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‘EXPLODING DEER POPULATION IN VICTORIA + OTHER 12 MUNICIPALITIES’ ELECTION ISSUE, SAYS ROCKLAND DOGWALKER: Mary-Jo Morin challenges Mayor Dean Fortin + candidates: ‘Anyone take a stand’ for a cull? …Letter to TC ed., Oct. 24, 2014 + Rockland Rosa Triplex

Published October 25, 2014 by goyodelarosa

Deer overpopulation should be election issue


OCTOBER 24, 2014 02:24 PM

 Re: “Labrador wounded by urban buck,” Oct. 22.

With the exploding deer population in Victoria and the other 12 municipalities, it was only a matter of time before a dog or person was gored.

I walk regularly through Rockland with my dog. We have been chased and cornered by does with fawns. I have had to cower behind cars and race up the steps to my neighbours’ front doors to avoid these frightening encounters.

Walking is no longer a pleasure now that I have to constantly check in front, behind and to the side to make sure that we are safe.

B.C. Conservation’s advice to me? “Walk in a different neighbourhood.” Really? Are the deer paying property taxes?

I actually remember when it was rare to see a deer in Victoria. Now they roam in herds of five or six, ambling down streets, sleeping in vacant lots, eating their way through the neighbourhood.

What is it going to take to solve this problem? A child being gored? A multi-car accident while trying to avoid a deer? A cyclist swerving to avoid those big brown-eyed Bambis and taking down a couple of walkers?

Why do we keep pretending this issue will resolve itself? It won’t, it will only get worse unless something is done.

If Mayor Dean Fortin and his rival candidates had any chutzpah and foresight and really wanted to make a difference, a deer cull would be an election issue. Maybe then voter turnout wouldn’t be so paltry. Will anyone take a stand?

Mary-Jo Morin



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SASQUATCH SAYS: I want you to vote JOSH STEFFLER in Esquimalt…2014 municipal election poster via Pat Klugh + Josh Steffler @ ROCKLAND ROSA TRIPLEX

Published October 16, 2014 by goyodelarosa


If you’re in Esquimalt, vote Josh Steffler for city council.


Mama, talk to your daughter, Johnny Winter live 1970, black + white 4.44 min. YT vid

Published July 23, 2014 by goyodelarosa

My dearly departed brother Jerome Henry Hartnell loved Johnny Winter and died from an overdose not long after this video was made.

I have been thinking about and praying for both of them in recent days as the great bluesman recently died in an hotel in Suisse: that the Good Lord may have mercy on both of them.

I went down to hear and see Johnny at the Strath a few years ago, but it was clear to me after a only a few minutes that Johnny was completely stoned on something, and in no condition to play that night… I was horrified that night and continue to be outraged by the damage that heavy addiction can do  to an artist of great stature, and I felt ripped off.

But I understand now that he got into recovery, that he likely had a number of relapses, and that explains his comeback such as it was, which is frankly remarkable, all things considered…

Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, Editor

Nom d’artiste: ‘Goyo de la Rosa’

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ROLF HARRIS PAINTED ELIZABETH WINDSOR’S PORTRAIT (but now they don’t know where it is!), reports Peter Walker @

Published July 10, 2014 by goyodelarosa

Rolf Harris’s portrait of the Queen nowhere to be seen

Oil painting marking monarch’s 80th birthday is apparently not with Walker Art Gallery or Buckingham Palace
Rolf Harris portrait Queen

Following Rolf Harris’s initial arrest in November 2012 the painting’s whereabouts became unknown. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex Features

Among the minor mysteries thrown up by the Rolf Harris case one has proved particularly intractable: what happened to the portrait he painted of the Queen in 2005?

The oil painting marking the monarch’s 80th birthday, which saw her pose twice for the Australian-born artist and entertainer, took two months to complete. It was unveiled by her in the yellow drawing room of Buckingham Palace in 2006.

Showing the Queen in a relatively informal pose, smiling while wearing a turquoise dress and sitting in a chair, the artwork faced a slightly mixed critical reaction but nonetheless marked arguably the peak of Harris’s national status. While mainly known over his 60-year entertainment career as a TV star who sketched at lightning speed, Harris first came to the UK to study art and is known to cherish his reputation as a serious painter, specialising in portraits.

After its unveiling the picture was hung in the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace until 2007, until it was passed to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, where it was on view until mid-2012.

But following Harris’s initial arrest later that year the painting’s whereabouts became unknown. The Walker gallery said at the time it had returned the picture to Buckingham Palace, but officials there stressed it was never part of the Royal Collection and was not with them.

The process of painting the picture was covered by BBC television, and there was a suggestion the corporation might possess the picture. But a BBC spokeswoman said she did not know its whereabouts. “We do not have it in our collection,” she said.

The seeming conclusion is that Harris has the painting. However, a spokesman for his PR firm, Bell Pottinger, said he was unable to find out any information on this.




