Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Transportation on the North Coast 2020 -- BC Ferries/Alaska Ferries and other Marine Transportation

Our quick reference and archive of items pertaining to BC Ferries, Lax Kw'alaams Ferry and the Alaska Marine Highway System.

BC Ferries website
Alaska Ferries website
Lax Kw'alaams Ferry schedule
North Co Corp Ferry (info) (schedule)
Prince Rupert Airport Ferry schedule

Transportation Safety Board of Canada Deployment Notices

2020 BC Ferries Items



November 3 -- Regional District seeks applicants for BC Ferries Board position  NCR

October 9 -- Candidates explore range of themes in second North Coast Election Debate NCR
October 7 -- Sunshine Coast engagement process yields significant interest  (BCF statement)
October 5 -- Travel safely with BC Ferries this Thanksgiving Long Weekend  (BCF statement)


September 29 -- BC Ferries reminds customers they must exit their vehicle on enclosed car decks  (BCF statement)
September 10 -- Admiral Horgan fires salvo over the bow of Battleship Trudeau  NCR


July 11 -- Southern Islanders want BC Ferries to follow order that lets residents board before tourists
July 10 -- BC Ferries resumes amenities service on Northern routes  NCR
July 8 -- Ferries offer food again


June 19 -- Province steps in to prevent dropped sailings between Alliford Bay, Skidegate
June 19 -- BC Ferries reverses course on Haida Gwaii service reductions following agreement with province  NCR
June 16 -- Kwuna Covid cuts  (video)
June 16 -- BC Ferries cuts two sailings on the MV Kwuna Ferry Line
June 15 -- In response to COVID financial bite, BC Ferries reduces inter-island route service on Haida Gwaii  NCR
June 14 -- BC Ferries removing some sailings between Skidegate and Alliford Bay
June 8 -- June 15th the date for BC Ferries to introduce mask policy for travellers  NCR
June 4 -- Engine repairs for Northern Expedition make for travel delay for Haida Gwaii run today  NCR


May 28 -- BC Ferries Summer Schedule (video)
May 28 -- BC Ferries Northern Route still running on winter schedule
May 11-- BC Ferry traffic is down by over 50 percent out of Port Hardy
May 8 -- Bu
May 5 -- Staffing shortages on BC Ferries Haida Gwaii service makes for schedule change for Kwuna  NCR


April 30 -- Checkpoint plans and advice for travellers the theme of the day for the North Coast  NCR
April 30 -- First Nations and local governments put out open letter regarding non-essential travel
April 30 -- Vehicle turned around after demonstrators gather near Prince Rupert ferry terminal 
April 28 -- Haida Gwaii residents protest arrival of visitors on BC Ferries
April 27 -- Visitors not welcome on Haida Gwaii (video)
April 27 -- Non-essential travel to and from Bella Coola is restricted
April 27 -- Communities of Haida Gwaii no longer accepting visitors
April 27 -- 'Enough is enough': Haida Gwaii rallies to send visiting ferry traffic back to terminal  NCR
April 27 -- Haida Nation, fearing infection, escalates enforcement of visitor ban
April 14 -- BC Ferries postpones direct service from Bella Coola to Port Hardy for summer 2020 NCR
April 9 -- "It's ridiculous people are coming': Northern BC tourism towns upset by visitors during COVID-19 (audio)
April 6 -- As new Federal rules on travel kick in; BC Ferries to make health check ups before passenger boarding  NCR
April 3 -- BC Ferry reductions (video)
April 3 -- BC Ferries reducing service starting tomorrow
April 3 -- No service reductions yet for Prince Rupert - Haida Gwaii, Port Hardy BC Ferry service routes, as southern routs reduced by 50%  NCR


