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  • Audacity
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    A toll bridge?

    I can imagine people being bitter and acrimonious about this well into it's functional life as well. Can't please everyone all the time.

    What kind of bridge would it be I wonder? Suspension I suppose.

    I don't know. It's not exactly Manhattan or Montreal. I just don't know.

    Interesting idea though.

  • realistic
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    With the aging vessel fleet you have no choice but to spend money to keep them in service. We all know what happens when a service is disturbed, people get up in arms!! There are 2 ferries being built at the moment and others to be constructed in the near future.
    Until the fleet is replaced we have to make due with what we have and do repairs as required.

  • realistic
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Just a side note to the Long Island Causeway. I have been on that ferry numerous times and am sceptical if a causeway is even a possibility. The tides seem strong at times and they get ice flow there, how can you possibly build a causeway here?
    I have spoken to people familiar with this area(not govt employees) and they say it is not practical to even think of building a causeway here.
    As for the ferry fleet...i guess everyone would like a new ferry, but the junk was bought in the 90's and now they have to be repaired or there will be no service at all.
    I also live where there is a ferry service and sometimes its an inconvenience but i choose to live here. Its my choice whether i want to put up with the ferry problems, ice conditions, winds, etc...or i can just move elsewhere where i can find something else to complain about!!

  • Barbara
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Another million dollars of the Long Island Causeway money. No wonder Government cancelled our Causeway. They needed all of our money to keep that piece of work Nonia going.

    The last I heard about 30 minutes ago is that the Nonia is somewhere near Little Bay Islands broken down. Please someone go get the crew off that piece of garbage and sink it, getting us all out of our misery once and for all.

    CBC should ask who went to Estonia to view and buy the Nonia, aka the Adelaide, aka the Hull 100 aka the Nonia. Whose wives went along on the trip, was it an enjoyable European holiday on taxpayers dollars and lastly and more importantly which Transportation officials received delivery of the bogus ship, not the one bought in Estonia, and who signed the cheque for a ship that was never ever seen by top TW officials??????

    • estonian
      February 11, 2013 - 22:21

      for your information it seems you guys there don't know to much about ships its old and russian built crap but in estonia theres a sistership just like it and works well 365 days a year whitout troubles doing 2 grossings a day between two major islands. you should hire more competent crew there especisly engine department and to pay so much money to repair this ship seems more like your local government has friends in the shipyards who just need high paying contract work:)) i mean you could find most spare parts for it from russia for a price per kilo:)))

  • Barbara
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Government would have been banking extra cash by now if they had allowed the Long Island Causeway project to proceed in 2005. It makes one wonder at the ineptitude of the Bureaucrats, the Transportation and Works officials who have been there for years. Our elected officials should keep a closer eye on these Bureaucrats as they give bad advice which are detrimental to the people of the Province and which waste taxpayers' money. Bureaucrats don't care about the people, they only care about protecting their own jobs. Our elected politicians should be more diligent so that the Long Island Causeway mistake situation does not happen again.

  • Stop the Racket
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    So what friend or relative of King Danny is associated with New Dock? This is typical Williams. Do as I say not as I do mentality. The dictatorship is alive and well even after the restoration of his heart Danny Williams is still the self centred ego maniac he always was. Oh well were stuck with him. FOR NOW.

  • Jenny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    The MV Nonia is not on the Bell Island run. She has been dispatched to Little Bay Islands. The MV Flanders and the MV Beaumont Hamel are on the Bell Island run.

  • Teresita
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    This article provides further evidence that the expense of the repairs on the current aging fleet is akin to throwing money down a sink hole. Obviously, a more permanent solution needs to be addressed. A well thought out plan for a fixed link between Bell Island and the local mainland will pay for itself in the long run. Thus saving the taxpayers money. Simply said, it requires less negativity for this solution and thinking outside the box!!

  • Audacity
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    A toll bridge?

    I can imagine people being bitter and acrimonious about this well into it's functional life as well. Can't please everyone all the time.

    What kind of bridge would it be I wonder? Suspension I suppose.

    I don't know. It's not exactly Manhattan or Montreal. I just don't know.

    Interesting idea though.

  • realistic
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    With the aging vessel fleet you have no choice but to spend money to keep them in service. We all know what happens when a service is disturbed, people get up in arms!! There are 2 ferries being built at the moment and others to be constructed in the near future.
    Until the fleet is replaced we have to make due with what we have and do repairs as required.

  • realistic
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Just a side note to the Long Island Causeway. I have been on that ferry numerous times and am sceptical if a causeway is even a possibility. The tides seem strong at times and they get ice flow there, how can you possibly build a causeway here?
    I have spoken to people familiar with this area(not govt employees) and they say it is not practical to even think of building a causeway here.
    As for the ferry fleet...i guess everyone would like a new ferry, but the junk was bought in the 90's and now they have to be repaired or there will be no service at all.
    I also live where there is a ferry service and sometimes its an inconvenience but i choose to live here. Its my choice whether i want to put up with the ferry problems, ice conditions, winds, etc...or i can just move elsewhere where i can find something else to complain about!!

  • Barbara
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Another million dollars of the Long Island Causeway money. No wonder Government cancelled our Causeway. They needed all of our money to keep that piece of work Nonia going.

    The last I heard about 30 minutes ago is that the Nonia is somewhere near Little Bay Islands broken down. Please someone go get the crew off that piece of garbage and sink it, getting us all out of our misery once and for all.

    CBC should ask who went to Estonia to view and buy the Nonia, aka the Adelaide, aka the Hull 100 aka the Nonia. Whose wives went along on the trip, was it an enjoyable European holiday on taxpayers dollars and lastly and more importantly which Transportation officials received delivery of the bogus ship, not the one bought in Estonia, and who signed the cheque for a ship that was never ever seen by top TW officials??????

  • Barbara
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Government would have been banking extra cash by now if they had allowed the Long Island Causeway project to proceed in 2005. It makes one wonder at the ineptitude of the Bureaucrats, the Transportation and Works officials who have been there for years. Our elected officials should keep a closer eye on these Bureaucrats as they give bad advice which are detrimental to the people of the Province and which waste taxpayers' money. Bureaucrats don't care about the people, they only care about protecting their own jobs. Our elected politicians should be more diligent so that the Long Island Causeway mistake situation does not happen again.

  • Stop the Racket
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    So what friend or relative of King Danny is associated with New Dock? This is typical Williams. Do as I say not as I do mentality. The dictatorship is alive and well even after the restoration of his heart Danny Williams is still the self centred ego maniac he always was. Oh well were stuck with him. FOR NOW.

  • Jenny
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    The MV Nonia is not on the Bell Island run. She has been dispatched to Little Bay Islands. The MV Flanders and the MV Beaumont Hamel are on the Bell Island run.

  • Teresita
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    This article provides further evidence that the expense of the repairs on the current aging fleet is akin to throwing money down a sink hole. Obviously, a more permanent solution needs to be addressed. A well thought out plan for a fixed link between Bell Island and the local mainland will pay for itself in the long run. Thus saving the taxpayers money. Simply said, it requires less negativity for this solution and thinking outside the box!!