A letter writer is concerned that officials are too biased in their enthusiasm for the proposed bridge replacement for the George Massey Tunnel.

Tunnel safter than said

Local bridges are more accident-prone than George Massey Tunnel.

It didn’t take long for senior Delta bureaucrats to copy Trump-style politics in regards to the George Massey Tunnel replacement.

Both Delta CAO George Harvie and Fire Chief Dan Copeland have told a very welcoming Delta council that the tunnel is not a safe enough crossing.


The structural engineers I have communicated with say the opposite, that the tunnel is very safe, safer than many other bridges in the region, such as the aging Queensborough Bridge and the downright decrepit Pattullo Bridge.

The question should be asked, what is the rate of accident and or deaths with other bridges in the region, when compared to the Massey Tunnel?

Certainly the Alex Fraser Bridge/Nordel Way complex see far more accidents and deaths than the Massey Tunnel, yet there is largely silence from Delta council about safety.

There is only one reason to replace the Massey Tunnel and that is to dredge the Fraser deeper to allow deep draft Panama Max LNG and Bitumen tankers and colliers to sail up the Fraser.

The tunnel replacement project is nothing more than a tawdry $3.5-billion political deal between the premier and the Port Authority.

It seems that Delta Council is taking its orders from the Premier’s Office and the Port Authority, using cheap scare tactics to deliberately misinform and scare the public as done in a recent election south of the 49th.


D. Malcolm Johnston, Delta

Just Posted

Stabbing at Surrey banquet hall sends man to hospital

RCMP says victim has ‘non-life threatening’ injuries, incident still under investigation

55-year-old man taken to hospital after fire at Surrey RV park

Firefighters find man suffering from smoke inhalation, burns to face and hands: battalion chief

Slam poetry creates catharsis for North Delta youth

Burnsview Secondary team gearing up for poetry festival and competition in April

South Surrey parking ticket perplexes, frustrates

Theresa Delaney predicts more people will be wrongly ticketed

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. athlete takes home gold in freestyle aerials at Canada Games

Brayden Kuroda won the event with a combined score of 121.65.

Pedestrian in serious condition after hit by car downtown Abbotsford

A youth was also hit, suffered minor injuries, police say

Cabinet likely to extend deadline to reconsider Trans Mountain pipeline

The can’t decide the pipeline’s fate until a new round of consultations with Indigenous communities

B.C. government provides $75,000 towards salmon study

Study looks at abundance and health of Pacific salmon in Gulf of Alaska

Murdered and missing honoured at Stolen Sisters Memorial March in B.C.

‘We come together to make change within the systems in our society’

UBC researchers develop inexpensive tool to test drinking water

The tricoder can test for biological contamination in real-time

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

He was convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl in 2017

Most Read