Trucker takes issue with Gulf News story
I read the article by Rosalyn Roy concerning the issue in Port aux Basques at the local Tim Hortons and the trucks stopping for coffee.
I find it somewhat disconcerting she never bothered to ask a truck driver anything about this or get our opinion on this.
Are you aware that truck traffic leaving the ferry in the evening has only this Tim Hortons, and nothing else for at least 269 kms to get anything to eat? (Not 100 as your article states.)
Also, there is no mention of car traffic backed up out of the Tim’s parking lot onto High Street, from people exiting the ferry and wanting to get “their” fix of coffee.
I drive a truck and I’ve seen this many times but apparently the residents have no issue with that ... just trucks.
Many of us choose to come here (lots of trucking jobs that don’t require traveling to Newfoundland) to service the people of this province. At times we can spend two or three days sitting in port waiting because of ferry cancellations, away from family and home (those cancellations often mean our time at home is also shortened when we do get there).
However, we persevere and continue to travel this island providing goods for its residents anyway. . . and yes even that precious Tim Hortons coffee comes here by truck, but I guess at least to the residents of Port aux Basques we don’t deserve to indulge in it.
Afterall just a bunch of dirty truckers right?
Randell Delaney Harmony, Nova Scotia
There is a restaurant and gas bar in St. David’s —the Hungry Bear Restaurant/Gas Bar — about 100 km west of Port aux Basques.