Over the summer I have spent time patronizing our local and North Shore restaurants, coffee shops and strolling through our shopping centres… And it doesn’t take long to notice how many store front windows have signs looking for HELP i.e. now hiring apply within. Is it just me or is there not a noticeable increase in our city’s businesses struggling to find qualified and reliable help. #NorthVanBusinessSOL
Patrick Stafford-Smith, CEO of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, said back in January: “it’s time for the North Shore to get a rapid transit link to the rest of the Lower Mainland or risk facing an exodus of local employers.” A dedicated B-Line along Marine and Main should help relieve commuter congestion but does absolutely nothing for business up and down Lonsdale Avenue – absolutely nothing. And with an estimated 1,000 plus residents planned between 20th and 27th streets in Upper Lonsdale – we are headed for one hell of a Lonsdale freeze!
Rumour has it: 40% of North Vancouver business will or are considering to leave the North Shore while couriers curse North Vancouver as the “seventh circle of hell.” The future business climate in our city is looking bleak at best. There is no quick fix or even short to mid-term fix, with the damage further diecast by Mussatto’s CityShaping. We are confronted with a 3 headed monster: 1. unaffordable housing, 2. employee shortages, 3. entangled inefficient commuter accessibility to and from the lower mainland.
Our NDP MLA Ma and TransLink rep and her infamous leader Hulk Horgan are currently bolstering transportation infrastructures throughout the lower mainland. But when it came to the North Shore they decided all they really only needed was a B-Line route along our south shoreline! It is quite obvious the North Shore is not a priority to TransLink or to our culpable NDP Government. Maybe it’s already time to start rebelling for change heading into our next provincial election.
And another themed sign noticeably cropping up on front lawns for weeks on end is “House For Sale.” …hmm.
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is gushing into an Oiler Notely/Hulk Horgan no holds barred showdown, right down to the last drop of wine…err oil. There is no BC/Alberta media shortage on this issue so will let one of my online sources CBC take over my editorial copy that led to today’s editorial cartoon…
Noteworthy: “BC Winery TIME” produces bottles of Pinot Gris and Cabernet Merlot with the Flames’ distinctive flaming “C” logo on the wine label, along with the slogan “It’s Go TIME.” (apparently Premier Notely isn’t a “Flames Fan?)
The new NDP Horgan government have reneged on their promise to the Moberly First Nation choosing to turn their backs on the First Nation People of Peace River. Contending flooding 10,000 hectares of sacred lands and rural farmlands is worth the 4 billion dollars it will save on its debt as it offers nothing in return for the people of this province (as the voices of the First Nation People and rural farmers have nothing to offer our province).
As the premier so callously stated: it’s not the first time the Indigenous People will have been let down by government… there has been over 150 years (aka screwing) disappointing Indigenous People. i.e. Why should I be the first BC Premier to respect and uphold First Nation Lands.
Source Metro News David P. Ball: “It Must Be Completed” & “Site C ‘a stain’ on reconciliation
Noteworthy… Today’s NSN “viewpoint” cartoon editorial and I are for once on the same page.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it’s as plain as the nose on your face. Just ask CNV mayor Density Massutto or better yet ask its latest compliant: BC NDP Leader (Hulk) Horgan. Whom I like to flesh colour green because of his apparent hulking temper and the Green Party that runs through his veins keeping him in power – now you know. #PinocchioNoseOnlyLies
NDP’s Sept 11th first Budget for far too many in the lower 47% income bracket had their hopes cast aside much like every other provincial government immediately after being empowered. Promises reconfigured, put on a TBD back burner, probably never seeing the light of day like Horgan’s: $10-a-day child-care program. The elimination of Medical Service Plan premiums and lest we forget a much needed $400 annual subsidy for renters. ALL still in the works for another day, maybe in their next budget, or the one after or maybe after the next election when/if the NDP hold a legitimate solo majority… sound familiar? #dontHoldyourBreath