To the Editor,
Ahoy me mateys! All those cruise ships I spot on the horizon, are they bound for Nanaimo? No, my skeptical captain. Just about every single vessel is headed for Vancouver or Victoria.
By 2015, that is this year, the Nanaimo Port Authority said 25 to 30 large cruise ships would be gracing our spiffy $24-million dock but only two large boats and one small ship will be pulling in this year.
So much for the $5-million booty the port authority promised would be showered upon the local economy each year. Should someone be forced to walk to the plank for this shipwreck?