Cost to ride ferries tough on fixed-income seniors

Dear editor,

For Christmas 2013, my wife and I went to Bowen Island to visit our grandchildren over the holidays.

We went from Departure Bay at Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay, then onto Bowen Island.

The total cost of this trip one way was $136.40.

My wife and I live on a fixed income now and spending this much for a trip to see our grandchildren is stretching our budget to the breaking point.

BC Ferries should be part of the province's highway system, as this is our only line to the mainland.

By the way, the total cost of the trip this Christmas on BC Ferries was $218.95.

Jens Frederiksen,

Comox Valley


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