Gabriola Island Bridge project prompts new opposition from residents
Bridge-Free Salish Sea group plans to mount a petition campaign to gauge concerns over proposed bridge
CBC News Posted: Oct 29, 2014 11:06 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014 11:07 AM PT
I think that all of us who live on the Big Island and the littler ones had better get used to this; not only is it a direct threat to the NIMBYs on the smaller islands who don’t like the big rise in ferry fares (none of us do, but it keeps my limited income on the Island, a good thing…) but the facts are that, though most of us never voted for them, the gLibs are here to stay and will do what they like…besides the mere threat of a bridge swiftly silences those who complain about ferry fares, and redirects the defense to the concept of a bridge…pretty good deflection by the ClarkCorp…you have to admit…
Anyone else remember Pat NcGeer’s SoCred fantasies about a bridge to Vancouver Island from the Lower Mainland? Not looking like so much science fiction, now..and with the way things are going, the last model I saw, a series of pontoon-type bridges that landed on, and drove through, several islands before coming to rest on Vancouver Island, may not be such a pipe dream anymore.
With one of their infamous PPPs (public/private partnerships) the corporate types who financed BC Liberals would be slavering for the chance to ding us further by big tolls, and the swift elimination of unions and headaches for the government vis a vis the fare increases and the constant need to repair the old ferries would stop, eventually…but will it happen?