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#281 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:54 PM

Coun. Ben Isitt was happy to see the Commerce Canoe project moved, calling it out of scale and “jarring” in its present location.


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#282 Nparker

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:57 PM

And if the good Comrade wanted it gone, you know its days were numbered in the Square.



#283 Mike K.

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 02:06 PM

Weird. I always thought it fit so well and was exactly what the square needed for an art installation.
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#284 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 02:08 PM

“jarring” seems a bit odd. whatever.

#285 Nparker

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 02:12 PM

“jarring” seems a bit odd. whatever.

Consider the source.


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#286 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 02:17 PM

bastion merchants wanted it gone.  

 

Who? Why? It isn't near any merchants, and couldn't possibly have been doing Darcy's or The Local any harm.

 

The Bastion merchants were on the committee that judged the competition!

 

And I must have missed the point when Ben became a better judge of scale and context than the artist himself.


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#287 Greg

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 03:01 PM

Coun. Ben Isitt was happy to see the Commerce Canoe project moved, calling it out of scale and “jarring” in its present location.


https://www.vicnews....astion-square/#

 

There really isn't anything he isn't completely wrong about...


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#288 G-Man

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 03:19 PM

It is supposed to be at the old fort as it represents the trade that took place there. Just disrespectful...

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#289 aastra

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 03:50 PM

 

Consider the source.

 

The whole thing is just so predictable. It's all about discord and manufactured controversies. People just never seem to catch on.

 

Anyway, I think the reeds and canoe will probably look fine in the intersection, even if it's not where it belongs. FYI: are we really calling the traffic island by the formal name "Triangle Island" as per the Vic News article? I'm just shaking my head at Victorians and their ongoing romantic obsession with that effing intersection by the bridge...


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#290 Mike K.

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 04:09 PM

Earlier today Vic News posted a photo of Edmonton’s Legislature as the BC Legislature. I wouldn’t worry too much about what they call that piece of land east of the bridge.

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#291 Nparker

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 04:20 PM

Coun. Ben Isitt was happy to see the Commerce Canoe project moved, calling it out of scale and “jarring” in its present location.

Funny, that's exactly how I'd describe Comrade Asshat's place on council.


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#292 Mike K.

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 04:23 PM

Nparker, c’mon. Let’s be civil.
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#293 Nparker

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 04:33 PM

Believe me, I was.


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#294 mbjj

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 05:51 PM

Jarring, lol.  Ya, right.



#295 Greg

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:27 PM

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#296 Linear Thinker

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 06:20 PM

Psst.

The Commerce Canoe will be taken down Thursday 17th starting ~7am to ~ noon.



#297 tommy

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:09 PM

And if the good Comrade wanted it gone, you know its days were numbered in the Square.

Is it true Comrade Isitt is pushing for the renaming  of Bastion Square ... to  Red Square?!



 



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