Spotty Weather Leaves Some Camp Spots Open
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Prince George, BC - In years when the sun is blazing, you would be hard-pressed to find a camping spot in the most popular provincial campgrounds in our region. This year paints a bit different picture.
While all the sites open to reservations were snapped up at both the provincial campsite at Purden Lake, east of Prince George, and at Sowchea Provincial Park near Fort St. James, the most popular campgrounds still had vacancies as of yesterday.
Quartz Contracting is responsible for maintaining the region's provincial campsites. Spokesperson, Hubert Stephen, says, typically, Purden, Bear Lake and Whiskers are full by the Thursday evening before a long weekend, but that's not the case this year.
Stephen says the season is off to a slower start than normal, with the wet weather making the difference. As for predictions for the rest of the summer, he says it really depends on the weekday weather, more so than the weekend forecast. "If it's sunny throughout the week, people head out on the weekend. But if it rains at all, they just don't have that 'sunny vibe'."
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IMO we should force a new rail policy on CN. If they want to continue to use the rail bed rights, than they should be forced to subsidize a rail cartage service for the RV traveling public. The resource customers of the rail line could help subsidize the service for the public, so a person pays no more than $100 per 1000km of rail traveled.
Have loading and unloading ramps in every major town, flat deck rail cars with railings all around so its no different than taking the ferry... where one can sit back and enjoy the scenery. Have rail service each direction once a week.
Guy from Edmonton books a spot for a trip to the BC interior and costs him a $100 each direction... cheaper than driving out to a local spot. Guy in Montreal $350 bucks to go across country, or guy in New York costs the gas to get to Montreal, and then $350 to the BC interior.
Gas companies face competition and prices start to reflect that... mobility across the country improves, and tourism within Canada becomes competitive.