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#221 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:40 AM

The owners of this $28 South Surrey mansion would pay $5 in school taxes under the NDP’s new proposal.

 

 

https://www.maplerid...rotest-planned/

 

The increased school tax would increase taxes paid on a $4 million property by $800,000 but an inability to pay does not mean homeowners are immediately kicked out of their homes.

 

School taxes can be deferred by those over 55, surviving spouses and people with disabilities.

 

But Cummings said that using your home “as a bank machine” is “not something that most sensible people do not do, it’s a bad thing.”

 

Thanks for all the clarity, Black Press.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 01 May 2018 - 09:42 AM.

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#222 Jackerbie

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:56 AM

Whoops, somebody multiplied by 0.2 instead of 0.002!



#223 lanforod

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:03 AM

Yeah. Is it a big deal to defer 8k in taxes per year when the place is worth multiple millions? Not really...



#224 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:03 PM

May 11th:

 

 

Ticket sales booming in final days before rugby sevens event in Langford

Limited number of tickets available

 

Ticket sales are booming in the final days leading up to this weekend’s HSBC Women’s Rugby Sevens Series event in Langford.

If you want to take in this world-class rugby action, don’t wait to get a ticket as there are only a few options left.

Premium seating and general admission tickets for Saturday are sold out.

 

 

May 10th:

 

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Edited by VicHockeyFan, 11 May 2018 - 12:09 PM.

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#225 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 12:57 PM

But if you click on the "Ticket sales low" link you are directed to a re-written article saying "limited tickets available". See:

 

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"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


#226 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:20 PM

Yes, the cached version cannot be found. But I read it yesterday. Somebody got a spanking for writing and publishing yesterday’s article.

It went from “low sales” to “booming” in the span of about I’d say an angry phone call.

Edited by VicHockeyFan, 11 May 2018 - 01:22 PM.

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#227 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 01:33 PM

Here is an example of why it's a very bad idea to let your advertiser write whatever they want in your paper, in a style that posing as a (really bad) article:

 

https://www.nanaimob...non-compliance/

 

That's why people will not want to come back to your paper and start reading stuff.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 11 May 2018 - 01:33 PM.

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#228 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:08 PM

Here's cached version quoting "officials":

 

Officials are hoping ticket sales will pick up before this weekend’s HSBC Women’s Rugby Sevens Series event in Langford with lots of tickets still for sale.

 

 

https://webcache.goo...n&ct=clnk&gl=ca

 

I don't think there's anything nefarious going on necessarily. Black News is not listed as an official sponsor but those sponsors do advertise. Black Press are being good neighbours and business boosters by downplaying the low ticket sales. If headlines say ticket sales are low, people will think it's a lame event and will stay away. There is power in a headline. 

 

I think it's a tough call sometimes. A paper wants to be a good citizen and promote fun events but if things turn sour (like IFCON 2015) they also have an obligation to report honestly without fear or favour.


Edited by Rob Randall, 11 May 2018 - 02:10 PM.

"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

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#229 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

I’m not thinking anything nefarious happened. Just something odd.
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#230 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

I'm thinking an official was asked by the reporter how things are going and he said, "fine, although ticket sales could be better" not realizing that was going to be tomorrow's headline. 


"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail


#231 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

When I read the original article I thought to myself, “no official will be happy with this”. Looks like I was right. It’s just the nature and severity of the 180 is interesting.
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#232 Rob Randall

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:42 PM

^You were expecting a more moderate headline like, "Ticket Sales About What You'd Expect At This Time".

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"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"

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#233 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 02:44 PM

When the vast majority of readers in print and online - of any mass market general publication - only read the headline, I would not have expected it to be the subject at all.
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#234 spanky123

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 05:00 PM

^You were expecting a more moderate headline like, "Ticket Sales About What You'd Expect At This Time".

:banana:

 

Tickets nearly sold out, only a few left for people who order right away!



#235 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 01:38 PM

VIDEO: Canada’s women kick off sevens tournament with tough loss to Australia

Big turnout at Westhills Stadium for the series

 

https://www.saanichn...s-to-australia/

 

Anyway... despite the sub-headline, they make no mention of crowd size in the article.  It looks like it's a tad over half full.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 12 May 2018 - 01:40 PM.

<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

 



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