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B. C. Ferries had been told that the cuts were necessary because the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the number of users by as much as 80 percent and caused the ferry corp. to lose nearly $ 1 million per day.
The elimination of some routes, along with other cost-reduction measures, was part of a plan to reduce the losses within the company until the number of users recovered.
The targeted crossings have been on the roads of Salt Spring island, Powell River, Texada, Gabriola, Denman, Hornby, Quadra Island, Cortes, Saltery Bay, and Haida Gwaii.
The government and the B. C. Ferries has been initiated on the endless discussions on the funding for the ferry corporation used 90-day notice in March that it intended to eliminate the departures to save money. The notice expired on Tuesday without a government commitment, and so B. C. Ferries has begun to reduce some of the roads.