Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BC Corrections Profile: Abbotsford residents take note

Have you ever noticed that there are no sexual predators being rehabilitated in the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver where Premier Christy Clark resides, part time; ... part time in Kelowna; part time in the Sick Culture of Victoria; most of the time on Trade Missions selling LNG

Per Person costs to provide correctional services

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Community supervision: Average cost of $6.49/per person, per day or $2,400/per person, per year:
Low-risk clients: Average cost of $2.65/per person, per day
Medium to high-risk clients: Average cost of $10.45/per person, per day

Custody: Average cost of $202.00/per person, per day or ALMOST $74,000/per person, per year.





CTV News Vancouver:
Residents protest against high-risk sex offender in the neighbourhood

“We don't feel this is the appropriate place for what is in essence a halfway house,” adds Sarah Bertrand, speaking over blaring air horns and chants of “go away Conway.” “This is not a good place to have those types of people hanging around.”

Abbotsford police issued a public notification on Aug. 1, alerting residents that 40-year-old Conway had moved into the area.

Conway has an extensive criminal history, including multiple convictions for sexual assault, sexual interference, arson, mischief and failure to comply with court order and breach of recognizance.
Abbotsford police say keeping an eye on him is a top priority, and are concerned for more reasons than one: some people have thrown eggs and rocks at Conway’s house.

“I totally understand why area residents wouldn’t want him to be their neighbour, but he’s under rather stringent conditions," says MacDonald. "For all intents and purpose he’s under house arrest.”

Community supervision????      Abbotsford neighbourhood


These are Actors to flesh out the report on preventing Offenders from Re-offending

Stock Photo Purchased by the Attorney General of British Columbia

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A freebie from Kinder Morgan: Fix the water main adjacent to Lost Lagoon. No strings attached

Boy oh boy, in a heart beat, Kinder Morgan's public communication department should have called Mayor Gregor Robertson, and Metro Vancouver (including Burnaby), that their company, at no cost, would fix the chlorinated drinking water pipeline from spewing out 430,000 litres per day into Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon for FREE.

FREE advertising would follow simply by the fact anyone who drives, or rides, or walks the Causeway would see that there is a good side to Kinder Morgan.

The Vancouver Sun's layout for the second section of two front page articles couldn't have been put in a more prominent location.    Kinder Morgan would have paid thousands of dollars to Post Media for such a setting, maybe they did, but the events that brought them both together happened within the last four days.

All it would take to solve the water problem would be a good will gesture to Vancouverites by Kinder Morgan.


Oil and water doesn't mix except in this one instance.

Kinder Morgan has the equipment, the man-power, the expertise, the willingness (maybe) to step up and show the world that they take their jobs, their industry, their failures, seriously.

Do they have the resolve to set differences aside and act together to save a National Historic Site of Stanley Park?


Otherwise, if Kinder Morgan does absolutely nothing to assist a National Historic Pipe, 430,000 litres of water lost per day, the ire of motorists because the Causeway will be reduced to one lane in each direction then those seeking to punish Kinder Morgan more so on the oil front.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

'Debunking George Massey Tunnel Replacement with Bridge': Mr. Myth Buster Todd Stone (Contaminated Sites)


Debunking Massey Replacement Myths



GMT aka George Massey Tunnel for those that need to know more eg.  Origins and Destinations

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Monday, August 15, 2016

August 14, 2016 Emergency Response Route: Lions Gate Bridge Closed because of a WATER LAEK

Water flow below it; Water flows around it; Water, when it rains, flows upon it;  but when, or how does a Water Laek requires the Lions Gate Bridge to have two lanes closed?

No mention on News 1130.  Ho Hum.

LEAK   like in Wiki-Leak

LAKE   like in Burnaby Lake

LAEK   like in.....


Full Instructions from Ministry of Transportation:

LIONS GATE BRIDGE

EMERGENCY WATER LAEK

EXPECT LONG DELAYS

SOUTH BOUND

TWO LANES CLOSED



Going back a few years .....

Ottawa Citizen 

Vancouver Mayor Gordon Campbell says .... December 13, 1986



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Finally, a Made in BC Liberal Sequel to Basi and Virk's $6 million payment from 'de Jong and the Feckless': 15% Foreign Buyer Property Tax

reckless:  without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action.

BC Liberal Government Caucus
BC Liberal Campaign organizer Barindar Sall for star candidate Kash Heed claimed in an advertisement flyer targeting Chinese residents via Canada Post ....  that the BC NDP would bring in an Inheritance Tax if they were elected in 2013.


