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#2481 Mike K.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

PS, I've edited your original image to remove your identifiable info.


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#2482 rjag

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:02 PM

See how it would confuse a senior, cause angst for others etc. ?
Wrong approach if attempting to garner trust or engagement.
I might just be sending this to the privacy commissioner for their pleasure.


Agreed that’s pretty tacky, may want to call the Ombudsman as well
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#2483 VIResident

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:45 PM

PS, I've edited your original image to remove your identifiable info.

That was not my phone number - no idea who's number that was at the top - very strange. (but thank you) 


Edited by VIResident, 25 February 2019 - 06:46 PM.

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#2484 RFS

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:00 PM

On the news today, the province is giving the topaz Sikh temple a $1 million donation so they can renovate and improve their building. Not sure why the tax payers are giving a private religious institution a million bucks (other than to buy votes). I realize they do community stuff but so does literally every other church in town, some of them far more, so where is their $1m?

Side note, why is there no general BC politics thread?

Edited by RFS, 15 April 2019 - 12:00 PM.

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#2485 Jackerbie

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 12:39 PM

On the news today, the province is giving the topaz Sikh temple a $1 million donation so they can renovate and improve their building. Not sure why the tax payers are giving a private religious institution a million bucks (other than to buy votes). I realize they do community stuff but so does literally every other church in town, some of them far more, so where is their $1m?

Side note, why is there no general BC politics thread?

 

They applied for the funding through a grant program. Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral got $1 mil in 2015. I'm sure that other religious groups have received grants to upgrade or restore buildings.


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#2486 RFS

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:06 PM

They applied for the funding through a grant program. Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral got $1 mil in 2015. I'm sure that other religious groups have received grants to upgrade or restore buildings.


One is a stunning example of gothic revival architecture from the 1880s in the middle of Downtown Vancouver and is basically a national treasure which enormous upkeep. The other is a nondescript suburban building from 1969 in a random Victoria neighborhood that needs a new kitchen or something. Yes, I can see why they both needed the same amount of money

#2487 DustMagnet

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:30 PM

"The KDS temple acts a hub for community gatherings, celebrations and prayer services, as well as providing regular vegetarian lunches to thousands of people each year and more than 600 meals to Victoria’s people in need every weekend."

 

Maybe that's why they need a kitchen upgrade (also nebulous "safety" and "accessibility" upgrades, but never mind that).  Money for doing things, not just for preserving stunning architecture.

 

Without sarcasm I can see why they both needed the same amount of money.

 

Now if either of them deserved it, I reserve judgement.



#2488 jonny

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:52 AM

What's with Andrew Weaver's accent? 

 

Is that what an Oak Bay accent sounds like?

 

He went to the University of Cambridge for like two years - did he acquire his weird accent there?

 

Is it a climate scientist thing?


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#2489 Nparker

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:58 AM

What's with Andrew Weaver's accent? ...

He must have attended the Madonna School of Pretentious Accent Acquisition


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#2490 RFS

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:02 AM

What's with Andrew Weaver's accent?

Is that what an Oak Bay accent sounds like?

He went to the University of Cambridge for like two years - did he acquire his weird accent?

Is it a climate scientist thing?


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#2491 m3m

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:06 AM

He has a British accent? I don't really hear it. 

 

His father has a strong british accent, maybe a couple pronunciation habits rubbed off on him. 


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#2492 spanky123

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:07 AM

What's with Andrew Weaver's accent? 

 

Is that what an Oak Bay accent sounds like?

 

He went to the University of Cambridge for like two years - did he acquire his weird accent?

 

Is it a climate scientist thing?

 

The image consultants will tell you that having a slight accent makes you sound more sophisticated and intelligent.


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#2493 Benezet

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

What's with Andrew Weaver's accent?
....


It may well be from having a father from Birmingham, not to mention studying in Sydney, Cambridge, and Edinburgh as a young man.
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#2494 jonny

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:52 PM

He has a British accent? I don't really hear it. 

 

I wouldn't say it's British, but it is pompous and super pretentious. 



#2495 gstc84

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:04 AM

The provincial government has announced their intention to introduce legislation to modernize the voting process, including using electronic poll-books and voting tabulators. It sounds like the goal is to pass the legislation likely either this fall, or Spring 2020, and then task Elections BC with implementation in time for the October 2021 general election.

 

https://elections.bc...ncial-elections



#2496 tedward

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:56 AM

The provincial government has announced their intention to introduce legislation to modernize the voting process, including using electronic poll-books and voting tabulators. It sounds like the goal is to pass the legislation likely either this fall, or Spring 2020, and then task Elections BC with implementation in time for the October 2021 general election.

 

https://elections.bc...ncial-elections

 

^ What does this have to do with the 2017 BC General Election? :lol: 

But seriously, this should probably be in it's own thread or the thread for the next general election.


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#2497 gstc84

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:04 AM

Yeah yeah - I didn't see a thread for the next election yet and didn't feel like starting one. So I decided it loosely fit under "subsequent fallout"  :P


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#2498 Nparker

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:45 AM

I am not sure there is any reason to crow about increasing taxation.

The British Columbia government ended its fiscal year in an operating surplus of $1.5 billion with the collection of more revenue from taxation and less money from a softening real estate market...The higher-than-expected surplus is...largely driven by higher personal and corporate income tax and new taxes including a speculation tax and employer health tax..


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#2499 Sparky

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM

There is if you are a socialist.
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:21 AM

There is if you are a socialist.

 

There is if you are a socialist...because someone else is paying the bills....



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