Teachers’ demonstration will pack ferries

B.C. Ferries warns people of busy sailings as teachers converge on legislature lawns today

B.C. Ferries is warning riders of busy sailings today.

With between 5,000 and 7,000 teachers from across the province expected to arrive in Victoria today to protest proposed government legislation that could force them to return to work, the ferry corporation said certain sailing times could be packed.

Teachers are on strike today, March 6, and tomorrow, March 7, in the Saanich school district and across the province.

The 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. ferries travelling from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay were very busy.

The 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. ferries travelling from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen are expected to be busy as well.

“Customers are encouraged to plan their travels accordingly and to choose alternate sailing times to avoid vehicle and foot passenger overloads,” B.C. Ferries wrote on its website. “Customers may also consider travelling the Tsawwassen–Departure Bay and the Horseshoe Bay–Departure Bay routes.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Bear spotted walking on McKenzie Avenue sidewalk in Saanich

Urban sightings prompt warnings from Saanich Police Department

Cyclists see potential and pitfalls in Sooke infrastructure

Getting from Sooke Road to Galloping Goose Trail a challenge for bike riders

National drive-by art show rolls in Victoria on Saturday

Map shows drivers where local artists have set up displays in windows, balconies, driveways

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 0.25%

Central bank now expects GDP to decline between 10 and 20 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2019

Friendly Cove and Kyuquot will remain closed until further notice

Transition of other B.C. communities will be monitored before a decision to ease restrictions

Racist incident shocks Vancouver Island First Nation

Port Alberni RCMP investigating after video shows truck wheeling through Tseshaht territory

Gold River organizes a shop local initiative to creatively boost economy

Local purchases can earn shoppers $200 gift certificates to be spent on businesses within Gold River

Young killer whale untangles itself from trap line off Nanaimo shore

DFO marine mammal rescue unit was en route as whale broke free from prawn trap line

B.C. schools see 30% of expected enrolment as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

Most Read