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Thumbs up, BC Ferries! One blistering hot
topic I want to bring up is British Columbia’s
mighty ferry system, but not from the angle
you might expect. I’ve noticed that some
people in Powell River seem
BRAINWASHED into maligning them.
Residents and even POLITICIANS are
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Thumbs up, BC Ferries! One blistering
hot topic I want to bring up is British
Columbia’s mighty ferry system, but not
from the angle you might expect.
DEFENDING BC FERRIES!
May 1, 2017
sometimes guilty of singling the ferries out as a problem for the town. Yes a
PROBLEM! This I don’t understand. Well, here’s something different: someone
saying something NICE about them and not badmouthing them! That’s right -- I
frickin’ LOVE BC Ferries and I’m not ashamed to admit it!

The ferries at both ends of this community are high capacity vessels that run
professionally and on-time. And the ferry trips are very pleasant in and of themselves.
I mean, just to take the ferry as a day trip to Vancouver Island is a mind-blowing
experience on a purely recreational level and I find it amazing that something like this
is available in PR. There’s nothing else that remotely resembles it here. It’s
impossible to deny that this town is faltering economically and with the town
degenerating like it is it’s amazing that we’d still have a world-class ferry system
operating here. And there are not one but THREE separate routes being serviced here
by BC Ferries! THREE OF THEM!!! That’s a hell of a lot of ferry action for one
town where most towns have none! Powell River doesn’t DESERVE a ferry system
this good! We should all be THANKING BC Ferries for the terrific service they
provide, not criticizing them. The ferry system in BC is something that a previous
government did correctly -- an example of an impressive infrastructure implemented
by our forefathers that we would never see created today. And it’s STILL being
operated correctly by the present regime. It astonishes me that the same government
that does a judicial system that is so wrong can do something so RIGHT!

If you want proof of this just take a look at how extensively Texada Island is serviced
by BC Ferries. Go to their website and take a look at the Texada ferry schedule. That
ferry operates seven days a week and runs virtually nonstop from six A.M. to ten
o’clock at night -- including on Sundays! This makes me wonder just what the hell is
going on on that small island of eleven hundred or so residents for it to need almost
nonstop ferry service. Are there really THAT MANY PEOPLE using the Texada
Island ferry? Regardless, this proves that BC Ferries DOES service this area more
than adequately. Also, the upgrades they did to the Westview ferry dock a few years
back, as well as the upcoming introduction of a brand-new vessel this year, are two
other things that show a strong commitment to Powell River by BC Ferries -- and
don’t let anyone tell you anything different.

I’m not quite sure why people here knock BC Ferries the way they do. It’s a tradition
I guess. And as well, monolithic institutions often become targets for public
resentment simply because of their sheer size. Whatever the reason, people should
think twice before openly condemning them, lest their feelings get hurt and they
decide to pick up their toys and go home. My adage “Blessed are the transportation
providers” couldn’t apply to any transport service more aptly than it does to BC
Ferries.
Finally, I hear they’re moving the Powell
River library to a shopping center. That I
don’t get. I see the library’s current
location as a sacred heritage site, part of
what I call “Old” Powell River which
includes the Patricia Theatre and the Bank
of Montreal, and it should stay where it is. Why not fortify and preserve the library’s
historic and classy city hall location instead of abandoning it and buying new real
estate? It’s not like they don’t have enough space there to enlarge its size if they
wanted to. I mean, how big does a small town library need to be? They have their
reasons I suppose. However, to be fair, the new location is in the heart of the town’s
shopping district so it’ll be more convenient in that it will be centralized with
everything else. And I’m sure it’ll be an architectural wonder the town can be proud
of.

Some of my sentimentality for the old library comes from my memories of growing
up in PR in the 1970s and ’80s. My dad was a voracious reader and I have fond
memories of spending Saturday afternoons with him at the library when I was a boy.
I’ve spent the last ten years in a state of nostalgic shock, mourning the loss of the
town I remember from back then. Something very wicked happened in Powell River
during the twenty years I was absent, some sort of economic devastation occurred,
and it tore this community to shreds. I’m coming to terms with that, or just not giving
a shit anymore, and, as such, I suppose tearing down Old Powell River and
rearranging everything is a perfectly suitable way to bring the era of the town’s glory
days to its final -- and inescapable -- conclusion.
I’ve officially observed a very real HOUSE
FIRE PATTERN in a neighborhood south of
town near Garnet Rock. The fire pattern
started a few years ago with a couple of house
fires that happened back to back and then
there was another fire that happened in
September of last year in the same area. That
might not seem like a blatant pattern to you but
it is. I travel into Powell River every other day
and I've never seen a single fire in any other neighborhood ANYWHERE. And these
aren’t small fires by any means, these are major INFERNOS that are destroying
buildings. Of course I have no idea what’s causing them but I’ve heard on the radio
that BC Hydro smart meters have caused fires so I’m wondering if THAT might be
the culprit? Something else I find peculiar is how a little while before all these fires
started happening a FIRE HYDRANT was installed in the area directly across the
street from where this latest fire occurred. Is this a coincidence? Or was the
government EXPECTING a fire problem in this neighborhood? Did they put in a
batch of faulty smart meters there that they knew would begin causing problems?
This seems very suspicious and a little unsettling to me.
DEFENDING BC FERRIES!
May 1, 2017
I’ve noticed that some people in Powell
River seem BRAINWASHED into
maligning them. Residents and even
POLITICIANS are sometimes guilty of
singling the ferries out as a problem for
the town. Yes a PROBLEM! This I don’t
understand. Well, here’s something
different: someone saying something
NICE about them and not badmouthing
them! That’s right -- I frickin’ LOVE BC
Ferries and I’m not ashamed to admit it!

