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#7581 todd

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:15 PM

Super lame.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:35 PM

So I am going to need some sort of evidence of the link between Johnson Street and the Johnson & Johnson company. Were people joking about that piece of this story? As I can see there is not even any knowledge of why Johnson Street got its name. 

 

In one of the great Victoria history tomes, "On The Street Where You Live: Pioneer Pathways of Early Victoria", on page 9 (yes I own a copy) it says and I quote:

 

"The fourth street, next to a ravine that divided the fort from the land north of it, was named Johnson; a century later, nobody could remember why."

 

So unless the only expert on Victoria street names, Danda Humphreys, got it wrong, something doesn't add up here. 


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#7583 dasmo

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:59 AM

They save the rubber bullets, tear gas and dogs for sandcastle competitions....
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#7584 Bingo

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:44 AM

So I am going to need some sort of evidence of the link between Johnson Street and the Johnson & Johnson company. Were people joking about that piece of this story? As I can see there is not even any knowledge of why Johnson Street got its name. 

 

In one of the great Victoria history tomes, "On The Street Where You Live: Pioneer Pathways of Early Victoria", on page 9 (yes I own a copy) it says and I quote:

 

"The fourth street, next to a ravine that divided the fort from the land north of it, was named Johnson; a century later, nobody could remember why."

 

So unless the only expert on Victoria street names, Danda Humphreys, got it wrong, something doesn't add up here. 

 

So the original Johnson Street bridge was probably a few planks laid across the ravine by some guy named Johnson. 



#7585 RFS

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:48 AM

Meanwhile in France they are protesting AGAINST new carbon taxes

https://nationalpost...-fuel-tax-hikes
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:01 AM

Protesting? more like rioting.



#7587 todd

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

Johnson Street is named after Captain Charles R. Johnson, who was the commander of a 180-foot paddle wheel steam sloop, the HMS Driver, one of the first commercial vessels stationed in Victoria

 



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:28 PM

 

Johnson Street is named after Captain Charles R. Johnson, who was the commander of a 180-foot paddle wheel steam sloop, the HMS Driver, one of the first commercial vessels stationed in Victoria.

In its early days Lower Johnson street was a part of Fort Victoria, established in 1843, the Hudson Bay Company settlement that preceded the creation of the city.

http://greatplacesin...on-street-lojo/

 



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:03 PM

 

Johnson Street is named after Captain Charles R. Johnson, who was the commander of a 180-foot paddle wheel steam sloop, the HMS Driver, one of the first commercial vessels stationed in Victoria.

In its early days Lower Johnson street was a part of Fort Victoria, established in 1843, the Hudson Bay Company settlement that preceded the creation of the city.

http://greatplacesin...on-street-lojo/

Could not find my original link so here are some different ones.

I cannot find any evidence that this is the Johnson after whom Johnson Street was named after, but he seemed to be a buddy of Blanshard.

https://bcgenesis.uv...ver"#searchHit1

 

HMS Driver was a Driver-class wooden paddle sloop of the Royal Navy. She is credited with the first global circumnavigation by a steamship when she arrived back in England on 14 May 1847. On 11 March 1850 she was docked in Victoria Harbour to witness Richard Blanshard assume the Governorship of the newly formed Colony of Vancouver Island, and issued a seventeen-gun salute. Captain Johnson was the captain of the Driver.and is mentioned in Colonial Despatches.

 

https://www.revolvy....S-Driver-(1840)

https://bcgenesis.uv...oNumber=&coVol=

 

The sternwheeler William Irving and the sidewheeler George E. Starr at right in Victoria Harbour  circa 1880's

 

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British Columbia Archives digital collections, image A-00154



#7590 todd

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:17 PM

Now I know how Richard is a Dick:

Maybe Blanshard was named after him as a punishment.

 

 

.........given a room in the fort. He evidently didn't like that and chose to remain aboard the Driver. .................

 

............intellectual countenance -- is a great smoker............................

 

.............Few people in his English home town knew Blanshard had ever been governor of Vancouver Island. It was apparently an experience he wished to blot out. ...........................

 

https://www.timescol...nd-life-1.14063

 

 

Maybe Blanshard was named after him as a punishment.

 

 



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 06:52 PM

Hmm... Interesting. This seems likely though that LoJo history is wrong on lower Johnson ever having been inside Fort Victoria. The northern wall of the fort runs right through bastion square.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 01:46 PM

Intoxicated man dies after falling from Johnson Street Bridge

 

Victoria BC – Multiple officers attended the Johnson Street Bridge early this morning after a man fell off the bridge.

 

VicPD received multiple 911 calls just after 1:30 a.m. after an intoxicated man was seen losing his balance after climbing on a railing and failing into the water below. Several people attempted to give direction to the man to swim to safety.

 

Several VicPD officers attended within two minutes of the 911 call and attempted to assist the man but were unsuccessful, with one officer suffering minor, non-life threatening injuries. VicPD called the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre for assistance as VicPD does not have a marine response capability.  A Canadian Coast Guard boat was dispatched and recovered the man's body with assistance of VicPD officers.

 

The file has been handed over to the BC Coroner Service.

 

Our thoughts are with the man’s family during this difficult time.


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#7593 aastra

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:42 PM

 

It is like no one reads my blog around here...

 

Maybe you don't promote it enough.

 

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#7594 todd

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 05:55 PM

So I am going to need some sort of evidence of the link between Johnson Street and the Johnson & Johnson company. Were people joking about that piece of this story? As I can see there is not even any knowledge of why Johnson Street got its name. 
 
In one of the great Victoria history tomes, "On The Street Where You Live: Pioneer Pathways of Early Victoria", on page 9 (yes I own a copy) it says and I quote:
 
"The fourth street, next to a ravine that divided the fort from the land north of it, was named Johnson; a century later, nobody could remember why."
 
So unless the only expert on Victoria street names, Danda Humphreys, got it wrong, something doesn't add up here.


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#7595 Bingo

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:17 AM

Intoxicated man dies after falling from Johnson Street Bridge

 

Victoria BC – Multiple officers attended the Johnson Street Bridge early this morning after a man fell off the bridge.

VicPD received multiple 911 calls just after 1:30 a.m. after an intoxicated man was seen losing his balance after climbing on a railing and failing into the water below. Several people attempted to give direction to the man to swim to safety.

 

Several VicPD officers attended within two minutes of the 911 call and attempted to assist the man but were unsuccessful, with one officer suffering minor, non-life threatening injuries. VicPD called the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre for assistance as VicPD does not have a marine response capability.  A Canadian Coast Guard boat was dispatched and recovered the man's body with assistance of VicPD officers.

The file has been handed over to the BC Coroner Service.

Our thoughts are with the man’s family during this difficult time.

 

So much for the Victoria Fireboat failing to attend. 

 

https://www.victoria...e-boat-info.pdf

 

"While training of Department personnel continues, the boat is now in service and able to respond to marine fires and rescues in Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

 



#7596 Bingo

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 10:20 AM

Is the vessel still kept at the foot of Fort Street?



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 03:49 PM

$28.21 an hour to push the button to raise and lower the bridge if anyone is interested!

 

https://careersen-vi...ge-operator/job



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 03:55 PM

$28.21 an hour to push the button to raise and lower the bridge if anyone is interested!

 

https://careersen-vi...ge-operator/job

 

Interesting.....

 

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#7599 Nparker

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:00 PM

...Exposure to abusive people...

Does this mean the public or City Hall?


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 04:01 PM

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