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#81 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:36 PM

Heard Bray on cfax this afternoon. Brennae tried to get him to bash the bike lanes but he didn’t bite at all. Oh cfax...

He said he hasn’t received one complaint re Pandora post construction.

 

He was all Mr. Optimism in that interview. Which I guess he needs to be.  But I hope he knows downtown has some problems.  He can see out his office window, no?  


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#82 Mike K.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:35 AM

He was starting to get into “street issues” but the topic was accidentally deflected.

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#83 OllyV

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 10:12 AM

Have we heard anything regarding the RCMP investigation into the Penticton BA?

 

http://www.kelownada...5288bf5358.html



#84 Mike K.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:09 AM

Thank you!

 

From the article:

 

After a nearly 18-month investigation, Penticton RCMP are recommending charges over a series of “financial irregularities” involving someone connected with the Downtown Penticton Association.

 

Supt. Ted De Jager confirmed Friday that the detailed file is now in the hands of the Crown’s office in Penticton.

 

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Former DPA executive director Kerri Milton said in a May 2017 interview that she was surprised to learn of the investigation.

 

Milton, who now resides in Victoria, noted she was particularly surprised by the possibility of financial irregularities because DPA bookkeeping and auditing are handled by outside firms, and cheques are signed by board members.

 

“I didn’t even have signing authority on purpose, because of keeping it an arm’s-length situation, so I don’t even know how that would be possible,” she said.

 

The name of the suspect or suspects has not been disclosed to the media. It is known that the investigation zeroed in on a time frame between 2013 and 2016.


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#85 OllyV

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 12:05 PM

Thank you!

 

 

No problem. 

 

This story was also featured in the Vancouver Sun and the Province a couple weeks ago.

 

Maybe it made provincial news due to Kerri's connection. Just a guess.



#86 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 01:02 PM

does anyone know what downtown victoria 2020 is/was?

 

i see this but links are dead

 

https://vibrantvicto...-annual-report/

 

and i see this on the puzzle pieces

 

Speaking of feedback, painting the crosswalks and sidewalks seemed like a fairly benign decision, but you got slammed for it as a waste of money.
Here’s a classic example of misunderstanding, and this really gets under my skin. “Why are you wasting the tax dollars on painting the sidewalk?” Well, actually, we’re not. The City put in $60,000, the private sector put in $120,000. There’s sidewalks, there’s a new retail kiosk, there’s new public art, there’s a new bike shelter, there’s a new bike-mechanic station — so we turned $60,000 tax dollars into a $120,000 investment in the public realm. Isn’t that what you want? Isn’t that the point? That’s good business sense.

 

https://douglasmagaz...esnt-hold-back/

 

if 120k came from the private sector (dvba and 2020) i wonder where 2020 got their money from?



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:21 PM

Victoria 2020 was a sort of conference series to come up with ideas on how to improve the city.

Visit my blog at: https://www.sidewalkingvictoria.com 

 

It has a whole new look!

 


#88 Mike K.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:23 PM

Primarily backed by Jawl Properties, I believe.


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#89 LJ

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:33 PM

Victoria 2020 was a sort of conference series to come up with ideas on how to improve the city.

Hit the Easy button - get rid of Helps and Isitt.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#90 Nparker

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:21 AM

The DVBA plans to survey its members.

In a bid to determine the issues faced by businesses in Victoria’s core, the Downtown Victoria Business Association is launching what it hopes will be an annual survey. The DVBA intends to contact each of its 1,500 members to get an idea of business performance, the experience of operating downtown and issues the businesses face...


https://www.timescol...sels-1.23661700

 



#91 Mike K.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:32 AM

They're only now doing this?


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#92 Nparker

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:34 AM

They're only now doing this?

That was sort of my thought as well.



 



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