Ferries staff owed thanks

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Editor:

Over the busy Canada Day weekend, the removal of one ferry caused many challenges – visitors changed or cancelled their plans, people sat in long hot lineups, and businesses suffered.

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BC Ferries is to be commended for doing what they could in a difficult situation – offering water taxis and adding additional sailings.

What I didn’t realize is the sacrifices made by the onshore and onboard staff of BC Ferries to make all this happen. Among other things, it meant one onboard crew agreed to switch their schedule to work a “graveyard” shift from about 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. This enabled BC Ferries to offer the very late and very early sailings to help handle the demand for sailings with only the one available vessel.

We owe a big thank you to these employees who, let’s not forget, are our friends and neighbours. For most of us, the Canada Day weekend was a fun, relaxing holiday. For the dedicated BC Ferries staff and management, it was another demonstration of their commitment to their jobs and to all of us.

John R. Henderson, Sechelt

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