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Old Aug 21st 2020, 5:12 pm
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The nature of the show depends on the crowd. If it's a defense industry show then there's a lot of overt prostitution, vendors walking around with girls on their arms, that sort of thing. If it's a hardware show then drunkenness is the thing.
...and if it's a government departmental conference, it's both hotel room hopping and drunkenness. Although I've only had personal experience of the latter
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And if a large percentage of your attendees have been out in the field for the previous six months with no female company...... then it certainly makes for some interesting stories.
i fear that the lack of an in person event in March will be the last straw for establishments such as the brass rail
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Old Aug 21st 2020, 5:41 pm
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...and if it's a government departmental conference, it's both hotel room hopping and drunkenness. Although I've only had personal experience of the latter
I think I can claim comprehensive experience of trade shows. Actually, I have a display booth, a podium, an easel with a logo, various sound and light attachments and a crate of company logo shot glasses in the garage attic so if anyone would like to relive the experience that can be arranged.
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I think I can claim comprehensive experience of trade shows. Actually, I have a display booth, a podium, an easel with a logo, various sound and light attachments and a crate of company logo shot glasses in the garage attic so if anyone would like to relive the experience that can be arranged.
No no, I meant I've only had personal experience of drunkenness at govt. conferences, not 'the other'

Mind you, I could be interested in that crate of shot glasses if the price is right.
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BC is going to up enforcement. Giving law enforcement authority to issue $2,000 fines for people hosing large events violating public health orders in place.

"According to the announcement, organizers can be fined for hosting an event with more than 50 guests, for not keeping a contact list, or for hosting more than five people in a vacation accommodation.":

"The $2,000 tickets will apply to owners, organizers, venues and promoters. The province also says any attendees who do not follow instructions from police or enforcement staff and refuse to leave events could be issued $200 violation tickets."

Besides regular police, liquor, cannabis and gaming inspectors, community safety unit inspectors, conservation officers and WorkSafeBC officers are also now able to issue fines for public health violations.


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Nobody can say the government did warn this would happen, they warned people for the past month.
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BC is going to up enforcement. Giving law enforcement authority to issue $2,000 fines for people hosing large events violating public health orders in place.

"According to the announcement, organizers can be fined for hosting an event with more than 50 guests, for not keeping a contact list, or for hosting more than five people in a vacation accommodation.":

"The $2,000 tickets will apply to owners, organizers, venues and promoters. The province also says any attendees who do not follow instructions from police or enforcement staff and refuse to leave events could be issued $200 violation tickets."

Besides regular police, liquor, cannabis and gaming inspectors, community safety unit inspectors, conservation officers and WorkSafeBC officers are also now able to issue fines for public health violations.


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Nobody can say the government did warn this would happen, they warned people for the past month.
Big brother at it again, too bad.

So a family of 6 is not allowed to rent a vacation home together even if they live under the same roof / are in the same "social bubble"?
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Big brother at it again, too bad.

So a family of 6 is not allowed to rent a vacation home together even if they live under the same roof / are in the same "social bubble"?
I believe if you live in the same household under the same roof, more than 5 is allowed, since they already live together to begin with.

The vacation rental rule is relatively new though. It came about due to July long weekend and people cramming into small vacation homes and house boats which led to several new outbreaks and increases in cases.

People were warned to follow the rules for 6 weeks now, people chose not to follow the rules cases kept climbing, and now more enforcement, so its not like the government didn't provide any warning they warned people daily for over a month.

Total active cases in BC on July 1 = 176

Total active cases in BC on August 1 = 295

Total active cases as of August 20 = 780

That is why they are upping enforcement especially since earlier this week we hit all time highs for active cases and last Saturday I believe broke the single day record of new cases.




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No no, I meant I've only had personal experience of drunkenness at govt. conferences, not 'the other'
One always presumes that "scouse husband" looms large, somewhere in the picture. And from all that you've posted here, he's a lucky man...
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Politicians in March- Nobody will lose their housing during this pandemic.

Politicians in August- Landlords can resume evicting tenants for being unable to pay rent, but must work a repayment plan for rent not paid between March and August.

How things change in 5 months, guess the pandemic is over and unemployment back to 5%.

My parents are retired in Spain, part of their retirement income is rent money from a property, a small retail shop in the UK.
They haven't had any rent money from their tenant in 5 months, sometimes the landlords need the money just as much as the renter.
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Good news for people like me... and no doubt a few others on here! https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-...-benefits.html
Canada Recovery Benefit
The new Canada Recovery Benefit would be effective from September 27, 2020 for one year and would provide a benefit amount of $400 per week for up to 26 weeks to workers who are not eligible for EI, mainly the self-employed and including those working in the gig economy.

The benefit would be available to residents in Canada who:
  • have stopped working due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are available and looking for work; or are working and have had a reduction in their employment/self-employment income for reasons related to COVID-19;
  • are not eligible for Employment Insurance;
  • had employment and/or self-employment income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in 2020; and,
  • have not quit their job voluntarily.

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Good news for people like me... and no doubt a few others on here! https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-...-benefits.html
Good they are doing something for those workers who may not qualify for other programs.



BC is set to drop the COVID premium they were giving to disabled after next weeks payment, guess the pandemic is over....unless they extend it.



Vancouver Coastal Health is turning to tik tok for COVID messages.

Earlier in the pandemic 20-39 group made up 21% of cases in VCH, the age group currently stands just about 50% of cases in VCH.

No idea what the average age of a tik tok user is, 30+ may not be as active on there...

Global Article.

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Old Aug 21st 2020, 10:22 pm
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BC is set to drop the COVID premium they were giving to disabled after next weeks payment, guess the pandemic is over....unless they extend it.
Two years apparently...
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53870798
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2 years too long... But guess there isn't a ton we can do except figure out a way to live with it.

I think some of the programs are ending prematurely, unemployment is still double what it was in Jan/Feb, so while better than March and April, it's still not good.

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90 new cases in BC today

2 more deaths

824 active cases (this might be the most active cases we have seen at one time.)

Hospitalizations are low but rising slowly, up 3 since yesterday to 13, with ICU up 1 patient for a total of 5.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...t-21-1.5695747


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Seems it only took a few hours after the province said fines would be coming for someone to hold a party and not follow the rules.

And the host was warned before police resorts to issuing a fine, but when place came back later that night, the party had gotten bigger.

Many of the party attendees were youth according to police.
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