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#861 Midnightly

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:16 PM

Ah, I see the Oak Bay ave one is in Oak bay and Gorge one is in Saanich. I mentally placed the municipal borders wrong. Stupid fractured city... sigh.

 

 

i agree there are many just on the edge of Victoria (another on on shelbourne street) the borders are not always easy to find the edge of it all flows together 



#862 Love the rock

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:45 PM

They can't even enforce bylaw infractions by pot shops...

I disagree they can enforce it look at how Langford dealt with it .
They chose not to have it dealt with .
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#863 sdwright.vic

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:30 PM

"They" equals the City of Victoria.
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#864 LJ

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

Quality Foods in Langford charged me $.03 for a plastic bag last week.


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#865 Matt R.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:03 PM

Country Grocer still gives me a nickel for each bag I bring in. Seems to be no limit. Today i packed my own groceries in five bags (two would have done, and if I had to pay it would have been one) and saved a quarter!

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#866 Nparker

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:59 PM

...Today i packed my own groceries in five bags...and saved a quarter!

20 more shopping trips like that and you'll have covered the cost of those 5 bags!



#867 Matt R.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:09 PM

These bags have paid for themselves a long time ago, it’s all gravy now.

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#868 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:45 AM

These bags have paid for themselves a long time ago, it’s all gravy now.

Matt.

I’m not so sure. Are they in the car at all times, no matter if you are making a grocery run or not? If they are, they cost you money every mile.

Every extra 100 pounds of empty shopping bags reduces your fuel efficiency by 2%. So if you carry around 5,000 pounds of empty shopping bags your gas bill will be double. Plus that will be hard on your shock absorbers, ball joints etc.

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#869 Mattjvd

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:38 AM

I paid the $0.05 for a "single-use" plastic bag at the Vic West Save on Foods for the first time in about a while. Their bags are a little more heavy duty now, thicker plastic, certainly makes them more practicle to use as garbage bags.

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#870 lanforod

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:44 AM

I’m not so sure. Are they in the car at all times, no matter if you are making a grocery run or not? If they are, they cost you money every mile.

Every extra 100 pounds of empty shopping bags reduces your fuel efficiency by 2%. So if you carry around 5,000 pounds of empty shopping bags your gas bill will be double. Plus that will be hard on your shock absorbers, ball joints etc.

 

That extra bite of dinner you had makes more of a difference :P.



#871 Matt R.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:04 PM

I’m not so sure. Are they in the car at all times, no matter if you are making a grocery run or not? If they are, they cost you money every mile.
Every extra 100 pounds of empty shopping bags reduces your fuel efficiency by 2%. So if you carry around 5,000 pounds of empty shopping bags your gas bill will be double. Plus that will be hard on your shock absorbers, ball joints etc.


They are. When I get home, I unpack the bags, roll them up and put them in my shoe. When I leave the house next I am forced to remember my bags as I need my shoes. I grocery shop or bring groceries home from work nearly every day as we are bourgeoisie and shop on a whim.

I also drove around for a full week with 17” winter tires on steel rims in the back so I need all the bag savings I can get!

Matt.
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#872 Nparker

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:19 PM

...I grocery shop or bring groceries home from work nearly every day as we are bourgeoisie and shop on a whim....

Not just bourgeoisie, but an enemy of Gaia since you drive a vehicle to purchase your groceries.  ;)



#873 Matt R.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:55 PM

Salt Spring is shockingly terrible for walking or cycling unless you live right in one of the two villages.

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