There has been no scheduled service at Qualicum Beach airport since April 2020 and Iskwew Air said it found overwhelming interest after consulting with residents in June.
The added times include 6:25 a.m. sailings in both directions and select 11:40 p.m. sailings departing Horseshoe Bay on the West Vancouver – Nanaimo (Departure Bay) route.
Iskwew Air could start service with two or three flights per week and continue to expand in response to demand, according to Teara Fraser, founder and lead executive.
People who leave COVID-19 fines unpaid may be unable to obtain or renew a B.C. driver’s licence or vehicle licence under new proposed legislation.
The order restricts travel between three zones in the province. Enforcement will be set up at ferry terminals and on highway corridors that connect different regions.
Seven Vancouver Island airports will receive provincial money, including Nanaimo Airport ($720,000), Comox Valley Airport ($360,000) and Alberni Valley Regional Airport ($180,000).
“Our routes between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island account for about 60 per cent of overall ferry traffic, so we are introducing our new fare choices on these routes first,” said Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ president and CEO.

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