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#181 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:23 AM

Still going here. So nutty.

I guess people invested into fireworks to keep the kids at home? Buts it’s been an hour and a half of nonstop fireworks.

 

i think people have caught on to buying fireworks online finally.  has defeated the municipal sale bans.



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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:29 AM

Lots of fireworks for sale on the reserves.

#183 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 07:07 AM

Interesting that cops were busting fireworks displays all night. A call would come in, dispatch would look up permits. No permit, police sent out to issue fines.

I got woken up by a few loud ones in the middle of the night but it wasn’t so bad.

Zero kids at the door. Again.

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 08:26 AM

A fellow on my block set up some fireworks at 8 pm but accidentally set some of them off horizontally, so they shot down my street at eye-level. I had a few choice words for him.

 

Growing up our family would meet with the neighbours to pool our fireworks, have a small backyard fire and have hot chocolate.  I remember enjoying that more than trick or treating and it would keep my older siblings interested and with us.  Dad used to use a bucket of sand to make sure things were safe.

 

Like most things today you now have idiots shooting them off where they shouldn't and neighbours complaining that they can hear people celebrating a holiday.

 

Zero kids at the door. Again.

 

I was expecting few but it was fairly busy.  We put the candy in a bucket on the driveway so I'm not sure how many exactly we had, but a neighbour texted me that it was the most they have ever had.  Strange given Covid and all...



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Posted 01 November 2020 - 08:47 AM

I was expecting few but it was fairly busy.  We put the candy in a bucket on the driveway so I'm not sure how many exactly we had, but a neighbour texted me that it was the most they have ever had.  Strange given Covid and all...

 

It's Hallowe'en, everyone is wearing masks anyway.  ;)


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#186 Mike K.

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:37 AM

Growing up our family would meet with the neighbours to pool our fireworks, have a small backyard fire and have hot chocolate. I remember enjoying that more than trick or treating and it would keep my older siblings interested and with us. Dad used to use a bucket of sand to make sure things were safe.

Like most things today you now have idiots shooting them off where they shouldn't and neighbours complaining that they can hear people celebrating a holiday.


I was expecting few but it was fairly busy. We put the candy in a bucket on the driveway so I'm not sure how many exactly we had, but a neighbour texted me that it was the most they have ever had. Strange given Covid and all...

There were a few calls last night of fireworks landing on people’s properties or sparks hitting homes. It’s that kind of stuff that ruins it for everyone.

Rob’s example is why these things are so dangerous in the hands of adults who haven’t developed a sense of adult responsibility. One Roman candle to the face and you’re in serious trouble.

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 10:11 AM

One Roman candle to the face and you’re in serious trouble.

 

but pales in comparison to the actual roman candle.

 

 

A rumored favorite of the mad Roman Emperor Nero, this method saw the subject tied to a stake and smeared with flammable pitch (tree or plant resin), then set ablaze, slowly burning to death from the feet up.

 

What sets this above the many other similar methods is the fact that the victims were sometimes lined up outside to provide the lighting for one of Nero’s evening parties.

 

 

 

no word if the maple ridge house had roman candles.

 

The display features mannequins in a variety of horror-themed situations, including two being hung from gallows, one being beheaded in a guillotine and one being chopped with a saw.


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Posted 12 October 2021 - 05:00 PM

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 09:47 AM

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 03:40 AM

A Kelowna home is being investigated by the RCMP after a Halloween display, which included a prop figure hanging from a tree and a banner depicting a flying confederate flag, garnered significant public attention on Wednesday.

 

“We have opened an investigation in relation to the circumstances of the effigy and the flag at that location,” Insp. Adam MacIntosh is quoted as saying in a statement. He added that they are taking the incident “extremely seriously” and are working together with bylaw officers to find an appropriate course of action.

 

“These symbols only serve to fuel hatred and division and such behaviour cannot be tolerated in our community and society.”

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....nfederate-flag/


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Posted 30 October 2021 - 03:37 PM

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pushing back against spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats, owls, ravens, spiders and other commonly feared animals this Halloween season and beyond.

 

The organization said that these stereotypes are detrimental because it inhibits the public from a true understanding of why these species are vital to the health of many ecosystems in Greater Victoria.

 

Megan Quinn, coordinator of conservation biology with the NCC, said the problem is if people are afraid they may not understand why protection is important and even express hostility toward these creatures.

 
 

Quinn said that many of the species get a bad rap and have been negatively depicted at a time when their livelihood is a global conservation concern.

 

https://www.vicnews....ervation-group/

 

 

 

 

pushing back eh?  ya ok.

 

i hate bats.

i like owls.  except the ground owl, see below.

ravens are cool.

spiders i can go either way.  if i find one in the house i'm killing it unless it's very near a window.  

 

ground owl:  https://youtu.be/4392RwkHwOI


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#192 Nparker

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Posted 30 October 2021 - 07:12 PM

 

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pushing back against spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats, owls, ravens, spiders and other commonly feared animals this Halloween season and beyond.

We truly live in strange times.


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#193 Mike K.

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 07:37 AM

No worries about rats?

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#194 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 07:41 AM

No worries about rats?

 

or cockroaches or mosquitos, surely they must have some usefulness.

 

anyway, anybody know what Trudeau is dressing up as today?



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Posted 31 October 2021 - 09:59 AM

The microscopic organisms are the most scary.



#196 Nparker

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 10:03 AM

The microscopic organisms are the most scary.

All the bacilli costumes were sold out when I went shopping for mine this year.



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Posted 31 October 2021 - 10:12 AM

All the bacilli costumes were sold out when I went shopping for mine this year.

 

maybe you just could not see them.  without a microscope.



#198 Nparker

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 10:18 AM

maybe you just could not see them.  without a microscope.

I have decided to go as the invisible man instead.



#199 todd

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 10:19 AM

All the bacilli costumes were sold out when I went shopping for mine this year.

Just go as a bat i’m sure it will have some.



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Posted 31 October 2021 - 12:08 PM

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I have relatives in graves, but to me it seems like the ultimate insult to reserve a place on this earth for eternity? Fine if you want to be buried, but an eternal monument? In Victoria some of the biggest green space is the cemetery.

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