Thursday, February 27, 2014

BC "Community Facts" database: eg. Burns Lake/Kelowna etc. 2001!, 2006!, 2011?, 2014???

586 pages long
 Community Facts

Local indicators of economic activity tell us about the vitality of a community, as well as the specifics of certain activity. The Community Facts offer a comparison to provincial figures of various socio-economic indicators. Some of these indicators are: population, census characteristics, new business incorporations, bankruptcies, income assistance and employment insurance beneficiaries, construction activity, counts of business establishments, and value/taxes on a 'representative' house. This three-page snapshot in time displays a variety of data specific to each municipality and regional district. Our latest iteration in this series includes the comparison of 2001 and 2006 census data for each location.

Explanatory notes for data   (DEAD LINKed)

 However the LINKS to the Maps for each community  are functioning: eg.  Burns Lake

2001 and 2006 Database available in PDF and/or EXCEL

4.3% decrease in Unemployment Rate

Links to the umbrella: Union of British Columbia Municipalities

Municipalities   eg. Burns Lake

Regional Districts eg.  Bulkley-Nechako

Regional Hospital Districts  eg. Skeena-Queen Charlotte / Kitimat-Stikine / Bulkley-Nechako*

*   Part of the Regional District falls in two Regional Hospital Disctricts

eg. Kelowna

4.3% Decrease in Unemployment Rate
Exactly the same rate between Burns Lake and Kelowna.... Amazing, just a few thousand more for Kelowna compared to a handful at Burns Lake.


Population {by citizenship}:


Why hasn't the Temporary Foreign Worker been included?

Page 5  of 586      NOTE:  Population Estimates

Produced by the Population Section of BC Stats on an annual basis, the population estimates are referenced to July 1, and include estimates of the net census undercount (persons missed in the Census), for Census years

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

900 years to Grow old; 800 years to Go for North Shore trees

on the way UP to Brother Creek
900 year old trees were cut down, North Shore of Burrard Inlet, shipped off to foreign ports 100 years ago.   Doesn't look like the "newbies" will make it to 150 years.

There is a BIG Tree Registry

There's also a UBC Website    Gallery

There's our Post on Vancouver Landscape Resources 41 Trees (2011)

Scotty on Denman:

Vancouver Island Big Trees with  Champion Tree Society

Maybe the trees in the article aren't actually the biggest of their kind. One story I heard was that when representatives of the Champion Tree Society went to verify the size of a candidate for biggest Sitka spruce (somewhere in Washington, I think), there was initial disappointment that the specimen was somewhat smaller than the biggest spruce known. Then they just happened to find a vine maple nearby: four feet in diameter! Lucky or what?

Are you longing to go back to Metro Vancouver's ROOTS, the Burke Mountain Naturalists (BMN) have Walk Events like this recently one:

 First Spring Walking Tour of Riverview's Trees
Join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society for their first tree tour of 2014. This is an ideal season to view the architectural structure of the deciduous trees before they come out in full leaf. Walks are led by a volunteer arborist, and last about two hours, depending on weather and walkers’ preference. Free. Dress for the weather, and wear comfy…
Just in time to catch this one on the fly:

 Birds in Focus – Photography Workshop
This workshop explores basic to advanced photography skills, techniques, digital aspects, equipment, places to go and more. Bring camera for practice in the park – captive raptors may be present.
Sunday, March 30 | 9 am – 1 pm
Ages 15+
Min 6 – Max 20
Registration required, phone 604-432-6359.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fair Incendiary Commentary Reality to North Shore of Vancouver: Natural Gas Leak!!!!

Something is rotten in Den......... District of North Vancouver


ERCO Worlwide

It must be typical, not wanting to phone 911 because of the smell of rotten eggs around your house.  Fortis gas Meters do bleed, not huge amounts, it's a balancing act.    This morning, Canada Hockey Team wins Olympic GOLD, and .... , Snowing heavily, shoveling snow, and there's this smell permeating the neighbourhood.