March 26 -- BC Ferries calls for customers to travel only if essential  NCR
March 20 -- BC Ferries shuts down food service on Northern routes
March 18 -- Northern BC Ferries passengers must clear vehicles during sailings
March 17 -- BC Ferries gains temporary waiver for Transport Canada rules on enclosed deck travel  NCR
March 14 -- BC Ferries to stick with guidelines on enclosed deck travel for now  NCR
March 13 -- BC Ferries will resume Haida Gwaii sailing amid bans on large gatherings
March 9 -- Winds sabotage another BC Ferry sailing between Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii NCR
March 2 -- BC Ferries cancels Port Hardy and Haida Gwaii sailings this week  NCR


February 3 -- Province of British Columbia launches online consultation program on Coastal Ferries issues NCR


January 31 -- With adverse weather anticipated, BC Ferries revises sailing schedule for Northern Expedition  NCR
January 30 -- Thursday Windstorm leaves its mark on Prince Rupert  NCR
January 28 -- Launch day for expanded schedule of sailings for Kwuna on Haida Gwaii  NCR
January 27 -- Anticipated adverse weather leads to ferry rescheduling, Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii
January 27 -- With STORM WARNING in place, BC Ferries revises departure from Skidegate for Tuesday sailing  NCR
January 16 -- 'Scariest boat ride of my life': Passengers trapped by ice on rocky Nimpkish ferry sailing
January 9 -- High winds and adverse weather lead to ferry delays for North Coast
January 9 -- With approaching storm, BC Ferries revises schedule for Prince Rupert to Skidegate run  NCR

2020 Regional First Nation Ferry items




April 23 -- DOT: Alaska ferries to receive federal stimulus cash
April 9 -- Prince Rupert Ferry Link won't resume this Spring
April 9 -- Travel restrictions sideswipe plans to re-introduce Alaska Marine Highway Service to Prince Rupert NCR
April 7 -- Veto-wielding Alaska governor slashes ferry budget


March 29 -- Lawmakers approve $66.7M appropriation to run Alaska Ferries
March 3 -- AMHS summer schedule offers partial relief from ferry drought
March 3 -- AMHS releases Summer Sailing schedule with Prince Rupert sailings set from July through September  NCR


February 20 -- Ferry Matanuska sailings cancelled through mid-April
February 13 -- Alaska legislators begin push to restore ferry service 
February 13 -- Without ferries, island businesses wonder who will carry that freight
February 11 -- Alaska Marine Highway System supporters turn out in force
February 11 -- Wrangell rallies for ferry service
February 10 -- Alaska DOT says private charters could soon fill in for Alaska Marine Highway System ferries
February 4 -- Southeast residents ask DOT for more summer ferries
February 4 -- Dunleavy administration seeks $12 million for struggling ferries
February 3 -- State eyes private ferries for Angoon, Hoonah and Kake


January 23 -- Prince Rupert makes the cut in draft Alaska Marine Highway System Schedule
January 23 -- State proposes slim summer ferry service for Southeast
January 22 -- Alaska Ferries may return to Prince Rupert (video)
January 22 -- Alaska Ferries may return to Prince Rupert
January 22 -- Coastal Communities relate ferry woes to House lawmakers
January 21 -- AMHS Draft Schedule shows possible May return for Prince Rupert Service  NCR
January 20 -- Alaska Governor sets up Work Group to explore options for AMHS service  NCR
January 16 -- Eliminating Prince Rupert from the schedule is one of a number of options floated from Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Report  NCR
January 15 -- Dunleavy administration's hired consultants torpedo idea to privatize Alaska Ferry system
January 13 -- What a reduced winter schedule means for Southeast Alaska basketball programs 
January 19 -- It will take more than a public corporation to save Alaska's ferry system
January 8 -- Petersburg OKs travel for ferry veto override effort

Archive of items from 2019 can be found here.
Archive of items from 2018 can be found here
Archive of items from 2017 can be found here
Archive of items from 2016 can be found here.
Archive of items from 2015 can be found here  
Archive of items from 2014 can be found here
Archive of items from 2013 and 2012 can be found here.

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