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After 2 rounds of sabotage, Sea to Sky Gondola reopens once more

After 2 rounds of sabotage, Sea to Sky Gondola reopens once more

MatterFuture7485

The insurance deductible must be insane


ScoobyDone

The requirements as well. I bet they have tiny security guards riding the cables at night now.


EverybodyKnowWar

> I bet they have tiny security guards riding the cables at night now. Actually now they just electrify the whole cable every night after shutdown.


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EverybodyKnowWar

>I can't tell if you're joking or not, wouldn't this be a fire hazard? Yes. And it's illegal, in most countries anyway.


[deleted]

I would say it’s a non-zero chance that they’ve been denied coverage now and they have declined to make that fact public.


eldochem

There is absolutely no way they would open without insurance coverage


TearyEyeBurningFace

Liability insurance they will have for sure. Idk about property damage tho


[deleted]

They’d have at least some insurance. But insurance that would fully repair it in the event of another cutting.


6d4c1160-8fc1-422e-8

They mentioned elsewhere they will continue coverage with their current insurer, HUB International.


squamishunderstander

Insurance companies rarely, if ever, refuse you, they just charge you more.


rainman_104

Actually if you look around you'll notice there are zero trampoline parks now. That's exactly what ran them out of business was insurance refusing to insure.


Nebula_Nine

Those places are dangerous as hell. A guy died in the Richmond one, with his kids there. I went twice and hurt myself both times.


rainman_104

Yep. Unfortunately for gymnastics in bc they're now paying more as a result of those places. As well trampoline use was severely limited to competitive kids only. Despite the fact that gymnastics coaches are well trained and have a policy of one at a time on a trampoline. Nonetheless, the trampoline parks fucked everyone else who treated trampolines with respect they deserve.


RickJamesBlTCH

Both times?! Strange flex but ok


Nebula_Nine

How is that a flex? I'm saying I injured myself. It's easy to smash a knee on the dividers between trampolines.


smoozer

I find it easier not to but whatevs


[deleted]

Man fuck trampoline parks. So many people have been paralyzed in those places they are not even worth it.


rainman_104

Absolutely. They really made a money's ass of it for gymnastics who has a way lower incident count on them than those shitty places.


[deleted]

Two local and recent examples of this are of ICBC not insuring luxury vehicles anymore and of certain insurers dropping condo/strata insurance.


khirz

I work for a large insurance brokerage and the guy across from me got at least 4 calls a week that I would overhear of him shutting down people looking to insure their trampoline park.


metrichustle

They should install more cameras around that area.


VancouverCitizen

So they can catch the guy after they cut the cables again?


LlamaBikes

It wouldn't cost that much to pay for live monitoring of the cameras


VancouverCitizen

Like real life 5 Nights at Freddy's.


kelvininyvr

They already had that. They watched the last cable-cut live, but had no way to act. TBH I personally think they should have a way to start the line, remotely. Can't cut through a moving cable...


LlamaBikes

Crazy. Could they not have called the police? I thought the police would have sent a helicopter if they knew someone was in the progress of cutting a cable but maybe the squamish police don't have a helicopter and couldn't arrive on time.


kelvininyvr

I think police would need to be literally on-site to be able to respond quickly enough. It only takes single-digit minutes -- probably 5 minutes at most, for an athletic person to climb a tower, cut the cable using a cordless angle grinder, then climb down. Police wouldn't even be able to get up the mountain in time if they were at the base.


helixflush

well, i mean if they finally catch him then he can't do it again right?


VancouverCitizen

Unless there’s another.


helixflush

What do you propose the solution is?


VancouverCitizen

Sniper towers.


helixflush

Ok you’ve earned the upvotes


OutrageousCamel_

I vote the Simpsons method. We bring in gorillas


helixflush

Then we’re stuck with gorillas!


disterb

apes together strong


SharpFinish5393

When is the cable cutting ceremony?


koncept61

Found the saboteur


saggitarius_stiletto

Based on the last two years, I'd guess sometime this fall.


ejactionseat

Sometime during the smoke season I imagine.


