Fearing floating shantytowns of derelict vessels, B.C. towns crack down on 'liveaboard' boaters

Oct 29, 2012 Full story: National Post 11

Spooked by visions of harbours clogged with floating shantytowns, cities across the B.C. coast are stepping up efforts to push out communities of "liveaboard" boaters.

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Barry

Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 13, 2012
Hun

Duncan, Canada

#2 Nov 14, 2012
When some of these people were evicted from Port Hardy docks they said they would come back and burn the docks and other peoples boats.This is the quality of some of these fine people.The ones that were ousted were mental cases, drug addicts,drug dealers and thieves.Theft from other boats is rampant.Everyone knows who is doing it.One of these jerks even pretends to be an innocent little lamb according to the Globe and Mail.This same man attacked a lady working at the dog pound while retrieving his dog.The district is doing the right thing by ridding of these scum.The sad thing is they only moved about 200 yards as they are now just anchored in the bay.They still row in to pull raids.
freesail44

Qualicum Beach, Canada

#3 Dec 11, 2012
the people that got evicted,wearnt thiefs or drug addicts,you dont know what your talking about,whoever wrote these lies is scum
freesail44

Port Hardy, Canada

#4 Dec 12, 2012
let it be known ,there was less than a dozen people that got evicted,some boats moved to other marinas,because of a bilaw,from previous boat owners,some were out of town,some took there boats elsewere,knowbody threatned to burn boats or docks,some of the boats were very expensive sailboats,cruisers,know dog pound lady was attacked such bullshit,and know ones rowing in at night,let be known also ,that there is an administrative management complaint against the district of port hardy harbour authority,with the ombudsman,and an ongoing investigation with transport canada,some of these guys,worked most did,most worked in the fishing an forrestry industrys,knowones a thief,or drug dealers,so get your facts right its ovor weve left,weve complied,now leave us the hell alone,this is happening all ovor the b.c.coast....BEWARE OF PORT HARDY HARBOUR AUTHORITY,,,,,,,
Idiot Child

Duncan, Canada

#5 Dec 13, 2012
freesail44 wrote:
let it be known ,there was less than a dozen people that got evicted,some boats moved to other marinas,because of a bilaw,from previous boat owners,some were out of town,some took there boats elsewere,knowbody threatned to burn boats or docks,some of the boats were very expensive sailboats,cruisers,know dog pound lady was attacked such bullshit,and know ones rowing in at night,let be known also ,that there is an administrative management complaint against the district of port hardy harbour authority,with the ombudsman,and an ongoing investigation with transport canada,some of these guys,worked most did,most worked in the fishing an forrestry industrys,knowones a thief,or drug dealers,so get your facts right its ovor weve left,weve complied,now leave us the hell alone,this is happening all ovor the b.c.coast....BEWARE OF PORT HARDY HARBOUR AUTHORITY,,,,,,,
I work for the lady that was attacked.She is no liar,so you are.Just about everyone in Port Hardy knows what was going on at the docks.There was drug dealers and thieves living on these boats.Another fact is firearms were being discharged by someone that got evicted.At least two of these people,and I suspect you are one of them,are dangerously mental.You have no credibility so shut your hole.
kevin t

Port Hardy, Canada

#6 Dec 13, 2012
if there was an assault on a dog pound lady the guy would be in jail,drug dealers an thiefs?.......you failed to mention the fact that other boaters cause trouble not just livaboards,and yes there is a nut case still living down there that likes to bully people,push people of docks,and spred lies,he shoots segulls,crows,an poisons sealions,and that is common kwoledge everyone knows who he is,i own 0 firearms,but he has lots,and the district let him stay ,so they could make him the security,your facts are wrong,and i know the lady at the pound also.so you shut your festering gob,you dont know what the hell your talking about,loose lips sinks ships,theres gossip on every dock on the coast,but you seem to know more than the people that live an work there,its done ,its ovor so fuckoff looser
hot rod 69

Port Hardy, Canada

#7 Dec 13, 2012
ahahahahahahahahah what a pile of crap,i live next door to the govt dock in port hardy,the guys are new that lived there were cool,worked,were just average guys,stuck in the middle of a dishonest disision to kick everyone out because of a few people,some have left an moved on land,and there boats are still there an rowing ashore to pull off night raids ,,,ahahaha what a joke,the poor old guy with the dog coudnt row a hundred feet,and at night,also they have cameras everywere,
michelle

Port Hardy, Canada

#8 Dec 13, 2012
remind me never,to go to that town port hardy,i know some of the people that lived down there on there boats,played guitar with some of them,and they fixed my husbands boat,i met some good people,i think the problem lies with port hardy harbour authority trying to turn the local dock into a yaught club,get a life an leave them alone....
shelly c

Port Hardy, Canada

#9 Dec 13, 2012
the truth is pacificus biological services runs the dock in port hardy ,so far they have wasted tax payers money,putting in cameras,parking meters ,charging 80.00 per year to park your vehicle,so called harbour improvements,there looking it as a cash cow,with dave pratt harbour manager making all the rules,with mayor bev parnhams blessings,we need our dock back,we dont need pacificus ,time for them to sail away lol
Hun

Duncan, Canada

#10 Dec 14, 2012
Interesting how many people have inside knowledge of what goes on down on the docks.
Idiot Child

Duncan, Canada

#11 Dec 14, 2012
Hun never mentioned "night" raids.How is it everyone else used that phrase? This smacks of inside knowledge.I know someone that works for the town and they confirmed that due to threats by two of evictees,a security company wass assigned to patrol the docks.One of these fine people was caught sneaking around the siene dock in the dead of the night with no good reason to be there.The commercial fisherman were informed of these two and I do not think that I would like to get caught screwing with their boats.I know the names of these two prize winners but unlike Shelly C I will not post anyones name.......yet.

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