Quick Peak: New Texada ferry timeline; Board reopens privacy case

New Texada ferry

Texada Island residents can expect the replacement for North Island Princess to arrive slightly sooner than expected.

article continues below

Last November, the ferry corporation announced the new ship would be in place by the summer of 2020. That estimate has now been revised to 2019.

In March, the federal government announced just over $28 million to pay for construction of two replacement ships, including one for the Powell River-Texada run.

Meanwhile, North Island Princess will be temporarily removed from service from April 10 to June 5 for a scheduled refit. MV Tachek will stand in during that time. Due to its smaller capacity, BC Ferries will add one roundtrip sailing.

 

Board reopens privacy case

BC Labour Relations Board is asking for a new ruling in a case that returned a Powell River nurse who accessed private files of 14 patients and co-workers to her job last March.

Vancouver Coastal Health appealed an independent arbitrator’s decision to reinstate Michelle Chisholm after she was terminated in January 2015 for multiple breaches of privacy.

Chisholm was given her job back after her union successfully grieved the dismissal and the arbitrator ruled in her favour. Now, the arbitrator has been asked to look at the case again.

Copyright © 2017 Powell River Peak

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Powell River Peak welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.

Popular News