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This page tracks requests made to BC Ferries under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for access to general information. Requests by individuals for their own personal information are not posted.

Requests are posted here following initial verification and remain for 1 year after they have closed, and then are moved to the request archive (except for requests that were discontinued).  

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FOIPP Request # FOIPP
Request
Requestor Process
Fee
Actual
Cost
Status Last
Updated
16-020Copies of any internal communications, such as memos, emails, or briefings, pertaining to the Nov 4, 2015 incident in Active Pass wherein a passenger jumped overboard.Langara Voice$0.00$290.31DiscontinuedFeb 2, 2016
16-021Training manuals or documents that include information as to how BCFS employees should handle incidents involving mentally ill passengersLangara Voice$0.00$38.50DiscontinuedFeb 2, 2016
16-025A) A list of all individual payments made by Goundar Shipping Ltd. (and its agents, representatives and subsidiaries) to BC Ferries for the period of Jan. 1, 2014 to present day. Please include the dates, amounts in Canadian dollars, transaction numbers and detailed reasons for payments; B) A list of all individual payments made to Goundar Shipping Ltd. (and its agents, representatives and subsidiaries) by BC Ferries for the period of Jan. 1, 2014 to present day. Please include the dates, amounts in Canadian dollars, transaction numbers and detailed reasons for payments. View details >>Individual$0.00$456.90CompleteFeb 25, 2016
16-026We request the traffic statistics for route 7 (Egmont - Saltery Bay) for the years 2013/14 and 2014/15, showing commercial traffic = ordinary trucks and semis separately. View details >>Individual$15.10$339.64CompleteMar 3, 2016
16-027Any and all records of correspondence between any BC Ferries employee and Mr. George Goundar regarding the purchase of BC Ferries’ assets. The timeframe of this request is Jan 1, 2014 to present.NDP Official Opposition$62.50$1,132.13DiscontinuedJun 14, 2016
16-028Records related to any BC Ferries’ assets sold to George Goundar and / or Indra Goundar and / or Goundar Shipping and / or N&J Mechanical. A summary chart including a brief description of asset sold, purchase price and date would alternatively satisfy this request. The timeframe of this request is Jan 1, 2010 to present.NDP Official Opposition$0.00$371.99DiscontinuedMay 12, 2016
16-029Please provide copies of the Wheel House Log Book entries of the Quinitsa on Route 21 for the following days: December 3rd and 10th, 2015 January 18th and 27th, 2016 View details >>Individual$8.30$230.47CompleteFeb 25, 2016
16-030Both the scheduled and actual arrival and departure times for the Horseshoe Bay - Langdale route on all Saturday’s, Sunday’s, and Holiday Monday’s in 2015. View details >>Individual$19.60$189.18CompleteMar 10, 2016
16-031A summary document listing any and all contracts (including ’service agreements’ or ’service contracts’) that have been directly awarded by BC Ferries. Please include the name of the contractor, the dollar amount of contract, a short description of services provided and BC Ferries’ rationale for direct awarding. The time frame of this request is September 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015.NDP Official Opposition$0.00$48.52DiscontinuedMay 12, 2016
16-032A) A list of all individual payments made by N&J Mechanical Distributors (and its agents, representatives, or subsidiaries), to BC Ferries for the period of Jan. 1, 2014 to February 26, 2016. Please include the dates, amounts in Canadian dollars, transaction numbers, and detailed reasons for payments, and

