More support for the shipbuilding industry of Canada's British Columbia state, the addition of spare ferry boats to the fleet, a commitment to restructuring the retirement benefits for the chief executive officer and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, are among 38 recommendations laid out in the ferry services review released on Friday, February 22, by the Ministry of Transportation.
B.C.'s transportation minister claimed her government was "righting the ship" when it comes to BC Ferries. The province revealed that BC Ferries would reverse service cuts that were made in 2014 via adding 2,700 round trips annually to 10 routes serving Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, North Coast, and Haida Gwaii, reversing cuts made in 2014.
The routes to see increased service include Campbell River-Quadra Island, Crofton-Vesuvius, Earls Cove-Saltery Bay, Haida Gwaii-Prince Rupert, Horseshoe Bay-Bowen Island, Nanaimo Harbour-Gabriola Island, Port Hardy-Mid Coast-Prince Rupert, Powell River-Texada Island, Skidegate-Alliford Bay, Quadra Island-Cortes Island.