Omicron illnesses could disrupt B.C. inland ferries

Staff Omicron sicknesses could lead to inland ferry cancellations

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The MEV Columbia pictured in August of 2014 during its first summer of service. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer file photo

The B.C. government is warning that service on its inland ferries could be disrupted due to staff being sick with Omicron.

In a Jan. 18 statement, the government said staffing is a challenge now.

“The impact of the Omicron variant and other seasonal illnesses are affecting the availability of crew members. This staffing challenge for inland ferry operators is the same faced by other transportation agencies throughout the province.”

The government advises people to check DriveBC  for any cancellations before using a ferry.