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#961 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:19 AM

Japanese Sansa dancers will perform Morioka’s traditional drum dance and hand out apple samples at the downtown Bay Centre today at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Apples are also a major agricultural product in B.C.
Close to 40 varieties of apples are grown by B.C. farmers, with an annual farm-gate value in 2017 of $59.5 million, according to B.C.’s Agriculture Ministry.


https://www.timescol...ples-1.23628762


do we need to import Japanese apples while we have a “climate emergency”?

#962 Mike K.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:54 AM

Everywhere Mike. The streets are patched and pockmarked, pothole plagued all around town. To the dogmatic Councillors, resurfacing streets for nasty cars, is a low hanging fruit when it comes budget time. Just put it off another year.

 

There's no jurisdiction on the south Island with worse roads than what I've experienced in the CoV. Esquimalt is a very close second but I suspect they're waiting for all of the sewage treatment plant trucks to wrap up their work before resurfacing Esquimalt Road and Lyall Street.


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#963 Nparker

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 09:41 AM

There's no jurisdiction on the south Island with worse roads than what I've experienced in the CoV. ..

I understand that some of the main roads are in not-so-great-shape, as a result of the construction over the past few years, especially in and around the downtown core. It's the side streets though that are even more atrocious. I have a friend who lives on Scott Street (near Oaklands Park) and the section of that road that stretches to Bay Street looks like a bomb went off. Many of the adjacent residential streets in Oaklands are in similar shape. Traffic calming measures aren't needed here; the roughshod terrain already prevents speeds over 30 km/h. Then again, perhaps that's the CoV's plan.


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#964 Mike K.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:40 PM

Fairfield has absolutely atrocious roads. Best roads in the CoV are in Vic West.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 01:42 PM

On the subject of road paving, the following are in the budget for the 2019 draft financial plan:

2019 major road repaving:
-Gorge Road - Balfour to Harriet
-Vancouver Street - Pandora to Caledonia
-Bay Street - Cook to Fifth
-Fort Street - Oak Bay to Belcher
-Superior Street - Menzies to Government
-Yates Street - Cook to Douglas
-Esquimalt Road - Tyee to Sitkum 

2019 side street repaving:
-Delta - Burnside to Gamma
-Gonzales - Richmond to Richardson + sidewalk
-Maud - St. Charles to Belmont + sidewalk
-Denman - Spring to Oregon
-Blackwood - Hillside to Summit + sidewalk
-Shakespeare - Hillside to Myrtle

Over the next few years:
• Cook Street - Oxford to Hilda

• Shelbourne Street - Pembroke to Bay Street • Bay Street - Government to Douglas
• Bay Street - Blanshard to Dowler
• Bay Street - Pleasant to Bridge
• Finlayson Street - Douglas to Blanshard
• Niagara Street - Menzies to Oswego
• Moss Street - Vimy to May
• Government Street - Superior to Michigan 
• Duchess at Fort Street NE Corner

• Princess Avenue - Douglas to Blanshard
• Amphion Street - Oak Bay to Leighton
• Kings Road - Mt. Stephen to Cedar Hill
• Maddison Street - Wilmer to Lawndale
• Belmont Avenue - Regents to Maud + sidewalk
• Ryan Street - Forbes to Victor
• Ryan Street - Victor to Shakespeare
• Ryan Street - Shakespeare to Scott
• Shakespeare - Myrtle to Hillside
• Leighton Road - Bank to Duchess + sidewalk
• May Street - Joseph to Eberts + sidewalk
• May Street - Eberts to Memorial + sidewalk
• Moss Street - May to Bond
• Rebecca Street - Pandora to Mason + sidewalk
• Beacon Street - Douglas to St. Andrews 


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#966 Bob Fugger

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

Fairfield has absolutely atrocious roads. Best roads in the CoV are in Vic West.


This x 1M. Have you driven on Linden Avenue between Oxford and May Streets? You need the traction control and suspension of like minimum a Porsche Cayenne to get through that stretch. Lowered rice rockets, beware!

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:56 AM

https://www.dailymai...tion-chaos.html

 

This is slightly off-topic but its a fascinating read and the reason I am posting it on this thread should become pretty obvious....

