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#1721 dasmo

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Posted 18 January 2024 - 08:45 AM

Maybe if they burn crack instead of wood it will all work out….
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#1722 Matt R.

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Posted 18 January 2024 - 01:06 PM

That’s a value add!
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#1723 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 January 2024 - 01:06 PM

CityNews Vancouver:




Public safety advisory issued for Vancouver, due to 'strong odour' from Burnaby refinery

A public safety advisory has been issued for Vancouver due to a strong smell coming from the Burnaby refinery.

The Burnaby Fire Department told CityNews it was "currently managing an incident" at the Burnaby refinery at around 8:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m., a public safety advisory was issued by the City of Vancouver for a "strong odour."

"Out of an abundance of caution, Vancouver Fire Rescue Services advises residents to close windows, doors and air intakes if you can smell the odour in your area," the advisory reads.

"If you are outside and impacted by the odour, consider moving inside to places such as community centres or libraries."

Some air quality indexes in Vancouver are reporting increased levels of pollution in places like Yaletown, the Downtown Eastside, Grandview-Woodland and Kitsilano, meaning those with preexisting respiratory conditions should take extra care and avoid going outside.

Chief Karen Fry with the City of Vancouver says anyone affected by the smell should take extra precautions.

"If it's quite extensive in your building, close your air intakes on your HVAC systems for a short time until the air quality improves."







Nobody says what it smells like. Chocolate? Strawberries? Tuna? What should we be looking out for?

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#1724 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 January 2024 - 06:07 AM

LNG Canada CEO Jason Klein said construction at their natural gas plant and export terminal in Kitimat is 85% complete.

 

The progress report was issued during its year-end update.

 

Klein added the project reached its peak construction cycle this past fall with over 8-thousand people employed at the Kitimat site.

 

LNG is now preparing for safe start-up activities to begin in 2024 where equipment is tested and fine-tuned.

 

 

 

https://www.mybulkle...art-up-in-2024/


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#1725 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 February 2024 - 08:27 AM

Rick Hughes says his father used to get paid $5 to dig trenches for underground tanks in the 1950s.

“They would just drop him off in the morning with a shovel and pick and let him go at it,” said Hughes, owner of Victoria Tank Service, adding his father was a firefighter at the time and the tank job was a sideline. Now Hughes, 68, spends five days a week finding those same tanks so his son Corey can dig them out, so they don’t corrode and leak oil into the surrounding soil and water — as happened this week at Swan Lake.


https://www.timescol...nce-dug-8193082


Too bad his dad didn’t leave him maps.

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Posted 15 February 2024 - 01:55 AM

Canadian exports of the kind of coal used to make electricity hit an eight-year high in 2022 despite promises from the Liberal government to work on banning exports completely by the end of the decade.

 

The Liberals made the promise during the 2021 election and it was listed in Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s mandate letter that December.

 

In the year that followed, Canada exported more than eight million tonnes of domestically produced thermal coal, a 60 per cent increase over 2021 and more than eight times what was exported in 2018.

 

That year, thermal coal exports hit a low of one million tonnes before rapidly increasing — doubling to two million tonnes in 2019, almost five million tonnes in 2020 and 5.5 million tonnes in 2021.

 

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Wednesday it is an issue he is quite concerned about. “In the coming months you should see something from us on the coal exports,” he said.

 

But NDP environment critic Laurel Collins said the increase in exports is “shocking” and the government has waited too long.

 

“It’s so vital that we get started now,” said Collins, who introduced her own private member’s bill Wednesday to ban thermal coal exports. She’s moving on the issue because the Liberals have not, she added.

 

“It’s really disheartening given the impact of coal on the climate crisis.”

 

The bill would outlaw all thermal coal exports, except if the environment minister issues a special permit. Anyone ignoring the law and exporting thermal coal anyway could be fined up to $12 million.

 

 

 

https://www.cheknews...-booms-1190842/



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Posted 27 February 2024 - 09:18 PM

The company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion now estimates the project's costs will come in 10 per cent higher than its May 2023 estimate of $30.9 billion.

 

That's according to a regulatory filing Trans Mountain Corp. provided to the Canada Energy Regulator on Monday. It represents the latest in a series of cost increases for the high-profile project, which in 2017 was estimated to cost just $7.4 billion.

 

In the filing, Trans Mountain Corp., which is a Crown corporation, said the latest tally is subject to the receipt of final costs and expenses once the pipeline project is complete.

 

The company said it will need approximately three months following the completion of construction before it can provide a final cost estimate.

 

Trans Mountain Corp. also said in Monday's filing it continues to work towards an in-service date for the pipeline expansion in the second quarter of this year, with commencement of firm service contracts slated for May 1. 

