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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby TreeGuy » Sep 13th, 2017, 8:13 am

CBC radio is about to interview someone from the Mission Group about the building.

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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby dle » Sep 13th, 2017, 9:14 am

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JLives wrote:We have working women too. I have had many interesting experiences at the Willow but times change. I am glad I got to experience a locally legendary place and look forward to what the future brings.


Support single Mommies as no one else will!

Not sure about the "Charm" of downtown....oh well.


It USED to be very charming and so "beachy" and kick-back....I've been here since the mid 70's and I have to say I really honestly miss "Kelowna". I don't think I'm "old fogey" at all - it just had a vibe I really loved for many years - I guess right up til the riots and that seems to be when things turned a bad corner. It might sound strange to some, but not all "progress" is progress, and not all "getting with the times" turns out to be better. Some things are just very special and it's important to be careful to keep it that way or it just disappears and becomes something else entirely. Other times, things really need to upgrade and move forward. To me it's kind of rat-racy now, and the road infrastructure is a beyond a nightmare. IMHO it's just part of the big "zoom" we all strive to get away from. On that note, I believe we need a bypass desperately. It WON'T stop people from coming to Kelowna in my view - it will encourage it because driving will be so easy to get where you want to go. Check out the fantastic roadway system around Kamloops. They have it going on with their infrastructure and we would do well to emulate it. Anyways, that's a different bone to pick!

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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby JayByrd » Sep 13th, 2017, 9:22 am

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To me it's kind of rat-racy now, and the road infrastructure is a beyond a nightmare. IMHO it's just part of the big "zoom" we all strive to get away from. On that note, I believe we need a bypass desperately. It WON'T stop people from coming to Kelowna in my view - it will encourage it because driving will be so easy to get where you want to go. Check out the fantastic roadway system around Kamloops. They have it going on with their infrastructure and we would do well to emulate it. Anyways, that's a different bone to pick!


Your post touches on both a cause and a symptom. We had several generations of civic leadership who, despite Kelowna's growth, dug in their heels on infrastructure to meet that growth. I know a highway bypass is a Provincial matter, but hopefully you can see what I mean. City Hall, and their constituents, wanted to keep Kelowna as the nice, beachside town they loved, but people kept coming. Now, instead of a city of 60,000 with a major highway running right down the middle of it, it's a town of 100,000+ with a highway through the middle of it.
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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby dle » Sep 13th, 2017, 9:42 am

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dle wrote:
To me it's kind of rat-racy now, and the road infrastructure is a beyond a nightmare. IMHO it's just part of the big "zoom" we all strive to get away from. On that note, I believe we need a bypass desperately. It WON'T stop people from coming to Kelowna in my view - it will encourage it because driving will be so easy to get where you want to go. Check out the fantastic roadway system around Kamloops. They have it going on with their infrastructure and we would do well to emulate it. Anyways, that's a different bone to pick!


Your post touches on both a cause and a symptom. We had several generations of civic leadership who, despite Kelowna's growth, dug in their heels on infrastructure to meet that growth. I know a highway bypass is a Provincial matter, but hopefully you can see what I mean. City Hall, and their constituents, wanted to keep Kelowna as the nice, beachside town they loved, but people kept coming. Now, instead of a city of 60,000 with a major highway running right down the middle of it, it's a town of 100,000+ with a highway through the middle of it.


Yes, I do see exactly what you mean and agree. It should have been done a very long time ago. It was just bla-bla-bl back then. Now's it's going to cost an arm and a leg more and be logistically trickier than even 15 years ago. That doesn't mean we don't still need it and to procrastinate any longer will be a reason people stop coming to Kelowna and cause some people to leave Kelowna, and then what do we do with all the development when it's sitting empty? The powers that be have set in motion a plan for even more big expansion for Kelowna's population and they better put their money where their mouths are now so to speak and support it. That will require a steady and persistent push with the Province. This should be a MAJOR concern and priority for the City and they should be all over the Province to get on it - you know how slowly these things go - all the studies, and then studies of studies, and the other stall tactics that will go on. A second bridge crossing will take 20 years to materialize - how long do you think a bypass will take unless we push and push hard and stubbornly?
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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby Scrobins94 » Sep 13th, 2017, 11:28 am

They should have a cap of no more than 6 stories from between Water and Ellis. And beyond that a cap of no more than 10 stories... Can you imagine how many residences will fit in that block if they also make it 20-something stories? I believe Ella has just over 100 units, and that is a much smaller lot. The intersection of Bernard and Richter will surely become a congested intersection. So sad...