Published March 7, 2014 by goyodelarosa

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Where Did The Towers Go? DR. JUDY WOOD WITH STEPHEN SHELLEN, JOANI ISBERG HERRON… +++ R. F. K. R. I. P., KILLED BY NWO LIKE JACK + MLK : Character Driven Media on Livestream, video on Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy, by Joani Isberg Herron, with Stephen Shellen’s ‘quick voiceover’ @ ROCKLAND ROSA TRIPLEX

Published February 5, 2014 by goyodelarosa

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Published January 25, 2014 by goyodelarosa

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SAINT MARGARET OF HUNGARY IN ST. STEPHEN BASILICA: Budapeszt – bazylika św. Stefana – witraż z wizerunkiem św. Małgorzaty. Hungarian arched stained glass window: Wikimedia commons foto: Andrzej Otrębski + Rockland Rosa Triplex

Published January 19, 2014 by goyodelarosa
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Polski: Budapeszt – bazylika św. Stefana – witraż z wizerunkiem św. Małgorzaty
English: Budapest – St. Stephen basilica – stained glass depicting St. Margaret
Date 15 July 2010, 11:52:24
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Author Andrzej Otrębski

LAURA JAMES’ CALL TO CONCERNED DIVERS: LET’S MAKE STARFISH DIE-OFF MAP: ‘Please report on starfish you see on dives + on beach. Upload picture of beach (topside) where you saw sick stars to instagram with hashtag #sickstarfish …’ @ + Vimeo video + LA ROSA + Rockland Rosa Triplex

Published January 19, 2014 by goyodelarosa

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With my first underwater breath, I knew instantly, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that i’d found my place… More than 20 years later, i am truly thankful for the opportunities that this wonderful sport has allowed me. My goal is to give back by inspiring divers and non divers alike to look “Beneath the Looking Glass”, to see our waters as a reflection of humanity itself. I believe by furthering people’s understanding and connection to our water-planet, we can encourage everyone to become stewards, to take action, to protect and preserve what we hold so dear for the future generations…

Whether its helping educate school kids with the Marine Science Afloat™ program as one of their ‘diver scientists’, or shooting video for sharing with the world at large, my hope is to help influence a greater awareness of our underwater world.

People will protect what they love, but they have to know it to love it…

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Please report on the starfish you see on dives… (and on the beach)

Upload a picture of the beach (topside) where you saw sick stars to instagram with the hashtag #sickstarfish This will put it on a map we are putting together. You will need to make sure geolocation is “on” and you are uploading from the site (not from your house). We are also working on a manual add for the site, but that is not up and running yet. If you dive at a site that has no sick seastars please upload #nosickstarfish that way we can get a baseline as well, and actually see spread over time. Tidepool walkers are also encouraged to become involved as the purple and orange starfish are often visible on low tides and you will be able to see both healthy and sick sea stars, as it is sometimes hard to tell the difference out of water, just take a picture of the starfish and upload it to instagram/twitter/facebook with the #beachstarfish and we’ll forward the picture on to the experts. All data collected will be made readily available to researchers.

This is where data will be showing up in real time at

Enter more data at the MARINe (Multi Agency Rocky Intertidal Network) page


(Pick one as they are sharing information)

Site: Cove 1, Seacrest, West Seattle, Washington State.

Video: Laura James
Dive Buddy: Jan Shaw

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Housing: Subal
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SAINTE MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS, 1620-1700: Painting by Soeur Elmina Lachance, 1900, Centre Marguerite Bourgeoys, Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Montréal, Quebec. In 1658, in a barn, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys opened Montreal’s first school. Postes Canada 8 cent stamp 1975

Published January 13, 2014 by goyodelarosa
Postal Administration: CanadaTitle: Marguerite Bourgeoys, 1620-1700


Date of Issue: 30 May 1975

© Canada Post Corporation
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Ashton-Potter Limited
13 400 000
Perforation: 12.5 x 12

Designed by Jacques Roy
Based on a painting by Elmina Lachance
Original Artwork: Elmina Lachance, “Marguerite Bourgeoys”,
circa 1900
Centre Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Congrégation de Notre-Dame, Montréal, Quebec
Historical Notice: Marguerite Bourgeoys was born in 1620 at Troyes, France.

According to her memoirs she became deeply religious after seeing a vision.

She offered to go to the outpost of Montreal as a teacher and arrived in 1653 after several more visions.

Unfortunately, most of the children had died and there were not enough for a school.

However, Bourgeoys occupied herself with works of charity and of social service and by convincing the settlers to begin work on Montreal’s first stone church.

She was thus remarkable for her piety…

In 1658, in a barn, Bourgeoys opened Montreal’s first school.

She visited France the same year to find more instructresses.

Eventually, she and the women she recruited came to be known as the Congrégation de Notre-Dame.

The organization was largely self-supporting and this impressed King Louis XIV who felt the colony could not support a large number of materially unproductive ecclesiastics.

Under Bourgeoys, the Congrégation de Notre-Dame quickly expanded and was soon teaching girls throughout New France, but rapid growth caused personnel problems.

Six women who came from La Rochelle to teach weaving, knitting and lace making turned out to be prostitutes.

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame refused to have the six and the government would have deported them if they had not been so easy to marry off.

Neither this, nor the complexities of church politics, nor the dangers of ocean voyages and a pioneer society, prevented Bourgeoys from offering a substantial curriculum.

It included reading, writing, arithmetic, Latin, household arts for simple remedies, rudimentary chemistry and botany.

There was a strong emphasis on religion and on training the girls “to have pleasing manners and be good conversationalist”.

The dedication of Bourgeoys and those like her, explains why in these early years Canadian women were as well educated as women in France and better educated than Canadian men.

Bourgeoys died in 1700.

Design & Communication designed the Bourgeoys stamps.

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1975.
Source: POSTAL  0640