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Craigflower Village, the lost 14th CRD Municipality Rediscovered!: As many of you know I am a serious BC History buff.   I love to read the old newspapers, the journals of the legislatures or just hang out in the BC Archives.   I have made a fascinating discovery about seven months ago.  In 1866 the Legislature of Vancouver Island incorporated the second local g...
Privacy Commissioner's report on Saanich: I have not blogged about the situation with respect to Saanich mayor Richard Atwell because up until now I have not had much substance to make up my mind about what is going on.  All I would be doing is adding more unsubstantiated speculation to the mix.   This changed yesterday because the BC Co...
Victoria The Sunshine City - a tourism promotion film from 1936:
Solutions, not symbols We should be designing bike facilities to make it safer, more comfortable and more convenient for more people to choose cycling for some of their daily trips.  The obsession with a two way cycle track design for Pandora, unfortunately, is more about making a statement th...
Old news in no news . .  Candidates continue to talk about "forced" increases in the budget for the Johnson St. Bridge.  Like other "new" information, the facts present a rather different picture, and one that has been available readily enough in the public realm. For most of the term of the...
Myth busters and missing links . . . In the wake of a convenient “release” of information about costs of the new bridge, some of the facts missing in the story line may help to paint a more complete picture than that offered by those with a more pointed political agenda. Today’s big myth:...
A-word conversation begins: By Derry McDonell, April 2015 Academics weigh in on the amalgamation question. In November, voters throughout Greater Victoria said “yes” to studying some form of amalgamation in the Capital Regional District. Even in municipalities where the ballot question was either obtuse (Saanich) or clearly...
Engineers forget to-do list on Johnson Street Bridge: By David Broadland, March 2015 The recommended level of seismic protection for the new bridge was secretly lowered as construction costs escalated. A document obtained through an FOI shows that the new Johnson Street Bridge could experience “possible permanent loss of service” following a magnitu...
The Tragically Hip rock Victoria on first leg of Fully and Completely tour: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip performing at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena on February 4th. Photo © Colin Smith, Victoria Buzz. If you’re a staunch Tragically Hip fan you’re likely to know the band’s beginnings were bar gigs in Kingston, Ontario, over 30 years ago. You’ll know the band re...
The City Walks – In the Shadow of Mega-Events: Protests, Policing and the Military in Victoria: You are invited to participate in a discussion based walking tour on the policing of mega-events and police-military connections in Victoria. In partnership with The City Talks, this walk will take up some of the themes in Adam Molnar’s lecture, In … Continue reading →

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