Beacon Hill Park, and the friends there of.
Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:54 PM
A Guide to Children's Playtime and Revelry.
Step One: Dress modestly. Dungarees and undershirts are the Devil's clothing.
Step Two: Carry yourself lightly across the landscape. Do not stomp the flora.
Step Three: Perform Godly acts like calisthenics and nature appreciation.
Avoid frivolous diversions such as "giant watering cans", which are Diabolical in nature.
Our motto: "Tonight we're going to party like it's 1882".
-City of Victoria website, 2009
Posted 03 June 2007 - 05:20 PM
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
Posted 14 July 2007 - 03:58 PM
Turns out they the fire brigade were just watering the plants:
Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:48 AM
Petting zoo could become history
Waste-disposal rules threaten beloved attraction
Carolyn Heiman, Times Colonist
Published: Friday, April 18, 2008
Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:19 AM
Is there some politics behind this? Is there an actual motive or is it just mindless bureaucracy out of control yet again?
I'm so angry right now! Who the hell is this "smith" interviewed in the article and who the hell does he think he is trying to shut down the zoo?
We should load up a slinger with goat shit and go spray his house down, then uh, I don't know, get some trained peafoul to peck him to death?
Seriously, if this situation doesn't get fixed, if the city doesn't do something about this I'm going to be driven to violence, and the city does not want an angry army of goats running amok! Imagine the LA riots but with people's coats getting chewed on and possibly more jumping up on things.
Although in actual seriousness, this is something I'd do anything to help resolve. I'd be quite up for an angry loud protest outside the park's board or this asshole's house.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:27 AM
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:35 AM
Don't worry, someone spoke out of turn and without contacting the politicians, this thing will be fixed before the 5pm news, trust me.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:10 AM
Where did come from? Who's actually behind it? Parks board? Who makes these idiotic new rules?
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:15 AM
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:30 AM
The city streets will run red with blood if these homeless goats rampage through the city. We'd have to turn the falls water features on full blast just to wash douglas street.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:43 AM
-City of Victoria website, 2009
Posted 18 April 2008 - 11:49 AM
Apparently, they're already in training.
Let me get this right:
Here is something you don't want to miss! Everyday at 10:10am and 4:10pm we have the running of the goats, otherwise known as the Goat Stampede. In the morning the goats run from their barns into the petting area, and at night they run from the petting area into their barns. Watch the babies as they race to their destination!
So in the morning, they are all anxious to get to the petting area, but at night they are dying to get home. Something tells me food waits at each end to motivate these little critters. They've been brainwashed, on my tax bill!
Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:19 PM
One of the commenters to that article seems to think tall buildings are to blame.
I'd like to think you were joking but this is the sort of nonsense that makes Victorians look foolish in the eyes of many living elsewhere.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:30 PM
Many negative comments on TC's site.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:16 PM
That's pretty lame too. Why not stop the public from entering city Hall too, citing safety concerns.
But now I'm stumped, the opertor is quoted as saying it would cost $55 a "cubic tonne" to dispose. Wait a minute, since when did we measure weight by shape? How big is a spherical tonne?
Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:17 PM
I'm thinking my wife and I should take my daughter and move to Vancouver. At least there are actually things for kids to do there.
Seriously. Non wonder so many kids around here end up on drugs.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:25 PM
(Not to suggest that it isn't supremely stupid to shut down the petting zoo.)
Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:58 PM
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