"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A memo to the plants

Dear plants:

If you are going to dutifully talk up the Danny Williams Memorial Tunnel – yet again – you should at least get your facts “strait”.

At its narrowest point, the Strait of Belle Isle is between seventeen and eighteen kilometres wide.

Not twelve – that’s closer to its width in statute miles. And certainly not nine, which is closer to its width in nautical miles.

All the information you could ever want is to be found in the “Pre-feasability” study from 2005, which, though not released from the Premier’s desk anything close to within 30 days, was at least released in non-copy-protected PDF format:

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