- May 22, 2013 - 13:46
The Federal Government appears to favor the east coast to the west. While they close bases here in BC, they open more on the east. We have no army left in BC save for the radio station at Aldergrove, a air base at Comox with no combat aircraft and a navy base in Victoria with a few frigates. Oh, I guess we don't need much navy support here on the west coast because we can always rely on the American fleet and subs stationed just down the Puget Sound. The last two army bases we did have were closed and all the personnel were moved to Alberta. Just try to get them into BC in the winter time for a major disaster when the roads are closed over the Rocky's, it could be a serious problem.
- March 06, 2012 - 07:52
I drive by this site every day, which is not even a quarter done let alone half done.Someone must have to tell the media words of encouragement because as anyone can see this job is well behind.
- Tony Young
- March 03, 2012 - 10:59
Another form of tax dollars wasted by the DND. A massive building built with no idea what it is for. Lets make more work projects for the only area of NL with a decent unemployment rate. Screw the rest of the province.
- March 04, 2012 - 09:35
The Pleasantville project was designed to save taxdollars by consolidating dozens of aging buildings into one, easy to maintain facility. It not only houses many military units within the province, but it also ensures that those units will remain there - which is good for both the people and the economy of Newfoundland. Lastly, the building will serve as a post disaster facility - on top of allowing the military units in Newfoundland to perform their respective duties as well. As seen with Hurricane Igor, Pleasantville became the headquarters of a provincial disaster response team. The new building will be able to house such efforts with greater ease in the future.