Sean Eckford

COVID-related crew shortage forced cancellation of BC Ferries sailings

BC Ferries says the “staffing issue” that forced the cancellation of the Queen of Surrey’s 5:25 p.m. sailing from Langdale Nov. 4 as well as one of its scheduled round-trips on the Horseshoe...

Canadian TV artifact still in search of new home on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast

The Beachcombers ended 30 years ago, and now one man's effort to find a new home for one of its most important artifacts continues

Province cancels resident priority for BC Ferries

New order gives priority to medical-assured loading passengers

Ferries CEO asks for ‘patience’ heading into a summer of ‘sailing limitations’

BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins says the company will not be running as many sailings this summer as it did in 2019, although it still expects to be able to meet overall demand. Collins...

Horgan says government working to ‘protect’ ferry routes

Premier John Horgan says he “absolutely understands the anxiety” ferry-dependent communities have about maintaining service levels following pandemic-related cuts, and the government is working “to...

Craft cannabis growers seek role in COVID recovery

A newly-incorporated craft cannabis co-operative is putting forward a plan to make small-scale, independent cannabis businesses part of B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery. When it announced its...

Chamber members outline ‘unintended consequences’ of CERB

“Unintended consequences” of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are emerging as a concern for Sechelt Chamber of Commerce members as they try to move forward during the economic...

Sunshine Coast board urges BC Ferries to reverse course on evening sailings

BC Ferries is resuming service on the Horseshoe Bay-Nanaimo route June 3, but a schedule change on the Langdale run to accommodate the Nanaimo service isn’t sitting well with some Sunshine Coast...

Reforms could have lessened COVID impact on care homes, say advocates

A group of public health care advocates on the Sunshine Coast says the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care homes could have been lessened if Health Minister Adrian Dix had addressed concerns about...