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#41 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:32 AM

Stormin' Norman was also Canada's ambassador to Israel at one time and before that Chief of Staff/Cabinet Secretary to Bill Bennett.
Like me, he's a Montreal and OB boy.;)


He was also the publisher of the Jerusalem Post, the largest English-language newspaper from Israel.

#42 Sue Woods

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:25 AM

Phil McAvity: Everything you said in this post is either completely or partially wrong, so where do you come up with this stuff?


What info do you have that contradicts the (true to my knowledge) info that. . . .

The Sunkist family has a p/t estate at Landsend.
Barbara Streisand/ Kevin Costner has a p/t place on S. Spring.
And Burton Cummings lives f/t time in Brentwood Bay.

(As for the error I made in naming the man who lives next door to John Travolta's p/t estate near the airport - I already admitted to that in a previous post.)

I'll give you my source - if you'll give me yours.
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#43 Sue Woods

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:54 AM

Phil McAvity - Did I mention that Elvis was spotted last week trying to flag down a cab on Fort Street?

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:13 AM

Phil McAvity - Did I mention that Elvis was spotted last week trying to flag down a cab on Fort Street?


I'm not sure who you're sources are on that one, but mine tell me he was with a blonde damsel we all know as Marilyn Monroe with Elvis...

As for most of Susan's info, I know some of it to be completely correct, I know people who have worked for the Sunkist Family, both at their Landsend property and their Saltspring island property...

#45 amor de cosmos

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:18 AM

Diana Krall lives in Tofino, not Nanaimo

here are the region's most expensive houses (by assessed value), and their owners:
http://www.canada.co...48078d6e&k=1322

there are the Bodines, Gwyn Morgan, Don Mattrick, the Rosses (as in Butchart Gardens) etc but no mention of John Travolta

#46 victorian fan

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 12:55 PM

^

Property taxes: total of $60,144. :eek:

And I thought mine were too high.

#47 amor de cosmos

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:20 PM

^ Strange that all those houses are on the water. I thought there'd be at least a couple in Rockland or the Uplands that made the top 20.

back on topic...
Ron Hextall's mom
a bunch of people from the rowing world like Silken Laumann, Derek Porter, Mike Spracklen, etc
Moe Sihota

#48 KublaKhan

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:31 PM

Bill Gaston
Jack Hodgins

Darth Vader, the violin player.

#49 Caramia

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:16 PM

Darth Vader, the violin player.


Hell yeah!
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

#50 victorian fan

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:34 PM

The poet Robert Service lived in Victoria, albeit for a short time.

#51 yodsaker

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:53 PM

Phil McAvity - Did I mention that Elvis was spotted last week trying to flag down a cab on Fort Street?

Costello or The King?;)

#52 yodsaker

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:55 PM

[quote name='KublaKhan']Bill Gaston
Jack Hodgins

Darth Vader, the violin player.[/QUOTE]

He makes Ashley MacIsaac sound almost musical, thrash thrash thrash

#53 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:01 PM

Costello or The King?;)


Stojko.

#54 amor de cosmos

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

The poet Robert Service lived in Victoria, albeit for a short time.


Shirley Temple lived at the Empress for a while after hearing rumours of a kidnapping plot back in California. Her goons got the room directly across from hers & kept their door blocked wide open the entire time. :o

#55 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:28 PM

Shirley Temple lived at the Empress for a while after hearing rumours of a kidnapping plot back in California. Her goons got the room directly across from hers & kept their door blocked wide open the entire time. :o


Did she only drink non-alcoholic beverages during her stay?

#56 Sue Woods

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by yodsaker
Costello or The King?;)

Stojko.


Oh, you guys are just being silly now.

Elvis Macdonald, my second cousin from London, Ontario!!
I just can't believe you didn't know.


:)

#57 Sue Woods

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:37 PM

Lassie was here in the 1940's - they shot 'Lassie Come Home (Part Two)' out near Sooke. Not sure if he stayed at the Empress. Probably not. Most likely the Crystal Court Motel.

#58 Holden West

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:52 PM

^OK, we have officially run this thread into the ground. :P

I'm just waiting for someone to mention Joe Easingwood.

Let's face it--despite what the Government tells us, BC is kinda dull.


"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#59 Sue Woods

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:23 PM

Such an exhilerating picture.

Isn't that Gordie Tupper - back row, sixth from the left.
He looks quite different with a moustache.

#60 Holden West

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:40 PM

^No, that's Frank Stanford.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

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