Called Fortis line, and was put on "HOLD"

"We are busy with other calls, HOLD"

Hung up, and took the Fortis Website at their word of HOLD, if they were not available, WE dialed 911.

Had misgivings after one ring; thought about it again and re-dialed 911.  IMMEDIATE pick-up, transferred to CNV Fire Department:  "ADDRESS PLEASE" within five minutes, or less, the information came back that there was a leak, the other side, east of, the Second Narrows Bridge.

RCMP phoned back about the "Dropped Call", the One Ring.  They had to send out their Officer.

RCMP Officer was very pleasant.   and before she made it back to her car she was being corralled by other neighbours about the smell of Rotten Eggs around their HOUSE.

8 kilometer Rotten-Egg-Smell Radius
Earlier this year the RCMP were calling the North Shore residents via an AMBER ALERT asking that we keep an eye out for a Senior who had walked away from a Nursing Home.

The RCMP today said that they would be out all night because the SMELL would linger.

 There goes their Budget.  Lots of overtime.

Why not an AMBER ALERT?


The Natural Gas Leak today was NOT included with our Post of Fair Incendiary Comment

Chlorine Plant next door.......

GREEN line to Hell
PS:   Is this smell, the same smell that is being VENTED, intentionally, in Christy Clark's Field of Dreams to generate  ONE TRILLION dollars to balance her Deficit?

Property Lines, so important, keeps thin skin rail tankers a stone's throw away from Natural Gas supplier.... for the Storage of Chlorine.  Sure wouldn't want to be the Rescue crew going into that area.

Friday, February 21, 2014

BC Government Kills Ferry Routes: Fresh Produce is Not Available. Coastal residents rescued by the Veterinarian Health Minister: Grow your own.

The BC Liberals: cut Ferry service to save money, and all because the Duke to Delta route, is a BUST.

Then the Veterinarian Health Minister gives the okay to have a book written that shows the Coastal Residents growing their own fresh food.

Government of British Columbia,
Heart Stroke Foundation,
Transport Minister Todd Stone: 

  The Story of the Produce Availability Initiative 

Imagine you are in the grocery store and in the fresh produce section you find only one onion and a withered head of garlic.

There are no apples, no carrots; not a single head of lettuce.

For many of British Columbia’s remote communities, this is a daily reality.   Tucked in isolated northern corners of the province and along rugged coastlines, people have to travel hundreds of kilometres down rough roads just to buy a bag of oranges or a bunch of carrots.  And when the only road in and out of the community is closed due to floods or fires, or when ferries are cancelled during the storm season, finding fresh vegetables and fruits becomes impossible.
If ferries are cancelled for a Storm, a three day Storm at that, what happens when the "Storm" is in a political teapot that lasts all year long?  Vet to the Rescue!
Harvesting change in B.C.'s remote Coastal Communities

Fresh vegetables all summer; but for the other three seasons, starve


 From our Haida Gwaii Galvania Post:

Daylight to Night, Summer to Fall and back to Summer,at the Equator (Galapagos), is an almost even split of 12 hours on, 12 hours off

Daylight to Night, at Haida Gwaii, in the Winter .... :

Being as far north as we are (above 54 deg N), the Winter daylight is very short with the Sun (if we see it at all) after 8:30AM local, and Setting shortly after 3:00 PM. The sun doesn't Rise more than about 20 degrees above the horizon.   Six and half Hours!
..... the middle of summer, the Sun rises before 5:00am with Sunset not until after 10:00pm.  Seventeen Hours!     DX is ham radio shorthand for "distance"

Haida Gwaii  Temperature range   32°-64.4°F  /  0°-18°C
 Haida Gwaii has .... Four Seasons

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Piss Off!!! ...... "On the Run" Esso decorator ..... Early morning awakening while Camping..... Ahhhhh!

Our typical drive to Kelowna from North Vancouver takes us to Abbotsford's Esso Station at BlueRidge Drive and Mr. Lehman Road AND our year round favourite (frozen) Onnink's Blueberries just down the road.

We gas up here, to avoid Metro Vancouver's excessive tax collected by Translink.


