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Comment Archives: stories: News: Environment

Re: “Questions linger over COS’ handling of tranquilized bear in Whistler

A bear cub in its first year has less than a 30% chance of survival to make it through the winter. Sending the same cub to a rehab center until they are a year and a half of age more than doubles there chances of survival in the wild. A cub of the year was a prime candidate to go to Critter Care. Was the Provincial Veterinarian also a Biologist who specializes in bears? This was a incident with numerous issues. Please try to make the best of a bad situation and catch the cubs so they can go to Critter Care. Chances are these cubs will stay in a residential area and try to continue feeding on attractants through the winter or end up dead.

Posted by Brian Nawyn on 10/20/2018 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Sao Spam: What do you think "CHARGE DISMISSED" means? Zero evidence of injury by a saw. DUH! But thanks for demonstrating mountain bikers' interest in spreading LIES. Keep it up! You are helping me more than you know!

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Posted by mjvande on 07/24/2018 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

So you didn't even touch them with your saw? They acquired saw-like injuries from some other mountain biking hazard?

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Posted by Sao Spam on 07/19/2018 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Sao Spam: You obviously aren't very bright. Why would a 67-year-old man assault two mountain bikers in front of three witnesses? Obviously, he wouldn't, and didn't. The mountain bikers tried to blame me for their own self-caused accident, while mountain biking illegally. My lawyer worked for free. Clearly, you aren't teachable, nor can you do your own research, nor do you have any common sense. All you are capable of doing is lying and probably injuring yourself - all mountain bikers do, after all! Not very bright.... Why would anyone who actually had a life want to mountain bike? They WOULDN'T: too BORING!

Posted by Mike Vandeman on 07/19/2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

I would guess it's because you paid your lawyer *a lot* of money? And/or the jury's IQ was even lower than your credibility?

I would *not* guess that it's because you didn't actually assault anyone. To me that is the least likely explanation actually.

Posted by Sao Spam on 07/19/2018 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Sao Spam: "I did my homework. And all available information has led me to the conclusion that you did in fact assault those people with a saw." BS. Why do you think the charge was DISMISSED? If that's how you do your "homework", you must still be in kindergarten. You aren't even honest to use your real name! Everything you say is WORTHLESS. So are you.

But, hey, thanks for helping me show the world exactly what mountain bikers are like: DISHONEST TO THE CORE.

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Posted by Mike Vandeman on 07/18/2018 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

I did my homework. And all available information has led me to the conclusion that you did in fact assault those people with a saw.

Your credibility on this topic is obviously extremely low. I offered you a suggestion to improve it and in reply you inferred that I am irresponsible. That is both personally hurtful and a weak argument.

Mike Vandeman will NEVER tell the truth about his decades long campaign of harassment and assault against a group of people who care far more about protecting natural ecosystems than he does.

PS - I love that you put "attack" in quotes. Always read the fine print eh?

Posted by Sao Spam on 07/18/2018 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Fire ban to take effect today, July 18

As a kid we never had these bans. We had hot dry summers too. These bans are necessary for all the people who have no sense about the outdoors. Sad.

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Posted by Patrick Smyth on 07/18/2018 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Sao Spam: Do your own homework, like responsible people do. No one cares whether you believe that 1 + 1 = 2.

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Posted by Mike Vandeman on 07/18/2018 at 4:54 AM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

You should take a page from OJ's book and track down the real saw guy. Then I might believe you.

Posted by Sao Spam on 07/18/2018 at 12:52 AM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Sao Spam: Yes, it does! The mountain bikers invented that charge to draw attention away from their illegal mountain biking. The charge was dropped because there was no evidence to support it. DUH!

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Posted by Mike Vandeman on 07/17/2018 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

But "all charges dismissed" does not mean "I did not attack anyone with a saw" right?

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Posted by Sao Spam on 07/17/2018 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Lee Lau: Sorry to disappoint you, but "all charges dismissed" means exactly what it says. All I did was report illegal mountain biking, which was a lot of fun!

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Posted by Mike Vandeman on 07/17/2018 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Mike Vandeman - I understand you are embarrassed about being a convicted criminal. There is no need to deny your record of criminal behaviour nor deny your mental lassitude. Surely there can be help for you

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Posted by Lee Lau on 07/17/2018 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Lee Lau: Thanks for demonstrating, for the whole world to see, exactly what mountain bikers are like: they NEVER tell the truth. I've never been a felon or "attacked" anyone, which is why all charges were DISMISSED, which you already knew. Mountain bikers are their own worst enemies!

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Posted by mjvande on 07/17/2018 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

When reading Mike Vandeman's comments take in consideration that Mike is a convicted felon having assaulted mountain-bikers for riding trails. It is a reasonable inference that Mike Vandeman is deranged and not of sound mind as well as having criminal intent

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Posted by Lee Lau on 07/17/2018 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Sao Spam: It never happened. That's why the charge was dismissed (but you already knew that, and chose to lie about it)! But thanks for reinforcing my impression that mountain bikers never tell the truth. You can have Trump. He will fit in just fine.

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Posted by Mike Vandeman on 07/17/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

There is already enough biking trails and with trails brings tourists and with tourists brings trash. Keep it natural. I'm saying no to more trails. Traditional Statimc/Lilwat Territory

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Posted by Karen BouselmiThevarge on 07/17/2018 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

EVERY SINGLE drop zome represents critical wildlife habitat. EVERY single main game trail/migration route in the Sea to Sky is being turned into a mountain bike park - EVERY SINGLE ONE. Now you need more? Is it not good enough Whistler/Blackcomb were built in the middle of a massive wintering zone for moose, deer and 'used to be' grizzly and mountain goat habitat and now is not? The entire mountain is a summer mountain bike park...not good enough? Done a count on grizzlies and mountain goats on Whistler and Blackcomb lately? I can do it for you - zero. NO, you do NOT need to be air dropped on the last of the least touched wild life habitat that is left. I'll fight it tooth and nail and rally hundreds of thousands to oppose for sure. Enough is enough.

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Posted by howtohunt.com on 07/16/2018 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Pemberton heli-biking proposal raises concerns

Mike thank you for your concern for our safety! I assume that's what motivated you to attack those other mountain bikers with a saw?

http://www.cyclelicio.us/2010/mike-vandeman-arrested-for-assault-with-deadly-weapon/

Also... as much as you and your joke-of-a-president might wish it... your federal court decisions are quite insignificant outside the USA.

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Posted by Sao Spam on 07/16/2018 at 3:03 PM

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