Signs, signs everywhere a “Help Wanted” sign!


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.

Prohibiting ‘non-medicinal’ Cannabis Production and Sales in the City was passed Monday night… but wait a minute… are these so called ill-legal cannabis city outlets in fact selling ‘medicinal cannabis’???


First and foremost THANK YOU Premier Horgan for wanting to do nothing with Metro’s mobility pricing!  A bombastic “unaffordable” yellow brick toll road from our many “retiring” Metro mayors.  Robert Shaw’s report speaks volumes as to why this is a nonstarter from a ‘no more tolls’ NDP government warring front.  And the irony as in at odds in all this is our “NDP” MLA Ma is an advocate for Metro mobility pricing… hmm.
http://theprovince.com/news/politics/rob-shaw-horgan-government-wants-nothing-to-do-with-metros-mobility-pricing/wcm/a26c4372-9004-4de7-b5cb-5be41dc55139

Meanwhile… Monday Night’s City Council Fight Card was over before the strike of seven, with our infamous mayor a no-show.  And to every medicinal cannabis user’s angst the third reading regarding bylaws prohibiting non-medicinal Cannabis Production and Sales in the City was passed 5 to 1 with interim mayor Rod Clark inhaling…

Does this mean our city’s “medicinal cannabis dispensaries” which are emphatically “not selling non-medicinal cannabis” are by way of our prescribed amended bylaws not breaking any city bylaws and a city business license should therefore be entitled to our cannabis outlets?

“According to and In their own words”…
CANNABIS REGULATION: ZONING AND BUSINESS LICENSE BYLAW AMENDMENTS third reading of the following bylaws to prohibit non-medicinal Cannabis Production and Sales in the City be considered:
“Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700, Amendment Bylaw, 2018, No. 8609” (A Bylaw to Regulate Cannabis)
and,
“Business License Bylaw, 2004, No. 7584, Amendment Bylaw, 2018, No. 8616” (A Bylaw to Regulate Cannabis).

There is nothing in either bylaw delineating “what is” medicinal cannabis.