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A familiar, friendly face at the Bella Coola ferry dock

Darrell Fritz moved to the valley 30 years ago
Darrell Fritz is a friendly, helpful person at the BC Ferries terminal in Bella Coola as seen here Friday, June 23. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Darrell Fritz is a friendly, helpful person visitors and locals alike meet at the BC Ferries terminal in Bella Coola.

Fritz was living in Williams Lake, but moved to Bella Coola 30 years ago to work for Hodgson Freightways.

He said he would try the job for a year and has been in Bella Coola ever since.

Today he unties the ferry, operates the ramp, and then when the boat comes back he ties them up and helps them load.

“They are an awesome bunch of people to work for,” he said.

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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