STOP the Denman Island Cable Ferry Project.
  • Petitioned Mr. Todd Stone

This petition was delivered to:

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
Mr. Todd Stone
CEO - British Columbia Ferry Corporation
Mr. Mike Corrigan

STOP the Denman Island Cable Ferry Project.

    1. Laura Pope
    2. Petition by

      Laura Pope

      Denman Island, Canada

The B.C. Ferry Corporation wants to go ahead with this project and put in the longest cable ferry in the world, even though the vast majority of residents and other ferry users (and thus taxpayers who are the real shareholders of the Corporation) oppose it. There are unresolved issues regarding public safety, grave technical concerns. Jobs will be cut by half, which are critical to the local economy.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Some Fun Additions for Sunday 18th at 2pm at Denman West.

      Laura Pope
      Petition Organizer

      /Users/laurapope/Desktop/NoCableFerry-1.pdf

    3. Why We Don't Want This Cable Ferry!

      Laura Pope
      Petition Organizer
      Send In The Clowns

      Hello, my name is Captain Pete Kimmerly. I am a retired Icebreaker Captain. I was Senior Master of the Hornby Island Ferry. As a Manager with BC Ferries, I have gained some perspectives about how they think and operate. As a professional Mariner with 41 years of seagoing experience I have gained some real life perspectives.

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Longest Salt Water Cable Ferry in the World - NO!

      Laura Pope
      Petition Organizer

      ________STOP THE CABLE FERRY PETITION_______

      The taxpayers of B.C. are the real shareholders of B.C. Ferries Corporation.
      Our communities have said NO at 9 BCFC “consultation” meetings.
      The Coastal Ferries Act distances the ferry users from decisions critical to local economies. All of us who live in coastal communities and other travellers must rely on ferries as our Marine Highway and must have a say in our service.

      Therefore we the undersigned, users of ferry service to Denman and Hornby Islands ask the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Todd Stone to intervene and immediately order a halt to the proposed Cable Ferry for Denman Island.

      There are serious technical concerns about the ability of the cable ferry to handle the tides, wind, and waves on Baynes Sound.

      There are safety concerns with a crew reduced from 6 to 3 -with all the Licensed Officers jobs gone.

      There are concerns about the length and size of the wire cables.

    6. Reached 50 signatures
    7. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Michael McNevin NANAIMO, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      This is untested, unproven technology that may result in significant injury or loss of life. BCFS is once again following down the path of the "fast ferry" mentality.

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    • Lesley Humphrey TORORNTO, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      Firstly, safety for all Island inhabitants and visitors. Secondly, jobs for local folk. The existing ferry system is safe, proven efficient and important source of income for Islanders.

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    • Yvonne Seibold VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      My parents live on Denman island

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    • Don Stuart WEST VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      From the background information I have read, I do not believe that anything close to adequate engineering studies have been conducted to assess the long term performance, safety and economic feasibility of this idea. For a project of this nature I would expect a comprehensive report from a world class engineering firm recognized for their experience in this field, accompanied by an equally authoritative economic feasibility study.

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    • herta seibold DENMAN ISLAND, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      SAFETY!!!! SAFETY!!!!!SAFETY!!!!

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