Porter Airlines Meets Spam

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The Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) made the news on June 29, 2015. So did Porter Airlines. Porter Spam Charge “Porter Airlines Inc. agrees to pay $150,000 for allegedly violating Canada's anti-spam law”, read the headline on the CRTC’s news release. It’s a rather curious choice of words. ‘Allegedly’ indicates that the charge against Porter of ...

The PortsToronto EA and a Ray of Hope

“It’s quiet, too quiet”, is an old movie trope to denote an imminent threat or danger. It certainly has nothing to do with the noisy Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA)! The trope may be old but it still applies today when it comes to PortsToronto’s quest to expand BBTCA through its sham EA. The State ...

How to Make BBTCA Quiet

About 5:30 pm on Friday, June 19, Watefront Toronto organizers and staff started preparing for the Queen’s Quay Opening slated for 6 pm at the Simcoe WaveDeck. The screen shot below shows the location of the Simcoe WaveDeck. Location of the Opening Ceremonies The next screen shot shows the location of the WebTrak 5 monitor – the ...

Cause but No Effect

Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (BBTCA) is the cause of much noise but justifiable complaints about it don’t seem to have much effect. Indeed PortsToronto is proud of its Noise Management Program. It said as much when it publicized its 2014 ‘annual’ noise report. However, CommunityAIR has voiced concerns about the policies’ effectiveness, in particular with ...

BBTCA Tunnel Facts

PortsToronto has a delightful little pdf full of fascinating information about the airport’s soon-to- be-opened tunnel, maybe in July. Here are a few more facts that readers may not be aware of. Cost Under PortsToronto Chairman Mark McQueen, tunnel promoter, the tunnel price tag jumped from an estimated $20 million-$40 million to a contract price of $82.5 ...