The ferries at both ends of this
community are high capacity vessels that
run professionally and on-time. And the
ferry trips are very pleasant in and of
themselves. I mean, just to take the ferry
as a day trip to Vancouver Island is a
mind-blowing experience on a purely
recreational level and I find it amazing
that something like this is available in PR.
There’s nothing else that remotely
resembles it here. It’s impossible to deny
that this town is faltering economically
and with the town degenerating like it is
it’s amazing that we’d still have a world-
class ferry system operating here. And
there are not one but THREE separate
routes being serviced here by BC Ferries!
THREE OF THEM!!! That’s a hell of a lot
of ferry action for one town where most
towns have none! Powell River doesn’t
DESERVE a ferry system this good! We
should all be THANKING BC Ferries for
the terrific service they provide, not
criticizing them. The ferry system in BC
is something that a previous government
did correctly -- an example of an
impressive infrastructure implemented by
our forefathers that we would never see
created today. And it’s STILL being
operated correctly by the present regime.
It astonishes me that the same
government that does a judicial system
that is so wrong can do something so
RIGHT!

If you want proof of this just take a look
at how extensively Texada Island is
serviced by BC Ferries. Go to their
website and take a look at the Texada
ferry schedule. That ferry operates seven
days a week and runs virtually nonstop
from six A.M. to ten o’clock at night --
including on Sundays! This makes me
wonder just what the hell is going on on
that small island of eleven hundred or so
residents for it to need almost nonstop
ferry service. Are there really THAT
MANY PEOPLE using the Texada Island
ferry? Regardless, this proves that BC
Ferries DOES service this area more than
adequately. Also, the upgrades they did to
the Westview ferry dock a few years
back, as well as the upcoming
introduction of a brand-new vessel this
year, are two other things that show a
strong commitment to Powell River by
BC Ferries -- and don’t let anyone tell
you anything different.

I’m not quite sure why people here knock
BC Ferries the way they do. It’s a
tradition I guess. And as well, monolithic
institutions often become targets for
public resentment simply because of
their sheer size. Whatever the reason,
people should think twice before openly
condemning them, lest their feelings get
hurt and they decide to pick up their toys
and go home. My adage “Blessed are the
transportation providers” couldn’t
apply to any transport service more aptly
than it does to BC Ferries.

I’ve officially observed a very real
HOUSE FIRE PATTERN in a
neighborhood south of town near Garnet
Rock.
The fire pattern started a few years ago
with a couple of house fires that
happened back to back and then there was
another fire that happened in September
of last year in the same area. That might
not seem like a blatant pattern to you but
it is. I travel into Powell River every
other day and I’ve never seen a single fire
in any other neighborhood ANYWHERE.
And these aren’t small fires by any
means, these are major INFERNOS that
are destroying buildings. Of course I have
no idea what’s causing them but I’ve heard
on the radio that BC Hydro smart meters
have caused fires so I’m wondering if
THAT might be the culprit? Something
else I find peculiar is how a little while
before all these fires started happening a
FIRE HYDRANT was installed in the area
directly across the street from where this
latest fire occurred. Is this a
coincidence? Or was the government
EXPECTING a fire problem in this
neighborhood? Did they put in a batch of
faulty smart meters there that they knew
would begin causing problems? This
seems very suspicious and a little
unsettling to me.

Finally, I hear they’re moving the Powell
River library to a shopping center.
That I don’t get. I see the library’s current
location as a sacred heritage site, part of
what I call “Old” Powell River which
includes the Patricia Theatre and the Bank
of Montreal, and it should stay where it
is. Why not fortify and preserve the
library’s historic and classy city hall
location instead of abandoning it and
buying new real estate? It’s not like they
don’t have enough space there to enlarge
its size if they wanted to. I mean, how big
does a small town library need to be?
They have their reasons I suppose.
However, to be fair, the new location is in
the heart of the town’s shopping district
so it’ll be more convenient in that it will
be centralized with everything else. And
I’m sure it’ll be an architectural wonder
the town can be proud of.

Some of my sentimentality for the old
library comes from my memories of
growing up in PR in the 1970s and ’80s.
My dad was a voracious reader and I have
fond memories of spending Saturday
afternoons with him at the library when I
was a boy. I’ve spent the last ten years in a
state of nostalgic shock, mourning the
loss of the town I remember from back
then. Something very wicked happened in
Powell River during the twenty years I
was absent, some sort of economic
devastation occurred, and it tore this
community to shreds. I’m coming to
terms with that, or just not giving a shit
anymore, and, as such, I suppose tearing
down Old Powell River and rearranging
everything is a perfectly suitable way to
bring the era of the town’s glory days to
its final -- and inescapable -- conclusion.
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