Three weeks before the restoration of the CNM Evolution Service
The owner of Traverse Rimouski and Forestville, Hilary Journeault confirms the restoration CNM Evolution ship service for June 18
The catamaran will serve the South Shore link / North Coast from the port of Rimouski for a 23rd season. It will also work twenty people, including Captain Claude Dion, back this year. The CNM Evolution has undergone major work of $ 400 000 during the winter. transmission breakage was particularly corrected that caused the premature termination of the season last year.
The maximum number of passengers will be cut in half because of the health measures to counter the spread of coronavirus. Up to 30 vehicles can find a place. Passengers will have to undergo a prevention protocol and may have to answer questions about their health.
The work of the CNM Evolution were paid for half by Quebec, which suggests a more open government to support private property ferries. On April 7, Mr. Journeault denounced in our pages inequity between ferries and private sector and the public sector.
The Society of Quebec ferries must also continually unveil a project that would include the provision of services of ferry Matane (public), Rimouski (private), Trois-Pistoles (municipal) and Rivière-du-Loup (private).
“Launching the fact is June 5 in Rimouski, but will begin operations open to the public June 18, a Thursday. It is best to start at the beginning of the weekend for a good start of season. We still have the same project with the STQ, but we have received no news, “said Mr. Journeault.
The NJC will be at its best to accommodate passengers, argues Mr. Journeault: “We still have two weeks of effort to put to it. We work hard and CNM Evolution is coming clean! ”
The crisis has made Mr. coronavirus Journeault cautious in its view whether we will or not a good tourist season. “Moderately optimistic. The crisis affects everyone. I look forward to what the people of the government will announce to all relevant activities and especially for water activities on the river. “