YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP – We’ve always had our reservations about Victoria, the squirrels are not all in the forest. The latest action by some on city
council is bewildering – taking the climate concern to delusional levels. The mayor and some councillors want to cut off the hand that feeds them by asking the Victoria Harbour Authority to limit the number of cruise ships coming to Victoria, and not
home-porting ships until emissions and waste issues are dealt with to the satisfaction of the city. Al Hasham, a Victoria business owner and a director from the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, says that the city’s action and failure to work with the VHA has
already likely caused damage. The Port of Nanaimo has some openings for fmore cruises - come on down. MORE
GIVE ME A BREAK - Flight attendants at Air Canada are no longer greeting passengers as "ladies and gentlemen" or "mesdames et messieurs." Flight staff are going politically
correct and will no longer use gender terms and instead use neutral words like "everybody" or "tout le monde". The company said onboard announcements will be modernized to remove specific references to gender, adding it wants employees to feel like valued
members of the Air Canada family, while ensuring customers are comfortable and respected when they travel. How about "peoplekind?"
ON THE ROAD AGAIN – Federal
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is hitting the road by bus this week on a tour of Vancouver Island to rally supporters and local campaigns. She will make a number of announcements as well. Tour stops will be in North Island-Powell River, Courtenay-Alberni,
Nanaimo-Ladysmith, Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, Saanich-Gulf Islands, Victoria, ending in Metro Vancouver.
SHORT CIRCUITED – California is in its annual fire season resulting in electricity is being shut down. Power outages are bad enough but the news gets badder as vast numbers of Californians are grounded. You see, power outages and,
oh yes, electric cars. Ya can't get any juice when electric battery chargers have no volts. Who woulda thunk it?