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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby Even Steven » Sep 13th, 2017, 11:55 am

Scrobins94 wrote:They should have a cap of no more than 6 stories from between Water and Ellis. And beyond that a cap of no more than 10 stories.


You're late with that by about 20 years.

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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby Gilchy » Sep 13th, 2017, 12:47 pm

In this thread: "How dare people build condos in our city, development should be limited! This city has grown too much!".
Also in this thread: "This city is too expensive, there should be affordable developments!"

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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby voice of reason » Sep 13th, 2017, 5:38 pm

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Or if you're working a min wage job someone on Castanet will support your right to own a nice home in one of the most desirable locations in Canada. Castanet is just a reflection of the diversity of our society. Very few topics out there that everyone will agree on.

who said anything about minimum wage.if you make less than 20 bucks an hour you are poor in this town

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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby Hassel99 » Sep 13th, 2017, 6:06 pm

Seems like a great spot for a Safe injection site, think of the square footage!

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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby TylerM4 » Sep 13th, 2017, 8:27 pm

voice of reason wrote:who said anything about minimum wage.if you make less than 20 bucks an hour you are poor in this town


Absolute BS.

Perhaps you need to spend some time outside of the Okanagan. If you did you'd realize that Kelowna isn't any more expensive than any other large population center in Western Canada.

In fact, check out this article: https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton ... w-stagnant
Median household income in Kelowna is listed at under $69k 2 people working full time at $19/hr represents an annual household income of approx $79k making them significantly wealthier than 1/2 of people living in Kelowna. At $17/hr you'd be right at the middle point and far form being considered "Poor in this town".
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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby Queen K » Sep 13th, 2017, 8:36 pm

Hassel99 wrote:Seems like a great spot for a Safe injection site, think of the square footage!


And it's nowhere near schools, so add a transition element to it.
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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby KelownaCrackinCrew » Sep 13th, 2017, 8:59 pm

My sources heard they purchased it for near 8.5 :up:
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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby voice of reason » Sep 14th, 2017, 5:58 am

TylerM4 wrote:Absolute BS.

Perhaps you need to spend some time outside of the Okanagan. If you did you'd realize that Kelowna isn't any more expensive than any other large population center in Western Canada.

In fact, check out this article: https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton ... w-stagnant
Median household income in Kelowna is listed at under $69k 2 people working full time at $19/hr represents an annual household income of approx $79k making them significantly wealthier than 1/2 of people living in Kelowna. At $17/hr you'd be right at the middle point and far form being considered "Poor in this town".

thAt is assuming there is 2 of you and no kids

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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby TylerM4 » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:40 am

voice of reason wrote:thAt is assuming there is 2 of you and no kids


Household income does assume there may be more than 1 earning that's why it's called household income not personal income. Kids are often in a household yes. The point is that it's the preferred overall metric that's applied across communities to measure income. Kids, # of people in a household earning income, cars, etc are all personal choices for how you choose to spend/earn your money. It clearly shows that $19/hr is not "poor in Kelowna" no matter how you want to twist it.
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Re: Bargain Shop sells...

Postby dle » Sep 14th, 2017, 11:47 am

TylerM4 wrote:
voice of reason wrote:thAt is assuming there is 2 of you and no kids


Household income does assume there is more than 1 earning that's why it's called household income not personal income. Kids are often in a household yes. The point is that it's the preferred overall metric that's applied across communities to measure income. It clearly shows that $19/hr is not "poor in Kelowna" no matter how you want to twist it.


I think when basic rents are around $1600+ for a 1 bedroom apartment in Kelowna, and closer to $2,000+ for a 2 bedroom, that $19/hr is not going to go far on a 40 hour week after taxes for 1 person. If you ARE the only person living in your household it really doesn't matter what "household income assumes". The fact is, your household income of $19/hr could have you needing the food bank in this City.

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