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#21 todd

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:18 PM

I kind of like the bulbs, maybe we can do both?



#22 HB

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:33 AM

For big special events like Canada Day.

Like they do to Niagara Falls where the face of the falls is lit up at night in patterns and flags


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#23 Dr.Doinglittle

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:29 AM

Can't see them getting rid of the lights anytime soon. Too iconic for the city, plus they spent a tidy sum not too long ago replacing them all with LED bulbs, about $6 a pop.



#24 Bingo

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 06:38 AM

Renovations to cenotaph base and a base for a new 30 metre tall steel flagpole.

 

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#25 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 01:23 PM

Fall Flowers

 

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#26 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 01:33 PM

The new metal pole is in place with a hydraulic support to help in lowering the pole at the hinged base.

The brand new rope will probably go missing as that seems vulnerable, along with the solid brass cleats.

There is also a security camera part way up with what appears to be a solar panel.

The top of the pole has three lights, and presently NO flag flying.

 

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#27 Nparker

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 01:42 PM

...The top of the pole has three lights, and presently NO flag flying...

Something tells me that will be rectified by 4:30 this Saturday afternoon.



#28 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 01:46 PM

Something tells me that will be rectified by 4:30 this Saturday afternoon.

 

As long as the halyard doesn't go missing.



#29 Nparker

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 01:52 PM

As long as the halyard doesn't go missing.

I am sure Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be thoroughly searched before they are allowed to leave the grounds.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:05 PM

The new pole is 100ft from the ground to the top.

The old wooden pole was 130ft

It was all wired last week.

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#31 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:05 PM

Some fresh flowers going in to spruce up the corner there, Bingo?


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#32 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

Some fresh flowers going in to spruce up the corner there, Bingo?

Nothing but the best for Royalty eh!



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:08 PM

The old pole had a lock box to prevent anyone accessing the rope if I recall correctly. I wonder why this one has been made such a tempting target for a******s.


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#34 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:19 PM

It should be safe for the next few days, I bet there is night security there now, save anyone putting a land-mine in the garden.

 

After all, the royal couple are visiting the site of the deadliest terrorist (planned) attack in BC history, the July 1 bomb plot.


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#35 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:20 PM

The old pole had a lock box to prevent anyone accessing the rope if I recall correctly. I wonder why this one has been made such a tempting target for a******s.

 

The present one looks traditional for the Royals visit, but long term that expensive yacht braid will keep going missing until they sort out a locking mechanism.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:26 PM

It should be safe for the next few days, I bet there is night security there now, save anyone putting a land-mine in the garden.

 

After all, the royal couple are visiting the site of the deadliest terrorist (planned) attack in BC history, the July 1 bomb plot.

Yes the bomb plot that  was planned and executed and financed by the RCMP.

The same RCMP who are a responsible for their security whilst on their tour here


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#37 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:32 PM

It should be safe for the next few days, I bet there is night security there now, save anyone putting a land-mine in the garden.

 

Didn't see any security there today. But come to think of it those gardeners, they were gardeners I hope, might have been removing the flowers.



#38 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:37 PM

Didn't see any security there today. But come to think of it those gardeners, they were gardeners I hope, might have been removing the flowers.

 

I'm sure one was MI6 disguised as a gardener. 


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#39 Bingo

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:40 PM

I'm sure one was MI6 disguised as a gardener. 

 

Yikes! and I had my eye on that 300 feet of rope. 



#40 Gary H

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:11 PM

Erect in time for the Royal's.   :thumbsup:

 

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