Vancouver city services strike enters its sixth week. We swung by the Kitsilano Swimming Pool earlier. There will be no dipping into the refreshing waters for a while. But in the end I thought ‘what effect will this have on our tax bill’ (17.5-per-cent wage hike over five years)? And, if and if the strike continues for a long time, well, there is no pitch and putt, no chillin’ in local swimming pools, no building inspections and permits, plus the piling up, stinky, loaded with flies and what-not and other-crawling-things garbage. Ufff!