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Pleased to share that Vancouver Status of Women has launched their new Community Action Grants.

Open to Indigenous, Black, and/or racialized women and gender diverse people in Metro #Vancouver. Apply by June 30.

Full details: tinyurl.com/VSW-grants /1 Vancouver Status of Women’s...
VSW’s grant is designed specifically for grassroots projects, small biz + community orgs led by indivs or small groups underserved by mainstream grants + wealth distribution.

Charitable status or ties to a non-profit organization not needed.

More: tinyurl.com/VSW-grants /2
Vancouver Status of Women (est. 1971) has shifted from delivering programming to a virtual org, now offering this annual grant to continue their legacy of transformation towards a more equitable future.

More about project eligibility + VSW’s mandate: tinyurl.com/VSW-grants /3
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Rich immigrants who moved to #Vancouver through Quebec's back-door investor program now own, on avg, $4.6m worth of housing. But they're only paying taxes on annual incomes of a paltry $100k. A gov.-enabled scam. Via @GoldinYVR, #vanre #vanpoli #cdnpoli theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/va…
2/ @Ayan604 says the system is failing new immigrants who’ve arrived to work and settle, if it also allows new immigrants who are here (simply) because they are wealthy and have an appetite for real estate investment. #vanre #torontorealestate #onpoli #Cdnimm #bcpoli #vanpoli
3 / And what's more ... Quebec gets 10 times more than B.C. and Ontario to settle immigrants. #ICYMI #BCpoli #Cdnimm #cdnpolitics #onpoli #abpoli #qcpoli #immigration.
vancouversun.com/business/dougl…
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Hey it's #PortfolioDay apparently.

I'm Tyler, I'm a amateur photographer and astrophotographer.

In astrophotography, this is my 2nd full year of practice, and I've been able to capture some wonderful images.

(CW from Top L: Flame, Tadpole/Spider/Fly, Veil, Heart Nebulas)

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In photography, i've been doing my thing for about 20 years now, and it's one of my truly favourite hobbies.

Sahara Desert - Tokyo Skytree
Peregrine Falcon - Lighting in Vancouver

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I wish I could do more sports photography!

Sahara Desert - Xavier Henry
Sumo in Fukuoka - Kobe Bryant

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A thread...
1) There are a few things in life I have passion for, one of those is #curling Years ago, I gave up my dream of being a top curler in Canada for my career. This season my team (team name: The Tragically Skipped) had a fantastic run finishing 3rd in our 42 team league!
2) Now its on to the club championships! We curl at the home of the #Vancouver 2010 Olympics, in the countries biggest LGBTQIA2s+ league. #Curling makes me happy, even when I don't play well! I'm sharing this in hopes of spreading something happy and positive.
3) With all the negativity in the world, I'd love to see or hear about something makes you happy! So drop a picture or reply and lets spread some positivity! @threadreaderapp unroll #curling
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I spoke in opposition Tuesday to #Vancouver City Council designating a SkyTrain station in the proposed Jericho Lands enormous luxury towers development in West Point Grey/#Kitsilano - unfortunately Council made the wrong decision... 1/ #vanpoli #bcpoli
Let’s start with the multiple 38 storey, 32 storey & 20 storey luxury towers planned for Jericho. This development for up to 20,000 people is completely out of all proportion to the neighbourhood & #Vancouver. #vanpoli #bcpoli
But this Jericho Lands development has not been approved by #Vancouver. And the proposed UBC SkyTrain extension has no business case let alone funding. But Council ignored that, except for Councillor @CllrHardwick, who was the only no vote. #vanpoli #bcpoli /3
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I just found out today with speaking to customer service of @TicketmasterCA how some events are only selling tickets to provide a ticket code to a mobile phone and not by email or even mailed tickets. This is apparently a decision by a production company of some events. Is this
NOT DISCRIMINATORY and eliminates those who do not own a mobile phone for many different reasons - cost being one for monthly fees. Even is questionable if tickets will be sold at the venue before the event or concert takes place. Again, is this not totally discriminatory?
#Vancouver #Ticketmaster #Concerts @nickcave - your concert in Vancouver, March 16th is one which is not selling tickets to any fans who do not own a mobile phone. Really? Not everyone owns one. Is this an elitist type attitude toward fans? If you don't own a mobile phone, I
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#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.
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@BlackHealthCAN