Have you ever noticed the huge sign of "On the Run" over top of the Esso Stations?  You'd think that the word "Run" would be avoided at all cost, like in "Run Aground" on Bligh Reef = Exon Valdez

Never really thought about the phrase:         On the Run 


Constantly traveling or moving from place to place.  

In the Men's washroom, as one stands, looking at the wall, not blank, there is an image, a relaxing image, a Fall country Lane, not this to keep your mind busy-buzz:

Oil Pollution - New Zealand
A terrible storm, the worst that Mother Nature could create.  Were lives lost? Are the Insurance rates going UP!?

Nor this:
French Fishing Vessel
Is this before the Catch, or on the way to the Catch?

Nor, this:
Tewksbury, New Jersey home, and pool, FOR SALE

Quiet, but is there something missing?   Chlorine?????

The Esso Decorator's painting was not of an anchored fishing vessel at rest, early evening, high or low tide with kelp showing on the rocky shore, nor was it an Orca breaching in the wild coastal waters of  British Columbia.

What then? ........

Almost like this: A quiet country lane, overcast with more Fall colours:


Steam rising...... Ahhhhh

and then this thought came into my mind:   What if a car came along that road....... or someone on horse..... motorcyclist ..... Cyclist ..... a pedestrian!

No.  It's a painting, just a painting.  Okay!?   No one is ... there ..... watching .....

Nice painting, but why would an Esso Station decorator consider placing such an image in the Men's washroom thereby creating an ... awkward situation dating way back to one's childhood of being coached by mom or dad to go pee beside the parked car on a busy highway.

On the Run
"goes" one better

What about the splash back effect from the asphalt paving?   Why not have a pee line of sight looking straight off into woods, standing at the side of the road, even a few paces into the bush......?

A query to the gas station attendant about the "decoration" in the Men's WC was answered with "Not enough toilet paper?????"     No problem there, but it must be a reoccurring question from customers.

Are Women's washroom similarly decorated?   The answer, reportedly, is NO!


Ever notice when camping, any season, even Summer, the need to go pee in the early hours is commanded, by Mother Nature?

It's always been the same request, as a youth until now.  Small vehicle Camping, two person tent variety, dining fly, ten days of bliss, no blisters, no trailer, maybe a roof or bumper rack for storage.   No distractions to keep one up late, strenuous hikes day in day out requires Good night sleeps.  No late night snacks.  Cold morning just around the corner, especially if it's Kicking Horse Campground in Yoho National Park.   MEC Sleeping bag, warm and toasty in ten minutes.   Sleep.   Ahhhhhhh!

4:30am  legs and arms freezing cold.   Must be below ZERO!  Must have kicked off the sleeping bag.  More covers, a down jacket.   Still, freezing cold, legs and arms.

The answer, of course is      Piss Off!!!

Twenty-three years ago, on a school outing to Vancouver Island, for four days, at an Adventure camp on Shawnigan Lake, there was an overnight hike, up, up, up, UP... way up from the lake.... and a long way from the Camp by a school bus.  No reprieves.

The children were all asleep in their sleeping bags, nice and warm and toasty under one huge Dining Tarp.  We, three: One Leader, One Medic, One Parent, talked, about our camping trips as youths.   The topic came around to how cold it is in the morning.. to which the Medic laughed at my suggestion that is was colder in the morning than in the evening.

You see, the Medic said, the body takes care of you while sleeping, at home or camping; hiking, walking, sitting, the body keeps you healthy by pulling the warm blood from your extremities, legs and arms and HEAD, to keep your core, your organs  P and S  HOT!!!

 .... Piss Off!!!!!    Hmmmmmm, that does explain Steam Rising and the moment of Ahhhhhhh!

The Medic was right!  Get up and Go and then it's back to Bed.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February 11, 2014: North Van Court Room to "catch" a glimpse of a Surrey resident's Best Personation of YOU.