B) A list of all individual payments made to N&J Mechanical Distributors (and its agents, representatives, or subsidiaries), by BC Ferries for the period of Jan. 1, 2014 to February 26, 2016. Please include the dates, amounts in Canadian dollars, transaction numbers, and detailed reasons for payments. View details >>
Individual$0.00$562.02CompleteMar 31, 2016
16-033With regard to the Denman Island Cable Ferry Project costs, please provide:
  1. A general list with break down in capitalised and non-capitalised amounts of monies expended by BC Ferries and itemised with respect to [specified items].
  2. The capitalised and non-capitalised amounts of money expended to bring former Engineering Superintendent [name] out of retirement.
  3. Itemized labour and equipment cost for initial cable installation and subsequent practice changes, separated into capitalized costs and expenses assigned to Route 21 maintenance.
  4. The total cost of the retirement packages and information what was capitalized and what not.
  5. The total of capitalized costs for salaries, labour and equipment provided by Little River since the BSC [Baynes Sound Connector] was connected to the cables.
  6. The total of not capitalized costs for salaries, labour and equipment provided by Little River since the BSC was connected to the cables.
Individual$0.00$796.54DiscontinuedMay 18, 2016
16-034Copies of the Wheel House Log Book on the Quinitsa and Baynes Sound Connector on Route 21. Please provide readable copies of the log book of either ferry for February 5th, 10th, 19th and March 3rd and 4th. View details >>Individual$8.60$196.29CompleteApr 19, 2016
16-035From the accounts receivable department, a list of each payment made (by date and the dollar amount) by N&J Mechanical Distributors to BC Ferries, between March 15, 2015 and December 15, 2015.Individual$0.00$74.40DiscontinuedJun 14, 2016
16-036The Service Contract between B.C. Ferries and Cubic Transportation Systems, dated February 6, 2004. View details >>CTV News$0.00$230.47CompleteJun 30, 2016
17-001Specified information related to requests issued by BC Ferries’ Information Technology (IT) Department to IT consulting/ recruitment organizations for permanent IT job opportunities and contract resources since April 1, 2014.TalentFit Staffing Services$0.00$2,575.42DiscontinuedAug 9, 2016
17-002Statistics for on-time performance for the Horseshoe Bay - Langdale route for the period April 21 - May 9, 2016.Individual$0.00$48.50DiscontinuedJul 26, 2016
17-003
  1. The name, title, department, remuneration and expenses for all staff earning more than $75,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year or the 2014 calendar year.
  2. Any remuneration provided to corporate directors, even if those individuals earned less than $75,000.
Vancouver Sun$0.00$129.39DiscontinuedSep 15, 2016
17-004Specified information regarding the Denman Island Cable Ferry Project and the weekly visual inspections of the three cables. View details >>Individual$55.40$1,100.60CompleteSep 7, 2016
17-005Specified information regarding sewage disposal for BC Ferries routes in or near Howe Sound. Individual$0.00$109.17DiscontinuedSep 1, 2016
17-006The amount of capital costs and maintenance costs spent by BC Ferries on the Baynes Sound Connector since:
  • BC Ferries’ takeover of the vessel from the builder in the fall of 2015; and
  • the date of first service in February 2016.
View details >>
NDP Official Opposition$17.60$101.08CompleteOct 6, 2016
17-007A summary document listing any and all contracts (including "service agreements" or "service contracts") that have been directly awarded by BC Ferries. Please include the name of the contractor, the dollar amount of contract, a short description of services provided and BC Ferries’ rationale for direct awarding. The time frame of this request is January 1, 2016 – April 30, 2016. View details >>NDP Official Opposition$37.60$873.36CompleteOct 18, 2016
17-008All scheduled and actual departure and arrival times for Route 3 (Horseshoe Bay - Langdale) on all Sundays between and including April 3rd, 2016 and June 19th, 2016. View details >>Individual$15.40$202.24CompleteAug 9, 2016
17-009Legal and other costs paid for by BC Ferries with regard to a specified civil suit. View details >>Individual$0.00$109.17CompleteAug 4, 2016
17-010Copies of all VISORS (Voluntary Individual Safety Observation Reporting System) submissions received with regard to the cable ferry project until now. View details >>Individual$0.00$206.21CompleteSep 1, 2016
17-011A breakdown of how much BC Ferries has spent on repairs and maintenance on the Queen of Burnaby AND the Queen of Nanaimo, as well as any related environmental impacts such as oil leaks. So all relevant records since Jan. 1, 2015, including reports, emails, memos and minutes at meetings. View details >>Times Colonist$84.91$936.66CompleteDec 16, 2016
17-012Copies of the surveys done to ascertain that the levels of radiation on BC Ferries’ ships does not exceed the levels of SC6 [Safety Code 6] when passengers are on board. View details >>Individual$0.00$72.78CompleteOct 3, 2016
17-013Monthly traffic statistics for bicycles travelling to and from Salt Spring Island for each of the three Salt Spring Island ferry routes for the past year.Individual$0.00$72.78DiscontinuedNov 7, 2016
17-014The report of the July 2016 quarterly electro-magnetic scan of the cables for the Baynes Sound Connector. View details >>Individual$8.60$436.68CompleteDec 8, 2016
17-015Information and records with regard to the upcoming warranty and up-grade program for the Baynes Sound Connector. Specifically, what systems are not operating to the specification given to Seaspan? Also, what upgrades are being planned by BC Ferries outside the warranty? View details >>Individual$22.60$420.51CompleteNov 23, 2016
