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#1201 Nparker

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:46 PM

Perhaps the Premier intends to abolish the motor fuel and carbon taxes.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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#1202 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:38 PM

It's official: Metro Vancouver has shattered its all-time highest gas price record. This Esso at Austin Ave & Poirier St. in Coqutilam was selling fuel for $1.67.9 around 10 a.m. on Thursday. The previous record was $1.63.9

 

 

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#1203 Jackerbie

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:31 AM

^ It has been an absolute roller coaster of gas prices in Vancouver. It was as high as 167.9 in the morning, and as low as 145.9 in the evening. We're back up to 162.9 in Richmond currently.

 

Something interesting I learned recently: the total Washington State fuel taxes are only $0.02/L lower than in BC (excluding Victoria and Vancouver, which have an additional transit tax). WA has neither a transit tax nor a carbon tax.

 

For reference, it's $0.2523/L CAD in BC, and $0.678/gallon USD in Washington. And yet the most expensive gas in Blaine is $0.83/L CAD.



#1204 LeoVictoria

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:52 AM

I’m not so sure. what do these things draw amp wise? the system could easily be set to only work within existing limits. it’s not like all 90 stalls in a 130 suite building must all be charging every day or night.

 

They have smart controllers for this right now.  It monitors load on the building and only dispenses the amount of power that can be spared.   I believe it's a company out of quebec. 

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#1205 Rob Randall

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:51 PM

No prepay in England, just drive in and gas up then pay inside. The first time I tried to fill up I was confused because I couldn't find the payment input on the pump. One twenty a litre sounds good until you realize thats pounds not dollars. So that's $2.09 a litre. Gas is ten pence a litre more expensive if the station is on a major highway.

Don't ask me why gas is sold by the litre but distance and speed are in miles.
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#1206 rjag

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:37 PM

$1.35/L in Kelowna/ Penticton today seems like a bargain!

#1207 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 06:28 AM

^Plus we had to pay a $12 a day emissions road tax on our rental car.


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#1208 sebberry

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 08:18 AM

^Plus we had to pay a $12 a day emissions road tax on our rental car.

 

There it is!  $12/day that doesn't get spent on local tourist traps.


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#1209 Rob Randall

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:20 AM

Actually that wasn't the most expensive. I had to buy a small amount to get us into London, that was $2.53 for regular unleaded.


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#1210 rjag

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:30 AM

https://twitter.com/...363801906487301

 

there’s a good chance that #Victoria gas prices could rise 7-8 cents to 168.9 cts/l beginning later this afternoon or tomorrow as gas stations have been absorbing the higher costs over the Easter weekend

 



#1211 jonny

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:03 AM

Progressives: we need to put a high price on carbon to de-carbonize our economy due to the #climateemergency. Canada must be a climate leader!

Also progressives: there's nothing we can do about BC's high gas prices. We are "monitoring" the situation.

#1212 sebberry

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:05 AM

Guess I should fill up today then.  I'm at 1/4 tank - managed to squeeze 330km from it so far including two trips to Colwood.


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#1213 PraiseKek

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:28 AM

Progressives: we need to put a high price on carbon to de-carbonize our economy due to the #climateemergency. Canada must be a climate leader!

Also progressives: there's nothing we can do about BC's high gas prices. We are "monitoring" the situation.

No no no, Horgan is going to look into "gouging" by the evil oil companies. Even though this is exactly what his base wants


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#1214 jonny

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:42 AM

Oh yes, it's gouging, that's right. Demand has skyrocketed but supply has remained the same because our glorious governments in all their infinite wisdom refuse to allow new infrastructure.

#1215 Mike K.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:47 AM

Next year’s rental rate increase is going to hurt. So much of the cost of living is associated with energy prices that if we don’t see 3% inflation I’ll be shocked, which at inflation+2% = 5%, or an extra $720 in annual rent on a $1,200 rental.

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#1216 VIResident

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:26 PM

Next year’s rental rate increase is going to hurt. So much of the cost of living is associated with energy prices that if we don’t see 3% inflation I’ll be shocked, which at inflation+2% = 5%, or an extra $720 in annual rent on a $1,200 rental.

(April 18/19) It looks like the Canadian housing market has more of a structural issue than previously understood.

Amidst a slowing overall economy, Bank of Montreal economists note a near-record spike in national rental costs,

“After being stable and mild—bizarrely mild— for years, the rent component of the Canadian CPI is suddenly blasting higher. A change in StatsCan’s methodology (i.e., moving somewhat closer to reality) has led to a sudden acceleration. After averaging just 1.2% annualized gains over the past 15 years, rents have jumped 2.7% y/y. That’s the biggest rise in this component since 1992, and we’re likely headed much higher, since the six-month trend is 4%”

“@SBarlow_ROB BMO: Canadian rent costs spike higher”


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#1217 PraiseKek

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:35 PM

Oh yes, it's gouging, that's right. Demand has skyrocketed but supply has remained the same because our glorious governments in all their infinite wisdom refuse to allow new infrastructure.


Profit should be illegal and is gouging by definition. Big oil should be outlawed so gas prices could be lowered and emissions too. It all makes sense in greendipper land
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#1218 Midnightly

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:05 PM

Next year’s rental rate increase is going to hurt. So much of the cost of living is associated with energy prices that if we don’t see 3% inflation I’ll be shocked, which at inflation+2% = 5%, or an extra $720 in annual rent on a $1,200 rental.

 

i thought the NDP did away with the +2% increase... and now rental increases are inflation only



#1219 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:08 PM

i thought the NDP did away with the +2% increase... and now rental increases are inflation only

 

that's correct.



#1220 Mike K.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 09:50 PM

Oh that’s right!

Inflation umped to 1.9% in March from 1.4% in January.

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