Letters to the Editor

Bridge might put an end to Gabriola's complaints

To the Editor,

Re: Gabriola Island residents protest ferry reductions, Jan. 21.

Gabriola Island has always had a problem with living up to the times, and B.C. Ferries has always been a problem for them. They complain about the ferry cost, they complain when there was a bridge recommended and now they are complaining about a possible ferry cutback on their run.

I for one am getting sick and tired of supporting and subsidizing their way of life through my tax dollars.

I would whole-heartedly support them if they stood up and accepted a bridge to their precious island. Let’s face it, it would be more beneficial as far as real estate goes, and getting on and off the island would be much easier, and a bridge could be built very easily close to Dodd Narrows; the water is shallow there and close to the island. A win-win situation, getting to and from work, kids’ activities, shopping, real estate enhancement, and much more.

You would be able to control your life with out waiting or rushing to a ferry. Get with the times, residents of Gabriola, and this will cut down on your complaining.

Dave Noble

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Editorial cartoon, Jan. 20
B.C. hockey league has enough of angry parents
Coun. Gord Fuller remains in critical condition after heart attack
Senior saved from Sunday house fire
Year in Review 2014: June to December
Another View: The battle for Kennewick man
The World Cup of Hockey Wants To Destroy the Olympics... And Latvia
COLUMN: Millions for a charitable cause – or a card game
OP-ED COLUMN: Rail proponent offers another perspective on E&N

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.