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Old Posted Jan 27, 2016, 10:11 PM
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Pipeline could reduce payloads on ferries

I thought I posted this before but not sure where it ended up . But my thought is pipe lines can move oil and ore why not groceries and building materials . That would reduce the big rig traffic on ferries and cost saving could be deployed in cost deficient areas opening the door to an innovating future. The cost of pipelines I have not researched but based on the price of oil ????
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2016, 10:19 PM
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I thought I posted this before but not sure where it ended up . But my thought is pipe lines can move oil and ore why not groceries and building materials . That would reduce the big rig traffic on ferries and cost saving could be deployed in cost deficient areas opening the door to an innovating future. The cost of pipelines I have not researched but based on the price of oil ????
I doubt that some sort of conveyor system to move goods would be called a "pipeline" - that's usually used for liquefied goods.

And the cost of offloading goods from trucks or trains on one side and reloading them back onto other trucks or trains on the other side would probably be more expensive than the sea transport. The cheapest way to do it would be leave goods in containers, but that would mean building something that could convey objects of that size. Since they're pretty much car sized, you might as well bite the bullet and just make it a road.
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According to vancitybuzz, the bridge to Gabriola Island has been axed.

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2016/01/g...island-bridge/
There's still too much unobtainium that needs to be mined and processed before we can start construction
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2016, 5:49 AM
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Commercial traffic on BC Ferries keeps BC Ferries in business. Shipping goods via some unconventional means to the island just means additional transportation costs since it would first mean trucks/trains unloaded in Vancouver then reloaded on the island for final delivery.
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I don't think they would mind, I hear they are well cultured...............
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Commercial traffic on BC Ferries keeps BC Ferries in business. Shipping goods via some unconventional means to the island just means additional transportation costs since it would first mean trucks/trains unloaded in Vancouver then reloaded on the island for final delivery.
There is also Seaspan. They operate several Commercial ferries between Delta/Surrey and the Island.

They offer an interesting service where a driver drops off a trailer on one side, Seaspan loads it onto their ferry, then unload it into a parking lot on the other side where it is picked up by another driver. BC ferries also offers this service, where you can drop a trailer off at a terminal and BC ferries has little electric cabs that drive them onto the ferry and then off the other side.

I also think a direct goods pipeline would be impossible to engineer. The Natural Gas pipeline to Vancouver Island crosses up from the Sunshine Coast, up the length of Texada island to the Comox area then back down the length of the Island to Victoria.
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I don't think they would mind, I hear they are well cultured...............
Talk about a culture shock...

and why sell Vancouver island to China when it would be easier to continue selling Vancouver to China???

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Old Posted Jan 29, 2016, 11:34 PM
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Talk about a culture shock...

and why sell Vancouver island to China when it would be easier to continue selling Vancouver to China???

No kidding - up and coming Mainlanders are allergic to trees.
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Unless there is a desire to make the crossing at points farther north, I don't see it happening, given the extreme depth and width and geology. This would require a massive investment in infrastructure to get there from the mainland side, as the Sunshine Coast is not connected to the North American road network; e.g., somewhere around Powell River to Texada Island down to Lasqueti Island, and then....(tunnel? Bridge?) to Qualicum Beach area.
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Talk about a culture shock...

and why sell Vancouver island to China when it would be easier to continue selling Vancouver to China???

Haha, I was just going to say, if we insist on selling all we have to China lets at least get a bride out of the deal.
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Haha, I was just going to say, if we insist on selling all we have to China lets at least get a bride out of the deal.
Bride?
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I thought I posted this before but not sure where it ended up . But my thought is pipe lines can move oil and ore why not groceries and building materials . That would reduce the big rig traffic on ferries and cost saving could be deployed in cost deficient areas opening the door to an innovating future. The cost of pipelines I have not researched but based on the price of oil ????
That type of system is called a railway tunnel. You use electrified trains to pull rail cards through the tunnel along rails. One the train gets to the other side you reverse the flow.

CP Rail for many years use to operate rail ferries out from downtown Vancouver to the rail yards in Nanaimo. Today that is taken over by Seaspan and I think most of that traffic has moved to trucks.
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What is also interesting is BC Ferries operate at a profit on the routes between Vancouver Island and the mainland. That profit is used to subsidize the small ferries to the outlying areas.
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Bride?
Wow, now there is a Freudian slip of mine if I have ever seen one!
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Freud would be far less congenial. More like a mistress at best.
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We'll make it after the Bering Strait Crossing, don't worry
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We'll make it after the Bering Strait Crossing, don't worry
You sure like reviving dead threads without any news.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2017, 8:51 PM
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You sure like reviving dead threads without any news.
I was looking for the Sunshine Coast Fixed Link discussion.

Couldn't help it.
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2017, 1:51 AM
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I was looking for the Sunshine Coast Fixed Link discussion.

Couldn't help it.
Well, both of the proposed fixed links are dead before they even get started. Therefore, the answer to this thread and the Sunshine Coast thread is..

Never!!!
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