Wheresmyspiceweasel

Really really soon I Hope. I wonder how many times it will happen before they stop trying to rebuild.


Cannapsilo

Why tho


Wheresmyspiceweasel

Why cram an ugly machine into the relatively unspoiled beauty of nature? It's a completely pointless gondola and I wholeheartedly support any actions taken against it.


Cannapsilo

Tourism plus people with disabilities can appreciate the great view


Wheresmyspiceweasel

Permanently deface the landscape, and flood it with people who already litter and abuse other local attractions and park sites. Some popular hikes are already being restricted because of the endless heards of people craving a picture for social media attention, and not caring enough to respect the environment along the way. Theres already a gondola up Grouse, and three up in Whistler if you actually need to take a ride to the top to enjoy nature. We need to stop destroying things for all future generations, just to make a few people happy now.


sublime_cheese

Wow, dude. Without engaging future generations, we’re screwed.


smoozer

Waaaaahhhhhhhhh


gladbmo

Excuse you?


wm0006

Let’s hope they’ve increased security enough to prevent it from happening again.


helixflush

[“We have put in place, not just a security system, but a security architecture, that is by far the most advanced around any lift operation on the planet,” explains general manager Kirby Brown, who naturally won’t go into specifics about what exactly has been installed.](https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/04/16/sea-to-sky-gondola-security/)


vox35

This is begging for an article in The Beaverton. "*Sea to Sky Gondola reopens just in time for sabotage season*", or something.


ashlu_grizz

You're hired.


JayString

*After multiple sabotages and costly repairs to the Gondola, BC Tourism wonders if its finally time to... cut the cord.*


cloudcats

So....what happens if it gets cut again? [But the fourth one stayed oop!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNaXdLWt17A&t=40)


email_NOT_emails

Stop that, STOP THAT!


cloudcats

But Muthah...


beneaththeradar

over/under on when the next sabotage occurs?


flatspotting

Late September when things die down again a bit for tourism and the security starts to slack a bit.


ClubMeSoftly

Last time it operated from May to September, but there's "heightened security" this time. Hmm... August Long Weekend?


Kusatteiru

Honestly, unless they install CCTV or teach the bears to act as security, this will continue to be a re-occurring event. I'll take the over on that.


beneaththeseracs

Well done gondola, well done. Such a good spot to bring our elderly relatives to enjoy mountain views. I'm glad they'll have this opportunity again.


[deleted]

Just make sure they have their will made out before you get on. "You go ahead grandma, I'm going to hang out down here"


disterb

“…and make sure that you’ve included me in your will. Love you, Nana. ~~RIP~~ Have fun!”


[deleted]

[Arbiter's getting his energy sword ready](https://i.redd.it/kkk0l951swx11.png)


streamandpool

Better get in there now before it gets sliced a third time


ConsciousRutabaga

I’ve never been and I want to go 😒


[deleted]

Right?! Last summer we went like 2 weeks before it got cut! So happy we got to enjoy it, honestly it’s one of the best attractions around for the price.


CruiseMiso

Whoever did this should carry the debt of repairs for life.


roostersmoothie

whoever did this should be shot out of a cannon into the howe sound


[deleted]

Canada doesn't have the death penalty, but if we shoot him far enough that you can't find the body, did he really die? "Yes sir just step right into this tube right here and you are free to go."


kevin9er

Schroedingers Canon


vexedbredbin

Fired before you hit the ground kinda thing


TearyEyeBurningFace

Sounds like a pretty easy out vs slave labour.


noochdreams

Does anyone have any idea/theory on who would be behind this and why?


RandoKuruza

Pissed off natives.


cedarpark

Could be the environmentalists that were upset when the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park was split in two with a private company taking ownership of the land under the gondola towers.


vivacycling

I'm planning to go in the Fall /s


waterloograd

My bet is the night of September 23rd/24th


Captain_chutzpah

Why of course these security drones I sell are bonded! Guaranteed not to start skynet. Unfortunately they have been known to go feral and kill dear....


TearyEyeBurningFace

Oh dear


disterb

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