Sunday, June 16, 2019

Nanaimo Welcome Sign Proposal

The story recently of a couple visiting from Belgium having their $15,000 bike stolen from their motor home while visiting Colliery Dam Park prompted the above suggestion.

It should be posted at all City of Nanaimo highway entrances and in all city parks and facilities.


Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Nanaimo A Costly Place To Buy Gas

Nanaimo Drivers Must Be Idiots

At least the local gas cartel must think so based on their pricing policy. We usually are the highest price on Vancouver Island but this morning we were even higher than Vancouver.

The following comes from Gas Buddy, June 5 at 7:00 am:

Nanaimo 153.9
Vancouver 139.9
Calgary 100.9
Toronto 110.0

The GREENdp policy reflected at the pump.

Remember, that the NDP and Mr. Horgan did NOT win the last election and must pander to the Green's under Mr. Weaver if they wish to stay in power. So, we have this foolish obstruction of a major Canadian economic driver as they do everything they can to kill the pipeline.

One might think that the First United Church of the Green Screamers is a bigger threat to Canada than radical Islam ever could be.


D-Day June 6 1944 - 75 Years Ago

More than 14,000 Canadian forces landed or parachuted into France on D-Day. The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 warships and 10,000 sailors and the RCAF contributed 15 fighter and fighter-bomber squadrons to the assault.

Total Allied casualties numbered more than 10,000 on D-Day including 1074 Canadians of which 359 were killed in action.

The Normandy campaign which had been expected to last a few weeks ended up taking months and not concluding until August 21 1944. It was then that Canadian forces played an important role in the closing of the Falaise Gap. This finally contained the German forces and saw the capture of 150,000 German soldiers. It was now possible for the Allies to pursue the Germans into the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Among the Allied casualties in the Normandy campaign were more than 18,700 Canadians with 5,000 Canadians losing their lives.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Too Funny --

Came across this on Facebook couldn't see who put it together but thought it was actually quite an accurate depiction of our area.

I am sure all sorts of copyright is being infringed upon, but for now it is good for a chuckle.

I am sure if someone took the time they could find several other characters that represent Nanaimo quite well, especially our local politicos.


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Canadian Gas Prices - Out of Control

That $1.25 Toronto gas price looks pretty good when you consider what we in British Columbia keep having to fork out for at the pumps.

Our fearless premier is striking some kind of task force to investigate the high cost of gasoline in this province. Perhaps there is some merit to the taxpayer group that are offering to send Mr. Horgan a mirror, to help him discover the reason for our high gas prices.

Mr. Horgan's logic does seem a bit sketchy when you consider he is suing to stop a pipeline on the one hand, and then threatening to sue if a pipeline doesn't supply BC.

Canadian political 'leadership' is perhaps one of the biggest crisis we have faced in our nation, since confederation.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Nanaimo Town Hall - Meet Your New Council

Screengrab from Facebook
Inventing New Ways To Increase Your Taxes!!

The previous city council could best be described as the gang that couldn't shoot straight. They were however able to hold the line on tax increases albeit in what could best be described as one huge gong show.

The city taxpayers had enough of that group of city clowncillors and so they kicked them out and brought in a whole bunch of fresh faces, with the exception of longtime Nanaimo politico Mr. Krog.

It is safe to say that CUPE was delighted to once again have a union-friendly group controlling the city purse strings and the quickly signed union agreement was proof of that fact.

City taxes are set to increase by a whopping 5% this year which of course is not the only tax increase taxpayers will have to choke down. Of course the Regional District, School District, NRGH and the library will all be coming looking for increases as well.

The 'Climate Emergency" recently declared by the Tax 'n Spend Specialists at city hall is just one more creative way of getting deeper into the local taxpayers pocket. Just a sign of the rarified air folk start breathing once they become members of city council. Now, they are going to address the climate emergency.  Anyone else notice they are having trouble keeping the garbage picked up on time lately??

This is just the first year for this bunch and they are just getting warmed up. Hang onto your wallets, it's going to be a tough four years.


Monday, April 29, 2019

The Recycling Delusion

Think You Are Saving The Planet???
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In the first of a three part series Global news examines the reality of the recycling industry in Canada and how much of it is merely a delusion.

"What once could be sold for profit now costs money to haul away, and the notion that Canadians are saving the planet by putting things in a blue bin is proving to be a delusion."

We here in Nanaimo totally rejected what is the best form of recycling which of course is a waste to energy plant, but the local green screamers of course shouted that down in favour of bowing to the god that recycling has become for many.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Different Governance Beginning To Show

 US Economic Growth
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The US economy has grown more than most economists expected in the first quarter of 2019 with a GDP growth of 3.2%

Meanwhile in Canada ........

 Canadian Economy
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The Canadian economy practically came to a halt with a three month growth rate of only 0.1%. Falling oil prices had an impact but the slowdown extended well beyond the energy sector.

Is it possible that relentless tax increases and the effects of the green screamers in Canada are having the desired chilling effect on the Canadian economy? While we continue to import oil on the east coast (which exports Canadian wealth) our own BC government continues to obstruct the sale of our natural resources to the world market? Combine that with crippling tax grabs disguised as climate change taxes and never-ending hoops business has to jump through in Canada and you have the perfect storm which is resulting in a Federal deficit budget of $20 billion this year.
Remember our prime minister said the budget would be balanced in a few years? He also said it would take care of itself.
You might want to ask candidates in the local election how they plan to address our flailing economy. You don't need to ask local Liberal candidate, as her party is already demonstrating how they will deal with the economy, the results are plain for all to see.
The NDP candidate seems to think there is sufficient funds available to provide free meds to all, of course he is not very specific on what the plan will actually cost or where the money comes from. If you believe his 'talking points' you are one of the gullible that should have your voting rights suspended.