Commenting on our previous post about the eight figure offshore expenditure to come to fix-up the made-in-BC Spirit class boats, long time reader (and musical maestro) Scotty on Denman filled us in on the latest regarding that new cable ferry to Hornby Island that not all of (none?) of the locals are all that thrilled about:
...(A)friend whom I was to pick up on Denman after walking over on the "BS Connector" ( "BS" short for "Baynes Sound"---and other stuff) or, as we call it here, the "cable-ferry", was made to wait for a later run because there are not enough lifejackets to go around.
That's right, the new ferry which nobody here or Hornby Island approved of, the one which we and our fellow Hornby Islanders were assured would provide the same service as the previous, self-propelled HMS Quinitsa, has HALF the number of lifejackets, this in order to reduce the crew from six to three deckhands...
...How did BCFS Inc slip this one past normally scrutinizing Islanders? The service which it promised would remain the same was expressed in numbers of cars, not passengers; thus, when, say, fifty cars with a driver and two passengers each is loaded (150 passengers), no walk-ons are allowed because it exceeds to number of lifejackets on board...
Once again under the BC Liberals...
The more things change the worse they get for average British Columbians.