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#481 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:57 PM

Half a dozen derelict boats washed ashore in Cadboro Bay over the weekend, leaving local organizations and jurisdictions scrambling to organize a clean up.

 

The boats appeared on both the Saanich and Oak Bay sides of the bay after a weekend of heavy wind – southeast gusts up to 80 km/h hit Greater Victoria on Saturday, leaving thousands of Islanders without power, including 224 Oak Bay customers.

 

Eric Dahli, Dead Boat Society co-founder and chair of the Cadboro Bay Residents Association says at least four boats have washed up and two have sunk. At least one boat is leaking gasoline into the water.

 

https://www.vicnews....er-the-weekend/

 

 

is it great that we have a dead boat society?


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#482 Daveyboy

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 01:44 PM

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Photo taken Selkirk Trestle January 27,2020

 

A huge shout-out of thanks to Lisa and the COV for their quick work in protecting Victoria's waterways as they promised when the courts granted them the injunction to remove boats in 2017.  So happy that they didn't waste their valuable time on issues unrelated to their jurisdiction and instead did what they said they were going to do!


Edited by Daveyboy, 27 January 2020 - 01:52 PM.

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#483 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 02:21 PM

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Photo taken Selkirk Trestle January 27,2020

 

A huge shout-out of thanks to Lisa and the COV for their quick work in protecting Victoria's waterways as they promised when the courts granted them the injunction to remove boats in 2017.  So happy that they didn't waste their valuable time on issues unrelated to their jurisdiction and instead did what they said they were going to do!

 

Maybe they were heritage designated by the city?


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#484 Mike K.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:03 AM

Another derelict boat fire this morning along the Gorge.


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#485 Redd42

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:17 AM

That's one way to get rid of them. 



#486 JanionGuy

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:40 AM

Another derelict boat fire this morning along the Gorge.

 

This "boat" was actually more like a compound of hoarding. At least they have some hasmat around the burnt out wreckage.

 

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#487 JanionGuy

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 07:42 AM

And this "boat" which sunk in late January is now tethered to the Tressle with a piece of polypropylene!  Just waiting for another fire to happen and burn down the Galloping Goose Tressle:

 

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#488 todd

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 11:04 AM

And this "boat" which sunk in late January is now tethered to the Tressle with a piece of polypropylene! Just waiting for another fire to happen and burn down the Galloping Goose Tressle:

It could be yours!: https://www.tc.gc.ca...ograms-629.html

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#489 JanionGuy

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 02:02 PM

I'm baaaaaaaaackkkkkkk.   A little fire ain't gonna keep me off my "land".  And i have a new tent!

 

 

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#490 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 02:29 PM

nothing about that looks stable.  neither the platform nor the inhabitant's state of mind.


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#491 JanionGuy

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 02:44 PM

nothing about that looks stable.  neither the platform nor the inhabitant's state of mind.

 

Well at least they have a lifetime supply of toilet tissue surrounding their empire.


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#492 todd

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 08:51 AM

nothing about that looks stable.  neither the platform nor the inhabitant's state of mind.

i'm try to staycation to stop the spread of coronavirus campsites booked up


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#493 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 08:58 AM

On July 15, Aryze Developments installed a circular dock in the Gorge Waterway near Banfield Park for swimmers to rest on and take in the views. The first person to notice the dock was awarded a coffee shop gift card and the first swimmer to reach the platform was treated to Phillips Brewery beer that had been left there by the company.

 

Now, the dock’s position in the Gorge may be at risk. On Sept. 10, Aryze Development co-owner Luke Mari explained the company had been contacted by the federal government and told they needed a permit for the platform to remain in the water. The company has applied to the Canadian government and submitted maps, drawings and information for consideration. Now, the application has entered the public feedback phase and Aryze Developments is calling on the community to show support by leaving a comment on the application.

 

https://www.vicnews....-dock-on-gorge/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 September 2020 - 08:58 AM.


#494 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 12:21 PM

Does anyone know if the Gorge Waterway is safe enough for swimming? I know the annual Swimfest touts the water as being clean but has there been any testing to see how much of the liquid dump remains?



#495 todd

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Posted 18 September 2020 - 12:26 PM

Does anyone know if the Gorge Waterway is safe enough for swimming? I know the annual Swimfest touts the water as being clean but has there been any testing to see how much of the liquid dump remains?


I know that I’d swim somewhere else.

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