It sure looks like the The BC Liberals 15% .......  IS an INHERITANCE TAX against Chinese and other foreigners.   Tacking on $300,000 on a property selling for $2,000,000   IS an INHERITANCE TAX with all the monies going to the BC Liberal government.


feckless:  lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible.
Dan Murphy
BC Rail Trial ended with $6 million being paid to two OIC appointees even though they pleaded guilty.




Google Search:  bc rail trial, was justice served



Robin Mathews

The BC Rail Scandal: A Test of the BC Higher Courts

The pre-trial hearings in the one criminal case arising out of the BC Rail Scandal have exposed the soft underbelly of power in the province. May 3 will begin trial of the three cabinet aides accused of criminal wrongdoing in the corrupt transfer of BC Rail to CNR by the Gordon Campbell government.  The administration of justice in British Columbia has been shaken to its roots in a pre-trial process marked by delay, apparent obstruction, the erasure of disclosure material by government, the de facto refusal to release search warrants, juggling of judges – and more.

Many are talking and writing about the shameful secrecy of the BC higher court system, about its irregularities, inconsistencies, inefficiencies, exorbitant costs, and … more.

The inadequacies, I believe, are orchestrated from the premier’s and the Attorney General’s offices to protect what I hold is mounting criminal breach of trust on the part of the Gordon Campbell forces.

In a burst of (mock?) concern present Attorney General Michael de Jong recently announced a number of reform things he might do – garnering him much press coverage.  He will do none of them, I believe, because the Attorney General’s ministry is a key location from which, I allege, law and judicial proceedings are manipulated to cover what I believe are Gordon Campbell government criminalities.    ...... SNIP

Your Investment Property:   And from a way down under ... Australia:

 Foreign investors may feel like state governments in Australia are exploiting them given recent tax hikes, but they may fell less taken advantage of when they consider tax changes proposed in Canada.

In their respective state budgets New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria all instituted some mix of higher stamp duty or land tax rates for foreign buyers of residential real estate, with Victoria’s 7% stamp duty surcharge the largest increase levied against offshore buyers.

Those moves were criticised by many at the time and are estimated to add tens of thousands of dollars to the price foreign buyers pay for real estate in the country, but they pale in comparison to moves made in Canada.

According to a report in The Canadian Press, British Columbia Finance Minister Mike de Jong has introduced legislation that will see foreign buyers pay an additional property transfer tax of 15% on purchases in metropolitan Vancouver.

The additional tax will come into force from 2 August and according to de Jong would see a C$2m dollar property come with an extra tax bill of $300,000.

According to de Jong, foreign investors purchased C$1b of real estate from 10 June to 14 July this year.

While de Jong’s new tax may dwarf those instituted in Australia, the sentiment around foreign buyers is similar in both countries.  .........   SNIP

Canadian Swimmers in the same league: Elaine Tanner aka Mighty Mouse vs Penny Oleksiak

Could we have the CBC present an in depth pool interview between Elaine and Penny to give the public a true insight of how it feels to be a winner on an international stage, and dealing with the aftermath of fame?  Elaine Tanner is from 'our' era.  Penny Oleksiak is from 'your' era.

Elaine Tanner "Mighty Mouse"  Born 1951   competed and won Gold at the Commonwealth Games and swam in the Olympics. 

Awards & Achievements


Swimming World Magazine  - 50 years later
To this day, the youngest person ever to win the Lou Marsh Trophy is Elaine Tanner, who won it in 1966. She won the award, which recognizes Canada’s best athlete, at age 15. This year marks the 50th anniversary of her accomplishment.

In 1966, Tanner won seven medals at the British Empire Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Four of her medals were gold. She won the 110-yard butterfly, 220-yard butterfly, 440-yard individual medley and 440-yard freestyle relay. Tanner, nicknamed “Mighty Mouse,” also picked up three silvers at the meet. She was the first ever woman to win four gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Elaine Tanner continued her dominance at the 1967 Pan American Games. She set world records in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke at the meet, winning gold in both events. She also took three silver medals at the meet.

In the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, the Canadian continued to bolster her resume. She picked up silver medals in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke, and also won a bronze in the 400-meter freestyle relay.

Elaine Tanner and other winners


Perhaps sports writer journalist Cam Cole (who doesn't know how to swim but when he fell into an open cesspool the other day in Rio he went through all the 'movements' .....) could provide the impetuous for Penny's introduction to the Lou Marsh Trophy with a shoulder to shoulder photo op.


Wikipedia Elaine Tanner

Swim Canada:

Back in the mid 1960’s Canada was a minnow in the international sports landscape.

At the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Summer Games, Canadian athletes won a grand total of five medals total. Even our beloved hockey teams were struggling internationally. Our best professional players were not allowed to participate at the Olympics and they didn’t compete at the world championships.

The world juniors and women’s worlds didn’t exist.

