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#1301 Nparker

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 01:29 PM

I physically get ill when I see his face, even in memes.



#1302 max.bravo

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 01:36 PM

I physically get ill when I see his face, even in memes.

You think it's bad now? Just wait til you have to see his face on the new $20 coin everytime you dig through your pocket for change to give to the differently-housed person on your streecorner.


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#1303 dasmo

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 06:42 PM

Has this been posted yet?

New Bill tabled will allow Immigrants who've lived in Canada for 3 years to pass automatic citizenship onto their children, even if born abroad.

This will be a disaster.

Top comments from a reddit discussion:

Because everyone’s biggest concern was more people coming to Canada as we don’t have doctors, can’t afford housing and our streets have gone to hell with crime and drug abuse….

#1304 LJ

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:14 PM

I'm sure all those children that will arrive on our shores will be doctors, nurses, plumbers, electricians and carpenters.


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#1305 dasmo

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Posted 23 May 2024 - 07:39 PM

They will be UBI backers and voters.
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#1306 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 June 2024 - 09:27 AM

Biden signs executive order dramatically tightening border

 

 

He has faced political pressure as migrants have continued to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.
 
 


#1307 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 June 2024 - 10:28 PM

Federal immigration money is being "showered down" on Ontario and Quebec "at the expense" of Western Canada, British Columbia Premier David Eby said.

 

Eby told a news conference to mark the end of the annual Western Premiers' Conference on Monday that Ottawa's offer of $750 million to Quebec to help pay for a surge in temporary residents there is frustrating, and B.C. should also get a share.

 

Eby said there are 10,000 people coming to British Columbia every 37 days, refugees have to stay in homeless shelters and international students don't have support.

 

"And so to see a single-province agreement with Quebec, is an underlining of a sense of frustration that I heard around the table," he said.

 

"I won't put this on anyone else, but I'll say for British Columbia, how frustrated we are to see the money being showered down on Quebec and Ontario, and us scrabbling around for what's left over. It's not acceptable."

 

Quebec Premier François Legault had said the offer from Ottawa came after he asked for $1 billion to cover costs associated with a surge in temporary residents.

 

Eby said Canadians are seeing resources go to Ontario and Quebec "at the expense, in my opinion, of the West."

 

"That announcement today with Quebec, frankly, is the straw that broke this camel's back," he said on Monday.

 

 

https://www.timescol...-canada-9056256



#1308 Nparker

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Posted 10 June 2024 - 10:42 PM

This is nothing new. Too Tall is just trying to look tough in advance of the provincial election.

#1309 LJ

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Posted 11 June 2024 - 07:53 PM

I was listening to a segment on CKNW this morning that said 54% of people between the ages of 18-34 are thinking of moving out of province. I can totally see this, I am in Calgary right now and I would consider moving here, much lower cost of living, tons of parks and green space with no tents, lots of sunshine, what's not to like. Ok - winter, but I wouldn't be here for that. Gas is $1.49, and you can buy a nice townhouse for $500k.

On the other side of the equation, you will be a minority. We rode the C train to all quadrants of the city today, mostly we were the only "white folks" in the entire car. Tons of foreign students that never seem to leave, lots of health facilities in all sectors.

Find a neighbourhood that meets your demographic and you could be very happy here.


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#1310 Sparky

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 04:03 PM

^...and just think LJ...if you decided to work for a living again...the government would pick up the moving bill.

 

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#1311 LJ

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 06:46 PM

Colour me gone, well, I will wait for the election this fall.


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#1312 AllseeingEye

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 08:37 PM

Agree with LJ - Calgary is a great city with a tremendous quality of life, and awesome SFH neighborhhods especially in the north/east up near Nose Hill Park, that offers a great quality of life.

 

West coasters frequently whine about "yeah...sure....but....Winter!". Its nothing the major difference from here is the sudden change in conditions and temps that occurs frequently. Beyond that sure it can dip to - 20. And? Thats why you invest some bucks into good winter gear. And yes winter there lasts longer than the usual week or two here. Big deal. Learn to ski or snowmobile or go ice fishing...whatever. "Winter" there also means plenty of bright sunshine and blue skies something we can't say here. 

 

If I were starting out again, single and unmarried, no kids and faced the economic and cost realities of BC in 2024 I would have zero hesitation in moving there if the right career opportunity came along. 


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#1313 Mike K.

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Posted 13 June 2024 - 08:47 PM

Mum's middle aged neighbours moved from Calgary. They'd never move back, they say.

 

The grass is always greener on the other side, by the sounds of it.


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#1314 AllseeingEye

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 09:04 AM

Number one reason I hear people moving away from here - both island born and others who moved here originally from somewhere else, and aside from economics - is the weather, bar none. And the months of rain, grey and overcast. 

 

A friend from Ontario and her SO work in the Caribbean as charter captains. They re-located here just before covid for a 6-month Canadian mariner's certification course and to update their captain's tickets. They loved the south island. Hated the weather, couldn't wait to get away "from all that rain". Another woman although originally from Calgary had lived in Kelowna for several years. Moved down here as her career brought her to Victoria for a time. She lasted less than six months, describing her depression due to all the rain as "borderline traumatic".

 

Just last weekend I helped a buddy transport a motorcycle back here from Nanaimo in our truck. The owners are island born and raised but lived in the Okanagan for about 20 years. Two years ago they came "home" to give the island another chance (they're recently retired); after just under 2 years they're "happily and gratefully outta here!" heading for Canmore AB <- GREAT town incidentally! And again due to "all the grey and damp and wet weather".....


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#1315 Ismo07

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 09:13 AM

If Alberta is so great, why the incentives to move there?  Seems tricky..


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#1316 lanforod

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 09:14 AM

People who think it rains a lot here need to live in Tofino, Vancouver, or Chilliwack for a bit. 


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#1317 Ismo07

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 09:16 AM

People who think it rains a lot here need to live in Tofino, Vancouver, or Chilliwack for a bit. 

 

I do agree with the grey through the winter certainly..  It does make me want to 'snowbird' I suppose.



#1318 AllseeingEye

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 10:15 AM

No surprises here and another point I suppose in  Calgary's favor re this global index of the world's most expensive cities - hint: TO and Vancouver easily made the list in this country, whereas Calgary was right at the top of most affordable in the Canadian context. Obviously this index focuses on "major" cities as opposed to smaller centers:

 

https://www.cnn.com/...-hnk/index.html



#1319 AllseeingEye

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 10:17 AM

People who think it rains a lot here need to live in Tofino, Vancouver, or Chilliwack for a bit. 

 

Which is why the examples I provided had those people all moving from the Okanagan "east".....



#1320 Mike K.

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 11:02 AM

People who think it rains a lot here need to live in Tofino, Vancouver, or Chilliwack for a bit.


Yikes, we are half that for rain, for sure.

People like to complain about the weather wherever they go. The rain-is-too-much is a convenient excuse when other things aren’t working out. Vancouver has way more, and people with extreme wealth flock there for the climate.
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