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BC Ferries has added free Wi-Fi service at smaller terminals

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

A 1.5 million dollar fund provided to the BC Ferries corporation by the provincial government, has added internet access to 14 small terminals on the BC coast. The effort is part of an initiative aimed at increasing broadband service to more British Columbians and visitors.

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Ferry traffic getting back to pre-COVID levels

BC Ferry traffic on both the Cortes and Campbell River ferries were almost back to pre-COVID levels in 2021. 

20,000 more vehicles sailed from Campbell River than the previous year and  there were almost 4,600 more from Cortes Island. 

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Walking, cycling and mass transit in Campbell River

According to Campbell River’s Sustainable Official Community Plan, 12% all trips to work within the city were to consist of walking, cycling or transit by 2020. They hope to increase this number to a third by 2060. In today’s interview the city’s transportation specialist, Melissa Heidema, talks about Campbell River’s shift to alternate forms of transportation. 

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Newest Island Class BC Ferries receive Indigenous names

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In a special naming ceremony in Victoria’s harbour, the third and fourth Island Class ferries destined for the Campbell River – Quadra Island route were officially designated as “Island Nagalis” and “Island K’ulut’a.”

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First of two Hybrid/e-ferries for Campbell River run arrives in BC, second on its way

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Two hybrid diesel/electric ferries with increased vehicle capacity will begin providing two-ship service on the Campbell River – Quadra Island route starting in early 2022. 

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