Yes, there wasn’t much to cheer about for Canadians at big international sports events.

That is until a 15-year-old swimming sensation from Vancouver called Elaine Tanner appeared on the scene. She wowed Canadians with her incredible athletic exploits and won their hearts with her uniquely Canadian charm. These powerful moments will continue to mark Canadian sport history.
..... SNIP .....

And just for once without Premier Christy Clark using either young ladies as a photo op backdrop to her May of 2017 election dreams.

Friday, August 12, 2016

DNV Mosquito Creek: No Dogs allowed: Warning Fish Habitat: One exception: CAT

Ironic, eh?   No dogs permitted in fish habitat, even in the Summer with no fish in it.  Scientific research has shown that the smell of dogs are still there...... year round.   Which all goes to explain why the motorized, diesel fuel machine is a CAT.

Search of Natural Resource Canada for  Mosquito Creek

                    KML file from Natural Resource Canada

Mosquito Creek being crossed over at Fell and Marine Drive North Vancouver

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Richelieu, Hecho en China, Onward, and Rona packaging hardware components for a SCREAM door!! The Pits!!


Last week's woodworking adventure was to build the screen for the back door as an exact copy of last year's front screen door project.   The front screen door was a piece of cake with the only burp coming up was the 3 spring hinges needed to prevent bowing (binding) which were packaged in pairs.   No problem.   The odd hinge would be used next year... this year ....

 However ......

Between last year and this summer the North Shore Rona outlet on Welch did a Spring cleaning in the Fall and eliminated the packaged pairs of hinges, ..... replacing them with Richelieu's 'full' set of components supplied by Onward and made in China .......... 
Each kit includes:  1 pair of 2-1/2" broad butt hinges, 1 screen door catch, 1 pair of 3" spring hinges, 1 - 4"  gate hook & eye, 1 - 4-3/4" screen door pull, with all of the screws required.  Zinc plated.
NOTE: Butt hinges and spring hinges may be used individually or together.  If using these together, ensure the offset of the hinge pins is the same as the offset of the spring hinge pins to avoid binding.



Note: Butt hinges and spring hinges may be used individually or together
Note: Butt hinges and spring hinges may be used individually or together.

Note: If using together, ensure the offset of the butt hinge pins is the same offset of the spring hinge pins to avoid binding


No, that's not possible.  The screw layouts are not the same as each other, AND how thick is the OFFSET.....???    It turns out that a scrap of wood has to be precisely 1/4" thick.   For the just under $20 that was paid one would have hoped, expected that the OFFSET would have been included.  And on the off chance that the screen door was too heavy for one pair of Springe hinges and another one was needed in lieu of the Butt hinge .... the screw holes are totally messed up when it comes layout.  The local woodpecker would be envious of the interloper.



And $20 for another package when all that is needed is ONE spring hinge more!!

Screw Hole layouts are mismatched and width different by 1/2"

Onward  didn't put the package together??? or did they
Richelieu ...... packaging by the Blister ...




If you're contemplating building your own screen door, or two, don't use the eye and hook method of fastening the door to the jamb, which comes with the Rona Richelieu package.  Lee Valley Tools Rare Earth Magnets are downright powerful, the size of a dime.  Drill a hole for the magnet to set into the door, near the bottom, and then put the flat washer on the Jamb, right down near the bottom .... not hinge side!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

George Massey Tunnel Replacement Bridge: The ABCs according to Executive Summary Author

Presto-ChangeOh

August 3rd and 4th version wasn't good enough byte size wise compared to August 5th, BC Liberals' Friday-Take-out-the-Garbage-Day, eh






Press Release:  Friday, December 20, 2013 2:30 PM

All's quiet on the Western Front from one Election to the next .... Election



Press Release: July 25, 2016   10:49:32 AM
Project team in place to support Massey Tunnel project

Aboriginal Consultation
Accidents and Malfunctions
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Agricultural Use
Air Quality Study
Air Quality
Assessment Methodology
At-risk Amphibians
Atmospheric Noise Study
Atmospheric Noise
Conclusions - Summary
Effects of the Environment
Environmental Assessment Process
Executive Summary 
Paul Hemsley of Hemmera
Fish and Fish Habitat StudyAdd caption
Fish and Fish Habitat
Fraser River Salt Wedge Modelling
George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project - Index
Heritage Resources
Human Health
Land Use
Management Plans
Marine Mammals
Marine Use
Monitoring and Follow-Up Programs
Overview of Proposed Project
Preface
Public Consultation
Reference Concept Drawings
Reference Material
River Hydraulics and River Morphology Study
River Hydraulics and River Morphology
Sediment and Water Quality
Table Of Concordance
Table of Contents
Terrestrial Wildlife
Traffic
Underwater Noise Modelling
Underwater Noise
Vegetation
Visual Quality



Traffic explained:

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5.1.5  Residual Effects

Implementing the mitigation measures described in Section 5.1.5 will minimize potential Project-related changes on traffic during construction, although temporary, minor residual effects will be incurred.

