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#181 mbjj

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:46 AM

That's terrible about the Jeep. Idiot endangering both people and horses.


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#182 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:46 AM

Foolish man. Everyone know only Proletariat drive Lada. Apparatchik drive GAZ Chaika.

 

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#183 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 07:53 AM

But with electric retrofit, da.


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#184 rjag

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:51 AM

Now if it was a red Lada, I think we'd know the culprit.


Actually it’s a crappy old CRV with a plastic canoe on the roof....

#185 Nparker

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 09:56 AM

Plastic canoe? I bet it's not even recyclable. The culprit cares about horses but hates the earth? Don't they know about the

:eek:  :eek: CLIMATE EMERGENCY!!  :eek:  :eek:


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#186 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:58 AM

A foreshadowing of the City of Victoria’s future?

Vancouver Aquarium suing city and park board for banning captive whales, dolphins, porpoises
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Aquarium is suing the city and park board over the 2017 cetacean ban for breach of contract and claiming it lost millions of dollars in revenue.

In May 2017 the Vancouver’s park board voted 6 to 1 to approve a bylaw banning whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity.

The bylaw went into effect immediately, preventing the Vancouver Aquarium from bringing new cetaceans to its facility in Stanley Park.

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A B.C. Supreme Court judge had agreed with the aquarium’s attempt to quash the park board bylaw and declared it void. But that ruling was overturned in February by a panel of three Appeal Court judges, who sent the matter back to the B.C. Supreme Court.

The Vancouver Aquarium says as the matter is currently before the B.C. Supreme Court, it is not in a position to provide additional details on the lawsuit.

- https://nationalpost...er-cetacean-ban

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#187 sebberry

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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 PM

I took the liberty of copying this account of the meeting written by a horse supporter because it goes into a bit more detail about each councillor's decision. 

 

This same person is claiming a dark blue Jeep has been driving around downtown this week aggressively cutting in front of the carriages and brake-checking them. The Jeep has a black convertible top and a spare tire cover that says "BAN HORSEDRAWN CARRIAGES".

 

Two idiots in front of me yesterday pulled out over the double-yellow on Belleville right before it turns into Blanshard to pass a horse and buggy.  

 

If we're worried about animal welfare, perhaps being a little stricter on passing could help?


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#188 DavidL

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Posted Yesterday, 06:37 PM

I found it troublesome that Isitt dismissed any need for a actual public engagement on the issue saying that the statutory minimum would be sufficient as he considers the phasing out to be a "housekeeping matter...frankly", (COTW, May 16th, 4:06:30-4:07:42).  The e-carriage bit is a total red herring.


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#189 Rob Randall

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Posted Yesterday, 06:53 PM

I found it troublesome that Isitt dismissed any need for a actual public engagement on the issue saying that the statutory minimum would be sufficient as he considers the phasing out to be a "housekeeping matter...frankly",

 

The Tally-Ho has been the cornerstone of Downtown tourism since 1903. No matter your opinion on the ethics of working horses Downtown, banning this business is a major move, not mere housekeeping. This is more complicated than just banning circus wild animals.


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#190 RFS

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Posted Yesterday, 07:01 PM

I think the idea of using government powers over any kind of private sector turns Issit on so much he relishes in any opportunity to do so regardless of the specifics
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#191 Nparker

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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 PM

I found it troublesome that Isitt dismissed any need for a actual public engagement on the issue saying that the statutory minimum would be sufficient as he considers the phasing out to be a "housekeeping matter...frankly"...

Surely others can see why Comrade Isitt is far and away the most dangerous member of the CoV council.


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#192 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:30 PM

Could Isitt’s motion be the first step in elevating Jordan Reichert - the animal rights activist who ran for council in the last election and who last year was alleged to have placed fake out-of-business signage on a carriage company’s downtown carriage parking spaces - in the event Collins is elected as an MP and a by-election is called?


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#193 Rob Randall

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Posted Yesterday, 08:56 PM

Lot of hyphens in that sentence.


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#194 mbjj

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Posted Today, 07:35 AM

Lord, I would never vote for that kook!


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#195 dasmo

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Posted Today, 12:02 PM

I found it troublesome that Isitt dismissed any need for a actual public engagement on the issue saying that the statutory minimum would be sufficient as he considers the phasing out to be a "housekeeping matter...frankly", (COTW, May 16th, 4:06:30-4:07:42). The e-carriage bit is a total red herring.

Why would he find out what the population thinks? That would make him a populist which is evil right?

 



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