- March 20, 2012 - 04:50
We're sending our problems to be dealt with in the third world as has been done by developed nations for many years. They don't care about the environment if it costs money and we don't care to know about it. Sorry David Sazuki.
- April 20, 2013 - 18:37
What do they expect, the ships to just rust away in the harbour not being used or maintained? It's their fault they didn't give the ships a proper sendoff. Some of my fondest memories as a kid was taking the ferry to Nova Scotia during summer vacations with my family, but I don't see the problem in using the ship for raw materials when we all should be supporting the re-use of renewable resources whenever possible.
- March 18, 2012 - 15:49
I can't believe the mindset of some Gov.officials.Crying over a couple of ships that have outlived their usfulness.Who cares about the way they're being dismantled?And all this BS about ""green' dismantling is insane! Being green is a load of horse manure too.If we as a people want to try and keep the planet a little cleaner and greener lets get back to using glass bottles over and over again ,charge a fee for each bottle,like we did in the fifties.Then,lets get rid of all plastic bags and replace them with paper that is biodegradable.Those two things alone would take care of 50 pct of the garbage problems we have today.Not to mention all the other non-biodegradable items that go into many of our everyday products today like plastic forks,spoons ,plates and cups that have a half life of nuclear material.It won't rot in a landfill for millions of years,if ever.All the things the cloistered clowns of the pseudo-scientific world ,lying through their teeth to get Gov money,seem to ignore.And then,of course,there are these two rust buckets.Anybody with a brain knows that over the last century or so there have been thousands of ships that have met with accidents and that have been sunk by U-Boats with full cargos of oil and other material that have had zero environmental impacts on our oceans.So,what makes you people believe that the scrapping of these two scows will be any different?Use your heads folks for something besides a hatrack!
- Joe ryan
- March 18, 2012 - 13:12
What a joke. And if they had "a proper decommissioning ceremony", Gerry would have the been the first person to complain about the money wasted on a party for some old scrap buckets.
- March 18, 2012 - 07:39
So why don't they hold a ceremony, erect a picture and a plaque and have their "closure"...insert eye rolling.
- California Pete from NFLD
- March 17, 2012 - 18:41
I got rid of my 1952 Plymouth a long time back. It was worn out and that was the end of that so let it go give it up. I now have a new car with modern technology and I love it Do you get it
- March 17, 2012 - 11:56
Just a small correction on the recent photos of dismantled vessels. The references are in reverse by mishipcentury and the Telegram - it is the Smallwood that was more stripped out, and the Caribou with the centre part of the wheelhouse intact. Although they are sister ships, the mast betwen the funnels was different - Caribou had the thicker one. Also, someone a little more appropriate than Gerry Byrne and his typical melodramatic language could have been contacted for this story. How about a former captain, or some frequent formaer travellers. How do *they* feel about these pics?
- March 17, 2012 - 10:55
The new vessels are garbage
- March 17, 2012 - 09:42
While some people do not like to see change, these two ferries outlived their lives on this run. It is funny to see MP Gerry Byrne so 'emotional' about the dismantling of these vessels. All he did when they were there was complain about the service! The service seems to be working good with the two new vessels so i guess Byrne doesnt have as much to complain about these days. While we all love to reminise about the past we should also remember that we have 2 new vessels that are very efficient. What we should be worrying about is if the service is properly catering to the people of this province, not how the old vessels are being dismantled or if Gerry Byrne needs something to complain about!