Personate:  Having the throat of a bilabiate corolla nearly closed by a projection of the base of the lower lip; masked, as in the flower of the snapdragon

Personate:  Criminal Code bans "personation", but it might not snare Vancouver police officer who pretended he was a scribe - the Straight May 21, 2007

Personate: is a term used in law for the specific kind of voter fraud where an individual votes in an election, whilst pretending to be a different elector.  - Wikipedia (WE CALL IT ROBOCALL)  (Guelph, Ontario et al)
UPDATE February 11th, 2014:  Best Scheduled appearance, a No Show at North Vancouver Court
Not North Vancouver (Captured), Not Surrey (Residence), Not Richmond (Offender)

Vancouver's Downtown East Side Jail House Rock (YES)(but Why). Maybe we should be asking Barinder Sall how he felt, in the limelight with the Media, but not the Public spotlight.  Still thinking of going, then take your bare necessities because the Sheriffs will steal everything, for safe keeping.  Paper, Pen, Person.  That's all.

The Honourable Judge F Howard
Session begins at 9:30am in Vancouver Room 101
222 Main Street @ Powell Street
No Parking
Take Bus
Benjamin Best has had a few allegations lodged against him by the North Vancouver RCMP, File # 2014-1227, not proven in court, but will, in three days time, the day after British Columbia's Family Day holiday.
Charged is 27 year-old Surrey resident, Benjamin Best, with ‘Personation’ under Section 403 of the Criminal Code.

Abbotsford, Coquitlam and Poco, Langley, Surrey, Vancouver, New Westminister, Burnaby, North Vancouver
 If you go to the original source of the image, and zoom in, the images, the printing on the documents, are visible??? recognizable?????
Criminal Code Section 403.(1) Everyone commits an offence who fraudulently personates another person, living or dead, with intent to gain advantage for themselves or another person; with intent to obtain any property or an interest in any property; with intent to cause disadvantage to the person being personated or another person; or with intent to avoid arrest or prosecution or to obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice.

There's the small matter of a traffic violation, Rob Ford would know how expensive that can be: Jay-Walking ($109), that raised the concerns of local police which warranted a demand for some identification to be produced.   Best  did, but didn't realize????? that a person's Driver's License is linked into the PRIME BC database where ...... 8 out of 10 adults are listed.    "His" Driver's License didn't match the rented vehicle's ownership records.   Of course it's easy to understand Best's problem, he had over 500 different choices to select from within the Van.

We, the BBC, have had two first hand experiences of facing the Judge:  BC Rail Trial and a Wedding in West Vancouver  and now Tuesday, February 11th is marked as an Alert on our phone so that we may attend to the North Vancouver Court House. - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- .   There's won't be any Publication Ban, Please no Publication Ban, ...... but there is the common flaw to all Court Houses, the Scheduling is not made public until the day of the main "event".   The Police and the Press know when, where and who of the date, but the timing is way off for the Public to be kept informed.   (Just look back to October 24th of 2010 when the surprise change in Plea by Basi and Virk (now FREE) was known to the Police and Press, but not the Public.  The Police were BANNED from attending the proceedings by the Judge, so why did they show up on the change of Plea day?)

The BC Supreme Court's Schedule of the time at which the Public should be present is posted on the DAY of the proceedings.  You have to be an early bird, a SuperPerson, to make the connections, leaving home to be in Court, to find a seat in the Empty chambers, as a bystander, curious person(s), Press, seeking a way to pass the working/retired days..... to find out if they have had someone practicing Personation against them.   500????, known, current, should be easy.

Today's schedule February 7, 2014 (the IT guys are smart, they use the same file name which overwrites the preceding file name) had 19 individuals ranging from Whistler to North Vancouver (where the offenses took place).   Today, Saturday, the schedule is blank accept for the note from the Sheriff that the Court House is not in session on Friday.   The Tuesday schedule will not be Posted On-Line until the very First minute at which point the court room kicks into operation: 9:00am sharp.

The daily schedule is up for ONE DAY only, then the slate is wiped clean and goes into hibernation until the following morning at 9:00am sharp, except for Friday as noted above.

