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romore

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Posted: 09/06/19 09:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree, the whole thing smells political. Why has it suddenly become an issue? There has been no change in the rules on our side.

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Posted: 09/06/19 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

garyhaupt wrote:

MDKMDK wrote:

garyhaupt wrote:

Geeezus...stop pouting because Canadian laws apply in Canada.


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Canadian laws are a pita and usually legislative overkill. Decades of bureaucrats writing them, without sensible oversight, has created a labyrinth of redundancy and confusion. Just sayin'.
They actually state in the Canada Firearms Act that foreign "guests" are allowed to carry/transport/store/etc. while in our country, in many cases.
Which begs the question, why not CBP agents in Prince Rupert? Local bylaw? BC provincial law? Nothing to do with firearms in Canada would surprise me now since the Trudeau/Goodale/Blair trio got their mitts on it.
Just makes the topic all the more confusing.


Now..having re-read the article, it is clear that this a way for the State of Alaska to dump the run as a cost cutting measure. Plus, the dock facility needs to be upgraded, no doubt NOT on Alaska's nickel.

As for CBS..they are in Prince Rupert, but I am guessing that providing an armed escort service for the the ferry crew does not fall under their duties.

I have to wonder..how was this managed in the past? Was there an armed US Border service person on-board?


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What Gary said ^ .

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Posted: 09/07/19 08:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was following another group on Facebook who got caught up in this ferry mess, they got stranded in Sitka, AK. They had to cancel their trip and put their rigs on barges to the USA.


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Posted: 09/07/19 02:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Over 50 years AMH in service from Prince Rupert terminal, with some US crews and Customs people living in Rupert, and now there's suddenly a security issue???....hmmm...AMH was trying to shut down some sailings a few years ago for financial reasons, weren't they???.....just sayin...


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Posted: 09/07/19 09:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My impression from an initial read of the article was that there was a change in policy on the part of the US government. Maybe things will change in 2021.

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