Finally there is a non partisan North Shore newspaper that is listening to the concerns of residents – kudos to The Global Canadian. And no I am not on their payroll, am just relieved to see an alternative tabloid publication encouraging and “not limiting public input.”
Even my once next door neighbour for many years Fiona Walsh now has an open resource to voice her concerns, pointing out how the CNV population is seemingly out of control, with neighbourhoods suffering from traffic congestion, overcrowded schools, and unaffordable housing. (The Global Canadian: page 6 “Change We Want)
And if our overall North Shore population is shrinking as wannabe mayor councillor Buchanan wants us to believe. It would and could be for reasons like: The many Mussatto Team Slate heralded demo-rental-evictions, unaffordable housing for far too many seniors, single parents, fixed and low income earners. And young couples like my tenant neighbours wanting MORE than just a cookie cutter existence having just bought an affordable home in Abbotsford. Lost forever to our city will be their much needed talents in nursing and construction.
From my POV: those that can afford our gentrified uppity housing prices are NOT BLUE COLLAR WORKERS. The very backbone to our city’s wellness and survival. #CNVSOL
Onni’s Lucky camel as in “as luck would have it” is once again getting caught up in controversy this time by our mayor’s “insistence” in blaming the bronze one hump Dromedary statue [wishing it was a historical correct Lucy the two hump Bactrian camel] as why he should be excused from his derogatory remarks comparing tight fitting women’s clothing in the vulva area as elephant feet er camel toe #MeToo
A controversy much like his ‘aggressive agenda warning’ as he was shutting down city council chambers for 2017. Tonight’s Monday Night Fight Card is tame, the calm before the storm with only one aggressive and contentious agenda issue. Our mayor and most of city council sucking up to HUB’s request to adapt the Crosswalk Use by Cyclists and Street Occupancy Permits Bylaw: “elephant feet strips” or as our mayor likes to point out are interchangeable, they’re like camel toes.
How is it that the mayor can so adamantly declare ignorance in not ever knowing the meaning of ‘camel toes’ as reported in the The Global Canadian Newspaper. Why didn’t he use the same comparison referring to them as crosswalk camel feet ? Has he not been around the Onni camel long enough to realize this “life-like” camel does not have toes rather hooves! You decide from this clip I grabbed from last Dec. 11th meeting in question picturing the mayor laughing at his own self gratifying vulgar remarks. And joining in is smilin’ CAO Ken Tollstam and looking down at her notes seemingly amused by the mayor’s reference is City Clerk Karla Graham.
WARNING the following video insert graphic may be offensive to some and have self-rated it ‘R’ and is not intended to be offensive to women. Rather only to depict just how disingenuous our mayor is in wanting us to “believe” he thinks camel’s have toes and not hoof feet.
Tonight we will not have to worry about any new development proposals or 2nd or 3rd readings further suffocating our current 2040 density levels. A city council’s stubbornness to only meet on Mondays having now been MIA for “18 weeks” so far in 2017.
Signifying our city’s latest EMBARRASSMENT whereby “Lady” a “two hump camel” used during the mid 1800’s mining gold rush has been bronzed and disfigured …the sculptor, Myfanwy MacLeod decided to lose one of its hump’s in the name of artistic license – eagerly abstaining from “historical facts” in favour being artistically arrogant. Defying facts much like our mayor and his 3 city council stooges bought and paid by Onni who in their “own words:” inscribed on the plaque next to this defecation. Insisting this erroneous bronze “Syrian camel” is “in fact a “facsimile of a camel named Lucky used during the interior BC Gold Rush.” This only further denotes how controversial and disconnected our despotic mayor and his Team Council Hijackers have succumbed – unable to distinguish fact from fiction.
Camel Lucky will become a metamorphic albatross for any of the mayor’s team buffoons running for mayor or city council next year on October 20, 2018. #CamelArrogance #CamelHeresy #CamelControversy
And just could not resist expressing my artistic license this Thanksgiving Day.