BC Ferries is going to Germany to build a new ferry to replace the Queen of Prince Rupert.
Of course going to Germany has created a bit of a stir in the BC shipbuilding industry as can be found in this article from the Globe and Mail.
While we wait for 2009, the replacement for the Queen of the North is still being negotiated.
Interesting to see what you find when you look for information on the Sonia. I found this bulletion board today, with all sorts of comments and pictures of the soon to be latest addition to the northern fleet.