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"Rage-is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice ... can be transformed into fierce compassion" #YYJPoli #BCPoli #accessibility #ableism #HumanRights
Mar 10, 2023 12 tweets 4 min read
#TheHighlightOfMyWeek was being shamed (stigmatized) as a #Cheapskate by one of #YYJ 's city cllrs. #LowValueLeadership Bear with me #YYJ folks, got a bit of a thread coming on. Cumbersome, cutting and pasting... and a glitchy computer to contend with; so I'll unroll at end.
working title: I don't think Matt Dell and I are that different
Mar 7, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
M/Cncl in their twisted ideology; prefer crime and attacks upon residents and biz (so long as no one especially police, report on it) ; to #cheapskate citizens patronizing d'twn biz. But hey, we're *vibrant* eh? #YYJ
#YYJLowValueCouncil So what is logical progression of No #Cheapskates allowed in d'twn YYJ? Will it include: 
random demands ala border crossing guards, to show ur wallet, search ur phone to justify ur purpose in being here? Being denied entry if you don't produce >$50?
Mar 7, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Help me #YYJ. I'm curious about t/ HumberGreen proposal to include Transit passes.
During the Feb 09 CoV PH re HarrisGreen, didn't t/Starlight rep, when queried on that idea by a cllr,  give a very cogent reply as to why that wouldn't be doable? 1/ 2/ It's a 4 hr meeting, and not available via text, (pet peeve of mine) so I'll have to wade through the entire vid to refresh my memory on the specifics…
Mar 6, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
Here it is:…. It includes but is not limited to:
Recommends actions to improve health and wellness in BC;
Works with the BC Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and BC’s Medical Health Officers to fulfill their legislated mandates on disease control and health protection.
Mar 4, 2023 17 tweets 3 min read
The Maskless Masses
A Fri. eve tale (I'll unroll it at end for ur reading ease) Chapter
 1/ I'm so angry at all 'pretend covid is over folk'. Tho' that anger is aimed in large part to health officials, this eve it's the unmasked public to whom I direct my wrath. Let me explain: 2/ I was forced to visit LDrugs in person for an urgent Rx. 
I really didn't want to expose anyone else and my RATs all week have been neg. but I really had no choice as w/out the meds, my precarious health would be further at risk.
Mar 1, 2023 12 tweets 4 min read
Dear *everyone* in BC: if you don't already do so, you really must follow @PoP_BC for their expertise (and sharing of it) re: Covid

Healthcare workers & researchers united to provide accurate information on COVID and support evidence-based health policy #PoPBC Image
Sep 22, 2022 15 tweets 9 min read
I have a serious ? #YYJ #YYJPoli . We're all debating/arguing #housing- what is the best path to get the results we want? BUT - how can we possibly agree on best route; if we haven't even discussed where we want to go? 1/ 2/ I mean, really... think about it...
What is our destination?
What do we want #Victoria #YYJ to be now and in future?
How big?
How dense?
How many people?
Sep 22, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
I haven't yet said much about #YYJ #YYJPoli, council candidate Chris Coleman; cause I assume most #Victorians know him well. I'm thrilled he's running and will bring his extensive skill/experience to our city
Sep 21, 2022 13 tweets 8 min read
#YYJPoli Guess who said it?
"If I was a citizen...I would be unsettled"
(cheat sheet: ref:@Adam_Stirling Hr1; this am; approx 11 mins in)
#IfIWasACitizen sums up the patronizing attitude we must rid #YYJ of. Pls don't vote4 any #CityFamily candidate… 2/ "I was speaking as the head of the #CityFamily "
Am I the only one who thinks it's beyond weird (and ultra colonial speak/action) that the elected #YYJ city mayor/councillors; decide which indigenous ppl get invited to #CityFamily? (and speak on their behalf?) #reconciliation
Sep 17, 2022 35 tweets 6 min read
Good morning #YYJ-What's up? Having my am coffee,reading the Accessibility Framework Document submitted to CoV in 2020, by the #AWG (Accessibility Working Group) volunteers formed by city to provide recommendations to make Victoria more inclusive.#yyjpoli… 2/some excerpts:
In order to achieve the vision identified in our
OCP the City must take positive steps to remove barriers, involve those with diverse perspectives
and abilities, promote inclusion, and foster a positive and respectful community through its actions
and services.
Sep 13, 2022 11 tweets 10 min read
I'm so curious, what the
@CityOfVictoria ballot will look like for #YYJElxn, with 37 candidates for councillor alone (+ mayor +school trustee) #VictoriaVotes2022 #YYJPoli Image 2/ Are you registered? (are your friends/neighbours registered, or do they need help to do so?) #VictoriaVotes2022 #YYJElxn #YYJPoli
Check here:…
Aug 30, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
OnMyMind: anon twitter accts.
I know there are valid security/privacy issues for some ppl on twitter to use a pseudonym. I have no problem with that... My problem is with the many single issue (slam a candidate) ones that are proliferating in #YYJPoli Their raison d'etre for being anonymous; is so that they can say anything about anybody; without being accountable in any way. I find this truly reprehensible.
Jul 16, 2022 11 tweets 6 min read
I'm somewhat curiou, why a tweeter: @VicSidewalkFail has blocked me? I tried to flw them as they state their goal "promoting safe sidewalks" which is something that caught my eye and interest. And was told by twitter I'm blocked from flwing them at their request. Huh? My curiosity re blocking extends beyond this 1 acct.(Our #YYJPoli pal,Luke,comes to mind) I can understand block if someone is rude/hateful.
But wouldn't those who profess to advocacy want more not less engagement *especialy* w/those who have differing views? #EchoChamber
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.