17-016Engine Room Watch Logs:
Skeena Queen - March 1 to September 27 , 2016
Howe Sound Queen - March 1 to June 30, 2016
Queen of Nanaimo - March 1 to June 30, 2016
Individual$0.00$152.35DiscontinuedDec 1, 2016
17-017Please provide the dates and reasons, when and why the fire suppression system [on the Baynes Sound Connector] was activated in engine room 1, engine room 2 and the bull wheel drive room respectively, from the beginning of "soft" service until end of October 2016. View details >>Individual$0.00$105.13CompleteDec 14, 2016
17-018Please provide copies of any work orders and subsequent written reports, including recordings of the cable tension readings at Denman West from June 18th, 2016 until present. View details >>Individual$15.50$469.03CompleteJan 10, 2017
17-019Copies of requests issued by BC Ferries IT to recruitment organizations for contract resources for the most recent 2 year periodTalent Fit$0.00$157.69DiscontinuedFeb 7, 2017
17-020Information and records with regard to the Denman Island Cable Ferry Project and the quarterly electro-magnetic scan of the cables. I request a similar response as you have provided to FOI 2017-004 for the scan done in November 2016. View details >>Individual$0.00$97.00CompleteDec 22, 2016
17-021Specified traffic statistics for route 3 all Sunday 7:20 a.m. sailings from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale for September and October 2016. View details >>Individual$15.10$355.75CompleteDec 22, 2016
17-022Specified data collected with respect to the pilot project where Hornby Island traffic receives priority loading at Denman West terminal on the 8:00 a.m. sailing to Buckley Bay, Monday through Friday, when the pilot project is completed; if not complete, then when completed. View details >>Individual$0.00$76.82CompleteDec 30, 2016
17-023With respect to the Baynes Sound Connector:
  1. The dates of all cable exchanges that have taken place, including since the vessel has been in full service as well as training and practice exchanges prior to full service;
  2. Serial numbers and asset numbers of the cables removed and installed, as well as the location (south guide, drive, north guide) of the changed cables; and
  3. A list of spools of cables that BC Ferries has in its possession, including serial numbers and asset numbers.
View details >>
Individual$67.80$719.71CompleteFeb 9, 2017
17-024Specified information regarding Janitorial Services Tenders from August 2016. (Request for Proposal (RFP) 05-01-2016 Overnight Cleaning Routes 1 and 2 as well as RFP 05-02-2016 Shipboard Cleaning). View details >>Master Care Janitorial$24.36$359.05CompleteApr 20, 2017
17-025How many times the last ferry from Cortes to Quadra Island was cancelled, by month, for both the 2015 and 2016 years. How many times the connecting ferry from Quadra Island to Campbell River was cancelled, by month, for both the 2015 and 2016 years.Emerald Sea Farms Ltd$0.00$48.52DiscontinuedMar 16, 2017
17-026Foot passenger information regarding the ferry routes from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay to Langdale; how many foot passengers walked on the ferry per month (or daily if easy) for 2015 and 2016.Individual$0.00$64.69DiscontinuedMar 28, 2017
17-027A list of dates of cancellations or suspension of service and the duration of the same for crossings from/to Nanaimo via West Vancouver and Tsawwassen terminals due to weather conditions in 2016 until present (January 16, 2017). View details >>Individual$15.30$214.30CompleteMar 16, 2017
17-028IT contracting positions issued by IT over the most recent 6 month period (August 15, 2016 to February 15, 2017). View details >>Talent Fit$12.33$360.70CompleteApr 4, 2017
17-029With regard to the Denman Island Cable Ferry Project and the quarterly electro-magnetic scan of the cables, a copy of the report of the scan conducted in the night of December 13 - 14, 2016.IndividualTBDTBDOpenMar 7, 2017
17-030Feasibility studies, reports and plans that show BC Ferries’ current thinking about the impediments or possibilities of replacing its conventional ships with cable ferries on their saltwater ferry routes. View details >>Strait Solutions$12.33$299.21CompleteApr 20, 2017
17-031Any and all records of training provided by A.G.I. Shipboard Fire Service Ltd. from April 01, 2015 to March 01 2017, to include times, dates, location where training took place, and individuals who provided the training.IndividualTBDTBDOpenMar 16, 2017
17-032Copy of the contract and related current information, between BC Ferries and Western Pacific Marine Ltd. to provide ferry service to Lasqueti Island.IndividualTBDTBDOpenMar 16, 2017
17-033Specified information regarding Experience Card discounts versus full fares for the Gabriola Island - Nanaimo route. View details >>Individual$0.00$64.69CompleteApr 20, 2017
17-034Information on how many meat purchases (in dollars or kilos) were made in 2016 for the onboard buffets or how many meat purchases are made on a weekly/monthly basis.IndividualTBDTBDOpenMar 28, 2017
18-001
  1. Contract between B.C. Ferries and Western Pacific Marine with respect to the provision of passenger ferry service between Vancouver Island and Lasqueti Island.
  2. Most recent Request for Proposal for the provision of passenger ferry service between Vancouver Island and Lasqueti Island.
IndividualTBDTBDOpenMay 9, 2017
18-002In text file format, the history of full fares versus Experience Card discounted fares for the Campbell River to Quadra Island ferry route.IndividualTBDTBDOpenMay 9, 2017

(List last updated: May 9, 2017)

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