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Sea to Sky Gondola

Some idiot or idiots cut the Sea to Sky Gondola Cable again.

"The cable of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola near Squamish, B.C., has been deliberately cut in the middle of the night for the second year in a row, leaving the tourist attraction in shambles and its staff completely bewildered."...

Read full article below:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sea-to-sky-gondola-vandalism-2020-1.5723042?fbclid=IwAR1o1YMnWbTONdvCouVfQMBlQP8Wu_tRHfgpenQ-580zuEcq8Tn52SSxF8o

Nice to see that repairs at the Sea to Sky Gondola are ahead of schedule for an earlier than expected reopening.

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Squamish tourist attraction to reopen 6 months after main cable was severed, causing millions in damage

The Sea to Sky Gondola will reopen on Valentine's Day, just over six months after a vandal cut through the main cable causing millions of dollars in damage.

The Squamish, B.C., tourist attraction took delivery of a new 4.4-kilometre cable from Switzerland in October and 30 new cars are currently being assembled for installation. Nine cars that were not damaged have been certified for re-use.

General Manager Kirby Brown says the Feb. 14 reopening is earlier than anticipated.

Full Article:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sea-to-sky-gondola-vandalized-reopening-1.5426330?fbclid=IwAR1cOFFztLjBnolwzMK-MjWlSc6-wvbpjcSX8IBdKN6SDJwUz5gd3OSVB10

Almost all of the 30 gondola cars attached to the cable crashed to the ground around 4 a.m. on Saturday

RCMP say they believe someone deliberately cut the cable of the Sea-to-Sky gondola located along Highway 99 in Squamish, B.C., felling the two-kilometre cable route early Saturday morning.

The gondola, which wasn't operating at the time, normally carries up to 240 passengers at a time on its 30 cars. The trip from the base to the summit 885 metres above sea level lasts approximately 10 minutes and gives visitors views over Howe Sound. It is a major tourist destination in B.C.

"We believe the cables were cut and this was a deliberate act of vandalism, " said Inspector Kara Triance with Squamish RCMP. 

"At this time, it's a crime scene."

Almost all of the 30 gondola cars attached to the cable crashed to the ground at around 4 a.m., according to staff working overnight. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.

Full Article:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/squamish-gondola-falls-1.5242787?fbclid=IwAR3HXwyuCB3Z2fv2d212xqSDwUZqc34IPrEEX-4mccDNQRGlzmkdVkW8zXc