Coasters that want to talk directly with the management of BC Ferries (BCF) are to have that opportunity locally on June 17. BCF is hosting a Southern Sunshine Coast Community Drop-in between 2 and 4 p.m. at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt.
The last such session was hosted locally on Nov. 23. According to BCF’s website, the public can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more event details or to send in comments.
The drop-in will follow a Southern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee (SSFAC) meeting. That is slated to be held at the same location between 10 a.m. and noon. The public is welcome to attend and observe.
SSFAC chairperson Diana Mumford told Coast Reporter via email on May 23 that the FAC would be meeting in the coming days to draft that meeting’s agenda. That document will be made available to the public following approval by BCF.
It was a challenging Victoria Day local weekend for the corporation and its customers. Ferry service to Bowen Island was replaced by water taxis on the afternoon of May 20 due to crew shortages. System-wide BCF website and mobile app outages as well as afternoon sailing waits for walk-on passengers on the Langdale to Horseshoe Bay route were experienced on May 22.