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B.C. Ferries moving forward on revamping its fleet maintenance unit

B.C. Ferries moving forward on revamping its fleet maintenance unit

No costs are being released, other than the plan exceeds $25 million, but it’s expected to be a massive redevelopment project.
Sunwing President apologizes for chaotic Christmas travel, received 7,000 complaints

Sunwing President apologizes for chaotic Christmas travel, received 7,000 complaints

OTTAWA — From long hours waiting on hold to sleepless nights on airport floors and desperate scrambles to rebook flights and find missing bags, it was a holiday travel season that no one had on their wish list — but that thousands of people got.
Air Canada says U.S. travel problems due to FAA order affecting transborder flights

Air Canada says U.S. travel problems due to FAA order affecting transborder flights

TORONTO — Air Canada is warning travellers check their flights before heading to the airport as troubles caused by a key computer outage at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration caused delays.
Force airlines to automatically compensate travellers, passengers' advocate says

Force airlines to automatically compensate travellers, passengers' advocate says

OTTAWA — An advocate for air passengers says Canada should make it so travellers are automatically entitled to compensation from airlines when their flights are disrupted, rather than having to make claims on their own.
Transport minister will meet with committee investigating holiday travel woes

Transport minister will meet with committee investigating holiday travel woes

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has accepted a request from fellow members of Parliament to appear before a committee that is seeking answers about what led to a chaotic holiday travel season.
Coast Mountain Bus Company feels supply chain pinch

Coast Mountain Bus Company feels supply chain pinch

But no bus routes have seen service delays, according to TransLink spokesman.
Sunwing 'incredibly sorry' after holiday travel disruptions leave customers stranded

Sunwing 'incredibly sorry' after holiday travel disruptions leave customers stranded

TORONTO — Sunwing has issued an apology to passengers left stranded after winter storms upended operations but says "most of our customers enjoyed their holidays with minimal disruption.
Opposition unites, calls for federal transport minister to address airport chaos

Opposition unites, calls for federal transport minister to address airport chaos

B.C. NDP and Conservative MPs have joined forces to call for Canada's Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra to address a Parliamentary committee to take responsibility for severe holiday travel glitches and provide solutions.
Supply chain woes caused US auto sales to fall 8% last year

Supply chain woes caused US auto sales to fall 8% last year

DETROIT (AP) — Shortages of computer chips and other parts continued to hobble the U.S. auto industry last year, contributing to vehicle sales dropping 8% from 2021 to their lowest level in more than a decade.
2022 auto sales lowest since 2009, rise in December: DesRosiers

2022 auto sales lowest since 2009, rise in December: DesRosiers

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says light vehicle sales were up 5.5 per cent in December compared with last year but were down for the whole year.