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#3261 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 06:32 AM

District officials in Lantzville have launched legal action against the owner of a Clark Rd. property, arguing it’s home to an illegal amusement park and cannabis dispensary.

 

 

The contested amusement park features large, life-sized dinosaurs which move their arms and growl. The dispensary on his upper Lantzville property, which backs onto Hwy. 19, isn’t licensed by the province’s Liquor Cannabis and Regulation branch.

 

“No where [sic] is it written that my hobby of collecting dino stuff is against the law and allowing people (kids) to use my property to marvell [sic] the dino’s now up to 50 is some how unlawful.”

 

 

 

 

https://nanaimonewsn...ion-is-illegal/


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#3262 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 06:34 AM

august 2020:

 

 

 

 

A creature from the cretaceous period has been brought to life in Lantzville.

 

Businessman and former mayoral candidate Stan Pottie was one of the successful buyers of an animatronic dinosaur at an auction earlier this month, and now proudly displays his amargasaurus at the entrance to his property on Clark Drive West where he owns Country Buds CBD health store and operates an excavating company.

 

More than 50 life-size dinosaurs were sold in a widely publicized auction Aug. 6 in Langley.

 

 

 

https://www.vancouve...ronic-dinosaur/

 

 

 

“You look out the window of the office and you see kids here all the time and we’re giving them free freezies and stuff and they come here and they’re playing with the dinosaur,” he said. “A lot of them know all about what it is and what period it [lived] in.”


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#3263 Nparker

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 06:36 AM

Stan Pottie runs a cannabis dispensary? You just can't make this stuff up folks.



#3264 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 August 2021 - 06:10 PM

“We’re busy now with Canadian travellers, but in a matter of weeks when Canadians go back to school, our demand’s going to fall off a cliff,” Nursey said.

Destination Greater Victoria is considering a class action suit against the Canadian government for damages sustained to its hotel and tourist attraction members, he added.


https://www.vicnews....r-victoria-ceo/



pretty sure nobody is afraid of Paul Nursey’s bite. Give me a break.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 August 2021 - 06:12 PM.

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#3265 vortoozo

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Posted 10 August 2021 - 10:47 PM

FFS. Lawsuits are not what the tourism industry needs.



#3266 Barrrister

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 04:49 AM

I have to admit that I have not missed the tourists at all, The city has become more than crowded enough as it is with all the new condos, 



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Posted 11 August 2021 - 05:29 AM

FFS. Lawsuits are not what the tourism industry needs.

 

Criminals and addiction acquired brain injured roaming downtown streets unchecked are not what the tourism industry needs either, but here we are.


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#3268 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 06:04 AM

In a typical year, Clipper Vacations and MV Coho deliver 750,000 visitors and are responsible for 800 to 1,400 room nights per month.

 

 

https://www.timescol...land-1.24349330

 

 

why does that hotel room count seem very low?  if they deliver us 31,250 couples per month (750,000 / 2 people / 12 months) on average why do we only get 800 to 1200 hotel nights out of them?  are the other 30,000 couples just day-tripping or passing through to sleep outside victoria?

 

something is not right.



#3269 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 07:01 AM

^Do those figures include Airbnb and RV parks and campgrounds?


“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


#3270 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 07:11 AM

^Do those figures include Airbnb and RV parks and campgrounds?

 

i'd be inclined to think it's a typo but it's from a piece written by the tourism/business professionals.  three of them.  surely they would catch any error.

 

the clipper unloads 545 people and the coho up to 1,000 each day in the height of the summer and we only get 40 hotel rooms (1200/30 days) booked out of it?


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#3271 Mike K.

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 07:17 AM

Maybe that’s all it is. The rest get picked up by friends and family, others continue on to other locations on the Island.

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#3272 vortoozo

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 08:59 AM

In a typical year, Clipper Vacations and MV Coho deliver 750,000 visitors and are responsible for 800 to 1,400 room nights per month.

 

 

https://www.timescol...land-1.24349330

 

 

why does that hotel room count seem very low?  if they deliver us 31,250 couples per month (750,000 / 2 people / 12 months) on average why do we only get 800 to 1200 hotel nights out of them?  are the other 30,000 couples just day-tripping or passing through to sleep outside victoria?

 

something is not right.

 

Possibly the number reflects only the hotel rooms booked directly through Clipper Vacations / Blackball as a package.

Although, those are extremely seasonal outside of May - September. 



#3273 theboss

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Posted 11 August 2021 - 09:24 AM

i'd be inclined to think it's a typo but it's from a piece written by the tourism/business professionals.  three of them.  surely they would catch any error.

 

the clipper unloads 545 people and the coho up to 1,000 each day in the height of the summer and we only get 40 hotel rooms (1200/30 days) booked out of it?

Specifically, this would be room nights booked through the companies.

Not through other means such as direct or third party booking sites. 


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Posted 12 August 2021 - 06:01 AM

it seems the ferry routes were left off the border reopening plan for no discernible reason. except maybe CBSA staffing issues.

#3275 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2021 - 06:14 AM

Laurel Collins should be raising a stink.
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Posted 12 August 2021 - 08:49 AM

it seems the ferry routes were left off the border reopening plan for no discernible reason. except maybe CBSA staffing issues.

 

I would suspect it's more to do with US CBP than Canadian CBSA.

Of the 9 international ferry routes in Canada, 8 are to the US. The other (to Saint-Pierre & Miquelon) has restarted.

Since the Americans have no interest in reopening the land border to non-essential travel, I very much doubt they are ready to staff the sea ports.


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#3277 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 01:43 AM

Well known and established Big Bus Victoria opened since 2007. Successful brand operate world wide. Exclusive rights to routes and licenses in Victoria. Big bus Victoria one of the popular sight seeing tour bus service. Hop on hop off with all the tourist attraction sites including Butchart Gardens. Other exclusive agreement with cruise ships as well. Sale includes all buses and marketing materials. Seller training provided as well. 

 

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$399,000

 

https://www.realtor....ctoria-downtown


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