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BC Ferries, Rick Hansen's relay, and Victoria's Fringe Festival

BC Ferries is sailing into a rising tide of red ink. President David Hahn presented a grim picture at the ferry corporation's annual general meeting this morning. Falling passenger numbers and rising costs have pushed a projected operating deficit for this year to 35 million dollars. To try to stem the losses, BC Ferries is asking the province to let it cut up to 400 sailings a year on major routes. But that could be just the start of the decisions the government may have to make. Les Leyne, legislative columnist with the Victoria Times Colonist, explains.

One journey, seven thousand people, nine months, twelve thousand kilometres. Those are the numbers behind a cross-Canada relay to mark the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen's man in motion tour. The relay began this morning in Newfoundland. Sonny Davis is an endurance wheelchair athlete who lives in Kelowna. He explains his own involvement.

It is an understatement to say John Threlfall is a frequent fringer. He has been reviewing shows for the Victoria Fringe Festival for a decade now. He gives advice on how to get the most out of this year's 25th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival.

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