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#101 rmpeers

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 10:01 PM

I saw a couple of Grace Lore signs today, one for Rob Duncan, and a 5,000-foot-high Geoghegan sign towering over Fairfield Road.

#102 Rob Randall

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 10:17 PM

I saw an Edison Kahakauwila sign yesterday. 

 

I'm sure the candidates would appreciate knowing the whereabouts of any apparently abandoned signs. Some get moved or vandalized and it's difficult to track them all down. 


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#103 AnAndrew

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 06:40 AM

Damn, I have no idea how I missed them


Five of seven council members having served 16+ years in Langford. The 18% turnout isn't really a surprise.

#104 spanky123

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 07:19 AM

I think a lot of people never really heard about the allegations or didn't follow too closely or believed the co-chairs' defense that they simply acted on the advice of lawyers as directed. We tend to operate in a bubble where every David Broadland article and Adam Stirling tweet is extensively discussed but there's a whole universe out there where that stuff is unknown.

 

Meanwhile, I spotted a Stephen Hammond sign yesterday on Quadra near McKenzie. A little outside the border. 

 

Agreed. I think that the average person < 30 doesn't spend a lot of time with the MSM. I am sure that half of the millennials I work with have never heard of Elsner  (even when he was the Chief!)



#105 57WestHills

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 07:25 AM

Meanwhile, I spotted a Stephen Hammond sign yesterday on Quadra near McKenzie. A little outside the border.


It's been there only a couple days! Like a post election ghost.... For Halloween?

#106 Sparky

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 12:54 PM

Not Victoria, but just east of us in White Rock, we can see that newly elected councils with perceived mandates can take the development industry hostage in just a few days after an election. 

 

https://vancouversun...zes-tower-plans



#107 Rob Randall

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:16 PM

Do you want taxpayers to pay out a multi-million dollar lawsuit? Because that's how you get taxpayers to pay out a million dollar lawsuit.


"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


#108 Mike K.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:25 PM

They don't call it the most "Victoria-like" part of the lower Mainland for nothing. 

 

Where's that banana?

 

 

 

Here it is:

 

:banana:


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#109 Casual Kev

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 11:48 PM

The very existence of the White Rock municipality is a complete joke anyways, the prime residential and touristic node of South Surrey gets to make their own rules to the detriment of everyone else. Basically imagine if James Bay + "quaint" downtown had their own jurisdiction...

 

Typical concoction of NIMBYism with fake progressivism from those living in seaside mansions so they don't have to feel bad about telling others to **** off from "their" community.



#110 Greg

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:33 AM

The very existence of the White Rock municipality is a complete joke anyways, the prime residential and touristic node of South Surrey gets to make their own rules to the detriment of everyone else. Basically imagine if James Bay + "quaint" downtown had their own jurisdiction...

 

Typical concoction of NIMBYism with fake progressivism from those living in seaside mansions so they don't have to feel bad about telling others to **** off from "their" community.

 

Why should we imagine that about James Bay? Wouldn't it be easier to just to point out that this is a literal description of Oak Bay?  :)


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#111 Bernard

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 01:55 PM

Do you want taxpayers to pay out a multi-million dollar lawsuit? Because that's how you get taxpayers to pay out a million dollar lawsuit.

That is a really interesting point to change the rules.   Council has a duty to act in a way that is administratively fair and follows the precepts of natural justice.   Is it even within the power of council to mess with building permits?  

 

If this is seen as a downzoning the council is liable for the loss of value of the developer



#112 Greg

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 11:19 AM

Ben had a slightly different take on Armistice Day on Twitter:

 

"Remembering civilian and uniformed victims of militarism and imperialism by reaffirming a commitment to internationalism, human rights and the fair distribution of resources and power – globally and in local communities."


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#113 Sparky

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 11:29 AM

It’s the “fair distribution of resources” that resonates with me.

Again my definition of a socialist is someone who’s got nothing and wants to share it with everyone.
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#114 rmpeers

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:02 PM

Ben had a slightly different take on Armistice Day on Twitter:

"Remembering civilian and uniformed victims of militarism and imperialism by reaffirming a commitment to internationalism, human rights and the fair distribution of resources and power – globally and in local communities."


Wow, the full Isitt. Simultaneously disrespectful, ivory-tower-out-of-touch-scholaresque and blandly pandering to his imagined base.

I am quite happy to salute all those who bravely fought and risked or lost their lives. I am not a fan of war but I have enough humanity to properly respect those who fought.
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#115 mbjj

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 04:23 PM

Isitt crossed on foot in front of my car today, lol.

 

I found the obituary of a great uncle in the UK from 1917. He died of a kidney ailment, but I was interested to see he had twice run for civic council as a socialist. Gosh. I know his brother, whom I met as a young child, was also a bit of a rabble-rouser.


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#116 Benezet

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

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#117 DavidL

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:32 PM

Ben had a slightly different take on Armistice Day on Twitter:

 

"Remembering civilian and uniformed victims of militarism and imperialism by reaffirming a commitment to internationalism, human rights and the fair distribution of resources and power – globally and in local communities."

 

I find this sentiment distasteful.  Turning what is an act of remembrance and an acknowledgment of sacrifice into an opportunity to promote a political agenda shows a disconnection with what I believe to be core Canadian values.  Bow your head, say thank you and recognize that in some part your very ability to say the things you want to say exist due to the sacrifice of so many.  Save the politics for tomorrow.


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#118 LJ

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:13 PM

I find this sentiment distasteful.  Turning what is an act of remembrance and an acknowledgment of sacrifice into an opportunity to promote a political agenda shows a disconnection with what I believe to be core Canadian values.  Bow your head, say thank you and recognize that in some part your very ability to say the things you want to say exist due to the sacrifice of so many.  Save the politics for tomorrow.

I agree with what you said but I'm confused, Trudeau tells us we have no core Canadian values.


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#119 N E Body

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:28 PM

I once believed we had a Canadian identity, core values... and then I started reading the comment section of news stories.


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#120 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:17 PM

Ben had a slightly different take on Armistice Day on Twitter:

 

"Remembering civilian and uniformed victims of militarism and imperialism by reaffirming a commitment to internationalism, human rights and the fair distribution of resources and power – globally and in local communities."

 

That view doesn't seem so unreasonable when you consider World War I was a essentially a family dispute among Queen Victoria's useless grandsons and cousins.


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