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BC Ferries calls on shipyards to bid on construction of four new vessels

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

BC Ferries is building four more “Island Class” ferries, due to increased demand and current vessels aging, and a call for proposals has gone out to shipyards in British Columbia, as well as nationally and internationally.

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How telephones came to Cortes Island 

According to Lynne Jordan,  former president of the Cortes Island Museum, there have been telephones on Cortes Island for more than 110 years. They arrived in 1910, along with telegraphs, but only in the stores.

“Telegrams were really cheap. They were so much for 10 words and so much for 100 words.  People got really good at confining their messages to 10 words. Telegraphs that came in for people were just put in an envelope and then pinned on the bulletin board at the store.  Then they either had to check themselves or a friend would tell them that there was a message there for them,” she said.

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BC Ferries new Mate: Mike Moore

Last month, a number of Cortes Island residents recognized a familiar face directing traffic at the Whaletown Ferry terminal. Mind you, Mike Moore is better known from the days he sailed the Misty Isles than as the Mate on a BC Ferry. He was in Alert Bay when Cortes Currents caught up to him, but let’s go back to the beginning. 

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BC Ferries says it’s making progress on its Clean Futures Plan

Editor’s not: Cortes Island residents may also benefit from the addition of the hybrid e-ferries, which may eliminate many, if not all, of our one ferry waits at the Quathiaski Cove terminal.

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

BC Ferries’ Clean Futures Plan calls for its fleet to do away with greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and progress is being made, according to the organization. It issued an update to the plan on October 27th.

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BC Ferries adds water taxi sailing to their Haida Gwaii schedule to accommodate flight passengers

By Kaitlyn Bailey, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

BC Ferries is adding an evening water taxi sailing to the temporary Alliford Bay (Moresby Island) to Skidegate (Graham Island) schedule in order to accommodate passengers arriving in Sandspit on Air Canada flights.

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