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

Thursday, January 07, 2010

All relative, innit?

Rather a strange semi-editorial throwaway comment in a CBC news report today:
A winter ferry will connect Corner Brook to southern Labrador for the first time as part of a pilot project.

According to a government news release, the province will spend $1.5 million to fund a twice-weekly ferry service between Corner Brook — on Newfoundland's west coast — to Blanc-Sablon, a tiny Quebec port that borders southern Labrador.

Population of Blanc-Sablon: 1263

Population of St. Barbe, the regular Newfoundland port for the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service: 84


At 8:16 AM, January 08, 2010 , Blogger Peter Jackson said...

Isn't Blanc-Sablon also the main landing strip for southern Labrador? It was when I was younger.

At 10:59 PM, January 11, 2010 , Blogger pig said...

Why does the ferry go to Quebec anyway? I know it's only a difference of hundreds of metres but I've wondered why not have the boat to go to Labrador.


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