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#10101 spanky123

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 03:56 PM

I’m a bit surprised they ran it. But I’m also told that Obee is pretty upset about how the CoV is being run.

 

Obee's personal opinion doesn't factor into how the TC is run. That is why he is such a great editor unlike some newer startup 'media' outlets.



#10102 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 03:59 PM

Well, I’m privy to some of his communications with other business people in town. He’s critical of this council.
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#10103 kitty surprise

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 03:59 PM

^

Letter of the year.



#10104 spanky123

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 04:22 PM

Well, I’m privy to some of his communications with other business people in town. He’s critical of this council.

 

He is certainly entitled to his personal opinions. I am saying that he doesn't let his personal opinions dictate how he runs the paper.



#10105 Nparker

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 03:30 PM

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#10106 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 10:21 AM

The announcement is out - Andrew will seek the Mayor's chair in the October 15, 2022 election: https://youtu.be/ecFb9lfpxYM


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#10107 A Girl is No one

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 11:31 AM

Good luck Stephen! I hope you win. 🤞
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#10108 Nparker

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 11:36 AM

Good luck Stephen! I hope you win.

If Stephen wins so does Victoria (hopefully).


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#10109 spanky123

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 11:43 AM

If Stephen wins so does Victoria (hopefully).

 

One person isn't going to make a difference, especially one that already votes. If you want change then there will need to be several councilors exchanged as well.  

 

I think Stephen's biggest weakness is his willingness to punch down with opponents. That doesn't play well (ask Atwell) and will be used against him during a competitive campaign.  


Edited by spanky123, 30 November 2021 - 11:45 AM.


#10110 Barrrister

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 11:43 AM

The major is only one vote, now we need a good slate for all the rest of the seats.


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#10111 Nparker

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 11:52 AM

One person isn't going to make a difference, especially one that already votes. If you want change then there will need to be several councilors exchanged as well.  ...

The major is only one vote, now we need a good slate for all the rest of the seats.

Agreed, but it's a step in the right direction.


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#10112 A Girl is No one

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 12:00 PM

Agreed, but it's a step in the right direction.

Correct and may encourage other reasonable people to run, knowing they will have some backing from at least another reasonable person at the table.
I hope Young runs again as councillor too.
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#10113 spanky123

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 12:01 PM

Interesting take from the Mayor.

 

If we don't support her plan to rezone all of Victoria (so that her developer buddies can make a killing and she can secure her next job) before she leaves office then we will all have a 26% risk of premature mortality!

 

https://lisahelpsvictoria.ca/



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Posted 30 November 2021 - 12:09 PM

Interesting take from the Mayor.

 

If we don't support her plan to rezone all of Victoria (so that her developer buddies can make a killing and she can secure her next job) before she leaves office then we will all have a 26% risk of premature mortality!

 

https://lisahelpsvictoria.ca/

 

What's all the "we" in that article?  I thought she lived alone in a rental suite.


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#10115 Nparker

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 12:18 PM

Interesting take from the Mayor....

I got chills - and not in a good way - thinking about Lisa Helps being my next door neighbour.  :eek:


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#10116 Love the rock

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 12:36 PM

What's all the "we" in that article?  I thought she lived alone in a rental suite.

Very convenient cover in so many ways . 



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Posted 30 November 2021 - 02:19 PM

I’m ambivalent about SA’s announcement.  I think he would easily win a council seat.  Among other things you only have to place in the top eight of the field of candidates.  The mayor’s chair is all or nothing.  There will certainly be a number of mayoral candidates, some probably there to intentionally split the vote. It’s a risky gamble.  But so be it.  
 

As others, including me, have noted, the mayor is only one vote.  We need council candidates that can displace the worst of the current lot.  I hope Stephen intends to  gather a team and put together a platform that can finally motivate the apathetic voters of Victoria.


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#10118 A Girl is No one

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 05:40 PM

Well I dusted off my old Stephen Andrew high visibility vest for my evening walks. 😁
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#10119 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 05:43 PM

I wish he would have asked for money or volunteers in his speech.

Get on it already.

ABS. Always be selling.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 November 2021 - 05:43 PM.


#10120 Nparker

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 05:48 PM

I wish he would have asked for money or volunteers in his speech....

I received the following email about an hour ago.
 

Stephen Andrew announced today he will seek the office of Mayor of Victoria in next October’s municipal election.


Please check out Stephen's comments during his announcement by clicking on video link in this email about an exciting change at City Hall and hope for Victoria's Future. As Stephen mentioned, we need a strong team for a successful campaign.


Sign up to Volunteer
We want to increase our volunteer team to make sure we get out the vote.  And we need volunteers immediately.  If you can spend any time working in the election please sign up here.
 

Please Donate
Getting the message for change out to voters and then getting to the ballot box is going to take time and money. Please consider a donation to Stephen's campaign today on this link

Finally, if at any time you want to reach out to Stephen, simply contact him through the website.


Here's the link to Stephen's announcement: https://youtu.be/ecFb9lfpxYM


Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you soon
 

Stephen Andrew Campaign
http://www.stephenandrew.ca/


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