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#701 sebberry

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:13 AM

Disabled people and people with mobility challenges, or other challenges such that getting out of their car is undesirable are being used as pawns in this anti-car agenda.  


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#702 punk cannonballer

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 09:50 AM

Call me nuts but I always thought this would be a good spot for a proper city rec facility. I'd slope a green roof from ground level on the west side to a cantilevered roof over a patio/walkway with two storey indoor rec, restaurant, cafe, and outdoor saltwater pool like 2nd Beach Pool in Stanley Park along where the Angler's Association building is. The building would provide a wind break for the patio and pool area. Indoor cafe with big windows would be a great spot for wave watching and a hot chocolate on Ross Bay in the winter and Victoria really needs a big kickass outdoor pool. 


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#703 todd

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:06 AM

^ I don’t know about the building but I like the pool

#704 todd

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:11 AM

Nobody else there. Thank you City of Victoria. You took a time honored delightful experience and turned it into something that nobody is interested in. You people and your identity politics are taking the fun out of living here. You couldn't organize a coffee break on a one man raft. 
 


They did a nice job on the bike path over the sewer pipe.
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#705 punk cannonballer

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Posted 21 July 2021 - 02:07 PM

They did a nice job on the bike path over the sewer pipe.

Always good when you can quantify how close something is to being complete crap. 


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 06:24 AM

The Capital Regional District has discharged untreated wastewater seven times since a new $775 million facility started in December.  https://www.iheartra...ties-1.15733330
 
With a monsoon predicted for mid next week (Aug.4 through week/21) one can only hope the facility will not need further discharges.


#707 Mike K.

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 08:03 AM

As soon as storm drains are overrun our sewage ends up on the shores of Seattle.
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#708 Nparker

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Posted 30 July 2021 - 08:08 AM

$1 billion spent and our amazing waste treatment plant candle handle our climate.  :whyme:



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Posted 30 July 2021 - 09:44 AM

Monsoon? What?
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Posted 30 July 2021 - 10:32 AM

As soon as storm drains are overrun our sewage ends up on the shores of Seattle.

Why would overfull storm drains cause a sewage plant to backup?

 

They wouldn't. The problem is inflow in infriltration into existing sewer systems that have existing storm connections from rain water leaders and foundation drains and aging infrastructure such as broken/offset jointed pipes and sunken manholes that allow stormwater in.

 

Why is the new WWTP unable to accomodate this? I can't say for certain but I would guess that the design flow volumes were based on sewage generated per capita rather actual flow volumes. This would put the onus on municipalities to fix their infrastructure rather than build an oversized WWTP. Since the CRD charges the municipalities for wastewater treatment those that have infrastructure in poor condition pay more.



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Posted 30 July 2021 - 11:26 AM

Council approved the idea — only Charlayne Thornton-Joe and Stephen Andrew were against it — and the work went ahead. The city blocked most of the parking spots, and put benches and picnic tables on the pavement where vehicles used to park. The end result might be worse than anyone could have imagined.

There are now only nine regular parking spots at the end of the point, and they look to the east, not the more scenic west. If you’re lucky, you’ll get one of those spots, but there is a chance you will find your view blocked by a garbage can.


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Posted 30 July 2021 - 11:29 AM

Good thing Mount Tolmie isn't in Victoria, they'd remove the parking from up there too.


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#713 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 06:51 AM

Why would overfull storm drains cause a sewage plant to backup?

 

They wouldn't. The problem is inflow in infriltration into existing sewer systems that have existing storm connections from rain water leaders and foundation drains and aging infrastructure such as broken/offset jointed pipes and sunken manholes that allow stormwater in.

 

Why is the new WWTP unable to accomodate this? I can't say for certain but I would guess that the design flow volumes were based on sewage generated per capita rather actual flow volumes. This would put the onus on municipalities to fix their infrastructure rather than build an oversized WWTP. Since the CRD charges the municipalities for wastewater treatment those that have infrastructure in poor condition pay more.

 

So, what you're saying is, when storm drains are full, we spill sewage into the ocean.


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#714 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:06 AM

Typically observed: 16 of 17 regular spots full; nine of 10 disabled spots empty; all picnic tables and most benches vacant.

There is continual vehicular traffic into and out of this cramped cul-de-sac. The large paved area (two-thirds of the original drive-around) sits empty.

What was there before was fine. What we have now is nonsense.

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 July 2021 - 11:06 AM.

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#715 grantpalin

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 11:57 AM

Drove through there recently. That's a pretty tight turning circle, and I was driving a Corolla hatchback, not a truck.



#716 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 02:10 PM

Park anywhere then bribe the tow truck driver.
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#717 tommy

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 03:08 PM

^

you could crowdfund for $1000 from all the picnickers!



#718 Barrrister

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 09:33 PM

Maybe get the tow truck to drag the picnic tables into the ocean, Maybe organize a group to throw the picnic tables into the ocean since they are a settlers idea. Come to think of it city council is a settlers idea so into the ocean with them as well.


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#719 zoomer

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 04:02 PM

Mayor Helps takes the gloves off over Clover Point, looks to deliver a knockout blow to Dave Obee and his TC editorial with a devastating rebuke.

https://lisahelpsvic...future-we-need/

Prominent local developer, philanthropist and proponent of the
stalled Telus office development, Luke Mari from Aryze praises the mayor's forsight:

https://twitter.com/...0488152067?s=19
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#720 jrm

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:12 PM

Doesn't look very crowded to me considering it is a long weekend, and weather is hot!



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