Ken Forde boat ramp should be operational

The closing of Fordes Boat launch for 2020 is shortsighted.

Every year the city continues to neglect our small boat ramp, for unknown reasons this annual event to just to get the launch cleared of debris is a shame.

This year the city blames COVID restrictions and the cost of maintenance as to why the launch is neglected yet once again.

This is a poor excuse, as it takes one loader operator and a dump truck driver a few hours, two totally distant operators provide COVID distancing.

Our tax monies are better spent on a roundabout at the foot of Rockland road rather than marine access (just ask city planners).

This small boat launch was ideal for smaller boats, kayaks and other small craft, now a pile of sand and wood that is dangerous to even carry a small craft across.

This year the launch will not be cleared at all.

Albeit we have great launches at Big Rock and at Discovery Harbour. We are all forced to travel through the world’s slowest construction site, through an area that is posted detour June through November to gain access.’

Just try and find a non-existent spot to park after traversing the construction gauntlet, You will very disappointed.

It defies logic that a viable resource is unusable.

Our local government needs to keep our marine community viable as it generates tens of thousands of much-needed dollars to our local economy.

By clearing all access points to the sea and providing much-needed boat trailer parking our community would have safe and viable options for recreation.

The benefits go far beyond the weekend boater.

We need to hold those responsible and accountable for these assets, by lobbing through social media, letter writing and telephone, that action is required to maintain and improve boat launches within the city.

Please contact:


Andy Adams


Phone: 250-286-5708

Tom Joyce

Campbell Riverfishing

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Dog rescued from bottom of well by Oyster River Fire Department

Mini the chihuahua mix fell more than 20 feet

Campbell River teen produces quarantine musical

Ryver Santos Cegnar performed for friends and family over Facebook

Campbell River volleyball player invited to national team training camp

Emoni Bush will join Volleyball Canada’s U20 women’s virtual summer program

Campbell Riverite advancing to quarter-finals of Maxim Cover Girl Contest

‘Now it’s do or die time,’ said local model and DJ Kristy Watkins

Defenceman re-signs with Campbell River Storm

Grady Franklin of Deloraine, Man. ready to return to Campbell River

Victoria man dies after skydiving incident in Nanoose Bay

34-year-old had made more than 1,000 jumps

Mirror business directory and map

If you’d like to be added to the list, shoot us an email

RCMP searching for missing Langford teens in Cowichan Valley

Pair were headed to Lake Cowichan/Youbou area, last heard from in North Cowichan

Following incident at sea, fishing lodge says it will reopen despite Haida travel ban

QCL reopens July 10, says president; Haida chief councillor describes ‘dangerous’ boating encounter

Kamloops RCMP officer’s conduct under review after blackface jokes on social media

Meinke’s Instagram is private and it’s unclear when the posts were made

NHL says 35 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since June 8

Positive rate for the league is just under 6%

Man charged in Rideau Hall crash had rifle, shotguns, high-capacity magazine: RCMP

Hurren is accused of threatening to cause death or bodily harm to the prime minister

B.C. extends income assistance exemption for COVID-19

Provincial program to match Ottawa’s CERB, student pay

Most Read