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The Decline of Vancouver.

March 4, 2024, 12:46 p.m.
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Roger, sorry. Bit hilarious that we have multiple complaint categories.

Btw, snow! How have the snow riders not been bitching about the local mud season up to this point? Talked to my Dad today, that's all he wanted to talk about (That and the fact that they can't buy a house because all the little shacks we eyed up from the 70's are now, literally, 12 million dollars). Talked to our visiting North Shore neighbor previously, who was personally offended by the Whistler mud season and riding the chair down to the bottom in February (prior to the big dump.

Wonder if Van is heading the way of Switzerland

March 4, 2024, 12:55 p.m.
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Snowpack is down 22-30% over the past ten years (depending on where you measure). Its down to 35-50% in the past 50 years. Id predict the North Shore mountains don't have too many years left to be a viable ski location.


 Last edited by: shoreboy on March 4, 2024, 12:56 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
March 4, 2024, 1:14 p.m.
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Posted by: [email protected]

Please post your complaints about the health care system in the dedicated thread:

What are you doing to protect yourself from our failing healthcare system?

This thread is to complain about Vancouver.

This is such a Vancouver thing, the powers that be telling us what we can and can't say or where we can and can't say it. ;)

Honestly though, considering the level of traffic of this board compared to what it used to be I'd think there would be far more leniency for thread drift.

March 4, 2024, 1:19 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

Posted by: shoreboy

Snowpack is down 22-30% over the past ten years (depending on where you measure). Its down to 35-50% in the past 50 years. Id predict the North Shore mountains don't have too many years left to be a viable ski location.

Maybe that means lift accessed mtn biking becomes more of a priority? I still find it crazy that at least one of the locals hasn't put in lift serviced riding.

The lack of snow pack represents huge problems for our region though beyond lack of snow sports. It means tighter water restrictions in the summer/fall and reduced hydro output which leads to higher costs for the consumer. Maybe this should be in the climate change thread - muahahahahah

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2024/03/04/Hydro-Power-Conundrum-Rising-Demand-Drier-Climate/


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March 4, 2024, 2:09 p.m.
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Posted by: shoreboy

Snowpack is down 22-30% over the past ten years (depending on where you measure). Its down to 35-50% in the past 50 years. Id predict the North Shore mountains don't have too many years left to be a viable ski location.

careful, this complaint should be logged in the climate-change-so-im-starting-to-panic-a-bit thread.

March 4, 2024, 3:01 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 19, 2003

Posted by: heckler

Posted by: shoreboy

Snowpack is down 22-30% over the past ten years (depending on where you measure). Its down to 35-50% in the past 50 years. Id predict the North Shore mountains don't have too many years left to be a viable ski location.

careful, this complaint should be logged in the climate-change-so-im-starting-to-panic-a-bit thread.

I think any complaints of threadjacking are due to this forum software not supporting any form of threading, but that would be a topic for the new forum thread

March 4, 2024, 3:25 p.m.
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Posted by: [email protected]

Please post your complaints about the health care system in the dedicated thread:

What are you doing to protect yourself from our failing healthcare system?

This thread is to complain about Vancouver.

The hospital and health care are not relevant to the topic of living in Vancouver? 😕

March 4, 2024, 3:43 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2016

It was half-joke, half-serious.

You glass-always-half-empty guys need a The Decline of Everything thread.

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Back to Vancouver: I kind of miss it a little bit.

March 4, 2024, 9:17 p.m.
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Posted by: [email protected]

It was half-joke, half-serious.

You glass-always-half-empty guys need a The Decline of Everything thread.

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Back to Vancouver: I kind of miss it a little bit.

Sorry, Niels.  Mood and timing with mood matched perfectly. LOL

Vancouver nice place to visit however as keep answering everytime am asked about living there if and when move back. Nope rather live elsewhere in BC.

March 17, 2024, 10:58 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

This article is aimed at Canada in general, but parts of it strongly apply to Vancouver and BC. 

The antidote to our challenges is to embrace an “abundance” mindset. This implies a political priority to ensure that the essentials for robust social health—such as housing, energy, health care, and transportation—are plentiful and give people options. Systemic reforms must address the housing crisis head-on, significantly boost productivity, and ensure that the basics—crucial for a high-quality life—are within everyone’s reach.

Achieving these outcomes demands leadership and bold action, including the possibility of the federal government devolving taxation powers to provinces in exchange for reforms. Such reforms should aim to eliminate interprovincial trade barriers, clarify jurisdictions, centralize regulatory frameworks, boost competition in Canada’s private sector, revamp land use and municipal governance, and reform the tax code. Furthermore, there’s an urgent need to overhaul public infrastructure procurement and construction practices, where poor state capacity has unnecessarily inflated the cost of building social and physical infrastructure. The challenge we face is not the magnitude of government expenditure but the extent of its overcomplication, overreach, and waste.

https://thehub.ca/2024-03-15/eric-lombardi-canadas-zero-sum-economy/

April 15, 2024, 8:38 p.m.
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Joined: May 11, 2022

Gvrd can suck my balls quite frankly.

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