Still interested in the daily happenings of our Court Services? check out Daily Court List for all of British Columbia.    Note:  Not all communities have a Court House eg.  West Vancouver and Whistler, Squamish, .....

 Key Online Resources:


Prime BC  parent company:  PrimeCorp

Prime BC Governors

 Who's Names are Indexed in Prime BC?

PRIME = Police Records Information Management Environment

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Manhattan Experiment, a proven formula using Taxicab/Helicopter/Airplane geometry technology to find Premier Christy Clark, in person.

With apologies to Wikipedia and Kim Rossmo.
Manhattan distance/length
Christy Clark's homes are off-limits to the Public, whether it's the May 2013's official Premier's residence or her "home town" of Kelowna, or her old town, the Sick Culture of Victoria, or vacation land outside of British Columbia.  Hockey practice drops offs and pick-ups, is another home in Vancouver.......

Her Offices are many, Her travels varied, but through it all there is a glimmer of hope that the Public's determination that "Not only must the Premier be Heard in person; she must also be Seen to prove that she does exists."  Where's her SoapBox at Howe and Nelson so that the Public can find out what her thoughts are on Burns Lake burning or the appeal of Appealing the BCTF decisions.

All that the Public gets are Press releases, counted in Spin-Doctoring minutes made by BC Newsroom in no particular odor order.
Results 11 - 20 of about 226 found for January 2014 Christy Clark
... where they live in BC read more Education Families Government Operations Friday, January 31, 2014 9:00 AM Premier Christy Clark's statement in ... - 77k
... read more Families Health Monday, January 20, 2014 11:00 AM Premier's statement on the death of Tim Jones Premier Christy Clark has issued ...
Newsroom Site: /sectors/families/more-news.html - 77k
... where they live in BC read more Education Families Government Operations Friday, January 31, 2014 9:00 AM Premier Christy Clark's statement in ... - 184k
... Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement in celebration of Lunar New Year read more Multiculturalism Friday, January 31, 2014 8 ...
Newsroom Site: /more-news.html - 71k
... read more Multiculturalism Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:30 ... and its natural gas potential are the talk of Asia as Premier Christy Clark's 2013 Jobs ...

Is the BC Newsroom even in Canada?  Are the desks manned by Public Relation Firms, in Canada, in British Columbia?

To discover where Premier Clark's is, the following formula determines her  REAL centre of operations, not where she lives, works, plays or waits in a secure environment waiting for the whistle to sound at 7:30am.
Imagine an LNG like map with an overlaying grid of little squares named sectors. If this map is a raster image file on a computer, these sectors are pixels. A sector S_{i,j} is the square on row i and column j, located at coordinates (Xi,Yj). The following function gives the probability p_{i,j} of the position of a serial politician residing within a specific sector (or point) (X_{i},Y_{j}):[3]

\phi_{ij} =
1, & \mathrm{\quad if\;} ( \mid X_i - x_n \mid + \mid Y_j - y_n \mid ) > B \quad \\
0, & \mathrm{\quad else}
Here the summation is over past Press appearances located at coordinates (xn,yn). \phi_{ij} is a characteristic function that returns 0 when a point (X_{i},Y_{j}) is an element of the buffer zone B (the neighborhood of a politician's residence that is swept out by a radius of B from its center). \phi_{ij} allows p to switch between the two terms. If a press release occurs within the buffer zone, then \phi_{ij}=0 and, thus, the first term does not contribute to the overall result. This is a prerogative for defining the first term of Office in the case when the distance between a point (or pixel) becomes equal to zero. When \phi_{ij} = 1, the 1st term is used to calculate p_{i,j}.
\mid X_i - x_n \mid + \mid Y_j - y_n \mid is the Manhattan distance between a point (X_{i},Y_{j}) and the n-th press site (x_{n},y_{n}).

Manhattan distance/length
 We, the Public, follow the Red/Blue/Yellow tolled roads, whereas Christy Clark is above us all, flying, on the Green Line in keeping her GHG carbon credits low.