Gail Given goes ballistic

Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby Mrmarvingardens » Jan 21st, 2021, 12:49 pm

Gail Given, chair of the Central Okanagan Regional District apparently lost it at a recent meeting of the Northside Communities Association.
Given was being questioned about the high costs of a $100,000 picnic shelter, constructed by a Squamish contractor by Wayne Carson the elected director who represents the area.
Carson questioned the events of a 2016 meeting submitted by Given. "You had better not be calling me a liar right here and now, because I am going to lose it"
Now we know why Given is paid $40.000 a year for chairing the CORD meetings

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/ ... ccace.html
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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby Glacier » Jan 21st, 2021, 1:26 pm

Actually, she went overyistic, not ballistic. Amen and awomen.

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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby one wheel » Jan 21st, 2021, 1:50 pm

It's a sad day when Wayne Carson the elected director for the Northside Communities Association can't ask questions & expect answers from Gail Given, she is the chair person of the Central Okanagan Regional District.

Gail gets paid $40,000 a year to chair CORD meetings & she goes ballistic over questions ? Who does she think she is ?

It's no wonder the Northside residents are questioning what's going on ?

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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby lesliepaul » Jan 21st, 2021, 1:58 pm

Low IQ'd Sympathy Vote Goes Ballistic...........I see this as practice for her future endeaver of parking her shopping cart full of empty cans on Kirschner and yelling (going ballistic) at people driving by.

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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby one wheel » Jan 21st, 2021, 2:51 pm

I wish I'd never voted for her because I think she's become a dictator type of person ?

I remember her rant at Kelowna residents about the HOV lane ?

I don't think she will run for City Council again but she might stay working for groups like CORD as a director where she can do whatever without too much flack ?

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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby TylerM4 » Jan 21st, 2021, 3:16 pm

I seem to recall other articles/instances of her being inappropriate? Wasn't she being pressured to resign a year or two ago over similar actions?

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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby twofingers » Jan 21st, 2021, 8:11 pm

I don’t understand how people get to be Chair of Regional Districts, etc.
Are these elected or appointed positions?
Either way, send her packing. Sounds like she has paved her way to being successful in city politics in Squamish....
My guess is that there were 70% profit margins on the backs of the taxpayer. Why am I not surprised?
Think there’s an opening in Ottawa for a Governor General....sounds like Gail’s got most of the characteristics that the
Last GG had!
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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 21st, 2021, 8:56 pm

Who ????
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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby 69cutlass » Jan 21st, 2021, 9:42 pm

It was a Given that this would happen. Can't believe this wasn't posted yet.

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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby the truth » Jan 22nd, 2021, 7:54 am

one wheel wrote:It's a sad day when Wayne Carson the elected director for the Northside Communities Association can't ask questions & expect answers from Gail Given, she is the chair person of the Central Okanagan Regional District.

Gail gets paid $40,000 a year to chair CORD meetings & she goes ballistic over questions ? Who does she think she is ?

It's no wonder the Northside residents are questioning what's going on ?


looks like something stinks
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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby normaM » Jan 22nd, 2021, 9:40 am

LOL, she's going to lose it?? What - cry, walk out of the meeting? Jump him and pummel him when he's on the ground? Knowing me I wouldn't have been able to resist saying Liar just to see what she was planning to do
I don’t care what they’re going to say. Let the storm rage on.

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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby lesliepaul » Jan 22nd, 2021, 1:01 pm

Gawd.........what I would give for a ward system here with Given in mine.........one week and it would be a TKO and off she would go to the Bay because accountability is something she and others on council here do not know the meaning of.

................The Bay would more than likely want her to get on one of those "makeover shows" first.........for obvious reasons.
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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby Mrmarvingardens » Jan 22nd, 2021, 1:20 pm

How did Gail Given get elected someone asked.
Simple, she is from Wa Wa Ontario.
She was elected on name recognition.
Her late husband was a member of council.
She was appointed Chair of CORD by mayor Basran.
She also appears in a supporting role of Colin's taxpayer funded home videos.
Has also appeared in photos, promoting a developers new condo project.
Enjoys taxpayer funded trips to Quebec and Vancouver.
I think that explains it.

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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby exFarmerS » Jan 22nd, 2021, 4:00 pm

Bid process looks okay.
Lots of document downloads.

https://rdco.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/T ... 19671974dd
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Re: Gail Given goes ballistic

Postby Zazzle » Jan 24th, 2021, 11:11 am

Damn, I need to get into the Picnic Shelter building business!

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