Tag Archives: Quadra-Cortes Ferry

BC Ferries virtual meeting about Campbell River’s new e-ferries

There were new revelations at the BC Ferries virtual meeting about changes coming to the Campbell River – Quadra Island run

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BC Ferries Don’t Take Cash

On Monday, April 13, I was intending to board the ferry in Heriot Bay bound for Cortes Island.

“How will you be paying?” the officer in charge of boarding asked.

“Cash.” I replied.  I only had cash, having left my wallet at home on Cortes.

“We don’t take cash… Because of the virus,” he replied.

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BC Ferries On The Front Line

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Besides being on alert and feverishly working to stem the spread of germs, COVID-19 is cramping BC Ferries worker Helene Lepage’s style.

“I can’t sing at work anymore,” Lepage said with a wistful laugh. “I’m in theatre. And, no kidding, you can throw spit 25 feet away, easily, with a passionate soliloquy.”

The outgoing, gregarious terminal attendant on Quadra Island has had to rein it in during this new era of physical-distancing.

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Second Cortes Community COVID-19 Response Conference

Around 29 local businesses and organizations signed in to the second Cortes Community COVID-19 Response Conference. This session was more topical: front line services like medical response and stores, off-island traffic, and enforcing the provincial guideline.

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