Now how is the OBWB roto-tiller powered? Lake good for canoes, wind sails and ??
Thank you for the work on the launch.
The status is the state of affairs, for instance in an election count or a rescue or at a moment in reporting the growth in your garden. The status is a report, a snapshot a mark on the doorway of how tall little Billy is today and was at age 6. That would be a record of the status of Billy’s height. We can also use the word ‘state’, as in the state of the economy to report on the status of the economy.
Status can express rank. She held considerable status at work. That status might be earned or conferred. If she is the sister of the owner and is simply installed at a high level the status can be fragile. If she earned her way up without trampling others, the status can even be protected by others. Those who do not feel like they have much status can, sometimes, act jealously toward those who are declared to have it
We all need to feel some status, position, worth, place. Without a feeling of at least a little bit of status we can feel redundant, worthless. Status at work can be indicated by our position on the organization chart. Higher status, higher on the chart. With that can go power, authority and trappings, like a corner office and/or a reserved parking spot. Status can be tinsel or it can be sincere acknowledgement of welcome
The use of visible indicators of status can be double edged. On the one side it can be helpful and kind of efficient to see rank insignia on a person’s shoulder. I know quite a bit about the experience training and ability of a Sergeant without even speaking to her. On the other side, if I am a Corporal or a Private, I may, out of internal self defence, unjustly decide things about this person, again, without even speaking to her
What is your status? On a scale of 0 to 10 where do you see yourself? As a parent, as a voter, as a spouse and colleague, as a worker in the world, along the continuum of royalty? In what area do you seek higher status? Where do you choose to hold the status you have, whether high or low and what might it be like to significantly change that? So, the status of this inquiry is that it has been made, but not yet answered.
December 8, 1966 – September 12, 2018
Eric Victor Pedersen passed away peacefully at the Vancouver General Hospital Palliative Care Unit Wednesday, September 12th, 2018, at the age of 51 after waging a fierce and unrelenting 5 year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Eric is survived by his spouse Alison Robbins of Vancouver, parents Leo and Roma Pedersen of Oliver, parents-in-law Donald and Josephine Robbins of Langley, brother Wayne Pedersen (Dayna), sister Audrey Silbernagel (Mark), brother-in-law Philip (Kirsty) Robbins, niece Megan Pedersen, nephews Jaren Pedersen, and Lucas, Adam, and Ian Silbernagel, as well as extended family in BC, Alberta and Denmark.
Eric was born in Chilliwack, but spent most of his childhood in Oliver (Willowbrook) where the family relocated in 1972. Much of Eric’s youth was spent proudly involved with the 232 Bighorn Squadron Air Cadets, in which he advanced to Warrant Officer by the time he graduated from Southern Okanagan Secondary in 1984. His school summer holidays were spent at camps in Vernon, BC; Borden, Ontario; and others, including a final 6 week leadership of a camp. Following high school, Eric attended Okanagan College in Kelowna, completing a computer network program before moving to Vancouver where he took further computer training.
Working in Information Technology for his entire career, he continued to gain education in his field and was keenly interested in advancements in digital technology. While serving as the Director of Information Technology at Farris Law in Vancouver, and having a significant impact on the firm for the last 17 years, Eric was known equally for his adeptness at sarcasm and dry humour.
Eric lived life to the fullest, and enjoyed sailing, cycling, kayaking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, as well as trips with Alison to Iceland, Denmark, Holland, Austria, Japan, and the U.S.
A celebration of Eric’s life will be held Friday, October 12th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Mountain View Cemetery Celebration Hall, 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC.
Marijhuana is to become legal on October 17th. Some people think it will be like turning on a switch and all will be well. It is more complicated than that. Federally it will be the law of the land. Every Province has different laws to administer the process. Ontario is different from BC. Most provinces will have approved sellers. Ontario will see internet orders only until next spring at least.
Local governments will decide where it’s sold and in many cases who gets the license to sell it retail in a municipality. What started out to be an easy yes, is becoming a patchwork quilt of competing regulations. It will be subject to over regulation and duplication before the dust settles. Each level of government wants to be part of the process and they want all levels of government sharing the blame if it all goes wrong. But that is not the end of the problems to be worked out.
Airlines will allow pot in carry on luggage but only the legal amount. How are they going to enforce that rule? Do they have the resources to police the rules is another matter. What about driving laws? There might be different rules inter provincially. Not so much from the driving end of it, the definition of impaired driving is entrenched in federal law.
Will it be allowed to be smoked in a moving vehicle by the passengers? Will it be required to be in the trunk until you get home. That was the case decades ago when booze became decriminalized.
One of the big questions will center around inter provincial transportation and distribution, as taxation levels will vary province to province. Can we send it to our kin in the mail? Don’t know yet. Even more important, we have over half a million people who were made criminals for possessing pot. If it is now legal Oct 17th should we not pardon those who were given a criminal record?
One NDP member has a private members bill to do just that.
We have thousands of people who were excluded from parts of the job market because of a possession charge years ago. If we are going to say sorry to various portions of our population, for wrongs committed in the past it is only fitting to pardon those punished and their records should be expunged. I don’t disagree with making pot legal but I have trouble with the lack of uniform regulation governing possession and purchase before officially changing the law.
We are two weeks closer to finding out just how bumpy or smooth the transitional ride will be.
When is the right time to take CPP? Should you delay or should you take it early? I’m asked this question quite often and the answer is -“It depends”. Everybody’s situation is different and what’s best for your neighbour might not be the best option for you.
CPP payments have typically been a rite of passage for 65-year-old retirees. However, with people working and living longer, some people are rethinking their withdrawal date.
The Government of Canada provides a lot of leeway when it comes to taking your CPP. You can start as early as 60 or delay as late as 70, or any time in between, but make sure you fully understand the consequences of your decision.
Let’s take a look at how the CPP system works:
If you take CPP at 65 – you will collect your full calculated amount.
If you take it earlier – your full monthly payment will be reduced by 0.6% for each month you take it before 65. This would add up to a 36% loss of your regular benefit if you started your CPP at 60.
If you delay beyond 65 – your full monthly payment will be enhanced by 0.7% for each month that you delay starting payments after 65. So, if you waited until 70 to start your CPP benefits you would receive 42% more than if you had started at 65.
If you are working past the age of 65 you may want to consider delaying CPP, especially if you can live on that income or have other adequate cash flows.
Those in good health and with longevity in their families might consider delaying CPP in order to have the enhanced payment for the rest of their lives.
Your Certified Financial Planner will be able to figure out your break even age. The age when taking CPP early will match starting at 65 or delaying.
Knowing your cash flow, your anticipated income needs, how CPP will affect your tax liability and how long you think you will live, are all things to consider.
Deciding when to take CPP is a very personal decision and should be based on a good understanding of your overall financial plan – so the best place to start is by talking to your Certified Financial Planner.
This column is written by Michelle Weisheit CFP, IG Wealth Management and presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Please contact your own advisor for specific advice about your situation.