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#21 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:17 PM

I think that is a reasonable proposition. Would have to be implemented over a fairly long window (5-10 years?) so current users can adapt.



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:18 PM

We can't make an exception for safety boats accompanying the rowers? Really? :whyme:


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#23 Nparker

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:19 PM

We can't make an exception for safety boats accompanying the rowers? Really? :whyme:

There are no exceptions to comrade Isitt's ideology.


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#24 North Shore

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:27 PM

^ I signed on today to post on exactly this.  It's making me see red..

If jet skis are the problem, then solve that problem by restricting speeds or engine power output, and leave the rest of the lake users (rowers, fisherfolk) be.

I'm pretty supportive of amateur sports - especially sports that people do for the love of it, not because there are big dollars at the end.  Rowing is one of those sports.  I'm pretty sure that the coach/chase boats that are employed on Elk Lake are not a source of the noise complaints - but, they are a vital part of the coaching and safety aspect of the rowing program.  IIRC, one of the solutions that came out of the Elk Lake tragedy of 1988 was a recommendation that there be safety boats on the water whenever rowers are present.  

That was probably after Comrade Isitt's Rectocranial inversion, though, so he doesn't remember, and as rowing is an elitist sport, f@ck them, and ban all IC-powered craft...


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:27 PM

Coun. Isitt would rather cripple our local economy than allow anyone to use anything powered by dinosaur squeezings.

Those backup generators at the hospital should be next up on the chopping block.
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#26 North Shore

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 12:29 PM

Now it's making me laugh - all of the emissions of those boats on the lake...not to mention the 4 lanes of clean, electric cars going by the lake noiselessly from ~ 0700 to 1900 every day...


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#27 Nparker

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 01:14 PM

...That was probably after Comrade Isitt's Rectocranial inversion, though, so he doesn't remember, and as rowing is an elitist sport, f@ck them, and ban all IC-powered craft...

Love this.



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 02:00 PM

Long run, for small boats, just convert them to electric motors. Several options out there for that now.


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#29 AllseeingEye

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 02:01 PM

Komrade Generaloberst Ben is still sore about his beloved Marxism-Leninism collapsing for good, for all intents and purposes, with the implosion of the Soviet Union and its vassal states 25 years ago. Time to move on Ben, there's a good boy.....

 

PS - what a stupid suggestion.....


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#30 Bingo

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 02:12 PM

In today's Times-Colonist, City of Victoria councillor and CRD board member Ben Isitt states that he would support all gas-powered boats removed from all CRD waters... including the coaching and safety boats that accompany our Olympic rowers, as well as amateurs.
 
- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.DCAifN65.dpuf

So if some swimmer in the middle of the lake needs rescueing, you need to row out?

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 02:14 PM

So if some swimmer in the middle of the lake needs rescueing, you need to row out?

 

Of course not.

 

You can summon a helicopter.


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#32 Nparker

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 02:20 PM

...You can summon a helicopter.

An electric helicopter I guess.



#33 Bingo

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 02:33 PM

Of course not.
 
You can summon a helicopter.

From Comox?
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Posted 27 September 2016 - 12:56 PM

It's baaack....the dreaded green algae.  Visitors are asked to keep their dogs on a leash and avoid Beaver Lake.

 

https://www.crd.bc.c...ke.pdf?sfvrsn=0

 

This warning was back in the summer so one would assume signs were posted, and now the dreaded algae is baaaak.

Get some security out there with guard dogs before something gets killed. Oops, better leave the dogs at home.

 

People are being warned to avoid Beaver Lake after water samples tested positive for blue-green algae.

The CRD says the positive samples were taken from Beaver Beach, and any animals around Beaver Lake should be kept on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake.

Ingesting water containing blue-green algae can cause headaches and stomach pain in humans, and lethal liver damage in dogs.

 


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#35 Bingo

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 01:34 PM

 

Robert Barron, Cowichan Valley Citizen, Oct 27 2016

At least three dogs have reportedly died over the last month after being in Quamichan Lake, and many are pointing at the toxic blue-green algae that is building up in the lake as the cause.

Dr. Lyn Pascoe, who lives on the lake, lost her six-year-old border collie Austin after he only dipped his legs in the water on Oct. 11.

She said Austin came out of the water with florescent-green algae on his legs that he may have licked at and ingested before she removed the substance with a thorough cleaning in the tub.

Pascoe said Austin began throwing up that night and went into seizures the next day before he finally died.

She said her veterinarian determined the cause of death to be liver damage.

http://www.cowichanw...chan-lake-algae

 



#36 Bingo

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:57 AM

Bloom closes lake.

 

The Capital Regional District has closed Beaver Lake for swimming after a bloom of blue-green algae was detected at the popular park and swimming spot.

A warning has been issued advising visitors to avoid swimming at Beaver Lake, and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking lake water or swimming in it.

Ingesting water containing the blue-green algae can cause symptoms including headaches and abdominal pain in humans, and potential lethal liver damage in dogs.

http://www.timescolo...loom-1.21022425

 



#37 North Shore

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 11:13 AM

^ Nothing a little bleach won't solve!


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

#38 Bingo

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:47 PM

Parks committee chairman Mike Hicks says the system would use a process known as high-efficiency oxygenation, which would pump in oxygen and improve water quality by reducing the release of sediment phosphorus....

http://www.iheartrad...lakes-1.2857420

 

The rowing club will welcome the tiny bubbles in the lake as it reduces hull drag coefficients during the summer, and prevents icebergs from forming over the winter.

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:26 PM

how does this sign look. they have two alphabets to choose from & I don't know if one is preferred, or what. PKOLS (Mt Doug) uses characters from the alphabet used in the first pic:

elklakesign01.jpg

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:07 PM

^What a complete waste of time and money!  Can anyone, other than a person with a degree in Linguistics, decipher how to pronounce those names? Guaranteed, people will still call it Elk/Beaver Lake.  I get Pkols, it's readable, and pronounceable, but XE,OL,XELEK...WTF is that, and how do you pronounce it? Zee -all Zelek?  It is the same with all of the signs on Hwy 99 up to Whistler that were installed in the run-up to the 2010 games.  Squamish turned into Skwxwu7mesh - which is probably pronounced 'Squamish'.


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