Saturday, July 16, 2016

Just a walk in the parks, every other day from CNV's Tempe Heights

In the last three months ........

Its getting more and more difficult to find the time to sit down to write a Post, too busy walking.

eg.  Broadway and Cambie to Tempe: 17  Km  (3 hours)
eg.  12th and Commercial to Stanley Park 8.9  Km
eg.  Tempe to Lions Gate Bridge to Edgemont   15Km
eg.  Tempe to 23rd and Mathers  10.5  Km
eg.  Tempe to 17th and Marine Drive (West Van)  10.4 Km (2 hours)
eg.  Tempe to 18th and Marine Drive; up to 11th and Mathers; over the Pedestrian bridge; down to 
       West Vancouver Cemetery (DEAD END); over the Upper Levels Highway bridge; up to
        Edgemont Village and back to Tempe     21.7 Km

Sunday =  White
Monday = Red
Tuesday =  Green
Wednesday = Orange
Thursday = Black
Friday = Yellow
Saturday = Blue

May 2016  --   13 days walking

June 2016 -- 16 Days Walking

July 2016 --  25 Days Walking
May   June   July
431.11 Km

North Vancouver to Kelowna is 392 Km

Premier Christy Clark flies, everywhere, even to her Riding

The incentive for us?  Exercise, and its not on a treadmill watching someone's else's repetitive route.

Why bother going up to the Grouse Mountain Grind by car when there are plenty of mini-grinders between the north shore waterfront and the mountains  -- Second Narrows to well beyond the First Narrows.

Every green space on the map, within the residential area, has a 'valley' of stairs, maintained by the Parks staff, to climb in and out of, east to west, south to north.

Looking up from Mosquito Creek to Upper Levels Highway Bridge

Looking up at the North end of Lions Gate Bridge
Stanley Park Seawall doesn't have a beach at the narrows but ....
No Boat necessary, and no interfering trees from Stanley Park
No People on this side except for a couple of couples

So far the BC Liberal government hasn't cottoned onto the idea of having municipal park visitors paying a fee to reserve a space with them... them being the provincial government.
July 22nd   21.7Km

Thursday, July 7, 2016

BC MLS Home Sales Activity

20 pages of data covering just 19 days of June 2016

The data represents a first, early look at the rate and value of purchases of residential property by foreign nationals people who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents.

Government Release
Property Taxes will just keep going up up and AWAY

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Esquimalt (Canadian) Naval Base is there to keep the First Nations at bay, eh

Relating to the withdrawal of Her Majesty's Ships from British Columbian waters

Order In Council

The Committee of Council have had under consideration the subject of the probable condition of the Province, in view of the facts that H.M.S. Rocket (1883) has sailed for England; that H.M.S. Kingfisher has been ordered South, and that H.M.S. Comus will shortly sail from Esquimalt; and of the report that in future no ship of Her Majesty's Navy will be permanently stationed in British Columbian waters.

The Indian population of the Province, exceeding by at least ten thousand that of any other Province in the Dominion, is largely resident, in scattered groups, along the coast line, and the presence of Her Majesty's ships had not been readily obtainable.  In early days the crews of vessels wrecked on the West Coast of Vancouver Island were not infrequently murdered by the natives, but experience has now taught the latter that deeds of violence will not go unpunished.

The comparative security obtained by the enforcement of law has encouraged the investment of capital in fisheries and other industrial pursuits, which have afforded remunerative employment to and so tended to civilize and improve the native races.  The physical power exhibited by a war vessel has an impressive moral effect on the native mind, and it is to be feared that the withdrawal of Her Majesty's ships from these waters would tend to disturb the peaceable attitude now maintained by the Indians.  By the Ninth Clause of the Terms of Union it was agreed that the influence of the Dominion Government would be used to secure the continued maintenance of the Naval Station at Esquimalt.


The Committee recommend that the attention of the Dominion Government be called to the above matters, and that they be requested to move the Imperial Government to cause vessels of war to be stationed at Esquimalt.  The Committee also recommend that a copy of this Minute be forwarded to the Secretary of State.


By Command.
(Signed)   W. J. Armstrong
Provincial Secretary,
Clerk Executive Council

18th January, 1883

The 13th Clause of the Terms of Union is more interesting, eh.  Kinder Morgan take note ...

13. The charge of the Indians, and the trusteeship and management of the lands reserved for their use and benefit, shall be assumed by the Dominion Government and a policy as liberal as that hitherto pursued by the British Columbia Government shall be continued by the Dominion Government after the Union.

To carry out such policy, tracts of land of such extent as it has hitherto been the practice of the British Columbia Government to appropriate for that purpose, shall from time to time be conveyed by the Local Government to the Dominion Government in trust for the use and benefit of the Indians on application of the Dominion Government; and in case of disagreement between the two Governments respecting the quantity of such tracts of land to be so granted, the matter shall be referred for the decision of the Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Treatment of Hunter Jack, an Indian Chief, by Gaoler in Clinton, British Columbia in 1882 ....

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