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

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@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here: bandgallery.com
3/12
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The moment the statue came down. #GassyJack #vancouver
(Some) background on Gassy Jack
cbc.ca/news/canada/br…
Response from @SquamishNation via @Khelsilem regarding today's Gassy Jack toppling at the Vancouver memorial march #MMIWG
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Tonight in #Toronto, @TourCNTower will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day #IHRD. #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
Tonight in #Niagara , @NiagaraFalls will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day. #IHRD. #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
Tonight in #Vancouver, @bcplace will be illuminated for International #Holocaust Remembrance Day. #IHRD #WeRemember @WorldJewishCong Image
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When enemies become friends: Charlie Brown & Franz Stigler
A war story so amazing and unbelievable that it is definitely worth reading and sharing.
It proves that there is no dearth of humanity even amidst the clouds of war.
Read, like and share this rather long thread...
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The 21-year old American B-17 pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision. "My God, this is a nightmare," the co-pilot said. "He's going to destroy us,"
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the pilot agreed.
The men were looking at a gray German Messerschmitt fighter hovering just three feet off their wingtip. It was five days before Christmas 1943, and the fighter had closed in on their crippled American B-17 bomber for the kill.
The B-17 pilot, Charles Brown,
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With 2,046 new cases of #COVID19 reported today in British Columbia we are officially in the worst wave yet in terms of the number of cases we can measure, surpassing the peak of the third wave. Likely much higher with testing delays and lag. chly.ca/local-news/202… #COVID19BC Chart shows a seven day average of cases of COVID-19 In Brit
There were 20,133 #COVID19 tests completed yesterday. That's just above the test capacity that we had around this time last year. I am not sure if B.C has ramped up testing capacity since then, but we may be at the edge of what our lab system can process in a day. #COVID19BC This chart shows a seven-day rolling average of how many tes
The average positivity rate for #COVID19 in B.C., which is only provided as a seven-day average, is up to 7.5%. We can infer that it is actually significantly higher from how steep the curve is. As testing capacity is maxed out, the positivity rate may become a better indicator. This chart shows a seven-day average of the positivity rate
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South Vancouver Island is up to an average rate of 20 #COVID19 cases per 100,000 residents a day, or 87 cases a day. North Vancouver Island is 22/100K (30 a day), Central Island up to 12/100K (36 a day). Central had 60 today & 42 yesterday. chly.ca/local-news/202… #yyj #COVID19BC Rate of daily new cases of COVID-19 by Health Service Delive
Victoria had record of 280 cases of #COVID19 last week. Cases were also up all other areas of South Vancouver Island. Western Communities had 56, #Saanich 43, and there were eight cases in the Southern Gulf Islands. #COVID19BC #yyj Weekly new cases of COVID-19 by Local Health Area in South V
Most of the cases in North Vancouver Island are concentrated in the #ComoxValley which had 167 last week (⬇️ 9). #CampbellRiver down eight to 30 cases, VI North had 12 and VI west had two cases. #COVID19BC Weekly new cases of COVID-19 by Local Health Area in North V
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326 Covid tests done yesterday in #Vancouver came back positive today. In North Shore / Coast Garibaldi the average rate of #COVID19 is the highest in B.C. at 29 cases per 100,000 residents a day, #Vancouver is 26/100K, #Richmond up to 10/100K. chly.ca/local-news/202… #COVID19BC Rate of daily new cases of ...
The Howe Sound local health area, which includes #Whistler, has the second highest rate of #COVID19 in B.C. at an average of 49 cases per 100,000 residents a day. #Vancouver City Centre, North Vancouver, Vancouver Centre North and West Vancouver/Bowen Island all make the top 10. Chart showing the seven-day...
If you would like to see the rates of #COVID19 for all local health areas in B.C. the full chart is best viewed on the @chly1017fm website at: chly.ca/local-news/202… #COVID19BC
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This week Vancouver Council will vote on a proposal for a new parking permit program & pollution charge, which would help fund equity-focused climate & transportation improvements across the city.

It’s stirred up a lot of conversation & misinformation. Here’s some more info👇🧵
Right now in #Vancouver not everyone has equal access to public transportation, safe & accessible pedestrian infrastructure, EV charging, street trees & other climate-resiliency amenities.

The parking permit program is a key part of how we would change that. #VanPoli 2/
The first part of the proposal is a *Pollution Surcharge*. It would only apply to new, higher emission vehicles, like a luxury SUV, purchased in 2023 & later.

Zero emission & hybrid vehicles, accessibility adapted vehicles, and lower-emission economy vehicles would be exempt.3/
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✍️ History of “#KomagataMaru Jahaj” 29 September 1914 (Guru Nanak Shipping Company)

Punjabis have always been fighting for Strength and for Human Rights, whether it is today, the rights of the farmers, and even 100 years ago. #Sikhs have always been praying for #Truth
…and Sarbat Da Bhala. And the Power to do all this we receive from Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.🙏❤️

Today is the day when many passengers were killed by the British government.

The event of #KomagataMaru is an important landmark in the history of Asia in Southern America. …
…The government of Canada and the white people here did not want the black people to come. To stop the entry of Indians in Canada, the governor general passed the order number 220 under the law of 38(a), which came into force on 9th May, 1910.