 

Jeremy Corbyn's 40 years of plots, lies, intimidation and chaos: Chilling biography tells how Labour leader followed Lenin and Trotsky's bloody footprint - seize power, purge moderates, crush dissent and leave the dirty work to others

 


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#968 mbjj

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:56 AM

I wish they would repave the section of Cook between Fairfield and Burdett. Several years ago the area at Cook and Richardson had a drain collapse underneath it (we know because crud came up in our basement)  The intersection was never banked properly after that and all the water in the autumn comes right towards us. We've complained for years about it.



#969 Nparker

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:06 AM

Based on your location I suspect you're a member of the "affluenza", mbjj, so you can imagine what priority your concerns have with this council.


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:38 AM

“Japanese sister city hopes Victoria is sweet on its apples”

https://www.timescol...ples-1.23628762

Oh man, this story couldn’t be any more amazing! Wait, maybe it could. The comments on the TC’s FB page are gold, Jerry! Gold!

“how does the mayor plan to ship the apples here with out using fuel? Kinda goes against her law suit...”

“unicorn farts”

BAHAHAHA!
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#971 Nparker

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:02 AM

...“how does the mayor plan to ship the apples here with out using fuel? Kinda goes against her law suit...”

Easy-peasy. A fleet of these, equipped with environmentally sustainable bushel baskets, will be purchased by the CoV and dispatched from Japan to bring the apples to us.

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#972 Mike K.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:27 AM

If they drop the apples into the sea the tides will carry them our way within a month or two. And CoV councillors can justify a trip to Tofino to welcome said apples as they drift ashore.
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#973 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:33 AM

as I posted earlier BC already produces 30 apple varieties.

#974 Bob Fugger

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:46 AM

If they drop the apples into the sea the tides will carry them our way within a month or two. And CoV councillors can justify a trip to Tofino to welcome said apples as they drift ashore.


They also appear to be individually wrapped in some kind of petroleum-based mesh. That will help them float!

#975 Belleprincess

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:03 AM

I wish I could track down the survey done recently in Canada but it reported that 80% of teens self-identified as socialist / green.


That’s because they’re still in that weird headspace where they think the world owes them something
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#976 Belleprincess

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:08 AM

I understand that some of the main roads are in not-so-great-shape, as a result of the construction over the past few years, especially in and around the downtown core. It's the side streets though that are even more atrocious. I have a friend who lives on Scott Street (near Oaklands Park) and the section of that road that stretches to Bay Street looks like a bomb went off. Many of the adjacent residential streets in Oaklands are in similar shape. Traffic calming measures aren't needed here; the roughshod terrain already prevents speeds over 30 km/h. Then again, perhaps that's the CoV's plan.


Not only are the streets downtown not in great shape. They’re filthy. When was the last time they were powerwashed. Wasn’t it Lisa helps who said “the rain will clean them?” To add insult to injury- dt businesses were hit with a “sidewalk/ street cleaning” fee that was tacked on to their taxes. Ummm... then, shouldn’t they actually clean them then? Ahh... cash grabs
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:51 PM

It would appear that Mayor Lisa Helps continues her struggles with the popular social media app called Facebook.

Some time ago Facebook cancelled her account after deciding that the words Lisa Helps was a fake name. She was successful in convincing FB that Lisa Helps was a real name and not a slogan.

A while after that she closed her account stating that it was a toxic platform.

Now someone or some group has apparently made her a new account complete with new news..

https://www.vicnews....yor-lisa-helps/
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:14 PM

It would appear that Mayor Lisa Helps continues her struggles with the popular social media app called Facebook.

Some time ago Facebook cancelled her account after deciding that the words Lisa Helps was a fake name. She was successful in convincing FB that Lisa Helps was a real name and not a slogan.

A while after that she closed her account stating that it was a toxic platform.

Now someone or some group has apparently made her a new account complete with new news..

https://www.vicnews....yor-lisa-helps/

 

 

I used to have a domain name matching my full name.  I let it lapse because I never used it, and then some underwear model in Australia registered it.  After he let it lapse, I bought it back again.  

 

Point is - you want to maintain your personal brand integrity - if you're the mayor of a city like Victoria, don't shut down your official page - someone else will model underwear in your name.


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#979 Matt R.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:25 PM

There was some good material on that page for a brief moment! Some people could not see that it was satire.

My friend Brett just turned me on to the Donald J. Trump page. Pure gold.

https://www.facebook...ealdonaldtrump/

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#980 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:21 PM

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