Friday, September 13, 2019

Nanaimo Family Fun Day On Victoria Crescent

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come - have fun - and celebrate the first weekend of Fall with the FREE Victoria Crescent Street Fair in downtown Nanaimo the last weekend of this month.

On Sunday, September 29, there will be a giant slide for the kids, bouncy castle, a big blow-up dart board, basketball hoops, slap-shot hockey, a 60-foot obstacle course to swerve, climb and maneuver through and much, much more. Children can play games, colour or get animal-shaped balloons.

The circus troupe Vesta Fire will be on hand to entertain with their juggling, stilt walking and hoola-hooping - and it's all FREE.

So come-on down to Victoria Crescent Day in downtown Nanaimo, Sunday, September 29. The fun starts at 10 am.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

NDP ALR The Rusty Rake Closure

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The recent forced closure of a small business in Nanoose points to the lunacy that permeates our bureaucracy these days. Overpaid folk with a degree that have no idea about the benefits of small business making lofty decisions that are killing this country.

The fact the ALR has dealt so harshly with this small family business is enough to turn your stomach. You will notice it is the 'ALR' that makes the decision, instead of the actual faceless, nameless bureaucrats that have an exaggerated sense of their own importance.

Make no mistake, this decision did not have to go the way it did and as the above video clearly demonstrates it shows the hypocrisy of our government. If you are upset let your local MLA know about it.

Wouldn't it be lovely if enough people cared about this issue to demonstrate on the lawn of the legislature and call out the nameless, faceless ones who can change this decision.


Monday, September 02, 2019

British Columbia Gas Prices Highest In Canada

Recent Gas Price Study Proved Nothing
Hamstrung by GreeNDP's Horgan & Weaver

Prices from Gas Buddy Sept. 2/19

It is hard to imagine that the average price for gasoline is cheaper in the Northwest Territories than in the province of British Columbia.

The recent study of gas prices in BC was just another GreeNDP bit of flim flamery as they try to explain why BC enjoys the highest gas prices in all of North America. 

The investigators were not allowed to consider what impact government taxes and government policy has on the cost of fuel at the pumps in BC.

Gas Prices in the USA
Average $.90 CAD per litre
 (adjusted for US gal. & currency exchange)

On Sept. 2 2019 according the AAA the average price in the USA was $2.57 per US gallon.

To compare with Canadian prices takes a bit of head scratching. At $2.57 US per US gallon (3.785 litres) and an exchange rate of $0.752 it would cost $3.42 CAD to purchase one US gallon at today's rate. In other words in the US $3.42 CAD would purchase 3.785 litres of gasoline for a per litre cost of $.90.


Friday, August 23, 2019

Canadian Law Is An Ass???

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This is not the kind of story the liberal press in Canada usually gives much ink to but should be troubling to Canadians.

A father in Alberta asked a prospective babysitter for his children their age and gender. The father, did not end up hiring anyone as his need for a sitter changed. That did not stop the disgruntled applicant from filing a human rights complaint in 2017.

The fact the Human Rights Commission in Alberta has not dismissed the claim of course puts legal financial pressure on the father.

Only in Canada you say???


Thursday, August 22, 2019

What ANTIFA Terrorists Look Like In Action

Portland Oregon Past Weekend

If you want to see what a left-wing mob looks like, this is an example of what happens when they get together. Time for ANTIFA to be declared a domestic terrorist group. 

Not in Canada yet? Maybe not, but likely only because those on the right are too spineless to stand up and be heard.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Climate Change - Some Common Sense Input

No Hype
No Hysteria
No Sky is falling sound-bites .........

A sensible approach to the 'sky is falling' hyperbole the left and green screamers keep grabbing headlines with every other day. Governments are only too happy to continue the fear mongering as they see an endless supply of cash filling their coffers via carbon taxes.

City Councillors with an exaggerated sense of their own importance have jumped on the climate emergency bandwagon. This is the same institution that can't keep the garbage trucks running on time.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cost of using your credit cards as credit

Cost of borrowing using a credit card

The above table appears on the back of a credit card statement showing the actual cost of using a credit card to finance purchases.

Depending on the interest rate your credit card charges carrying a balance of $2,000 on your card will cost you $33.17 to $48.00 per month for the privilege of essentially "buying" something today you really can't afford.

According to this CBC article (2017) Trans Union reported there were over 43,000,000 active credit cards in Canada and the average balance per user was nearly $4100. The total outstanding balance on credit cards was over $91 billion.

It is an over simplification to say that all credit card users carry a $4100 balance as this is an average with some exceeding this amount and some carrying lesser balances, if any at all. That said depending on the rate of interest being charged an average balance of $4100 would equate to an interest payment of $69.00 to $100.80 per month. To put this into simple terms, instead of putting the $4100 on plastic, you opened your wallet and took out 41 $100 bills to buy your stuff, you would in fact have $4200 at your disposal.

If we really need to rely on credit cards to finance our lifestyle we need to rethink our lifestyle. I know it is an old fashioned notion to only buy something when you can afford to pay for it and Canadian consumers and Canadian governments have become slaves to the masters they are borrowing from.

In addition to the cost of carrying consumer debt the average Canadian family of four needs to come up with another $7000 per year just to service the national debt. That figure is based on 2016 data which clearly is outdated and the current cost is considerably higher given the Liberal governments policy of spending more and more money we don't have.

In the end, no good will come from being enslaved by the current banking system that makes serfs of us all in one fashion or another. Anyone who thinks the current system can be maintained indefinitely is deluding themselves and not facing the reality that is the Canadian economy currently. If you took away Canadian's credit cards we would suddenly realize we have been living a lie for decades.