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"Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth at the injustice of things" #YYJ #Poli #HumanRights #BDS #HashtagsAreAGirlsBestFriend
Oct 8, 2021 7 tweets 7 min read
Dear @ImmunizeBC @bc_pharmacy @CDCofBC ->
I have a few Q's: (begin thread)
1/ Can you confirm whether #QIIV (high dose Fluzone) #SeasonalFluShots will be available in #BC?
(I read today via @RexallDrugstore "only in ONT" Will they be avail in BC at some point as well?) @BCPoli Q: 2/@CDCofBC (and my doc) "Recommends Quadrivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (QIIV) (Fluzone)" for ppl (like me) w/conditions such as:
65+, diabetes, asthma, RA ...
Sep 14, 2021 19 tweets 15 min read
@Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon TY @Buckleygkml . You really got me thinking/studying - role/job of PHO vs MOH. Just a couple of things b4 I get to main thoughts.
a. True I don't hold current PHO in high esteem; Perhaps my cynicism was showing and translated as spite. 1/ @Buckleygkml @ctv_shannon 2/ b.I had assumed (perhaps wrongly... we'll get to that).. that a PHO, by definition, would know the numbers/extent of health care workers in #BC. Esp. since PHO had just announced (vax) mandate affecting every one of them.
Sep 2, 2021 6 tweets 6 min read
@Carol13 @dockevinmcleod Hi Jazzy. You hit the nail on the head. #BCGov #PHO #MOH are *not* giving us info. I believe nurses who tell us they are *over* whelmed. Protests should be aimed at those making the regs. Why target those who are working so hard to care for everyone/vaxxed or not. 1/ @Carol13 @dockevinmcleod 2/Think about it - someone who refuses vax for no reason except "my body/my right" are protesting the very people who are trying to help everyone. If one of us has heart attack/or needs emer. surgery or care for any reason - there is no beds/no staff.
Aug 7, 2021 10 tweets 6 min read
Read this excellent reporting by Kaya Martin @TheMartlet re the #GVSB, #CRD housing (#CRHC) and @CityOfVictoria 's land use decision re @vichighsd61 . It pulled the rug out of Alumni Assoc 's 13 yr project to revitalize stadium by leasing out the "unneeded" land #YYJPoli 2/ Does anyone know what stage this project is at now?
Has CRD housing begun construction of housing on this land @CityOfVictoria leased to them? "Renovations are scheduled to be finished in September 2023." seems to refer to revised (downgraded) plans for stadium/track...->cont
Aug 6, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Dear @CapitalBikeCa As a driver, I heed importance to allow 1metre when I pass a cyclist. If there isn't space, I gladly slow down behind them. What do you say to the cyclist on s.#VancouverSt just before 5:30pm who sped by on the right.... 1/2... 2 ...squeezing himself with very little space between me and parked cars on his right; as I had to slow for speed bump? It's clearly marked single file shared use lane. Also 30k/zone which he was in excess of?
This is why some drivers are angry at some a*hole cyclists, imo.
Jun 4, 2021 20 tweets 6 min read
1/To me, it's nb to differentiate between various subgroups of cyclists. Commuters are different than recreational are different from semi or wannabe pro athletes. (of course some are cross over of any/all segments...) #YYJ #YYJBikes #yyjpoli 2/ @CityOfVictoria is inviting one and all to come for the recreational experience they have created on #VancouverSt - as a destination; not a commuting route.
May 22, 2021 20 tweets 8 min read
1/ Begin thread: Hi #YYJ Looking for ideas: Let's talk! How can we bridge growing antagonism that divides #cyclists vs #drivers?
backdated @Douglasmagazine Opinion: Cooling the Cycling Conflict In Victoria… 2/ I refuse to believe it's irreconcilable. Many drivers are also cyclists-many cyclists are also drivers. So why is the discourse almost always about "us vs them"? #YYJ #YYJTraffic
May 19, 2021 10 tweets 11 min read
@JamesRobertsCBC @RethinkRichard2 @lrbincanada @CityOfVictoria Hi @JamesRobertsCBC .How lovely for you. Don't understand ur point bout it better4 drivers if cyclists stay in designated path. If U ride it 5times/wk you've surely noticed there is no cycle path on VS. It's 100% cycles. Drivers (residents)on VS R detoured onto side streets. 1/ @JamesRobertsCBC @RethinkRichard2 @lrbincanada @CityOfVictoria 2/ You're right. If the goal is to make every street in the city - a bicycle only route - there is no need for a survey.
So why dilly dally ... Let's just ban all cars on every street.
Vancouver St is a shining example of how to do so.
May 13, 2021 14 tweets 9 min read
@ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks Hi Phoenix Congrats and best wishes on your training. Thank you also for your thoughtful and respectful convo in many comments on this subject. We agree on many issues you have presented. 1/ @ThePhoenixAligt @Covid_Stinks 2/ You bring a perspective which I hadn't heard before, of a cycling athlete. The infrastructure/road design to accommodate such, seems to present unique challenges which go beyond making roads safe for commuter and recreational cyclists.
