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#41 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:48 AM

Do any local First Nations use that language though?  Or want to?  And if so, why?  


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#42 Nparker

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:51 AM

OK I see what you were getting at now. Has the "Pkols" issue been reinvigorated recently? Despite being a Saanich issue, was it on Ben's radar?



#43 Mike K.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 12:08 PM

I was going to ask just that. Is there a movement underway to append First Nations names to Elk/Beaver lakes signage?


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#44 Bingo

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 12:35 PM

Maybe they could move the Sir Jonny A. MacDonald statue to Elk Lake Park



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 12:48 PM

Do any local First Nations use that language though?  Or want to?  And if so, why?

seriously? maybe for the same reason white europeans use their own language, even just at home or with their friends?

I was going to ask just that. Is there a movement underway to append First Nations names to Elk/Beaver lakes signage?

is there a reason why not? as long as there's something on there that I can read I don't really care if there are a dozen other languages.
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#46 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 04:23 PM

seriously? maybe for the same reason white europeans use their own language, even just at home or with their friends?

 

That would be a language spoken by hundreds of thousands, or millions, still.  With books, etc.  Why introduce a new language to kids that have never spoken it, and never will find it useful?  It'd be like teaching the Aztec language to Mexicans.  I see no benefit.  History tells us it's best to always use the language of the conquering nation.  After all, they must be doing something right to conquer you.  Take Mandarin lessons now, kids.   :banana:


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 03 September 2017 - 04:27 PM.

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#47 amor de cosmos

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 05:21 PM

an actual linguist can probably answer that better than I can

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:14 PM

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#49 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:20 PM

I don’t recall seeing those hydro wires like that. Are they new?

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#50 todd

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:24 PM

I don’t recall seeing those hydro wires like that. Are they new?

I think they been there for a while probably for the big antenna. It was making me think how cool it would be to run a zip line down.

#51 Mike K.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:30 PM

Right! That’s what I thought it was, actually.

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#52 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:01 PM

I'm pretty sure that's the remains of VicHockeyFan's abandoned Mt. Doug to Mt. Tolmie zipline proposal circa 2010.


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#53 todd

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:40 PM

Well how thick do you think that conduit is?

#54 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:10 PM

We calculated thick enough to hold an average person but WorkSafe is all "not certified blah blah" whatever.


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 11:24 AM

Someone illegally dumped household items and furniture on Glendenning Road, prompting a complaint to the District of Saanich on Monday afternoon.

 

Another complaint came in Tuesday morning at 9:47 a.m. via Twitter from local and frequent dog-walker Rayna Corner to notify Saanich of the items. Glendenning Road runs south from Mount Doug Park to Mount Douglas Cross Road along a residential street.

 

https://www.vicnews....t-douglas-park/

 

it's not the end of the world.  crews dealt with it promptly.  some cities have large garbage pick-up included in their services.


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#56 todd

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 05:20 PM

Someone illegally dumped household items and furniture on Glendenning Road, prompting a complaint to the District of Saanich on Monday afternoon.
 
Another complaint came in Tuesday morning at 9:47 a.m. via Twitter from local and frequent dog-walker Rayna Corner to notify Saanich of the items. Glendenning Road runs south from Mount Doug Park to Mount Douglas Cross Road along a residential street.
 
https://www.vicnews....t-douglas-park/
 
it's not the end of the world.  crews dealt with it promptly.  some cities have large garbage pick-up included in their services.


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#57 todd

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 05:35 PM

Oak Bay did do an annual large item trash day for many years about 20 years ago or so but got rid of it I think maybe because maybe people were putting recyclable items in the pile. Good free stuff back then got some good items out of those trash piles.

 



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