Q to Q Ferry utilized in New Westminster for important journey

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Editor:

Re: New West ought to spend cash on a hearth boat, not Q to Q, Report Letters

It’s a widespread theme on the editorial pages that metropolis corridor mustn’t spend cash on the Q to Q ferry.

The very fact is and stays that the builders of the Port Royal neighborhood paid important cash to the town to improve transportation between Queensborough and the mainland.

That cash was meant to be spent on a bridge, nonetheless a bridge proved unfeasible; as an alternative, we’ve got the Q to Q Ferry. The letter author asserted the Q to Q Ferry is just for enjoyable.

That is patently false; the ferry is used for commuting between Queensborough and the mainland for work, to spend cash downtown or on the Quay, and for different causes. The Q to Q Ferry is a part of a transportation community identical to the SeaBus or the Aquabus Ferries in Vancouver or North Vancouver.

No matter why folks use the Q to Q Ferry, Queensborough is part of New Westminster, house to virtually one-fifth New Westminster’s inhabitants, and a fantastic, various and peaceable a part of New Westminster at that. We shouldn’t be pitting neighbourhoods in opposition to different. Funding for a hearth boat (a recycling depot, or no matter different challenge folks say must be funded as an alternative of the ferry) has nothing to do with funding the Q to Q Ferry.

I’m fairly assured council is not going to resolve to not purchase a hearth boat for New Westminster Fireplace and Rescue Companies due to the quantity they use to fund transportation throughout the metropolis.

Ken Armstrong, New Westminster

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