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#22761 Nparker

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:26 AM

...Something tells me it won't be going away.

Ya think?


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#22762 Barrrister

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 07:39 AM

Why is there any camping at all in the parks. Lots of room in the motels, just put in bunk beds or two to a room. It is good enough for our soldiers in barracks. 


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#22763 kitty surprise

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 08:31 AM

Why is there any camping at all in the parks. Lots of room in the motels, just put in bunk beds or two to a room. It is good enough for our soldiers in barracks.


Why not golf courses for that matter? The activists keep saying they want to eat the rich.
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#22764 Nparker

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 08:33 AM

...The activists keep saying they want to eat the rich.

While, in fact, the activists actually eat the middle class, the literal hand that feeds them. It's rather crazy when you look at it objectively.


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#22765 spanky123

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 08:35 AM

Noticed on the weekend that about a dozen campers and trailers plus an unknown number of tents have set up shop behind fencing on the 5100 block of West Saanich Rd. I wonder if these are vehicles and campers relocated from BHP.



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 08:39 AM

Noticed on the weekend that about a dozen campers and trailers plus an unknown number of tents have set up shop behind fencing on the 5100 block of West Saanich Rd. I wonder if these are vehicles and campers relocated from BHP.

 

what is this property?



#22767 Mike K.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:25 AM

That's the David Shebib property. I don't know if he rents it or owns it.


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#22768 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:29 AM

Why is there any camping at all in the parks. Lots of room in the motels, just put in bunk beds or two to a room. It is good enough for our soldiers in barracks. 

 

we've had a conference centre sitting empty for over a year bow.  it could easily handle 200 on cots.  but the empress hotel probably made it clear they would not allow it under terms of their agreement with the city.



#22769 Mike K.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:53 AM

We also have a former seniors lodge in Oak Bay getting razed in lightening speed.
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Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:41 AM

We also have a former seniors lodge in Oak Bay getting razed in lightening speed.

 

UVIC is empty....tons of rooms there.


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:46 AM

That's the David Shebib property. I don't know if he rents it or owns it.


He was a renter... but not anymore.

#22772 Nparker

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:49 AM

UVIC is empty....tons of rooms there. 

You'd have thought the woke folks at UVic would have been offering up their vacant accommodations since the pandemic began. It reminds me of the relatively quick removal of the encampment at Centennial Square. It seems the "truly compassionate" are at heart NIMBYs.


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:00 AM

That's the David Shebib property. I don't know if he rents it or owns it.


I think I got this wrong. Shebib rented across from the Observatory road in the 5000 block. I think Spanky123 is referring to another residence closer to Prospect Lake in the 5100 block. It’s another real mess.

#22774 Mike K.

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:07 PM

Ah, thank you.


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#22775 lanforod

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:15 PM

No homeless services nearby and relatively few property theft opportunities too. Not sure what to make of it.



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:18 PM

You'd have thought the woke folks at UVic would have been offering up their vacant accommodations since the pandemic began. 

 

I find it really bizarre that this hasn't come up long ago.  As UVIC moves away from traditional acidemia towards social activism, they have generated a large activist component. You would expect those activists to be chaining themselves to the front door in hopes of fixing housing and poverty. 


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:25 PM

https://twitter.com/Adam_Stirling

 

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#22778 JimV

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 03:57 PM

I think Stirling is wildly optimistic if he thinks council will be held to account by the mush brained voters of Victoria.  By October 2022 most of them will have forgotten everything and will tick their ballots based on name recognition, as usual.  Even during the byelection only 17% of them bothered to vote. And that clearly was an unusually important election.  Unless an organized, credible opposition appears within the next 8-12 months we’ll probably have this sorry band of fools for another four years.


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#22779 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 04:02 PM

I think Stirling is wildly optimistic if he thinks council will be held to account by the mush brained voters of Victoria.  By October 2022 most of them will have forgotten everything and will tick their ballots based on name recognition, as usual.  Even during the byelection only 17% of them bothered to vote. And that clearly was an unusually important election.  Unless an organized, credible opposition appears within the next 8-12 months we’ll probably have this sorry band of fools for another four years.

 

i suspect you are right.

 

although i think dubow will be booted.  probably by TV before the election maybe too.



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 05:18 PM

Victoria’s new Russell Street Transitional Shelter opened Monday (May 3) to the first 30 campers moving out of city parks. With room for 60 residents, the facility at 225 Russell St. features individual and couple pods, plus laundry, washrooms, showers, three meals per day, outdoor courtyard, two overdose prevention strategies, 24/7 staff and 24/7 security.

 

 

with VIDEO:  https://www.vicnews....tional-shelter/



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