Wednesday, April 30, 2008

 

Bring back the train to Prince George

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Letter
Vancouver Sun --
Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Click Here for Larger Image... If we want to connect the northern part of B.C., which is actually the centre of the province, with the south, we need to re-establish the passenger train. I had the fortune to travel twice on this most scenic route. It may not be the Lower Mainlanders who travel, but it will be people from other parts of the world. With the Olympics being paraded as the opportunity for every possible advantage for B.C., passenger train service between Vancouver and Prince George should be a high priority.

ANN ROSE SIMS
Vancouver

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Oh yes. And let the restored passenger train service be called "BC Rail". Thank you, Ms Sims.
Very special thanks to Dean Kobasluk for "BC Rail south of Porteau Cove". Dean's beautiful photos of the former BCRail are on Flickr.

- BC Mary.

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Comments:
Express Collision Shop Said,

Wiretaps 101. From May 2007 clippings on this site.

Collins: I talked to the Premier. We want to put Colin Kinsley[mayor of Prince George] and the mayor of Squamish on the committee.

There is also one about Basi asking for help from Jerry Lampert from the Business Council of BC regarding phone in calls and newspaper help. What the heck is that all about?

A glass shop in Kelowna phoned me and found a Canadian Press article on your site from May 9,2007 titled "BC Rail Probe Enmeshed With 4 Others." Andy MacKay said yesterday that police were conducting five separate but connected investigations etc. These other investigations still have me wondering what they are all about and is one still going on?
 
Mary, why is there no mention of the May 2 9 am court date tomorrow? I thought they were supposed to meet for a brief session tomorrow morning?
 
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Well, Anon 7:32, I guess you mean "no mention on BC Mary's website".

And as BC Mary keeps explaining ... the official information appears on the BC Supreme Court Listing ONLY ON THE VERY DAY OF THE HEARING, for which BC Mary has provided the link (Van Courts Direct -- left margin of this page). The Supreme Court listing will appear on your screen, when you click onto Van Courts Direct.

Sometimes I will provide a date in advance, based on what Robin Mathews or Bill Tieleman tell me, but always with the proviso "to be confirmed".

However, with the briefly mentioned May 2 date, I'm not even sure enough to do that much speculation. This time, we'll just "wait and see".

Each day's BC Supreme Court hearings are available from about 6:30 AM on the very day to which they apply.

OK?

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Ecs,

Wouldn't it be great if we could phone up the Attorney General's office, ask these questions, and get a simple straightforward answer?

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Express Collision Shop Said,

THE ATTORNEY GENERALITY ie. The quality or state of being general: a vague or inadequate statement.

Mary, I would love to ask the Attorney General a few questions, however there are a few obstacles.

First you have to contact the AG's general public enquiries-they pass you off to in no particular order to the director of communications-then to the public affairs bureau-then to the proposed ministry of Defense(tongue in cheek)-then to Mr. Seckel-then to Mcintosh-then to the Premiers manager of media monitoring Rishi Sharma(and I thought you were joking last year about this real job)-then to the AG himself and 9 months later I get that answer we all know too well.............Express Collision Shop I can not talk about any of the questions you asked about investigations, the ledge trial , ICBC, the Solicitor General, ALR, Lobbyist's, large donations, land issues on the south island, FOI and privacy concerns and former cabinet ministers lobbying etc-because in case you did not know they are all before the courts and that would be irresponsible of me to talk about all these public government issues and I see no dark clouds at all in the sky today.

Kind of like the Attorney General powered by the Energizer Bunny with that repetitive answer-It's before the courts-it's before the courts-it's before the courts.
 
Express Collision Shop:

From "The Attorney- Generality" definition and every word onwards - that's the best thing I've read all day.

Asking for information from this government is like asking for cheese in that Monty Python sketch that takes place inside the cheese emporium:

MOUSEBENDER:
Most certainly. Now then, some cheese please, my good man.
WENSLEYDALE:
Certainly, sir. What would you like?
MOUSEBENDER:
Well, eh, how about a little Red Leicester?
WENSLEYDALE:
I'm afraid we're fresh out of Red Leicester, sir.
MOUSEBENDER:
Oh never mind, how are you on Tilsit?
WENSLEYDALE:
I'm afraid we never have that at the end of the week, sir. We get it fresh on Monday.
MOUSEBENDER:
Tish tish. No matter. Well, stout yeoman, four ounces of Caerphilly, if you please.
WENSLEYDALE:
Ah. It's been on order, sir, for two weeks. I was expecting it this morning.
MOUSEBENDER:
It's not my lucky day, is it? Er, Bel Paese?
WENSLEYDALE:
Sorry, sir.
MOUSEBENDER:
Red Windsor?
WENSLEYDALE:
Normally, sir, yes. Today the van broke down.
MOUSEBENDER:
Ah. Stilton?
WENSLEYDALE:
Sorry.
MOUSEBENDER:
Emmental? Gruyère?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Any Norwegian Jarlsberger, per chance?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Liptauer?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Lancashire?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
White Stilton?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Danish Blue?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Double Gloucester?
WENSLEYDALE:
..... No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Cheshire?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Dorset Blue Vinney?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Brie, Roquefort, Pont-l'Évêque, Port Salut, Savoyard, Saint-Paulin, Carre-de-L'Est, Bresse-Bleu, Boursin?
WENSLEYDALE:
No.
MOUSEBENDER:
Camembert, perhaps?
WENSLEYDALE:
Ah! We have Camembert, yes sir.
MOUSEBENDER:
You do! Excellent.
WENSLEYDALE:
Yes, sir. It's, ah ..... it's a bit runny.
MOUSEBENDER:
Oh, I like it runny.
WENSLEYDALE:
Well, it's very runny, actually, sir.
MOUSEBENDER:
No matter. Fetch hither le fromage de la Belle France! M-mmm!
WENSLEYDALE:
I think it's a bit runnier than you'll like it, sir.
MOUSEBENDER:
I don't care how fucking runny it is. Hand it over with all speed.
WENSLEYDALE:
Oh .....
MOUSEBENDER:
What now?
WENSLEYDALE:
The cat's eaten it.
MOUSEBENDER:
Has he?
WENSLEYDALE:
She, sir.

(pause)
MOUSEBENDER:
Gouda?

etc. etc.....etc
 
Simply a great resumae of our Attorney GENERAL, and that really takes some hard swollowing. Jo5ey
 
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Priceless.

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Mary--

Nope.


Because, as we have discussed many times before, these folks can, and will, put a price on absolutely everything.
 
Yep, it's in the court listings for today. HMTQ vs Virk at 9 am!
 
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