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#61 sebberry

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:46 AM

Can't be any more unsightly than some recycling bins ;)

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:48 AM

An abandonded sofa has been sitting on the sidewalk between my building and Sands Funeral Chapel's parking lot for over 2 weeks now. There is no sign it is going anywhere. I know my strata has no intention of paying to have it removed, and I guess Sands assumes it is not on their property (although it is west of my strata's westernmost property line). Apparently the 2 seat cushions on it were a hot commodity because they disappeared after barely a day, never to be seen again. By the looks of things, this piece of s*** is here for long haul. :whyme:


I saw that. Call the City on Monday, they'll come get it.
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:19 PM

Call the City on Monday, they'll come get it.


Funny, a lot of city workers (garbage, traffic Nazis etc.) must have seen this over the past 2 weeks. I guess they assumed it was some sort of new public art.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:29 PM

Funny, a lot of city workers (garbage, traffic Nazis etc.) must have seen this over the past 2 weeks. I guess they assumed it was some sort of new public art.


Well, I suppose they aren't looking for trouble. But my experience is if you report it, they'll come get it. If they don't get it in 24 hours, call again, but to the fire department non-emergency and say every night you see kids lighting it on fire and dragging it up against nearby propane tanks at the auto shop there.
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#65 Nparker

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:42 PM

...say every night you see kids lighting it on fire and dragging it up against nearby propane tanks at the auto shop there.


And then dragging it back to Sands every morning?:squint:

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

And then dragging it back to Sands every morning?:squint:


...for the final cremation... :cheers:
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:54 AM

Today...

Dear VHF:

Thank you for contacting the City of Victoria Public Works.

Your message has been dispatched to the Street Cleaning Department.

We appreciate your email.


A dispatch has been made!
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#68 Hotel Mike

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

It's all about intention, isn't it? If you leave something out and hope it will be useful to someone else, and then remove it in a few days, that's okay. But what happens all the time, is that people are too lazy or too cheap to haul something away. So they just abandon it, and hope someone else will take care of it. Funny isn't it, that these folks put their trash out when no one can see them.

The City of Victoria pays $100,000 each year, just to pick up abandoned crap from the boulevards.
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#69 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:42 AM

It's all about intention, isn't it? If you leave something out and hope it will be useful to someone else, and then remove it in a few days, that's okay. But what happens all the time, is that people are too lazy or too cheap to haul something away. So they just abandon it, and hope someone else will take care of it. Funny isn't it, that these folks put their trash out when no one can see them.

The City of Victoria pays $100,000 each year, just to pick up abandoned crap from the boulevards.


Well, to be fair, they also pay a few million dollars for "free" garbage pick-up from SFD's. I'm not even sure if MFDs that pay for their own garbage pickup and recycling get a discount off property taxes.
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#70 Nparker

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:19 AM

I'm not even sure if MFDs that pay for their own garbage pickup and recycling get a discount off property taxes.


I am not sure I see any discounts on my taxes.

BTW I will see in about 15 minutes if the city has removed the aforementioned sofa.

Update: The sofa is GONE! Thanks VHF. :thumbsup:

#71 LJ

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

Well, to be fair, they also pay a few million dollars for "free" garbage pick-up from SFD's. I'm not even sure if MFDs that pay for their own garbage pickup and recycling get a discount off property taxes.


Isn't all the cost recovered through the garbage taxes?
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#72 Nparker

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

Isn't all the cost recovered through the garbage taxes?


What taxes aren't garbage taxes? :banana:

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:14 PM

For years this concrete bed has stood on teh corner.
people walk by and have a look at it .
Some sit
Some scratch their heads.
In the many years that it has stood there I do not think that it has ever fallen victim to a hand held spray can of paint.



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I wondered how was it possible for a cement bed to sit so long without so much as a leaf falling on it. maybe a passed out reveller sleeping at its foot but never the mark of an artist.











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Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:23 PM

At first glance I thought Juan Franciso had been hosting a very large bird but on closer inspection it looks more like paint, Add some marker and we have to ask: what did this Spanish Captain ever do to anyone?

 

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#76 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:27 PM

If the Spanish had maintained their presence instead of the English, this area would have turned out quite different. It's an interesting thought experiment. No Hudsons Bay, no Fort Victoria.

 

From a First Nations perspective I imagine they would have been better off under the Jesuits, although it would be the lesser of two evils.


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#77 Mike K.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:30 PM

Good catch. How recent is this, tedward?


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#78 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

I don't know, a brief review tells me Quadra was more into trade where Cook and Vancouver had conquest on their minds. So maybe Quadra wasn't such a bad dude.


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#79 tedward

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:59 PM

I took the picture the other day but it was still there this morning.


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:32 AM

A quick follow-up (and interesting trivia note): the bust for Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra was cleaned up, probably for the visit last week from the Peruvian Navy who left this:

quadra_wreath.jpg

 

They placed a wreath at the cenotaph as well but I thought it was interesting that they remember Quadra who I presume was significant in their history as a colony.


Edited by tedward, 08 June 2015 - 11:33 AM.

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