Thursday, July 20, 2017

BC NDP Order-In-Council marching orders for: Brad, Jack, Judy and Barry

Number 30

2017-07-26    UPDATE OIC

 OIC 230
 OIC 231

2017-07-28   UPDATE OIC

OIC 232
OIC 233

2017-07-31  UPDATE OIC

OIC 234
 OIC 235

2017-08-01  UPDATE OIC

Kimberly Henderson
OIC 236

Gordon Wilson
OIC 237

Executive Council Regulation
OIC 238

Environment and Land Use Committee
OIC 239

Treasury Board
OIC 240

Bowin Ma Bio


Health   Tobacco and Vapour Product Control Act
MO 255

Vapour Enforcement Officer Interior

Easier to see all of the orders here, en-mass 

Resume of Orders in Council

Volume 44, Number 30

OIC No. 230 – 240
MO No. 251 – 255


If you want to keep track of the Order-In-Council  (OIC) being written out by the BC NDP ......

OIC Rescinded: BC Hydro: Brad Bennett and Jack Weisgerber
OIC 225

OIC 226

OIC 227

OIC 228

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

1882: British Columbia: Information for Emigrants: Climate and Resources

 "No words can be too strong to express the charm of this delightful land, where the climate, softer and more constant than the south of England, ensures as all times of the year a full enjoyment of the wonderful loveliness of nature around you,"    Speech of Governor-General The Marquis of Lorne, Victoria, 27th October, 1882

Province of British Columbia, Canada : its climate and resources; with information for emigrants.

 Page 8 of 65

 ..... Any smart, active, capable man, with only a little money, but accustomed to work with his hands, is sure to succeed in making a comfortable home.  Wages are very high; land, food, and house materials are still relatively cheap.  If such a settler has a strong heart himself, and is blessed with a common-sense wife used to country work, he may confidently look forward to becoming even rich.  He need not long remain in the condition of a labourer.  This certainty of rising in the social scale must stimulate the emigrant.  Many new avenues to success will be opened when the railways are finished, and men should be here to discover these for themselves.

Pages 11 & 12

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

British Columbia Active Wildfires 2017 Map

UPDATE 2018-07-09   Wildfires
UPDATE  2017-07-07  
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Update  2017-07-09


2017-07-09  and Historical wildfires

Active Wildfires in British Columbia

Wildfires of Note

Current KML Wildfire Data for British Columbia

Then go to 'Current Fire Polygons - Outlined'
Williams Lake and 150 Mile House

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Emily Sanregret, 21, died in a marked crosswalk because Surrey didn't implement "Protecting people who walk and cycle"

Emily Sanregret Surrey
Pedestrian killed had complained about feeling 'invisible' in crosswalk before

Surrey is not alone.

Most British Columbian municipalities are included.

Their association UBCM, should be involved except that their focus is on speeding motorist, not motorist seeing pedestrians.

District of North Vancouver's action on this front is to put up more signs alerting motorists that there are pedestrians at the curbs.  The problem with their signage is that most motorists are not interested in reading signs, even if they come with a YELLOW background, BLACK printing of NEW.

The problem is that the expectant Green light that the motorist is waiting for, to proceed through, and/or turning left or right, happens at EXACTLY the same time that the Pedestrian light indicates its SAFE to WALK.

The answer:

 Changing the intervals between the Motorists Green light and the Pedestrian's White light is far less expensive in material and time resources than putting up signs that are ignored.

A BC Liberal government December 8, 2016 document was published to alleviate the pain but they  only went one third of the way on a promise of Three modules.

"Community Road Safety Toolkit Module    Protecting people who walk and cycle"

Leading Pedestrian Intervals  (Page 7 of 32)

  1. Leading pedestrian intervals, aka advanced green for pedestrians, are re-programmed intersection signal phases that provide pedestrians a head start of 3 to 7 seconds (or longer) over drivers, reducing the potential for driver-pedestrian conflicts and crashes. Given this is a proven and low-cost safety design, it should be strongly considered for widespread implementation.
Document Properties:
  1. This module is the first of what will ultimately be three modules of the BC Community Road Safety Toolkit. This first module focuses on road designs that work to better protect pedestrians and cyclists from motor vehicle-related injury. This module also contains information on strategies that encourage more people to walk, cycle and use public transit since shifting to these methods of transport decreases private car use and that, in turn, generates better road safety benefits. 
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