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Organizers looking for big turnout at ferry cut protests

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Organizers say they’re expecting a big turnout for a series of coordinated protests against cuts to BC Ferries.

The cuts have already been the subject of heated public meetings and lobbying from local governments, Chambers of Commerce and Ferry Advisory Committees.

Jef Keighley of the BC Ferry Coalition says he thinks they can get the ear of the government with the protests on the Sunshine Coast and several other communities, including Gabriola Island.

But not everybody thinks protesting is the way to go.  Sechelt mayor John Henderson, a former member of the BC Ferries Board, spoke out against a motion of support at Wednesday’s Council meeting.

The protests are going to be at 7 locations along the length of Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast, including the ferry terminals, between 12:30 and 1:30 tomorrow.  They’ll start around noon at Langdale and Earls Cove in order to catch the traffic getting on and off the ferries.

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Gabriolans are planning to gather at their ferry terminal.

For a full list of times and locations check bcferrycoalition.com

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