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#2381 dasmo

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Posted 19 January 2022 - 10:47 AM

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#2382 Mike K.

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Posted 19 January 2022 - 01:58 PM

Truckers are now saying if BC doesn't fix its highways, they'll stop services to the province.

 

Our highways are stuck in the 1950s, indeed. No redundancy, no added capacity in generations, just problems. The Americans would never allow a situation like the Malahat to exist, as just one example of poor planning or a lack of desire to fix shortcomings. 


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Posted 19 January 2022 - 10:47 PM

Truckers are now saying if BC doesn't fix its highways, they'll stop services to the province.

 

Our highways are stuck in the 1950s, indeed. No redundancy, no added capacity in generations, just problems. The Americans would never allow a situation like the Malahat to exist, as just one example of poor planning or a lack of desire to fix shortcomings. 

 

Trucker convoy GoFundMe will hit $700,000 shortly 

 

Mike, you do realize this is a convoy to Ottawa to end all vaccine mandates, and has absolutely nothing to do with potholes! 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2022 - 10:47 PM

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Incredible 

 

 

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#2385 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 January 2022 - 11:17 PM

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https://www.gofundme...dom-convoy-2022

 

To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political over reach is over.  Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods.  Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet.

We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from Tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, well now its happening to us. We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It's our duty as Canadians to put an end to this mandates. It is imperative that this happens because if we don't our country will no longer be the country we have come to love. We are doing this for our future Generations and to regain our lives back.

We are asking for Donations to help with the costs of fuel, food and lodgings to help ease the pressures of this arduous task.
But it's a small price to pay for our freedoms. We thank you all for your Donations and know that you are helping reshape this once beautiful country back to the way it was.

**Money raised will be dispersed to our Truckers to aid them with the cost of the journey**

**Funds will be dispersed via e-transfer (preferred) but can also be sent by cheque if absolutely necessary**

**Funds will be spent to help cover the cost of fuel for our Truckers first and foremost, will be used to assist with food if needed and contribute to shelter if needed**


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#2386 Mike K.

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Posted 20 January 2022 - 08:42 AM

Trucker convoy GoFundMe will hit $700,000 shortly

Mike, you do realize this is a convoy to Ottawa to end all vaccine mandates, and has absolutely nothing to do with potholes!

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Two separate issues, both concerning the trucking industry.

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#2387 LJ

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Posted 20 January 2022 - 07:47 PM

I see Schneider Trucking, one of the largest in North America is stopping all trucking in Canada because of the silly regulations.


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Posted 20 January 2022 - 08:12 PM

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Schneider National plans to wind down its Canadian operations later this year, the company confirmed.

“Despite the dedication and best efforts over many years, Canadian-based operations do not fit within Schneider’s long-term strategic focus,” company spokesperson Kara Leiterman told Transport Topics via email. “This decision was difficult. The change will affect all 150 Canadian-based associates and drivers. We are working with associates during the transition.”

 

The company said the decision to leave Canada has nothing to do with tighter cross-border COVID-19 vaccine regulations recently implemented by the country. As of Jan. 15, the requirements — which apply to truckers and other essential workers — affect people crossing from the U.S. into Canada. Similar rules were expected to take effect in the U.S. on Jan. 22.


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#2389 dasmo

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 10:36 AM

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Schneider National plans to wind down its Canadian operations later this year, the company confirmed.

“Despite the dedication and best efforts over many years, Canadian-based operations do not fit within Schneider’s long-term strategic focus,” company spokesperson Kara Leiterman told Transport Topics via email. “This decision was difficult. The change will affect all 150 Canadian-based associates and drivers. We are working with associates during the transition.”

 

The company said the decision to leave Canada has nothing to do with tighter cross-border COVID-19 vaccine regulations recently implemented by the country. As of Jan. 15, the requirements — which apply to truckers and other essential workers — affect people crossing from the U.S. into Canada. Similar rules were expected to take effect in the U.S. on Jan. 22.

Coincidence theorist! 


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#2390 dasmo

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 10:38 AM

Wow. This is an impressive fundraiser.... 

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 01:03 PM

I see Schneider Trucking, one of the largest in North America is stopping all trucking in Canada because of the silly regulations.

My response was to this comment. I do not know what silly regulations  LJ was referring to.

 

You can make what you want of the TTN article. 


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#2392 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 January 2022 - 03:23 PM

“We have been getting a lot of emails of concern from faculty, many of whom feel it’s premature, that it’s too soon to return back to in-person classes,” said Lynne Marks, president of the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

In a recent informal poll, the UVic Faculty Association says three-quarters of its members feel like it’s too soon to return back to in-person learning, with the widespread transmission of Omicron and a large population of both staff and students who haven’t had booster shots yet.

https://www.cheknews...lty-941509/?amp

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#2393 spanky123

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Posted 22 January 2022 - 03:40 PM

^ Hmmm. I think that if you said that remote learning is worth about 1/4 that of in-person classes and thus pay for professors should be adjusted accordingly, then 100% would support returning to classes ASAP!



#2394 Dexter

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Posted 23 January 2022 - 09:49 AM

My wife teaches at UVIC. For her, it’s much more work to teach on line, and yes she too feels it’s too early to return.

#2395 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 08:02 AM

Canada’s labour market suffered a larger-than-expected setback last month after the country was hit with fresh lockdowns meant to contain the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

 

The country shed 200,100 jobs in January, Statistics Canada reported Friday from Ottawa, ending a seven-month streak of gains. Economists in a Bloomberg survey were expecting a drop of 110,000. The unemployment rate rose to 6.5%, from 6% at the end of last year. 

 

https://www.hcamag.c...-january/324379


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#2396 spanky123

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 08:25 AM

^ And stock market surges on the prospect of continued Government spending. What a screwed up reality we live in.


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#2397 dasmo

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Posted 04 February 2022 - 09:59 AM

^ And stock market surges on the prospect of continued Government spending. What a screwed up reality we live in.

Ahhhh yes. The rich getting richer.... 



#2398 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 March 2022 - 11:27 AM

1.7M Canadians on the hook for 2020 CERB repayments, says Ottawa

 

Advance CERB payments of $2,000 are being clawed back from some recipients, according to the Government of Canada.
 
 
 
 
That's $3.4 billion if I've done the math correct.

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#2399 spanky123

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Posted 16 March 2022 - 01:03 PM

 

1.7M Canadians on the hook for 2020 CERB repayments, says Ottawa

 

Advance CERB payments of $2,000 are being clawed back from some recipients, according to the Government of Canada.
 
 
That's $3.4 billion if I've done the math correct.

 

 

Sounds about right, about 1% of what has been stolen!



#2400 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 March 2022 - 05:48 PM

Wholesale inflation in the United States shot up 10% last month from a year earlier — another sign that inflationary pressures remain intense at all levels of the economy.

 

The Labor Department said Tuesday that is producer price index — which tracks inflation before it hits consumers — rose 0.8% from December. The increases were in line with economists’ forecasts.

 

 

https://www.wagmtv.c...ruary-year-ago/


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