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#12481 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:32 PM

https://victoriabcno...e-election-day/

 

 

New park adjacent to the Victoria courthouse should be ready well before election day

 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:36 PM

And only 18 months too late.



#12483 A Girl is No one

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:26 PM

There's someone whose has been car sleeping in our buildings parking lot for the the past few days. Newer model vehicle, they get there very late and leave very early, park in a corner, don't leave a mess etc. I don't mind having an extra pair of eyes down there after all the auto theft we've dealt with lately, unless they start doing it :)


They are far from all being this easy. I have seen many over the years park in Beacon Hill park, throwing all their trash out the car windows, even though there is a garbage can right by the car. One time someone was parked in front of my p!ace in a van. I let it slide, but then we were awoken early the next morning when they decided to have some very noisy sex!!!! I can only imagine the kids on their way to school, walking by the sex mobi!e....

#12484 LJ

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:58 PM

I was at Walmart today, just as I was getting out of the car a guy in his late 20's comes up to me and starts in with a story about how he lost his job and needs some cash to put gas in his car. As I'm semi listening to him I see the sign at Walmart saying "now hiring all positions, full time, part time"

 

I point him toward the sign and he says "I'm not working at Walmart"

 

I denied his request for aid.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:09 PM

RCMP dismantle Duncan homeless camp, Chrissy Brett arrested

 

 

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#12486 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:24 PM

As a poster at ILVI says, there is no shortage of FNations land in Duncan. Take your tent city there.


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#12487 jonny

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 02:54 PM

Chrissy really fancies herself to be some sort of martyr...



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:35 PM

 

RCMP dismantle Duncan homeless camp, Chrissy Brett arrested

My weekend just got a whole lot better.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:59 PM

I was at Walmart today, just as I was getting out of the car a guy in his late 20's comes up to me and starts in with a story about how he lost his job and needs some cash to put gas in his car.


So this is Langford? Because homeless people usually don't beg outside of the Uptown Walmart. Way too much security.

Just curious, because I have heard a rumour non of this type of stuff goes on on Langford.

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#12490 Love the rock

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:30 PM

As a poster at ILVI says, there is no shortage of FNations land in Duncan. Take your tent city there.


Funny how much time Chrissy Brett has to fight the fight ,live in a tent while not looking after her own private home her kids or working at a paying job .
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#12491 On the Level

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

So this is Langford? Because homeless people usually don't beg outside of the Uptown Walmart. Way too much security.

Just curious, because I have heard a rumour non of this type of stuff goes on on Langford.

Go STEW!

 

So this is Langford? Because homeless people usually don't beg outside of the Uptown Walmart. Way too much security.

Just curious, because I have heard a rumour non of this type of stuff goes on on Langford.

Go STEW!

Just trying to understand your logic.  Panhandlers only beg outside of Langford Walmart.....failure of Stew Young?

 

Edit: Don't know why the double quote....can't edit/delete it either  :1954_dancing:


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:01 PM

Its typical ..but I understand his point .

he is used to living or being exposed to the filth in Victoria ...when he hears that 1 panhandlers was found in Langford of course it makes headlines here due to the fact it is so rare and unheard of....Blaming Stew is some form of making him look like Lisa which is so far from reality


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:16 AM

Another beautiful day in the (low-barrier shelter) neighbourhood

...A member of the public reported seeing a man throw several packages into a metal garbage can next to a bus stop on Johnson, just east of the intersection, about 4 p.m., said police spokesman Bowen Osoko. Police used an “abundance of caution” in deciding to close the street, he said. The force’s explosive-detecting dog was brought in, and it was determined the garbage can did not contain explosives. A police officer extracted the package, which turned out to contain bags of injection drug needles, Osoko said. A suspect has been identified and police will be following up. He noted there are containers for safe disposal of needles in the vicinity...


http://www.timescolo...-can-1.16451900

It's nice to see my tax dollars and policing resources used for such a productive endeavour.



#12494 sdwright.vic

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

I just constantly hear that it doesn't exist in Langford... that's my confusion.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:48 AM

Why the confusion...Victoria has free everything for the homeless for the drug addicted and for the criminal element.

Victoria attracts those who are not able to help themselves and who want a free ride through life.

Langford on the other hand attracts people with money.

 

Free food,bed,clothing,haircuts,massages,foot care,drugs shops,

 

Langford is all about being a safe and welcoming community for those who want it

 

 

Langford

 

Victoria

 

 



#12496 Mike K.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:00 AM

Hmmm, I dunno about that, HB. Langford has an HA chapter and has its fair share of issues with drugs and alcohol. It's the home of the drunk driver who killed a cop last year, it's ground zero for major drug busts and drug dens in our region, and the latest homicide that occurred on the south Island was on the Westshore.
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#12497 RFS

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:06 AM

maybe, but when you spend time in langford you never have to deal with the kind of decay and crime that is all over downtown.
When ever I am in Langford I am struck by how many kids and young families there are. you see a lot more kids at canwest than the bay centre for example. its very wholesome

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

Plenty of kids at Mayfair and Hillside, too. I'm not sure if a downtown shopping centre with pay parking is a major draw for families in Victoria or anywhere else.

Langford has families because that's where families can afford to buy. But families do not absolve the community of its ties to major gangs, gang activity and the drug trade.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Langford does not have a HA Chapter but there is a rarely used meeting place for a group names the Devils Army, who, by the way supply all the illegal pot to all the illegal pot shops in Victoria.

 

" Home of the Drunk Driver who killed a cop? "   That is really a stretch. At this point it is alleged. Nothing has been proven in court and as a matter of fact he was arrested then released without charge the day of the accident. No drunk driving charge. Also he didn't "kill a cop" it was a traffic accident not a planned killing.

 

A simple google search of drug busts in Langford  then search of Drug busts in Victoria are not even close to being comparable Victoria is on its white flag lap on that one

 

The last homicide on south Island was in Nanaimo 2 days ago unless of course you are going to say Nanaimo is north Island even though Campbell River is  mid point of the Island

 

 I know your heart is in DT Vic but I would also like to add that you have said you have been accosted and threatened and that you yourself do not feel safe walking the streets of Victoria. I on the other hand feel safe walking the streets of Langford and time day or night



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

langofrd has families because it is a place to prosper. We have neighborhoods and a Mayor and council who have made it a great place.

 

Mayfair and Hillside Malls have kids?? hahahah Send that one in to Conde Naste as a reason why Victoria is a great place for kids.

 

Langford has it all and were not done yet....people come from all over the CRD to visit Langford . they drop their money here like its going out of style



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