role at BC Ferries

Jimenez spent close to 20 years with the insurance corporation

 

B.C. Ferries has filed an application with the B.C. Ferry Commission for prep work that could lead to electrification of ferries that service Nanaimo and Gabriola Island. Pictured here, the Island Kwigwis ferry sailing into Nanaimo Harbour terminal. (Nanaimo News Bulletin file)

B.C. Ferries applies to commission with sights on fully electric Gabriola ferries

B.C. Ferries seeks approval from B.C. Ferry Commission for engineering design work

 

The Spirit of British Columbia has been stalled due to a mechanical error. (Black Press Media file photo)

Anchor issue causing BC Ferries delays between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen

Spirit of British Columbia drops anchor off Mayne Island

 

The Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

More sailings cancelled as Nanaimo ferry needed for Sunshine Coast route

Queen of Surrey’s mechanical troubles impact sailing schedule on Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay route

The Queen of Oak Bay arrives at Horseshoe Bay terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
BC Ferries has cancelled all sailings between Nanaimo and West Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (News Bulletin file photo)

Rough seas cause cancellation of 18 B.C. Ferries sailings

Sailings on Departure Bay-Horseshoe Bay and Langdale-Horseshoe Bay routes impacted

BC Ferries has cancelled all sailings between Nanaimo and West Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries has cancelled all sailings between Nanaimo and West Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries has cancelled all sailings between Nanaimo and West Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
B.C. Ferries has announced that all ferry crossings on the MV Klitsa between Brentwood Bay ad Mill Bay on Oct. 28 have been cancelled due to staff shortages. (Citizen file photo)
The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Alberni broke down and several sailings have been cancelled Tuesday, Oct. 18. (News Bulletin file photo)

Engine breakdown causes ferry cancellations between Nanaimo and Tsawwassen

Four sailings cancelled, two other sailings at risk of cancellation Oct. 18

The B.C. Ferries vessel the Queen of Alberni broke down and several sailings have been cancelled Tuesday, Oct. 18. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries has increased its fuel surcharge again amid high prices. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries hitting passengers with another fuel surcharge increase

Another 1.5 per cent will be added after surcharge hiked to 2.5 per cent in May

B.C. Ferries has increased its fuel surcharge again amid high prices. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Island Aurora that runs from Port McNeill to Alert Bay and Sointula. Two ferries of the same type will eventually operate on the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (BC Ferries photo)

Two-ferry service coming to Crofton-Vesuvius route by 2026

Petition leads BC Ferries to commit to plan and ramp up terminal improvements

The Island Aurora that runs from Port McNeill to Alert Bay and Sointula. Two ferries of the same type will eventually operate on the Crofton-Vesuvius route. (BC Ferries photo)
The BC Ferries terminal at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man banned from BC Ferries drops wig, odd accent, flees police

Quadra Island RCMP are investigating incident

The BC Ferries terminal at Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island. (Black Press Media file photo)
The B.C. Ferries terminal at Nanaimo Harbour. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries adds Wi-Fi at terminals in Nanaimo and Gabriola Island

Ferry company announces 14 additional terminals now have wireless internet

The B.C. Ferries terminal at Nanaimo Harbour. (News Bulletin file photo)
B.C. Ferries reported first-quarter results this week, and noted that vehicle traffic was higher than ever for springtime this year. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Ferries reports busiest-ever spring for vehicle traffic

Company released first-quarter results this week

B.C. Ferries reported first-quarter results this week, and noted that vehicle traffic was higher than ever for springtime this year. (News Bulletin file photo)
Travellers face hours-long backups for BC Ferries sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)
Travellers face hours-long backups for BC Ferries sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island on Monday. (Black Press Media file photo)
With ferry cancellations becoming more common, the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce CEO asks if it’s time for Nanaimo to have a ferry advisory committee. (News Bulletin file photo)

Chamber of commerce suggests Nanaimo needs ferry advisory committee

B.C. has 13 ferry advisory committees, most of them in small communities

With ferry cancellations becoming more common, the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce CEO asks if it’s time for Nanaimo to have a ferry advisory committee. (News Bulletin file photo)
To combat the shortages, BC Ferries is limiting onboard services, backfilling positions and having employees work overtime. The Island K’ulut’a (BC Ferries photo)

Staff absenteeism has doubled at BC Ferries, impacting sailings and cancellations

COVID-19, injury and family emergencies are all to blame

To combat the shortages, BC Ferries is limiting onboard services, backfilling positions and having employees work overtime. The Island K’ulut’a (BC Ferries photo)
Jill Sharland, interim CEO for B.C. Ferries, and Snuneymuxw Coun. Bill Yoachim, acting chief, sign a working agreement Thursday, July 28, that aims to build a better relationship between the two parties moving forward. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Snuneymuxw First Nation and B.C. Ferries sign relationship agreement

Agreement will guide working relationship, recognizing Snuneymuxw’s treaty rights

Jill Sharland, interim CEO for B.C. Ferries, and Snuneymuxw Coun. Bill Yoachim, acting chief, sign a working agreement Thursday, July 28, that aims to build a better relationship between the two parties moving forward. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)
B.C. Ferries CEO Mark Collins addresses business leaders, politicians and military personnel invited to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s business leader luncheon this past spring. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. Ferries CEO fired

Chief financial officer Jill Sharland promoted to interim CEO, replacing Mark Collins

B.C. Ferries CEO Mark Collins addresses business leaders, politicians and military personnel invited to the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce’s business leader luncheon this past spring. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Island Gwawis ferry, servicing Nanaimo Harbour terminal and Descanso Bay terminal, on Gabriola Island, has been docked on July 21 due to crew shortage. (News Bulletin file photo)

Crew shortage again reduces ferry sailings between Nanaimo and Gabriola Island

Sailings for Island Gwawis ferry cancelled for Thursday, July 21

The Island Gwawis ferry, servicing Nanaimo Harbour terminal and Descanso Bay terminal, on Gabriola Island, has been docked on July 21 due to crew shortage. (News Bulletin file photo)
Two new hybrid ferries servicing Gabriola Island and Nanaimo have resulted in more trips and fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)

Gabriola ferries on time with fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries

Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee hearing positive feedback from travellers

Two new hybrid ferries servicing Gabriola Island and Nanaimo have resulted in more trips and fewer sailing waits, reports B.C. Ferries. (News Bulletin file photo)