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#3041 lanforod

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:49 AM

I dont get the pool one. Every Canadian I know uses Celcius in the pool too. 32 is too warm, 24 too cool. 27-28 is perfect, IMO.
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#3042 RFS

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:13 AM

Distance is wrong too. No one uses metric for short, non work related distances. If you’re measuring for a garden bed for example it’s feet never meters

#3043 DustMagnet

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 09:50 AM

Distance is wrong too. No one uses metric for short, non work related distances. If you’re measuring for a garden bed for example it’s feet never meters

 

Question should be: Are you buying lumber?



#3044 aastra

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 01:35 PM

I won't ask about the water pressure in Athens or Jerusalem:

 

 

As funny as this will sound, the water pressure was outstanding. Thats right, I said water pressure. You see Victoria is very very old, it has been ripped up and torn down. The majority of Hotels in Victoria have poor water pressure, similair to someone peeing on you.

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#3045 aastra

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 01:41 PM

Chateau Victoria is cold:

 

 

The hotel is clean, pretty well appointed but our room was cold. The thermostat was set at 17’C when we arrived so we turned it up to 21’ then went out for the evening.

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Parkside is very cold:

 

 

The worst hotel experience of my life. My kids and I froze. It is winter (5C). ALL 3 heaters in my room are mot turning on. In the new room they moved us to, 2 heaters are not turning on (both in the bedrooms). I am sleeping on the bathroom floor with an area heater. 3 technicians have been to my rooms in 7 hours. I am using my CAR BLANKET! The front desk has been asked to send blankets and a second area heater and have been stalling.

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#3046 Nparker

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:07 PM

...You see Victoria is very very old, it has been ripped up and torn down. The majority of Hotels in Victoria have poor water pressure, similar to someone peeing on you...

Very, very old? Like ancient Egypt old? Of course based on the last portion of the comment I suspect the writer might be a current inhabitant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC.


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#3047 G-Man

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:19 PM

I won't ask about the water pressure in Athens or Jerusalem:

As funny as this will sound, the water pressure was outstanding. Thats right, I said water pressure. You see Victoria is very very old, it has been ripped up and torn down. The majority of Hotels in Victoria have poor water pressure, similair to someone peeing on you.


So many possible Trump jokes here.

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#3048 G-Man

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:20 PM

Oh now i see that NorthParker already got there.
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#3049 AllseeingEye

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:31 PM

The island makes it onto CNN's 20 Best Places to Travel in 2020; not sure Victoria is that renowned for its 'stately' Edwardian architecture as I'm pretty certain London just slightly beats us on that score, and I have no clue what "boat shoes" are, but its a nice write-up overall:

 

https://www.cnn.com/...2020/index.html



#3050 Nparker

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:14 PM

... I have no clue what "boat shoes" are...

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Available at Old Navy for $34.99. Presumably that's for a pair and not each.



#3051 spanky123

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:44 PM

The island makes it onto CNN's 20 Best Places to Travel in 2020; not sure Victoria is that renowned for its 'stately' Edwardian architecture as I'm pretty certain London just slightly beats us on that score, and I have no clue what "boat shoes" are, but its a nice write-up overall:

 

https://www.cnn.com/...2020/index.html

 

Was right up there with Kyrgyzstan (seriously). They must not have been thinking of the LGBTQ community when they did their list..

 

American diplomats expressed concern in October 2014 when Kyrgyzstan lawmakers passed a law that imposes jail terms on gay-rights activists and others, including journalists, who create “a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations


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#3052 Jackerbie

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 12:14 PM

US News & World Report has released their list of the top hotels in Canada, and as usual BC dominates the Top 25. Full list here: https://travel.usnew.../Hotels/Canada/

 

In Victoria, Magnolia Hotel takes #11, Oak Bay Beach Hotel takes #19, and Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa takes #25. The Wickannish Inn in Tofino takes #3. 


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#3053 Matt R.

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 12:23 PM

Fogo Island is way up there on my list! Looks wonderful.

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#3054 Nparker

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 12:42 PM

Fairmont must be happy about this list.


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#3055 Mike K.

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 01:36 PM

The Wick is one place I'd love to check out some time.

 

Thanks for that, Jackerbie.


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#3056 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 06:30 AM

A manager at Prince of Whales Whale Watching — May through October is peak time for spotting the great cetaceans — said almost their entire regular staff of 25 have been temporarily laid off, with another 50 season staff on hold.


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#3057 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:21 AM

In a document outlining their first phase of priorities, the task force estimates that 90 per cent of the full-time tourism workforce has been laid off and roughly 20,000 jobs lost. They also estimate that, in total, COVID-19 could cause a $1.4 billion loss to the local economy and $375 million in projected tax revenue lost over the next 10 to 14 months.

 

With the numbers before them, the group set out to form an 18-month survival and recovery strategy for Greater Victoria tourism – seeking out policy and financial support to ensure the industry’s survival as the pandemic continues. They came up with five requests for government.

 

First, the task force is asking the federal government to extend into 2021 the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – which currently has an expiration date of June 15. The group says extending the emergency business subsidy will support businesses with reopening costs and maintain workers and operations into the coming year.

 

https://www.vicnews....eater-victoria/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 May 2020 - 05:22 AM.

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#3058 Mike K.

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 05:44 AM

One would think that marine biologists are taking the tourism shut down as an opportunity to study the impact of zero trailing vessels on the animals.

I haven’t heard anything about any studies taking place, but now would be a perfect time, would it not?

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#3059 spanky123

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 07:20 AM

One would think that marine biologists are taking the tourism shut down as an opportunity to study the impact of zero trailing vessels on the animals.

I haven’t heard anything about any studies taking place, but now would be a perfect time, would it not?

 

You only do "studies" when you want your belief confirmed!


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#3060 thaicobb

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 07:29 AM

Working up a study proposal and securing funding is a process that typically takes 18-24 months


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