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#2041 Mike K.

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 02:01 PM

Just wait until the legions of apartment buildings currently underway are occupied. That alone will push the density up a ways.

There are 24 rental buildings underway on the Westshore, all but three are in Langford and Colwood.

Let’s say they’re 50-units each, on average, which gives us 1,200-units and 1,700 to 1,800 residents. Most of these buildings will be completed by year’s end.

That being said I actually think the average might be closer to 60-units.


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#2042 Nparker

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:01 AM

A letter in today's TC

Only in Victoria could one find one-third of the letters to the editor mourning the loss of a beloved tree. Is there a connection somewhere to Victoria being the most loving city in our country? OMG, I am so glad I live here!


Shirley Stirrett

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https://www.timescol...b-10-1.23627263

I almost don't have the heart to tell Ms Stirrett she doesn't live in Victoria, but I will. And although her comments are rather sweet, I need to add that since she is not a resident of the CoV, what we do with our trees, is really of none her business. Does she realize how many trees have been lost to rapid development in her municipality?



#2043 LJ

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:19 PM

^I think maybe she is happy she is living in Langford rather than Victoria, as am I.


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#2044 sdwright.vic

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:24 AM

Then be happy about living in Langford.

However, the implications of "there a connection somewhere to Victoria being the most loving city in our country? OMG, I am so glad I live here!" do not indicate anything about Langford being where she is happy to be living.
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#2045 LJ

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:53 PM

Maybe she doesn't like loving cities, maybe she's just a happy person, maybe she had Cheerios for breakfast. Relax, you're supposed to be on vacation.


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#2046 sdwright.vic

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:40 AM

Hey I only visit you guys between the hours of 7-9 AM!
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#2047 Nparker

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:30 AM

Hey I only visit you guys between the hours of 7-9 AM!

At which point the discount margaritas start flowing? 



#2048 sdwright.vic

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:50 AM

Nah, have my own bar in the villa. A 1.75 of Vodka is $14 dollars. Add some orange and mango puree, and soda to my 40 oz insulated sippy cup and I am set for the afternoon!
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#2049 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 04:33 AM

‪Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes said stakes of amalgamation process‬

‪Eventual formation and funding of approved citizens’ assembly will require provincial support.

https://www.vicnews....ation-process/‬

#2050 Sparky

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:18 AM

Geez....VW....you pounded that out twice and the link still doesn't work. :)

#2051 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 06:27 AM

that first headline is not my fault.

https://www.vicnews....mation-process/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 February 2019 - 06:28 AM.


#2052 G-Man

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:04 AM

They sound completely open to considering this... This is simply the most obvious joining of two municipalities you could have.

This is so important to the improvement of our region.

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#2053 Mike K.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:32 AM

But it won’t happen. The appetite waned considerably since 2014. Politicians will go through the motions but that’s where it will end.
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#2054 On the Level

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 07:56 PM

Amalgamation discussions to remain secret.

 

 

Within the discussion Isitt asked if the meetings will be open to the public, or broadcast online.
 

 

“No,” said Helps. “We can debate the merits of that, but all of the other citizens’ assemblies that take place take place in a way that is safe, and in a way that doesn’t have the public looking on

 

Broadcasting amalgamation discussions online is "unsafe"?  Why does Helps not want the public "looking on"?

 

https://www.vicnews....-to-the-public/



#2055 Nparker

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 08:08 PM

...Broadcasting amalgamation discussions online is "unsafe"?  Why does Helps not want the public "looking on"?...

What made you think a "citizens’ assembly" would involve public input? Next thing you'll try and make me believe is that the "City Family" doesn't represent a broad cross-section of the Victoria population.


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#2056 On the Level

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 09:54 PM

What made you think a "citizens’ assembly" would involve public input? Next thing you'll try and make me believe is that the "City Family" doesn't represent a broad cross-section of the Victoria population.

 

Right....I missed the portion where citizens assembly does not include citizens.   It's a "citizens’ assembly council committee" of Issit, Helps, Loveday and Young.

 

Is this real.....or is this Monty Python?


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#2057 tommy

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 10:09 PM

What made you think a "citizens’ assembly" would involve public input? Next thing you'll try and make me believe is that the "City Family" doesn't represent a broad cross-section of the Victoria population.

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:53 AM

Right....I missed the portion where citizens assembly does not include citizens.   It's a "citizens’ assembly council committee" of Issit, Helps, Loveday and Young.

 

Is this real.....or is this Monty Python?

 

I think you also missed the part immediately after that sentence which says, "The terms of reference will act as a guide for the assembly, which will be comprised of 96 Victoria and Saanich residents."



#2059 Nparker

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:57 AM

...the assembly...will be comprised of 96 Victoria and Saanich residents...

And how will these 96 residents be selected?



#2060 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 March 2019 - 07:58 AM

i'm pretty sure at the end of the day saanch and/or saanich voters will reject it anyway.  there is really nothing in it for them.



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