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Comment Archives: stories: News: Sea to Sky

Re: “Anti-LNG banners ordered removed from Britannia Beach bluffs

Environmental religionists in your face !!...

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Posted by TJay Jonnson on 09/25/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Anti-LNG banners ordered removed from Britannia Beach bluffs

According to SLRD bylaws so long as the sign is under 8 square meters and less then 5 meters in height it can be located with in 400 meters of the highway under the Temporary Banner provision. “Temporary Banner” means a banner designed and placed to notify the public of an upcoming event that is in place for a period of less than twenty-one days.

Nothing stopping a committed group from erecting a different banner every 21 days is there?

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by chuck on 09/23/2014 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Sea to Sky First Nations leaders critical of tabled education bill

Just type your question below to ask admissions. Have you checked to ensure that they continue to serve students and member colleges well.

Posted by Alex Lex on 09/22/2014 at 3:41 AM

Re: “Anti-LNG banners ordered removed from Britannia Beach bluffs

The Federal Government spends thousands of our tax dollars on their 'in your face' Economic Action Plan TV adds........I suppose this banner interferes with their fossil fuel greenhouse gas agenda.

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Posted by Lynn Wilbur on 09/04/2014 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Anti-LNG banners ordered removed from Britannia Beach bluffs

Good on SLRD for upholding the law. I respect counselor Heintzman for standing with the law, even though she sympathizes with the anti-LNG activists.

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Posted by Bob Culliton on 09/04/2014 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Sea to Sky First Nations leaders critical of tabled education bill

I would really want to find out how the First Nations Control of First Nations Education is going to work. So far education was totally out of control and we all know what it all led to: chaos. The reason why I call it chaos is because students more and more often apply to different online services for writing like for example. There are also many other issues that need to be resolved. I hope all will work just fine

Posted by Daniel Faith on 08/20/2014 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Businesses cautious about Squamish Oceanfront development

ENOUGH!!! with the backpedaling cautiousness... Let's GET GOING !

Posted by TJay Jonnson on 08/15/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Vessel in Howe Sound riles Squamish mariners

It is not in Squamish's or whistlers jurisdiction. Whiners need to complain to the proper authorities.

Posted by TJay Jonnson on 07/24/2014 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Feeding a festival-sized appetite

Did the insatiable attendees eat directly over the body? Just curious. I wonder if the current generation of human beings on this planet even understands the meaning of poems sometimes. I know that poetry doesn't fit the business model agenda paradigm, but it can be quite satisfying to the initiated. So the next time you find yourself looking to be fulfilled, I suggest that you feast upon Ginsberg, or Heaney, or Whitman, or even myself (you can find my work published on the RMOW website, or my poem 'Dirty Needle' in June's A & U Magazine). You may just find that poems are quite nutritious and delicious for your Soul.

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Posted by T. J. Cheverie on 07/22/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Sturdy supports LNG export facility

Sure we'll poison our drinking water, cause sickness in our communities and pollute our airshed but whatever. It's a great opportunity. I mean it's not every day you get to get into bed with a business partner with one of the worst environmental records going and a conviction for tax evasion/fraud. I mean this guy was fined and ordered to pay back taxes to the tune of $269 M USD - Jordan Sturdy could really learn something from this guy. What an opportunity.

Interesting that this same Government has also passed a law that says if an oil and gas company contaminates our drinking water that we can't sue them. Who does that? Who cares that little about the people they represent? People with interests in campaign funding - that's who. Time to fight back BC. We're getting screwed and the Liberals think they're going to get away with it.

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Posted by Freerider75 on 07/14/2014 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Victim identified in Pemberton paragliding accident

Judd Feldman was one helluva good guy. RIP Judd. I'll see you up in the Deathbunk up in the sky.

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Posted by Leevster on 07/14/2014 at 1:23 PM

Re: “BC Coroners Service identifies Green River accident vicitm

My friends and I spotted the man floating a few hundred meters down stream from where he fell in and immediately called 911. His body rushed passed us approximately 50 feet below us much too quickly for us to reach him in time. Even if we'd been closer the water was much too treacherous to have safely recovered him. Approximately 5 minutes later the paramedics were on scene and we quickly followed a path along the river downstream from where we spotted him, surveying the banks along the way until we could not go any further, but to no avail. A few minutes later the search and rescue team was charging up the river in a jet boat and a chopper was flying up and down the river in hopes of quickly finding the man. The response time of the search and rescue team was excellent. My friends and I would like to offer our sincere condoloences to his family.

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Posted by Michael Huber on 06/18/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Police recover over $20,000 in stolen bikes

That's an exciting week!

