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#261 todd

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

Online land title search will cost you about $15(they stoped giving out the first name for free). But might be held by a third-party hologram.

#262 Sparky

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 04:10 PM

 

Anyway, regarding the property, who knows for sure exactly where Jerry's property was. The claim was a childhood memory of his son. We know how bad people's knowledge of this area is--it could have actually been on Bowen Island or one of the Gulf Islands for all we know. 

 

Their house was on the peninsula somewhere. One of Jerry's kids attended Claremont. 



#263 Langford Rat

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

Jerry's Kids?


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#264 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:39 PM

I was wondering when someone was going to mention it.


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#265 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:36 PM

didn’t we think bc lived here?

Share the land: Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings tells Moose Jaw dance studio to turn down the music

turns out he’s holed up in Moose Jaw.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...enant-1.5059224

#266 aastra

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:51 PM

It's the same old story. Somebody moves to downtown Moose Jaw and then complains about the noise.


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#267 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:55 PM

speaking of famous victorians check out the Moose Jaw mayors name:



"There is a current dispute between a business owner in the commercial district and neighbouring residents," Mayor Fraser Tolmie said in an emailed statement.

#268 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:57 PM

i for one am glad that cummings is standing tall on the issue.

as long as he doesn’t go doing something foolish now.

you never know with that silly human pride.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 March 2019 - 06:58 PM.


#269 Robb

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:10 PM

Their house was on the peninsula somewhere. One of Jerry's kids attended Claremont.


For what it's worth, his manager lived on Lands End Rd according to my grandparents.

#270 Cassidy

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:52 AM

didn’t we think bc lived here?
 

Used to live here. He has 10 acres North of Elk Lake, and lived there for quite a few years.

As of 2015, although not living there, he still owned the property.

If I recall, when he lived there, he had major issues with the Stanhope composting facility, which was nearby.

 

When A&B Sound was the go-to music store in town (before internet streaming), he was a regular at A&B, and was frequently seen on the surrounding sidewalks. 

It was pretty common for COV residents to see Cummings walking around downtown when he lived at Elk Lake.


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#271 Nparker

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:45 AM

Used to live here. He has 10 acres North of Elk Lake, and lived there for quite a few years...As of 2015, although not living there, he still owned the property....

Sounds like someone might be paying some speculation tax.


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#272 Bob Fugger

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:29 PM

It's the same old story. Somebody moves to downtown Moose Jaw and then complains about the noise.


You spelled Victoria wrong: https://www.timescol...unge-1.23665711

#273 aastra

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 12:15 PM

 

Prince Harry has also been seen several times hiking Horth Hill...

from  https://www.timescolonist.com

 

I admit I had never heard of Horth Hill before.



#274 aastra

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 12:19 PM

Add it to the list of hidden gems.



#275 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 12:37 PM

nor had i.

 

it's a bit odd that the restaurateur bought them books in the summer but never mailed them to them.  then refused to serve them at the restaurant.  the story makes little sense.

 

 

 

Bev Koffel, who owns the Deep Cove Chalet with her husband chef Pierre Koffel, said she has seen the royal couple and met with their security guards at the elegant waterfront restaurant in North Saanich.

 

 

Koffel said security guards came down and talked to her last week.

 

“They said ‘How did you figure out who we were?’ And I said ‘It wasn’t too hard.’”

 

Now Koffel is keeping close to the phone because her husband Pierre was the one who answered when the royals wanted to make a reservation. He turned them down because of the security required.

 

 

Koffel said she bought two books for Harry and Meghan during the summer and planned to send them to them. She bought Paseka: A Little Elephant, Brave by Ruth James because of their love for Africa. She also bought them a copy of Neekah’s Knitting Needle, illustrated by her neighbour Sheena Lott.

 

“I hope to meet them one day. I hope they get my books.”

 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 December 2019 - 12:40 PM.


#276 spanky123

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 01:52 PM

^ You have obviously never been to the Deep Cove Chalet!
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#277 Rob Randall

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 02:05 PM

I admit I had never heard of Horth Hill before.

 

It'h one of the worth parkth in Thaanich.


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#278 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 02:11 PM

^ You have obviously never been to the Deep Cove Chalet!

 

well i have met pierre.  quite an interesting character.  odd maybe even.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 December 2019 - 02:11 PM.


#279 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 03:36 PM

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https://twitter.com/...718702293151745


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 December 2019 - 03:37 PM.


#280 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 10:52 AM

The second predictable response was criticism. Several readers expressed displeasure at our coverage of Harry and Meghan and Archie, saying that we should have allowed them to spend their time here in privacy, out of the limelight. This is, they said, a private holiday, not an official visit. To be absolutely clear, we respected their privacy. We did not identify where they are staying, even though we have the address, and we did not mention any private functions. We only referred to public sightings.

 

Besides, the word was out. Hundreds of people were aware, before our report came out, that the royals were in town. They included the people who greeted them on arrival, stumbled upon them or served them in public venues, and so on, along with all the other people who learned from those who had been in direct contact. (If you’re hiking on Horth Hill and you find yourself passing Prince Harry, will you really keep quiet about it?)

 

You can’t keep a royal visit, even a private one, a secret for long in Victoria. Then there is the increased security at different times in different parts of our region, places where you would not normally be confronted by guards. Does the public have a right to know what is going on? I would argue that yes, we have that right.

 

https://www.timescol...dise-1.24042148

 

yes the facebook comments for the tc are not very favourable.

 

https://www.facebook...157429093654713

 

and as usual redditors are not too keen

 

 https://www.reddit.c...vacationing_in/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 26 December 2019 - 11:03 AM.


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