Well, that’s sorted. No bridge in the foreseeable future, as it happens. More details here.
Author: MV Quinsam
Island Life, Pre-industrial Style
And what did you do for Power Outage Day? Me, I plugged in the gennie because work, admired all the sunshine, and (later) whined about Village Foods pulling all the fresh greens. I suppose if we’d had a bridge we could’ve all driven over to the big island and… whined about them pulling the fresh greens too, seeing as their…
CBC interview with Claire Trevena about BC Ferries
Go here to listen. Gregor Craigie interviews NDP Ferries critic Claire Trevena about the floated Horseshoe Bay<>Nanaimo route. Claire points out that this route is Highway 1, and such a change is effectively decommissioning a large portion of it. By a semi-private body.
Notes from a Biker
A lot of people say they wish they could bike more, but they’re afraid of the traffic. I myself get a bit nervous in Nanaimo, but I’m not familiar with those roads. Still, I will ride in Nanaimo if I have business there. I’m not nervous on Gabriola. The hot patch repairs can be a pain, the gravel can be…
Bridge enthusiasm seems to me to be, essentially, unimaginatively traditional. What do you do when you want better access to the greater community? Why, build a bigger road! Except, wait, we’re on an island. Limited resources, fragile environment… our existing roads, the really good ones, the main arteries linking north and south, are barely two lanes of tarmac, pitted and…