SS Forum: Ferries and Floatplanes – How Safe Are You? with Kathy Fox, Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

Ferry accidents claim thousands of lives in other countries, but not in Canada. Floatplanes are one of the most dangerous forms of transportation in the world, but not here. Have you ever wondered why it is so very safe to travel on our local ocean waters and in our often-foggy skies?
When you think about it, Salt Spring Islanders rely on federally-regulated transportation every single day.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is the government agency responsible for keeping transportation safe across this country. It investigates accidents and makes recommendations with regards to air, marine and rail services as well as pipelines.
Kathy Fox, the Chair of the TSB, joins the Salt Spring Forum for a wide-ranging conversation about transportation safety.
Fox began her career as an air traffic controller in Quebec. She then moved to Air Traffic Services Headquarters in Ottawa, assuming progressively senior positions. In 1996, Fox transferred to NAV CANADA, the company that owns and operates Canada’s air navigation service. She eventually become Vice-President of Operations. After retiring from NAV CANADA in 2007, Fox was appointed as a Member of the TSB. A decade later, she became the Chair.
Among her many awards and distinctions, Fox has been inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International (WAI) Pioneer Hall of Fame. In her spare time, Fox is a flying instructor and recreational parachutist.
If you travel on ferries or fly on floatplanes, this is one Salt Spring Forum event you do not want to miss!
Tickets: ArtSpring (250-537-2102 and www.tickets.artspring.ca) and Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2018/19 Forum Members; $20 General. Students & low-income residents email forum@saltspringforum.com.

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