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« Reply #1525 on: June 21, 2013, 01:58:53 am »

That's quite the  flood evac going on in Calgary right now.

Haha, tell me about it.  It's at times like this that I'm thankful that I live on fairly high ground, and away from the rivers.  But I was down at the reservoir tonight, the water is much higher than normal and lots more is rushing in from the north.  The dam's going to overflow soon, I just hope that people in the evac areas heeded the warnings. 

Tomorrow's going to be unusual too, it's the first day since I moved to Calgary 11 years ago that things got serious enough for the downtown core and all the schools to close.
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« Reply #1526 on: June 21, 2013, 09:56:27 am »


That's baaaaaddd for the NDP.
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« Reply #1527 on: June 21, 2013, 09:57:00 am »

Ashfield is leaving Cabinet due to Hodgkin's lymphoma. Best of luck in a speedy recovery. The article also suggests late June for the shuffle- I doubt that it happens before the convention myself, and most other sources say the week of July 10. Maybe Ivison or Fife will let us know on Sunday...
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« Reply #1528 on: June 21, 2013, 10:25:37 am »

So much for my Banff vacation.  Would have arrived today Sad
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« Reply #1529 on: June 21, 2013, 10:35:12 am »

There are 1200 troops deploying as we speak alongside numerous air assets. Tory convention was scheduled for Calgary next week, might be rescheduled or moved to another location.
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« Reply #1530 on: June 21, 2013, 11:36:35 am »

There are 1200 troops deploying as we speak alongside numerous air assets. Tory convention was scheduled for Calgary next week, might be rescheduled or moved to another location.

it's funny how you refer to it as "the convention" as if it's the only convention ever Tongue


Those wouldn't be bad numbers if it were 2010 Wink

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« Reply #1531 on: June 21, 2013, 11:43:26 am »

Context and all that. Tongue More seriously, Harper is enroute to Calgary to tour the flood damage with Redford.
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« Reply #1532 on: June 21, 2013, 01:32:50 pm »

Bernier arrested and had his car impounded for driving without a licence. This must be Traffic Stop Month. Tongue
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« Reply #1533 on: June 21, 2013, 02:07:07 pm »

Is there any hope for the NDP? Or do they just have to bet on Justin self destructing into a ball of vanity?
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« Reply #1534 on: June 21, 2013, 02:14:32 pm »

We're barely halfway through the Parliament, don't get hung up on midterm polls.
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« Reply #1535 on: June 21, 2013, 02:32:43 pm »

Is there any hope for the NDP? Or do they just have to bet on Justin self destructing into a ball of vanity?

Yes. Trudeau became leader like 2 months ago. Let the honeymoon wear off and we'll see where we are at.
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« Reply #1536 on: June 21, 2013, 06:17:33 pm »

3 bodies found in High River. Sad
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« Reply #1537 on: June 21, 2013, 07:05:47 pm »

The historic flooding in Calgary has been caused by a persistent, slow moving upper level low to the south in Montana... so the main flow in Calgary has been out of the east... somewhat of a rare situation... but this upsloping flow out of the east causes warm, dense air to cool as it is forced up the eastern slope of the mountains.  This creates rain clouds.

This persistent pattern since mid May has caused an unusually rainy pattern, especially on the normally drier east slopes of the Rockies.  But while Calgary has been wet (just under 5" of rain in May and 5.5" in June so far), the heavier rains quickly flowing off the mountains is the main source of the flooding.

I hope people do heed the warnings and stay safe!
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« Reply #1538 on: June 21, 2013, 11:35:46 pm »

I hope people do heed the warnings and stay safe!

Sadly, already 3 fatalities and I read than one person is missing after falling in water in Calgary. Western Pyrénées have the same kind of flooding right now. All the rain falling on mountains in running down in the valleys.
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« Reply #1539 on: June 22, 2013, 09:42:54 am »

Jenni Byrne might return to the PMO, and shuffle's being pegged for late July or early August. I'm still waiting to hear from Ivison and Fife, who are completely plugged into Harperland, unlike the G&M.
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« Reply #1540 on: June 22, 2013, 12:47:42 pm »

Tory convention has been postponed.
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« Reply #1541 on: June 23, 2013, 10:59:56 am »

Fife says that "at least" 8 ministers will be gone in the shuffle, Ivison said Flaherty may stay after all. O'Connor and Van Loan are definitely gone, and Ivison's hearing about Rajotte as Whip. Which would be awesome. This is the last QP of the summer, BTW. Ivison also said EFTA's going through.
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« Reply #1542 on: June 25, 2013, 10:12:55 am »

My provincial EDA is having their nomination meeting tonight. Travis Price of pink t-shirt bullying fame will be nominated by acclamation. Looking forward to some excellent ribs at the fundraising portion of the event as well.
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« Reply #1543 on: June 25, 2013, 10:18:14 am »

The Tories are the centrist party in Nova Scotia, correct? (Liberals are the right of centre party?)

It's indicative of the NDP going downhill that an anti-bullying person would run for the Tories instead of the NDP.
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« Reply #1544 on: June 25, 2013, 11:25:45 am »

The Tories are the centrist party in Nova Scotia, correct? (Liberals are the right of centre party?)

It's indicative of the NDP going downhill that an anti-bullying person would run for the Tories instead of the NDP.

There's not a huge difference but yes the Liberals are slightly to the right of the Tories in Nova Scotia.

The NDP have long been perceived as soft on bullying, and this has been exacerbated by the Retaeh Parsons case. An anti-bullying NDP candidate would probably be given a hard time.

When we vetted Price as a candidate, he emphasized the failure of school administrations to take decisive action against bullying as one of the main issues he deals with, which indicates to me that he favours  the Tory approach to to crime as well.
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« Reply #1545 on: June 25, 2013, 01:16:14 pm »

The NDP is soft on bullying? That really seems bizarre to me.
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« Reply #1546 on: June 25, 2013, 01:54:19 pm »

The NDP is soft on bullying? That really seems bizarre to me.

Soft in the sense of failing to punish offenders. Obviously, they are the loudest of the parties in terms of promoting bullying education in schools etc.
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« Reply #1547 on: June 25, 2013, 01:55:57 pm »

The NDP is soft on bullying? That really seems bizarre to me.

Soft in the sense of failing to punish offenders. Obviously, they are the loudest of the parties in terms of promoting bullying education in schools etc.

Oh, that makes more sense Wink

This reminds me of one of our right wing city councillor's whose son committed suicide due to bullying.
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« Reply #1548 on: June 25, 2013, 02:35:26 pm »

Laurent Blanchard becomes mayor of Montreal
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« Reply #1549 on: June 25, 2013, 03:03:03 pm »

Andy Scott has died of cancer at 58. RIP. Sad

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