According to the law, for…
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1/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

Disappointed in #CDNmedia. Downplaying #violence & mischaracterizing blame must stop. Threat is more serious than anyone wants it to be

This #thread is about NEW #HateClub escalation

cc @Nat_Div_RCMP @JustinTrudeau @cafreeland

archive.is/9HdKE
2/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Violence #Elxn44

Someone alerted me to a new post in Zelda's Facebook #HateClub (thank you)

On the surface it indicates a #Conservative partisan/electoral purpose & that's interesting enough, but upon digging deeper it's a legitimate cause for #NatSec concern
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3/24 🧵#CDNpoli #Violence #Elxn44

Inspection of TheseAreTheFacts.net first revealed a plan to unite Conservatives
archive.is/dmFVL

Closer to election it became a Trudeau attack machine
archive.is/IsT6A

That claimed to be factual
archive.is/MDx9m
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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

#hope
Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

@EveryAlbertan
Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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1/ I think it’s important to distinguish between speculators and renovators/flippers, and their effect on the #Vancouver real estate market and prices. #vanre
2/ “Wealthy speculators” horde properties/land. They aren’t as concerned about holding costs and will purchase, allow the property to sit vacant (without adding value to it), and sell for a higher price down the road. Occasionally, they’ll re-develop. #vanre
3/ Renovators/flippers, on the other hand, purchase properties that require significant work that the average home buyer wants nothing to do with. Even if they did, the ability to finance the scope of renovations is next to impossible if you’re not cash heavy. #vanre
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Cases of COVID-19 in @Interior_Health are still high and trending upwards at a rate of 32.5/100K a day. But at this point cases are increasing faster in all other health regions—and especially in @Northern_Health which has a rate of 15.3/100K. @VanIslandHealth's rate is 6.2/100K. Rolling seven-day average of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,0
The @Interior_Health Kootenay Boundary HSDA has at a rate of 40.3 cases of #COVID19 per 100,000 residents a day, while East Kootenay's rate is 39.3/100K. The Okanagan's rate is 33.8/100K and Thompson Cariboo Shuswap's rate is 25.1/100K. #COVID19BC Rate of daily new cases of COVID-19 by Health Service Delive
@Interior_Health In @Northern_Health, the Northeast HSDA's rate of COVID-19 is now 22.5 cases per 100,000 residents a day. Northern Interior's rate is 14.8/100K and the Northwest's rate is 9.7/100K. #COVID19BC Rate of daily new cases of COVID-19 by Health Service Delive
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There were 306 British Columbians admitted to hospital for #COVID19 between June 27 and Aug. 14. Significantly lower than in the winter and spring. Since then, another 207 people have been hospitalized for a total of 513 people. #COVID19BC #bcpoli Chart shows weekly totals o...
There were 79 British Columbians admitted to ICU for #COVID19 between June 27 and Aug. 14. #COVID19BC Chart shows weekly totals o...
The rate of #COVID19 in the @Interior_Health region is down slightly to 31.2 cases per 100,000 residents while @Northern_Health is now up to 14.2/100K. VCH is 9.3/100K, Fraser is 8.2/100K and @VanIslandHealth is 6/100K. #COVID19BC Rolling seven-day average o...
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1,434 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. in the past 72 hours.
Aug. 14: 532 new cases
Aug. 15: 441 new cases
Aug. 16: 461 new cases
Fraser Health: 316
Vancouver Coastal Health: 198
Interior Health: 734
Northern Health: 74
Island Health: 112
#COVID19BC
The @Interior_Health region is now seeing an average of 31.5 cases per 100,000 residents, dwarfing the other health regions. @Northern_Health has a rate of 8.7/100K, @VCHhealthcare's rate is 6.3/100K, @Fraserhealth's rate is 5.9/100K and @VanIslandHealth is 3.9/100K. #COVID19BC Rolling seven-day average of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,0
Inside @Interior_Health, the Kootenay Boundary HSDA — where there are no additional public health restrictions — is now almost at the same rate as the #Okanangan. Kootenay Boundary's rate is 37.9 cases per 100,000 residents a day, while Okanagan's rate is 40.8/100K. #COVID19BC Rate of daily new cases of COVID-19 by Health Service Delive
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We blocked ZIM Volans in #Oakland & now it's headed to Vancouver but our comrades are already in place blocking the Northern Julie! #EndIsraeliApartheid
For #BlockTheBoat #Vancouver text alerts on this action, text your name to (833) 590-1987.
And in case ZIM forgot, #BlockTheBoat Seattle & Tacoma are ready & waiting to mobilize for #Palestine. ZIM Volans may sail from port to port but there is no safe harbor for zionism out here on the west coast!
Subscribe to SeaTac text alerts by texting your name to: (833) 584-1948
Here is the map of ZIM Volans headed into Puget Sound but Vancouver BC knows ZIM isn't welcome anywhere!
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2.7 hours from my balcony with my new #takahashi telescope and @QHYCCD camera :) I'm astounded at the difference in sharpness and quality!

This is Bode's Nebula M81 (I've posted before): to the top right is the Cigar Galaxy.

Details below!
Before (DSLR setup After (new setup,
6 hours of light!) 3 hours of light!)
Before (DSLR setup After (new setup,
6 hours of light!) 3 hours of light!)
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