Stanley Q. Woodvine has ferreted out documents revealing that 74 municipalities and government agencies, including 14 in British Columbia, are owed something in the way of taxes and business fees from the beleaguered toy retailer.
Groups of Marpole residents like the Caring Citizens of Vancouver Society, which reportedly claims to represent 6,000 local residents, have been steadfastly protesting the siting of temporary modular housing in their neighbourhood every step of the way.
Besides mentioning that the county has promised to give either a month-long motel voucher or a shelter bed to each of the evicted homeless people, the basic tenor of a recent Newsweek piece is that homeless encampments are superlatively messy and Orange County isn’t going to tolerate them.
Stanley Q. Woodvine leans toward the seemingly more efficient method of street-based Wi-Fi nodes, such as the so-called V-Poles (“smart” LED light poles equipped with wireless connectivity), as championed by Vancouver author Douglas Coupland.
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