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#1841 Nparker

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:47 AM

I suppose it depends on how many empty spaces are found in the innocent shopper's egg carton.


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#1842 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:57 AM

but he kept the receipt indicating only one carton purchase. and he still has a full dozen. ah but you think he might have bought two cartons in separate transactions. one for home breakfast use and one for egging on the way home.

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#1843 Mike K.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:06 AM

Exactly! A professional egger would carry a full carton. An amateur would be caught with a few eggs unaccounted for.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

One of the eggs hatched.  The heat from my hand somehow must have incubated it long enough to convince it to live again.   :)

 

If a bag was an option, I probably would have bought a few other things too.  Now, I'll be driving back today for the rest of my groceries.


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#1845 vortoozo

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:25 AM

 Now, I'll be driving back today for the rest of my groceries.

 

Don't forget your bags :)



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 11:37 AM

Don't forget your bags :)

 

I have a stash of plastic pellets I'll flush every time I'm forced to buy a bag.


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#1847 todd

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:08 PM

I have a stash of plastic pellets I'll flush every time I'm forced to buy a bag.



Basically the same thing but I send it to the mayors office.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 08:17 AM

I know I've joked about (and even did once) bringing lunch to work in a Glad kitchen garbage bag, but I was in the line-up at Save On Foods last night buying some ice cream and the guy in front of me buying lettuce and a couple other things brought his own bag - Honest to god - it was a white Glad kitchen garbage bag.  That's what he used to carry his groceries home in.  


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#1849 spanky123

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:29 AM

Her Highness will be in Vancouver today to hold a press release and what she has decided to do about losing the plastic bag court case. Any guesses! She has been quoted as saying that 97% of local businesses are voluntarily complying with the ban so why are we going to spend more money on legal challenges?

 

Update on City of Victoria Checkout Bag Bylaw

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, BC — Mayor Lisa Helps will be joined by Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne and Squamish Mayor Karen Elliott to provide an update on the City of Victoria’s Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw. There will be an opportunity for questions following the update.

 

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 999 Canada Place (at the foot of Howe Street), inside the entrance near the Information Desk.

 

Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

 

Dial-in Details

Toll-free: 1-855-453-6958

Local: 1-604-678-6074

 

Conference ID: 8573900



#1850 Mike K.

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:53 AM

The other day I saw plastic bags being dispersed at a Fairfield business. Nobody made a fuss or cared, they took their bags and walked away.

 

Meanwhile last weekend on the mainland this happened:

 

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It's like 10 feet long! You didn't have a choice, either. The straw was put in as a protest. Note the little black paper straw that you would actually drink out of.


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#1851 shoeflack

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:24 AM

Supreme Court, here we come!

 

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:27 AM

Can't fund the police, but we can spend money on fighting for the right to ban plastic bags.


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#1853 spanky123

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 01:02 PM

Can't fund the police, but we can spend money on fighting for the right to ban plastic bags.

 

In my opinion this is really nothing more than a face saving effort by the Mayor. Clearly she is willing to spend even more taxpayer time and money on chasing this rabbit even though both the Feds and the Province have said that they are working on regulations that would no doubt supercede anything she comes up with.

 

Money is easy to spend when it is not yours and the payoff is broader exposure to you potential future employers.


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#1854 mbjj

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 02:08 PM

What a stupid waste of our taxpayer dollars. Seems to me most people are bringing their own bags anyways.


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#1855 todd

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 02:13 PM

The other day I saw plastic bags being dispersed at a Fairfield business. Nobody made a fuss or cared, they took their bags and walked away.
 
Meanwhile last weekend on the mainland this happened:
 
straw.jpg
 
It's like 10 feet long! You didn't have a choice, either. The straw was put in as a protest. Note the little black paper straw that you would actually drink out of.


What type of drink?



#1856 rjag

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 02:30 PM

In my opinion this is really nothing more than a face saving effort by the Mayor. Clearly she is willing to spend even more taxpayer time and money on chasing this rabbit even though both the Feds and the Province have said that they are working on regulations that would no doubt supercede anything she comes up with.

 

Money is easy to spend when it is not yours and the payoff is broader exposure to you potential future employers.

 

I bet your correct here. After her taxpayer funded trip to the UN she had to show them that she's totally willing to continue to waste taxpayer money....that will help her job application for the UN


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#1857 Nparker

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 04:02 PM

...Money is easy to spend when it is not yours and the payoff is broader exposure to you potential future employers.

...After her taxpayer funded trip to the UN she had to show them that she's totally willing to continue to waste taxpayer money....that will help her job application for the UN

Enticing her future employer is her only motivation at this point.


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#1858 phx

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:59 PM

COV taxpayers are quite the spendthrifts, with a trip to the supreme court costing in the vicinity of a $1,000,000.


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#1859 rmpeers

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 10:20 PM

The contempt for the taxpayers is staggering. And the like-a-sailor-on-shore-leave fiscal approach seems to worsen and worsen... hopefully she will get whatever job she's auditioning for soon.
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#1860 Mike K.

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 06:07 AM

Helps says the legal costs will be covered by in-house counsel/already retained counsel and won’t cost the taxpayer more.

I’m not certain it’ll work that way.

It would appear as though Helps wants to etch a name for her efforts on the national scale. We don’t need to die on this hill. There are other battles for City of Victoria taxpayers to fund.
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