- Bill Dolan
- February 22, 2014 - 10:27
Here is a solution. Charge the customers credit card account when the boarding pass is presented. This eliminates the risk to the consumer. Now it appears that on reviewing the financials of the ferry company , no escrow provisions showed up for prepaid fares. This is not sound accounting and should raise a red flag. Having said this no one wants a successful ferry more than I. Bill Dolan
- Another concerned citizen
- February 21, 2014 - 18:31
I was wondering why more money would need to come from Nova Scotia and not Portland? The fares are in US dollars not Canadian dollars shouldn't Portland give a little more for this, it benefits everyone. and our commitment is so big already. Also wondering on hiring haven't seen anything on that either.
- Richard Bliss
- February 23, 2014 - 14:19
Another concerned citizen-At the very least Maine could pay half of it. Unfortunately I don't pull the purse-strings here or I would have paid for all of it.
- Richard Bliss (Davis)
- February 21, 2014 - 18:12
I grew up crossing to Yarmouth on the Bluenose. My kids grew up on the Prince of Fundy and Sea-cat crossings. I have always been saddened that the Ferry Service was allowed to lapse. I am sure it is quite expensive for the province but it was always a highlight of our trip "home" to Shelburne. I always thought the ferry should have docked in Shelburne myself.
- February 21, 2014 - 11:40
just wondering if they are going to hire any local people for deck hands and steward haven't seen anything posted anywhwere.
- Cn Marine Concern Citizen
- February 21, 2014 - 10:28
IF THE FERRY HAS A COMMITMENT FROM THE PROVINCE FOR 21 MILLION AND ANOTHER COMMITMENT FROM THE GOVERNOR OF PORTLAND FOR 5 MILLION WHY WOULD THEY NEED A EXTRA 2 MILLION FOR TICKET RESERVE WHEN THE PORTLAND GOVERNMENT CAN TAKE THE 2 MILLION FROM THE 5 MILLION COMMITTED FOR THIS THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE 21 MILLION COMMITTED FROM THE NOVASCOTIA GOVERNMENT ANSWER THAT QUESTION
- February 21, 2014 - 10:10
And the money will come from us once again. What a crock is right. Do I have a better idea? Yes. If the bank won't lend the company the money then too bad. If the idea is not credible enough for a bank to back it that should tell us all there is to know about this and all the other ventures the government has backed. There needs to be a government that will step up and say, "no more", to these corporates who live in their taxpayer funded towers.
- John Townsend
- February 23, 2014 - 14:46
Bank's are not in the habit of lending in the transportation sector. As you should be aware most ferry operations are funded by the Government of Canada...as was the ferry terminal, and former ferry operations, ncluding Digby N.S. There is litle doubt the business plan is feasable,,, the International ferry in Yarmouth should never have been cancelled in the first place by the Deter Gov.'t...they saw the error of these decision when the effects of lack of ferry service was felt fom one end of this provice to the other, then and only the did the 21 million over 7 years become an option under the Dexter Gov.'t....For crying out loud that Gov.'t. couldn't even get the numbers straight....
- February 21, 2014 - 07:57
What a crock..not hard to foresee this is not going to work!
- Philippe Frigault
- February 22, 2014 - 03:16
oh well, once again N-Scotia is making the news, we have no doctors, we might not get that ferry and this is just starting, we will loose home mail delivery, welcome people and make sure you vote LIBERALS again