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Posted by Andrew Bowes on 05/28/2014 at 4:25 PM

Re: “LNG demonstrators use gondola opening event to protest

The problem with LNG is that, in this province, must be supplied with fracked gas.
There is nothing good about fracking. Period.

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Posted by minty on 05/20/2014 at 12:56 PM

Re: “LNG demonstrators use gondola opening event to protest

Talk about using the opening of the Gondola for political purposes!

Why did Yamamoto use this grand opening for political purposes by taking the gondola up to the top to declare Christy nonsense that “tourism and industry can co-exist”? Talk about lack of shame!

Moreover, why assume owners of the gondola don't want Howe Sound protected? If you owned the gondola, wouldn't you want your customers to look out on the natural beauty, without a LNG facility in view? Protecting our environment is parallel to protecting everything the gondola stands for: a pristine environment of clean air and water, tourism, outdoor sports and recreation.

To that end, it makes perfect sense the owners would most likely welcome those values and want to protect them. In contrast, they might wish Yamamoto would use the event to congratulate the owners on their sustainable entrepreneurial skills; not as an opportunity to promote Christy’s fracked up dream.

Note as well that the roadside protest was significantly down the road from the gondola. No roads were blocked. There was no confrontation. It was a happy time, and judging from all the traffic waving at us and beeping in support, they found it made sense too.

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Posted by Dragonfly on 05/19/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: “LNG demonstrators use gondola opening event to protest

Imagine the impression of 5 million visitors passing - a very large and ugly LNG facility with massive and potentially explosive LNG carrier ships plying the sound in one the most beautiful places in the world.

Imagine what this will do to real estate values of those properties within sight to this facility and the general community. We will lose more via depreciated real estate tax values than any token tax payment by this LNG facility and our community could forever ruined by a catastrophic industrial accident or potential terrorist target.

The US Homeland Security Agency regards LNG facilities and carriers as major terrorist targets and has restrictions on placement away from population centres and exclusion zones for marine and aviation activity.

This LNG proposal truly has no real benefit to community and has the explosive potential to ruin of our pristine eco system and community forever.

I believe, I stand with the majority Squamish residents whom don't want this facility in our beautiful back yard.

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Posted by Tyrell on 05/19/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “LNG demonstrators use gondola opening event to protest

People will protest anything and everything. The Woodfibre LNG is making great use of infrastructure already in place. So long as this project can be done safely and environmentally sound, the money and jobs it will bring back to Squamish can be viewed as nothing but positive. In the article above, the protesters are worried about how this site will look from the top of the gondola. Issue I have with this argument is that it's already there and doing nothing for the community. A few ships coming in will show tourists that there is viable industry in this wonderful corridor. Let's embrace this project.

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Posted by Drawn on 05/19/2014 at 6:47 AM

Re: “LNG demonstrators use gondola opening event to protest

Jackson, this is your lucky day. You've got a few hours to form your argument into something cogent and try to change a few minds to your way of thinking... or possibly vice versa if you're of the of an mind.

We'll look forward to hearing it here:

LNG: Cold Gas, Hot Air
When: Sun., May 18, 7-9 p.m.
where: Quest University Squamish BC
Price: By donation…
My Sea to Sky is pleased to offer another opportunity to learn more about the natural gas industry, and dig deeper into the B.C. Government's plan for expanding LNG development in the province.

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 05/18/2014 at 2:50 PM

Re: “LNG demonstrators use gondola opening event to protest

Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about on all counts. there was at least 120 people there and that was physically counted. Whatever percent of population that is, the meaning has nothing to do with an accurate relevant representation. It was a friday morning, most people are working and the promotion was limited to 24 hours of face booking.... apparently you missed the invite as well?

As for shameful I suggest you please explain how we conducted ourselves in a shameful manner. A great effort was made to respect the gondola operation as well as avoid being a traffic hazard. The messaging was concise and not in the least bit anti development or industry.

An offer was made to Jordan sturdy to meet afterward to discuss the issues. Exactly how and in what manner could this be characterized as shameful? Perhaps what is really shameful are your unsubstantiated insinuations. We have no problem debating the issues and if you feel the same I suggest you spend a little time defining and substantiating exactly what yours are instead of hurling invective. It serves no useful purpose.

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Posted by Bruce Kay on 05/18/2014 at 2:24 PM

Re: “LNG demonstrators use gondola opening event to protest

There was not anywhere close to 100 people at this shameful protest. Even if there where 100 people it would still represent less than a half of a percent of our population!

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Posted by Jackson on 05/18/2014 at 12:12 PM

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