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  • Danny
    March 14, 2013 - 23:55

    I support the fence and the Port Auth board are doing a fine job.The fence will also protect random searches of drug laden vessels which provide many millions of dollars each yr to our local economy.

  • Alick Andrews
    March 13, 2013 - 11:21

    Are any members of the Port Authority elected? Is there any merit base to the appointment? To whom is the Port Authority accountable? What is their policy,if any, on transparency and openess to the public.? How is membership determined? How is the need for "safety" and "security" determined, and by whom? Who owns the Keg Restaurent? Why is it mentioned in this speech?

  • Blair
    March 08, 2013 - 22:30

    Steve, the Port Authority does not own the waterfront property behind Harvey's. Piers 12 to 16 belong to the name you mentioned....Harvey's. Also the Port Authority owns very little of the Southside Piers or the Piers in the vacinity of the dockyard. Some owners on the Southside are Irving, Esso, Coast Guard, CONA, DND. They also don't own the Boat Basin at Fort Amherst

  • Not Lena either, but
    March 08, 2013 - 14:34

    To Christopher Chafe, I heard the legitimate, local restaurant owners who were wondering why the Keg got preferential treatment. Nobody but a fool, or perhaps you, might assume that the majority of tourists eat seafood but that option would have been more desirable. By the way, I lived in Calgary and they're proud and supportive of their beef industry. Maybe we should learn a few lessons.

  • Huck
    March 08, 2013 - 12:52

    The fence is the price we have to pay for prosperity on the Avalon. No fence + no cruise ships + no supply ships = the loss of most of the revenue in St John's.

  • Lena
    March 08, 2013 - 09:20

    What a load of codswallop, misdirection and obfuscation -- and I can't wait to see what restaurants we'll see in those spaces next to the spot where the Keg peddles its Alberta beef instead of promoting local seafood. More pretentious franchise locations, no doubt, yet again missing the focus that both locals and visitors to the region want, and to the detriment of established local businesses.

    • To Lena
      March 08, 2013 - 10:15

      Your comment sounds like it is coming from a pretentious local resturant owner from the DT core. Also contrary to popular belief not every Newfoundlander eats seafood!

    • Not Lena but...
      March 08, 2013 - 11:38

      Not every citizen of this province eats seafood, but you miss the point. The waterfront is a major tourism asset. Putting franchise outlets at that location is like using your prime real estate for storage sheds. There's nothing pretentious about using prime space to showcase our culture instead of somewhere else's.

    • Not Lena either,but
      March 08, 2013 - 13:35

      To - To Lena, Why the jealousy for local restaurant owners. I'm not a fish eater either, but if tourism is so important, why are we promoting the Keg over local entrepreneurs?

    • Christopher Chafe
      March 08, 2013 - 14:12

      To Not Lena Either, But.......are you forgetting the pretentious attitude that the local resturant owners showed and voiced when they heard of the KEG coming to St. John's. Everyone here is assuming that THE MAJORITY of Tourists come here and only eat seafood. That's the same as assuming that 1.5 million tourists to Calgary last July ate only Alberta Beef!

    • steve
      March 08, 2013 - 14:31

      I thought this article was about the fence!

  • steve
    March 08, 2013 - 08:13

    I hate the fence. The part of the harbour apron from Atlantic Place to the bottom of Prescott is being fenced, and that is the most popular and nicest area to walk. They could fence the rest of the Harbour and leave that open, and people would be a lot happier. The Port Authority needs to do something with the area behind Harvey's, immediately east of the bottom of Prescott. It's atrocious, and a hazard to shipping.