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Frank Stanford comment Fri Aug 28, '15

 
It was of course discouraging to hear that talks collapsed this week, between B-C Transit and Unifor, the union that represents bus operators and mechanics in Greater Victoria.
 
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Frank Stanford comment Wed Aug 26, '15

 
 
I do not care whether there are any recognizable names on the list of outed Ashley Madison clients or not. 
 

Frank Stanford comment Tues Aug 25, '15

In truth, for most west coasters the most annoying thing about the ferries isn't the fares at all...it's the line-ups.  The missed sailings.  
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Warning to stay out of water at Clover Point issued.
As a precaution, the Capital Regional District is advising people to stay out of the water at Clover Point after some unfiltered discharged waste water made it through a pump station.
Barge tips over in waterway near Jutland Rd.
The B.C Ministry of Environment says as many as 20 cars were dumped into the water when the large Seaspan barge tipped in the waterway near Jutland Road
Conservation Service transfers officer who refused to shoot bear cubs

A BC Conservation Service officer has been transferred out of the Service after refusing orders to kill two bear cubs near Port Hardy last month.
 

Transit union welcomes a couple of experimental technologies

The Transit union says a pilot project that placed surveillance cameras on some of the Victoria bus fleet has already demonstrated its value...both to the bus operators and the company.
 
Campfires allowed on Vancouver Island
The Ministry of Forests says the campfire ban is being lifted as of noon Friday for the Coastal Fire Centre.

Heavy rain as tropical storms slam coast
Heavy rain is falling in Victoria and it should continue through the weekend according to Environment Canada.
British diver found in B.C. waters
The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed that a body found at Race Rocks on Sunday is that of the British 28 year-old diver Timothy Chu.
BC Transit talks breakdown
The union that represents hundreds of Victoria-area bus drivers and maintenance workers is accusing BC Transit of negotiating in bad faith.
 
Unifor Local 333 President Ben Williams says representatives from both the employer and the union have met over the last three days, but negotiations broke down yesterday.
Drone pilots ticketed for getting too close to whales
Here's another way people are getting into trouble with remote control drones -- flying them too close to killer whales.
Automated bus stop call-outs now heard on Victoria Transit
Victoria Transit showed off the new automated voice that will call out stops on local buses.

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