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Changes to BC Ferries affects Smithers

Changes to BC Ferries dominated a lot of talks at the UBCM convention in Whistler this week and the Smithers Tourism coordinator says there is good reason for that.
Gladys Atrill says it has an affect an any community that is on a route to or from the ferries.
“There has been a lot of changes in BC Ferries over the past year, whether it is a change in schedule that reduces sailings or increased ferry rates that might discourage people from using the marine highway system, it has a trickle down effect for communities where people would travel to, like Smithers, we are on a route to a ferry.”
Delegates at the convention voted for a cut in ferry rates and increased funding for the service.
However the minister of transportation says the province will only try to keep fare hikes in line with inflation.
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