YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE

IT IS THE INTENTION OF THE B.C.F.C. TO REPLACE THE QUEEN OF CAPILANO WITH THE HOWE SOUND QUEEN BY APRIL 4, 1999.

THE HSQ IS A 70 CAR FERRY THAT RUNS @ 9.5 KNOTS. THE CAPILANO CARRIES 90 CARS @ 14 KNOTS.

THE HSQ DOESN'T OFFER CATERING SERVICES OR AN ELEVATOR. THE UPPER LOUNGE IS SMALL AND THE CAR DECK HAS AN UNHEATED TRAILER TO SIT IN.

THE HSQ WOULD HAVE BEEN OVERLOADED ON NEARLY ALL COMMUTER RUNS IN DECEMBER. IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE IN THE SUMMER.

PLEASE VOICE YOUR OPINION TO THE B.C.F.C. (TOM WARD, CEO, PHONE #250-381-1401 LOC. 1297), YOUR LOCAL MLA, AND YOUR TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEES.

DON'T BELIEVE THAT THERE WILL BE A REDUCTION IN FARES TO MATCH THE REDUCTION IN SERVICE.

THIS IS NOT A JOKE NOR IS IT RELATED TO THE CURRENT LABOUR DISPUTE.


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