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#4921 spanky123

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:08 AM

^ So basically the cops nabbed him because he was stealing electricity and using butane. The fact that he had an illegal grow op wasn't a concern mentioned.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:30 AM

^ Pretty much.  I wonder if reporting will eventually swing around to the threat as well?  "RCMP investigate theft of electricity and large scale butane use in Squamish".

 

Hopefully there won't be much, if any, motivation for this type of thing once legal distribution is adequate.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:50 AM

^ Pretty much.  I wonder if reporting will eventually swing around to the threat as well?  "RCMP investigate theft of electricity and large scale butane use in Squamish".

 

Hopefully there won't be much, if any, motivation for this type of thing once legal distribution is adequate.

 

There is plenty of legal pot for sale. I don't see anything sold out on the Government website. 

 

The issue is that illegal pot is far less expensive, has more variety, and is more potent.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:35 PM

^ I was referring to brick & mortar retail availability.  



#4925 Nparker

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:10 PM

Lisa Helps' gall and shameless hypocrisy appear to have no bounds.

...several [pot] shops don’t have zoning approval and haven’t even applied for a provincial licence. Victoria’s mayor says the province needs to shut down those pot shops right away. “There are dispensaries that are operating without zoning, without a city business licence, that appear to just be able to stay open,” says Helps. “That’s not okay.”


https://www.cheknews...ization-525297/

Let's see, the CoV turned a blind eye to a plethora of pot shops that operated for at least 2 years before legalization and now it's the province's responsibility to shut down dispensaries operating without the correct municipal zoning and a city business licence?

I'd say I am stunned, but [almost] nothing this woman says or does could surprise me anymore.  :whyme:


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#4926 Midnightly

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:17 PM

Lisa Helps' gall and shameless hypocrisy appear to have no bounds.

Let's see, the CoV turned a blind eye to a plethora of pot shops that operated for at least 2 years before legalization and now it's the province's responsibility to shut down dispensaries operating without the correct municipal zoning and a city business licence?

I'd say I am stunned, but [almost] nothing this woman says or does could surprise me anymore.  :whyme:

 

ofcourse it's always someone else's problem or someone else's fault.. she's just an innocent victim in all that goes wrong


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:20 PM

it was the cops job before october and they would have done it. like sudney Langford and Saanich. now it’s a bit more dificjukt but should not be that hard. Possession over x amount is still criminal.

#4928 spanky123

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

Lisa Helps' gall and shameless hypocrisy appear to have no bounds.

Let's see, the CoV turned a blind eye to a plethora of pot shops that operated for at least 2 years before legalization and now it's the province's responsibility to shut down dispensaries operating without the correct municipal zoning and a city business licence?

I'd say I am stunned, but [almost] nothing this woman says or does could surprise me anymore.  :whyme:

 

Don't worry, she only wants the Province to shut down the pot shops that haven't paid the City its money.



#4929 Nparker

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:23 PM

The cops don't need to get involved. If there's no business licence/incorrect zoning, why can't the CoV enforce its own rules? Does the province intervene when other businesses operate outside of municipal rules & regulations?



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:30 PM

if there was a bootleg liquor store it would not last a day.
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#4931 rmpeers

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:51 PM

Lisa Helps' gall and shameless hypocrisy appear to have no bounds.
Let's see, the CoV turned a blind eye to a plethora of pot shops that operated for at least 2 years before legalization and now it's the province's responsibility to shut down dispensaries operating without the correct municipal zoning and a city business licence?

I'd say I am stunned, but [almost] nothing this woman says or does could surprise me anymore. :whyme:


This is nutso on a Trump scale. Its definitely "not okay." But this is what a frightening number of Victorians voted for.
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#4932 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 06:57 AM

My email to mayor and council:

As quoted:

“There are dispensaries that are operating without zoning, without a city business licence, that appear to just be able to stay open,” says Helps. “That’s not okay.”

As mayor and council, you allowed all the pot shops to open in Victoria. Which was against Provincial and Federal law. Now you would like the Province to fix this "issue" for you? An issue that you you created?

You decided to not follow provincial law by allowing them to open. I am not surprised the province is not running to your assistance, You are surprised by that?

To Ben specifically, by emailing mayor and council, I am not granting you permission to add me to your personal email address book at benissit.ca. Please stop adding me, you have done so twice and permission is not granted.
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#4933 Bob Fugger

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:39 AM

To Ben specifically, by emailing mayor and council, I am not granting you permission to add me to your personal email address book at benissit.ca. Please stop adding me, you have done so twice and permission is not granted.

 

Ah!  So it's not just me that received political emails from Ben after having corresponded with him in his official capacity as a City councilor.  I'm concerned that he's gone and farmed my personal information out to his Together Victoria slate and beyond.  Can we get a show of hands here as to whom else this has happened?  


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#4934 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:41 AM

+1 and I reported him to the CRTC.

Edited by sdwright.vic, 16 January 2019 - 08:43 AM.

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#4935 Nparker

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:46 AM

... Can we get a show of hands here as to whom else this has happened?  

It happened to me last week.  :mad:



#4936 Bob Fugger

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:47 AM

+1 and I reported him to the CRTC.

 

I, too, received a very mealy-mouthed and insulting-to-my-intelligence excuse when I called him on it.  Not sure if the CRTC is the right avenue; I think it would be the City Clerk's office and failing that, the OPCBC.


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#4937 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:01 AM

I am getting around to that one also. But have not found a way to complain online. They want you to, of all things, fill out a paper form!?!
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:02 AM

But I think he may be breaking ant-spam laws, as one must opt in to subscription emails from websites. This is his personal website adding emails from government emails servers.
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#4939 Mike K.

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

Unless an email is publicly displayed, i.e. on a website for the public to see, an email address being added to a mailing list must be authorized through a process the CRTC describes as part of its Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

 

Taking an email address from correspondence to Email A, but adding it to a mailing list under Email B, sans explicit authorization to do so, appears, at the very least, to be in contravention of basic CASL requirements.


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#4940 rmpeers

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:48 AM

Ah! So it's not just me that received political emails from Ben after having corresponded with him in his official capacity as a City councilor. I'm concerned that he's gone and farmed my personal information out to his Together Victoria slate and beyond. Can we get a show of hands here as to whom else this has happened?


Me too. He also never followed up on the thing I suggested in my email, to my knowledge.

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