Apr 27, 2021 17 tweets 8 min read
1/ W/respect @SarahPottsH I don't think #TC editorial unfairly distorted ur TW. Nor do I think ur 'singular comment' about t/assault on teen in #BHP being awful should "be the end of the story". (Hence they published ur rebuttal)… 2/ @timescolonist editorial was responding to the rest of your TW - in which you inferred that if council had supported previous motions of yours, this would not have happened. Can you pls direct me to those? I'll gladly call out any councillors who denied good motions
Apr 10, 2021 7 tweets 7 min read
@JeremyLoveday @deardubow Hi @JeremyLoveday Appreciate you clearing that up, and apologize 4 assuming that ur RT meant U ID as "woke". (@deardubow conflated progressive councillors = woke") It's a word I have trouble with (same as I do with 'left' vs 'right' in poli discourse. 1/ @JeremyLoveday @deardubow I also suggest to @CharlesBodi that #wordsmatter; and his initial poll inferring that 'woke' ppl are cockroaches was not at all helpful. The word does carry connotations that go beyond common usage (an undesirable pest) 2/
Apr 9, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
1/ #DBH -with a Big Sigh: "we've seen over these last few wks a noticeable increase in transmission. I don't need to tell ppl that" (35 min mark vid)
She's right - she doesn't need to tell us - she needs to do something about it! #BCCovid #BCPoli
2/ and goes on (as usual) to blame us.. rather than take responsibility. "Much of it is being driven by our social interactions and amplified by workplaces... fuelling the spread and VOC are making it that much more easy"
#DBH #BCPoli #BCCovid
Feb 12, 2021 11 tweets 3 min read
Dear @CityOfVictoria
#YYJ already has plethora of parks/green spaces to accommodate pedestrians/cyclists. Why deny access to #CloverPoint, to those who rely on cars by removing any of the 90 stalls currently available? #CloverPoint is NOT a #ParkingLot.
What *are* parking lots - if the need is so urgent for more sea-side spaces for pedestrians: are both Wharf St parking lot (city owned-150 stalls ) and West Park Lot 708 w/177 stalls.
Feb 3, 2021 14 tweets 5 min read
Thread re: #YYJ @CityOfVictoria accountability and transparency. There needn't be any confusion about whether councillors are in attendance -whether in person or virtual.
attn: @Adam_Stirling @JeremyLoveday @Isitt_ @deardubow Et Al. Every biz/org. takes minutes of meetings starting with:
*list of attendees*. Why can't/doesn't @CityOfVictoria do the same?
Feb 1, 2021 12 tweets 1 min read
"should not be happening"...
~DBH "the vast majority of people in BC know this" ~DBH
Jan 26, 2021 13 tweets 4 min read
Here's the #EY full report: "Progress review of COVID-19 response in long-term care" (#LTC) in #BC - It was paid for by BC taxpayers, given to govt on Oct 20/20; and released to us, today:… I question... why it took 3 months for this report to become public? I'm guessing it wouldn't have done @jjhorgan much good in his snap election, if it were made public just days before?
Jan 25, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Dear @DrBonnieHenry -you are a renowned expert in public health, preventative medicine + global pandemics. Spare me your cheerleading 'find joy.. be kind'. It's insulting and a waste of your expertise. Pls put enforceable orders in place to contain the spread And again... blaming the "lunch room"...
Please provide the stats that back up this assertion...
Dec 24, 2020 9 tweets 6 min read
Dear @jjhorgan . When can we expect counselling to be covered by #MSP of #BC? Your appallingly ignorant reply to @j_mcelroy suggests anyone unhappy w/your governance requires it. cc: @SoniaFurstenau @kulpreetsingh 1/ The reason I ask is that -there are large numbers of people (1/4 is a figure I've heard) who do live with varying degrees of mental/emotional health issues; who might benefit from professional #MentalHealth care; who don't get it; because of the stigma and/or the expense. 2/
Dec 3, 2020 17 tweets 6 min read
I find it curious, that she went on to say (re the hockey team) that " A number of the team came back and spread it to family/work/community"
Wouldn't the same be true for students, teachers, staff at schools - who also return home - and spread it ? I find it curious, that she went on to say (re the hockey team) that " A number of the team came back and spread it to family/work/community"
Wouldn't the same be true for students, teachers, staff at schools - who also return home - and spread it ?
Aug 29, 2020 12 tweets 12 min read
So proud of @Raptors + coach #NickNurse -gr8 initiative to encourage #USA #ExpatVote #election2020 (only5% of 650,000+ eligible did so in 2016) See their Aug 29 vid here-> Dear 650000+ #USA citizens currently living in #Canada,
I don't know what brought you here (welcome to #WeTheNorth land)
But I can't understand why only 30500 of you voted in #2016USElxn. That's downright pitiful by any #voter turnout standard...
#USPoli #Toronto #Vancouver
Jul 26, 2020 9 tweets 5 min read
Hey #YYJ #Victoria #Tree #Arborist peeps - can anyone id this conifer for me? It's in my neighbouring yard - home to generations of birdies: chickadees, nuthatches, downy woodpeckers, wrens.. and it's about to be demolished for new condo; and I'm heartbroken. The new @CityOfVictoria #TreePreservation Bylaw calls for a fee of $2000/tree to fund the planting of a replacement tree elsewhere. (But has no provisions that I know of for wildlife protection)
#UrbanForest #WhereWillTheBirdiesGo….