As noted in Section 5.1.1, the RATIONALE FOR THE PROJECT AND KEY PROJECT OBJECTIVES  ARE TO ADDRESS EXISTING AND ANTICIPATED CHALLENGES IN THE HIGHWAY 99 CORRIDOR.  The integration of smart transportation technologies into the Project will provide measures to manage traffic challenges along the Highway 99 corridor and the regional network.

Additionally ......


Traffic Assessment:  Part B  Page 29 of 145

Additionally, intergrating tolling into the Project provides a mechanism for managing future traffic demand.

Mechanism .....? would that be like upping or downing the amount of toll fee?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

B.C. flag protocol takes second place to BC Liberal Party advertising

Altering Images of B.C.'s Flag

You may resize the whole, intact image of B.C. flag, as long as the horizontal and vertical scales are maintained in the correct proportions (5 x 3). However, you cannot alter electronic images of the flag in any other way including condensing, expanding, re-arranging or distorting the image.

 Since when did the B.C. flag change to include the BC Liberal Caucus , its subliminal messaging via twitter.




 The red triangle banner top right bottom left is ..... the BC Liberal Caucus and in between, instead of there being the BC Flag, its been replaced by "BC Liberal Party Plan"
 Passed into law???? without any NO votes???? MLA Laurie Throness walked out, deliberately, before the vote was taken.

The BC Liberal Party is using the B.C. Flag for commerical(s) purposes which is illegal, unless the BC Liberal Government has requested free use from the Protocol Office of the province.


Advertising and Commercial Purposes
The Trade Marks Act protects the National Flag of Canada and the flags of the provinces and territories against unauthorized use. Requests to use the Canadian flag in connection with business activities should be addressed to the Department of Canadian Heritage (attention: Canadian Identity Directorate). Requests to use the provincial or territorial flags should be addressed to the Protocol Office of the province or territory concerned. A flag should always be shown, represented or used in a dignified manner. It should not be defaced by way of printing or figures or masked by other objects, but displayed in a manner which may be described as aloft and free, in which all symbolic parts of the flag can be identified.
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Anonymous Comment                              The Coal Mine 
Take a good look at the image below. Notice the pretty colours and the majestic provincial flag.

Notice the government logo. Whoops! Not government logo… BC Liberal Caucus logo. (This is an important distinction.)


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 August 8, 2016 Canadian Coast Guard Announcement

"I want to thank Minister LeBlanc and the federal government for honouring their commitment to re-open the Kitsilano Coast Guard base.

Whether for work or play, the connection to our coastal waters is part of the fabric of who we are as British Columbians.

The Kitsilano Coast Guard base is an integral part of ensuring that these waters and those of us who use them are protected."
The Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia


BC Liberal Caucus Twitter: August 8th

 
Who has been in our wallet since 2001?

BC Premier's $50,000 Stipend guarantees that the BC Liberal Party's 'family first' fundraising events come before Public duties:Voting

A little known fact to the Public is the political etiquette that is practiced when the absence of either leader of the Government or the Opposition Party is not at 'work' as an Member of the Legislated Assembly.    Premier Christy Clark has been missing from the action in the legislature so much that we've lost count, whereas Opposition Leader John Horgan's one absence was noted by Christy Clark in her 'replies' during Question Period when the BC NDP caucus popped the question, the same question over and over without the Premier giving any answer except .... I see your leader is not here.

Laurie Throness, who spoke against the transgender rights Act, didn't, doesn't, appear to have the balls to back up his responsibility to all British Columbians by his deliberately leaving the chamber in order not to have a black mark lodged against the BC Liberals. 

Laurie Throness' duty is to vote, come hell or high water, its in his bible.

Throness was in the building!  Throness WAS IN THE BUILDING up until Speaker Linda Reid called for the vote.   Admonishment?  Not bloody likely by the speaker.

The $50,000 stipend paid to Christy Clark for her working the BC Liberal fund raising circuit proves that the only family that comes first in British Columbia is her party membership family.  eg. helicoptering to Haida Gwaii to dole out $150,000 during a local election.  Source of authorization has never been provided.

Christy Clark's handler Ben Chin has always found a way to fly the Premier anywhere in the Province to fulfill her re-election dreams with multiple photo ops, but on this occasion Clark, like Throness, chose to leave the chambers.



Vaughn Palmer
Clark slips up, skips Transgender vote:

There was no reason for premier to put money ahead of this issue