Thursday, August 09, 2018

Nanaimo Summer Fun --- Downtown on Victoria Cres.




You'll wanna celebrate the last few weeks of summer with Free Fun downtown!

On Sunday, August 26th, Victoria Crescent in Nanaimo is the place to be with kid's slides, a bouncy castle, obstacle course, games and more.

The highlight of Crescent Day will be a free concert at five with Canadian folk singing legend VALDY.

So mark the date on your calendars, and come and enjoy free fun for the kids and a bunch of Good Songs, a Rock 'n Roll Song, the Simple Life for Peter and Lou and everyone else.


It's the Victoria Crescent Street Festival, Sunday, August 26, beginning at noon

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Nanaimo's Recycling Dirty Little Secret

 Recycling Scam
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Recycling is not a reality, but an idea. Like Communism, it can never be achieved, but must be aspired to.

Recycling is in crisis. But the environmental scam is too big to fail.

This article exposes the dirty secret about the global recycling scam which does nothing like what we have been told it accomplishes.

While this article is not specific to Nanaimo, it is specific to the worldwide scam that is called recycling. It has become a sacred cow we are willing to through millions and millions of dollars at, all for a 'cause' that is nothing short of a pure scam which takes millions out of our pockets and gives it to the 'recycling' industry.

In the past I have challenged the local champions of the religion of recycling to take me by the hand and show me how my sorted trash becomes something of true value. No surprise ............ no one has accepted the challenge......

Think about this article the next time you are told why the cost to 'recycle' your trash keeps increasing year after year.

We had an opportunity to actually deal with our trash in an environmentally sound fashion a few years ago via a waste to energy plant, which of course was shouted down by the local green screamers ..............

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Nanaimo Bathtub Weekend Fun - Victoria Cresent


VICTORIA CRESCENT STREET FAIR ON BATHTUB WEEKEND 
SATURDAY JULY 21, 9:30am-4:00pm


Come - have fun - and enjoy the free Victoria Crescent Street Fair in downtown Nanaimo Bathtub Weekend!

On Saturday, July 21, between 9:30 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon, there will be giant slides for the kids, a bouncy castle and a 60-foot obstacle course. Children can have their faces painted, play games and take home animal-shaped balloons.

On Crescent Square, there will be lots of neat cars to marvel at and Nanaimo Search and Rescue will be on-hand to show-off their big Command Vehicle and other life-saving equipment.

On Crescent Stage, listen to the Nanaimo Fiddle Society or relax and learn Tai Chi.

Don't miss the weird and wacky bicycles, have a game of outdoor ping pong or giant darts and you'll definitely want to be here for the famous Server's Race - a Bathtub Weekend tradition. Bar Staff from throughout the city compete for the coveted trophy - balancing their tray of drinks, trying not to spill a drop, while they run from table-to-table.

It's all on Victoria Crescent in downtown Nanaimo Bathtub Weekend - Saturday, July 21. And it's All free!

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Cottonelle Conning Canadian Consumers??

10% Price Increase Hidden By Packaging!!
"New" 12 roll package
contains only 11 rolls

As consumers we know we are having our pockets picked at nearly every turn. Whether it is the gasoline cabal or the latest charges coming from city hall (for no increase in services) most consumers are finding their dollar just isn't going as far any more.

Deception at the gas pump, pretending to be a free market system while all stations charge the same price is one way our pockets get picked.

Calling the cost of garbage pick up a 'fee' so they can claim taxes aren't going up  is another example of the deception to keep the wool over our eyes.

Smaller packages with less product for the same price is another common deception employed by the corporate bean counters.

Cottonelle Cons Canadian Consumers

The above picture shows two packages of Cottonelle bathroom tissue purchased a few months apart. Both packages were 'on sale' for $4.99, which is not a bad deal in today's market.

At first blush they appear to be the same product but that is all a part of the deception.

The 'new' package contains 12 rolls of 170 1-ply tissue which is the equivalent of 2040 single sheets.

The 'old' package contains 12 rolls of 190 1 - ply tissue which is the equivalent of 2280 single sheets.

Simply put, for the same price the 'new' 12 roll package is not the equivalent of 11 'old' rolls for the same price. A whopping 10% increase!!

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Friday, June 15, 2018

RV's Now Welcome At Nanaimo Malcontent City

 Nanaimo Bulletin Tent city
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The Nanaimo Bulletin is reporting that cars, vans and campers are now welcome on the city owned waterfront property previously known as the Wellcox property.

A very short time ago a handful of vagrants cut through the chain link fence and in a blatant act of trespass began to occupy city owned property.

In typical dysfunctional city council fashion they have diddled around until now the problem is ballooning into a major problem.

In other media coverage acting Mayor Ian Thorpe said something about the city needing to pursue the proper legal channels before taking action. Apparently their are no teeth in the eviction order they already served on the trespassers.

I am gobsmacked that someone can trespass on your property and the police are powerless to remove them from your property without a Supreme Court order.



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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Leonard Krog Seeks Nanaimo Mayoral Office 2018

Krog Koronation??

With the announcement by Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog that he is entering the race for the office of Mayor it begs the question of whether this will be an election or Koronation.

It is reported in local media that Krog told Premier Horgan that he would be vacating his position in the Legislature which raises the question about the NDP loosing one of it's seats in the Legislature.

Whether Mr. Krog is going to resign his seat in the Legislature before the civic election isn't clear.

One obstacle for Mr. Krog to overcome will be separating partisan politics from the process given his history as an MLA for the NDP. It is a given Mr. Krog will have full support from NDP supporters in Nanaimo. Whether that is enough to guarantee his Koronation will be interesting to follow.


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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Discontent/Malcontent City Grows Downtown

'Campers' taking over waterfront property

Ironically, the area being trespassed upon by members of the tent city is the only part of that multi-million dollar prime waterfront that was producing revenue for the city when it was occupied by the pallet farm.

In their wisdom the city bought this piece of property (which no one else wanted) and have spent several million tax dollars developing it to fill another pipe dream concocted by city hall. Aaah, what creative ways the city brain trust can think of to burn those tax dollars of yours.

Seaspan and the rail company both have lifetime rights of way making the rest of the property basically useless for many years to come. Remember all those plans for a downtown travel hub complete with city bus terminal, downtown to downtown ferry terminal, seaplane terminal and helipad? In addition it was going to turn that eyesore property into another boon for Nanaimo's downtown.

In yet another display of incompetent bungling this Mayor and council have allowed this prime piece of real estate to quickly turn into ground zero for yet another battle of the homeless malcontents who apparently have far too much time on their hands and nothing better to do.

Question?

The battle cry from the discontent malcontents is for affordable housing. Has anyone asked any of these squatters how much they can afford to pay for housing? In other words what is their source of income and how much is their income and what percentage of that income can they 'afford' to pay for housing?

Do they really want affordable housing or are they looking for free housing? It is time someone at city hall got some spine and addressed this issue head-on. If not, we are witnessing what will soon become one of Nanaimo's biggest downtown attractions that will likely garner more national headlines.

They have already defied city hall and given the big finger to the Mayor and Council, not to mention the RCMP and they are just getting started. There are about 50 tents there now which already is going to be problematic when it comes to enforcing eviction notices. Just wait until it is 100 or more. I expect that is what this Mayor and council will do as they continue to fiddle as downtown burns.

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