Scandal! No one knows if it’s “Cable Car” or “Cablecar”

The community of Kitimat has been rocked with allegations this week that there is no standard spelling of the Cablecar/Cable Car neighbourhood.

Concerns first materialized from the Coast Mountain School District website, where their bus schedule is shared.

“For your information, provided below are the bus schedules/routes for Kitimat, Cablecar and the Kitamaat Village within Coast Mountains School District 82 for the 2018-2019 School Year. ” read the website, bolding is our emphasis.

The suspicion was immediate.

“Definitely that didn’t look right,” said a Kitimat resident who preferred to remain anonymous.

Meanwhile, the District of Kitimat’s own website, profiling a playground location, provide alternative spelling.

“Cable Car Playground,” headlines this page.

Naturally, it being the local municipality, you would think theirs would be the final word.

EXCEPT WHICH FINAL WORD WILL YOU TRUST?

A District of Kitimat zoning map has, meanwhile, opted for the single-word spelling.

Of course, the town just can’t seem to get its act straight! If you view the Municipal Code, you’ll find they’ve once again switched back to the two-word spelling.

If nothing else, can we at least trust BC Transit? Their posted fares brochure matches the Municipal Code’s two-word spelling.

The sad reality is the truth may never be fully known, so long as the powers that be continually work to keep the public in the dark.


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