I agree that the buses are horrible and the Air Canada baggage system is really inconvenient. I prefer to fly with Hawkair when I can because of that and they also provide newspapers on the flight. It is not true that they have to use those old buses because of the tide heights. It is because those buses are the only ones that the company that provides the bus services has on hand that can handle the ramp and carry wheelchairs. You can’t tell me that there are not newer buses somewhere in the world that can meet the requirements for wheelchairs and tide heights here.
Why are we renovating the airport for millions of dollars? If Grassy Point does get a terminal, road access to the mainland will be required. Why not use the airport renovation money to build a new airport from scratch on the mainland between Metlakatla and Port Simpson? There is lots of relatively flat land and the approach safety will be the same as Digby Island. If we compare costs including road access, I bet building a new airport without needing to build a bridge over Venn Passage would be cheaper than renovating the existing airport and building the bridge.
I suggest that the airport society hold on to the improvement fee money for a while and delay renovations until we can see how some of these other developments unfold. In the meantime lets get some buses that have been built in this millennium!