 

 

https://www.timescol...g-shows-8366174


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Posted 27 February 2024 - 09:51 PM

Somehow, I fully believe that Kinder Morgan would have had the thing done already and for 10b.


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#1729 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 02:31 AM

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#1730 Mike K.

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 07:30 AM

We’re on track to see $2/litre gasoline by early April. Certainly the carbon tax uplift will help.

You want to know why people aren’t taking jobs? It can cost them a good portion of their wage just to get there, while others have the option of not even having to travel to work, often working for government.

It’s not going to get any better. Just this morning I got an email from a prominent downtown individual who says he’s just about had it with the downtown core and the state of affairs socially. People are sick and tired of the mismanagement, disarray, senseless indifference towards the public realm and the hands-off attitude by our political leaders. The only outcome here will be a massive pulling out of capital if things do not change.

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#1731 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 March 2024 - 07:32 AM

In 2008, I sat on the board of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, which brought together housing, health and social service providers, non-profit organizations and all levels of government and the business community. The main aim was to provide housing and mental health providers to the homeless.

Unfortunately, the province has since gone in another direction and bought hotels and apartments to house the homeless, which has proven not to be successful in solving the homelessness problem and created dangerous ghettos in some instances.

Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam was downsized in the 1990s and closed in 2012 with a peak patient population of 4,700 residents discharged into the community, which helped to establish a homeless population in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. To this day, there is insufficient housing, social supports or adequate facilities that are needed to integrate patients back into society.

We are in danger of going down the same path in Victoria. We have expected our police force to deal not only with criminal offenders, but to engage and handle those with obvious drug issues, mental-health issues or both.

Not only is there a shortage of mental health and service providers, but there is a serious issue of “catch and release” where criminal offenders are held for a day or so, then released back into the community. Some of these offenders have been charged with hundreds of offences and are still walking the streets with impunity.

Surely, local municipal and provincial governments, the police and the legal profession can formulate policy to plug this gap that allows recidivists to take advantage of this situation.

Victoria is our capital city and there is a need to address and solve these major issues and stop the decay in the downtown before it is too late.


https://www.timescol...roblems-8380978

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#1732 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 March 2024 - 05:22 AM

The Parkland fuel refinery in Metro Vancouver is set to resume operations Sunday, seven weeks after an “unplanned issue” forced it to shut down.

 

A statement on Parkland’s website says crews will begin the process by turning on the main air blower for the heat system at the facility in Burnaby, B.C.

 

The company says this “essential step” is expected to produce “periods of elevated flaring, and some potential for odours, noise and smoke.”

 

 

https://www.cheknews...oppage-1194413/



#1733 Mike K.

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Posted 10 March 2024 - 08:21 AM

Will it produce lower gas prices?
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Posted 18 March 2024 - 02:41 PM

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#1735 Mike K.

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 02:53 PM

That's how we keep taxes down, and keep the cost of living in check.

Instead, we've just made foreign nations like the UAE billions, upon billions of dollars, richer, as Canadians argue over what is, and what isn't a shack in political attack ads.
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Posted 18 March 2024 - 02:54 PM

Just another example where Liberal ideology defies all common sense.
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#1737 dasmo

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 03:01 PM

See rising sea levels for how consent in engineered. I think he is losing that consent finally. But... He is using the language that that doesn't matter. That he needs to do what isn't popular. 



#1738 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 March 2024 - 01:55 AM

$34B Trans Mountain expansion pipeline begins filling with oil with first shipments before Canada Day

 

After 12 years and $34 billion, the Trans Mountain expansion project is nearing the finish line

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...egins-1.7150343

 

 

 

 

The Trans Mountain is Canada's only oil pipeline to the West Coast. The project will transport oil from Alberta to the West Coast and triple the amount of crude that is shipped on an existing pipeline, from 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 bpd.

 

Canadian oil prices are expected to increase once the new project is completed. Court challenges, regulatory hurdles, multiple protests and constant delays are all part of the history of the project, which began more than a decade ago.


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#1739 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 March 2024 - 02:14 AM

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. In a previous version, The Canadian Press erroneously reported the expanded pipeline system would eventually be filled with more than four billion barrels of oil. In fact, the pipeline will be filled with more than four million barrels of oil.

 

 

https://www.timescol...project-8509097

 

 

 

Thanks for clearing that up.  Only off by 1,000x.

 

 

 

 

 

The country produces about 4.8 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude and that figure could climb by about 500,000 bpd to about 5.3 million bpd by the end of 2024, according to S&P Global Commodity Insights. That would mark an all-time high for Canadian production.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ecord-1.6993102


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 28 March 2024 - 02:19 AM.


#1740 Mike K.

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Posted 28 March 2024 - 06:37 AM

…be filled with more than four billion barrels of oil. In fact, the pipeline will be filled with more than four million barrels of oil.



“In fact” is an odd choice of wording for a correction.
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