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REPORTING · 16th August 2012
Walter McFarlane
A 45 page feasibility report on the Intercoastal Ferry has been completed. Mayor Joanne Monaghan explained the study will be dispersed to government minister. She added the CAO will be bringing the report with him to Victoria this week to bring it to the Ministers.

“It’s very positive, it embraces all of the issues that we had. We talked about the education possibilities for the Aboriginal people, the job opportunities that would be here in Kitimat, the medical that would be available to them and the visiting back and forth of the relatives,” said Mayor Joanne Monaghan.

She stated there were several potential locations which the Ferry Task Force will be looking at for a dock. The price of the Ferry has not been determined.

According to the report, the Ferry’s travel times, depending on the type of Ferry, are 1.3 hours to 1.9 hours from Hartley Bay, from Klemtu, it would be from 3.4 hours to 5 hours and from Bella Bella, it could be from 4.6 hours to 6.7 hours.
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Comment by CEM on 19th August 2012
It would be great to have a ferry which then would connect to the ferry service going south or north to Prince Rupert ...is that possible ? Connections to Alaska could also be made.

With the weather the coast gets....I would hope this would be a ferry ship not a small ferry boat.

Just hope it isn't another lost to the taxpayer in the end and who is going to pay for the proper docks at Hartley Bay and Kitimat ?