Correspondence with Minister Trevena regarding BC Ferries sailing reductions


An email response was received from Minister Trevena July 29

Minister Trevena response

Initial post:

At their June 19th meeting, the AVICC Executive Committee reviewed a letter sent by the Comox Valley Regional District requesting the re-establishment of the 2014 AVICC Special Committee on BC Ferries. This  request was in reaction to proposed temporary reductions in service levels on eleven routes. Since then, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure worked with BC Ferries to secure funding to avoid these sailing reductions.

The Executive resolved not to re-establish the committee at this time, but will monitor announcements and may reconsider this decision. The Executive also resolved to send a letter to the Honourable Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure reiterating the importance of the sailings on these routes to our ferry-dependent communities, and encouraging the Province to ensure BC Ferries works effectively and respectfully with the ferry advisory committees.

June 30th letter to Minister Claire Trevena on BC Ferries


Sad news. Anne Fiddick, the former Mayor of the Village of Gold River and AVICC life member has recently passed. She served as Mayor from 1978 to 1996 and as Alderman from 1973 to 1978. She was designated a life member of AVICC (1981-82).