LETTER: Mid-Islanders not served well enough by ferries

As a mid-Island resident I feel we are not being fairly treated by BC Ferries.

I recently had to travel to the mainland for surgery, leaving one day earlier than should have been necessary because no ferry could get me there in time for my pre-op workup. The ferry we did get on was full.

Upon discharge we made our way out to Tsawwassen, arriving at 1:19 p.m. The 3:15 p.m. sailing left full and the 5:45 p.m. sailing, running 30 minutes late due to heavy traffic, managed to get us on, the second-to-last car to do so, leaving long lines behind, many of whom had been there for many hours.

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For what is supposed to be an essential service this is simply not good enough.

How can shutting down Departure Bay terminal with its vast catchment area possibly be justifiable while the 29,000 residents of the Sunshine Coast get six round-trips per day?

Just one ferry doing round-trip crossings to Horseshoe Bay would make a huge difference.

Terry Byrne

Qualicum Beach

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