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#381 laconic

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 10:05 AM

Coho this morning had one camper, about 25 cars lined up to go to Port Angeles.

 

When the Coho unloaded there were 2 semis, about 40 cars coming this way. The outgoing lot to customs was full.


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#382 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 04:46 AM

Story in TC today says the Harbour Authority wants to unload responsibility for the terminal building.

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 08:53 AM

Story in TC today says the Harbour Authority wants to unload responsibility for the terminal building.

 

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is looking to reduce its losses by handing back to the province control of the CPR Steamship Terminal building on the Inner Harbour.

 

Authority chief executive Ian Robertson confirmed the organization is in discussions with the province about the possibility of taking the head lease of the historic building off the harbour authority’s hands.

 

“The conversation around the lease has been an ongoing discussion since I got here” seven years ago, Robertson said. “I can say they have picked up in the last few months.”

 

The urgency of those discussions appears to have increased, with the harbour authority reporting a $1.1-million loss for the past year. The previous year it posted a surplus of $3.6 million.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...uilding-4837400


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#384 baconnbits

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 02:38 PM

instead of having an inefficient provincial/municpal body own and operate it, why don't they sell it to a private landlord who will operate it to a profit and pay the government $$ for the land and building.

ground lease it to someone for 99 years with provisiosn to maintain as heritage building etc etc.



#385 todd

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 06:21 PM

That building has been a big pile of boring ever since the Wax Museum shut down.
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#386 Matt R.

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 07:10 PM

Should have let Bob Wright have it, like he wanted.


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#387 catfluff

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 07:25 PM

Should have let Bob Wright have it, like he wanted.

Those were the days eh, chef?


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#388 Matt R.

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 09:58 PM

“You don’t get rich by writing cheques.” — Bob Wright
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Posted 08 December 2021 - 10:07 AM

“You don’t get rich by writing cheques.” — Bob Wright

Said the “gumboot fisherman” who donated 11 million to UVIC.


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#390 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 10:12 AM

Said the “gumboot fisherman” who donated 11 million to UVIC.

 

 

He only did that to spite his kids.

 

The Oak Bay Marina was founded by the late Bob Wright, who built it in 1962 to serve pleasure boats. The first 30-year lease cost Wright $1 per year out of recognition for the cost of launching the business, Murdoch said.

 

https://www.timescol...-marina-4684214


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#391 todd

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 10:20 AM

i thought he was giving back the whale money?



#392 Matt R.

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Posted 08 December 2021 - 11:31 AM

Said the “gumboot fisherman” who donated 11 million to UVIC.


He had already gotten rich by then.
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Posted 11 December 2021 - 06:07 AM

The Maritime Museum of B.C. hopes to finally get its wish of a waterfront address now that the provincial government has taken control of the CPR Steamship Terminal building on the Inner Harbour.

Jamie Webb, president of the ­museum’s board, said it seems as if the planets might be aligning to make it happen. “We would love to be there,” he said. “Maritime museums have to be on the water the way aviation museums have to be at airports.”

Webb said the disruption of the pandemic, plenty of vacancy at the CPR Steamship building since the departure of Riverside Marine’s V2V business, and the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority bowing out as head lease-holder could translate into another chance for the museum to get into the building.

https://www.timescol...ocation-4854667

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 11 December 2021 - 06:09 AM.


#394 Nparker

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Posted 11 December 2021 - 07:26 AM

Webb is assuming that the existing BC government would ever support anything as colonial/settler as a maritime museum.



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Posted 11 December 2021 - 12:36 PM

“We have been talking off and on with the ministry over the last year, trying to work an angle to at least get a presence in the building,” said Webb. “We think [the disruptions] have ­created an opportunity.”

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is considering all options for what to do with the CPR Steamship Terminal building.



#396 m3m

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 03:58 PM

The Clipper Terminal has been given a facelift with all new FRS Clipper branding from when the German company took over about 5 years ago.
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