Friday, June 15, 2018

RV's Now Welcome At Nanaimo Malcontent City

 Nanaimo Bulletin Tent city
Screengrab from Nanaimo News Bulletin article
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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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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Nanaimo Tent City or Discontent/Malcontent City

Nanaimo City Council Fumbles Again
failure to lance the boil will just guarantee an infection.......

What started out as yet another group of malcontents looking for free housing is quickly growing into a downtown disaster, courtesy of Mayor McKay and this inept city council.

When this infection first started Mayor McKay (or should I say Magoo) is quoted as saying it seemed like a good alternative for now, and even said the city would be supplying toilets........... in other words "Welcome to Nanaimo all you homeless, layabouts who aren't looking for affordable housing, just free housing so they can enjoy their 'lifestyles' which includes not working and doing as they please whenever they please.

Clearly this city hall has a track record that is abysmal by any standard and this latest episode is just the icing on the cake. Failure to immediately have these people removed from city property is allowing yet another reason to avoid downtown Nanaimo.

BIG PROBLEMS COMING
as vagrants flaunt the law and give the finger to city hall
The city property that used to house the 'unsightly' pallet farm has quickly become home to at least 50 'campers' who have barricaded the entrance to the area denying access to police, fire or ambulance.

These trespassers cut their way through the fence originally and protested when the city removed the locked gate so police, fire and ambulance could have access to the area in case of emergency.

While Mayor Magoo and this council dithers this problem is exploding making a laughing stock of the 'authorities' who are supposed to be running the city.

Once again Mayor and Council are putting Nanaimo on the map...................

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Monday, April 23, 2018

St. Paul's Anglican Tea Party


Mad Hatter's Tea Party
St. Paul's Anglican Church
'The Centre for Ministry'
100 Chapel Street
Saturday, May 19, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Tickets $10.00 at the door or
the Church Office 250-753-2523

Wearing of HATS is encouraged!!



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Another email scam promising money

Don't Fall For It !!!


Looks like the real thing .......

Seems there is never an end to the devices some will use to try and swindle the gullible.

The above image was an email received telling me that Melisa had sent me $3176.00 and appeared to have links to different banks that the funds could be deposited to.

Like all such scams you have to be a crook yourself to fall for them, but the idea you may be able to grab $3000 or so for free might just tempt some to click on the links in the email. Of course that is when you have taken the bait, and who knows what evil lurks on the other side of that click.

Forewarned is forearmed............ don't fall for it!!

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Has Nothing To Do With Eggs






The images from Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ' while more graphic than the sanitized Jesus on the Cross usually shown, still does not convey what was done to the only sinless man to ever walk.

While nearly completely ignored, what the Christ endured at the hands of vile, sinful men when he was scourged with 39 flesh-ripping lashes is all part of the crucifixion story. We are told in the book of Isaiah :

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Traditionally, Easter Sunday will see the biggest spike in Church attendance than any other time of year. It will be celebrating the Resurrection, but before that Glory came the whipping post, the humiliation, the mocking, the spitting upon, struggling to carry His Cross, being nailed naked to the most cruel means of death imagined and finally death and descent into Hell so that sinful man could be forgiven.


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Monday, March 19, 2018

Nanaimo Senior Saved From Costly Scam

Alert Shopper's Drug Mart employees
and fast police work saves senior from phone scam
On Thursday March 8th an elderly female walked into a local Shoppers Drug Mart asking to purchase $4000 in gaming cards. Instantly, given the amount asked for, the employee sensed the female was being duped and proceeded to ask her why she needed so many cards.
The female, who was in her eighties, told the employee that she had just received a phone call from her son who told her he was in financial trouble and the only way out of his mess was for her to buy $4000 dollars in gaming cards, called "Steam Cards". After purchasing them she was directed to send them to her son’s lawyer’s office in the Lower Mainland. The female told the employee she had spoken with her son’s lawyer and then an RCMP officer who repeated the same story.
The Shoppers Drug Mart employee politely told her it was all a scam to which the female responded she knew of the ITunes scam but this was real. Over the next few minutes at least four different employees attempted to convince her but to no avail. Eventually the woman told them if they would not sell her the cards, she would purchase them at Walmart.

The Shoppers Drug Mart employees realized they needed to act fast so they reported the incident to the police, indicating the female would be driving to Walmart. The dispatch operator astutely called Walmart to alert them and sure enough, the female soon arrived and was again prevented from making the purchase.

The dispatch centre, and an officer with the Nanaimo RCMP followed up with the female her by phone and only then did she realize it was a scam.

These types of scams tug at your heartstrings which is why they are so effective,  said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP. To learn more about frauds and scams go to the Canadian Anti Fraud centre .

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