revrnd

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  1. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/immigration-system-increase-mccallum-1.3812749 I can't believe McCallum had those thoughts. He must be drying out. Has anyone ever explained how "diversity" has helped Canada? I don't ever remember it being mentioned during Oshawa's Fiesta Week during its heydey. Some talk on the CBC this morning & the reporter said most immigrants settle in the big cities, which doesn't help declining populations in rural & small town Canada. The reason those populations are declining is that there are no jobs there. Why would it make sense to plunk immigrants down in areas of unemployment? In Apsley, Asians already own the motel/restaurant and the "general store". I can't think of any other businesses they'd be interested in.
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Thanks! The helmet looked like 1 of those $45 Crappy Tire open face versions... Some people go all out for the best helmet (in their mind) that money can buy, while others go for the 'cheapest bucket' that they can find...
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Speaking of helmets, here's a new one. (As a cyclist I shake my head when I see 'riders' wearing a ball cap under their helmet. Not really sure how that would work out on impact) Now to today, two older couples ride by on 4 Harleys. The second 'woman' and I use that term loosely, was wearing a baseball cap under her open face helmet. We've heard grumbling about the police checking helmet straps at spot checks on the trail. Discussion has gone back and forth about whether this is for checking for helmet secureness and/or booze on the operators breath. Now to my question Sean, what would your opinion be of a motorcycle rider w/ this kind of 'headgear'? I've seen guys wearing doo rags or bandanas but I don't think they'd really affect how secure the helmet would be on the head (much like a balaclava in the winter). I'm thinking that it would be difficult to make sure the helmet was tight on the noggin with an irregularly thickness in between.
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Dumb question of the day. Quoted from Faceplant: I've been driving since '77 or '78 & never heard of this until today. Barefoot yes. File this along with the "it's illegal to leave the trailer hitch installed" nonsense?
  5. That's not the EOTA though. You can 'ride' the length of the Hastings Heritage trail & you'd be hard pressed to see where they've done anywork. I think the EOTA caused some issues w/ the implementation of the Hav-A-Ball loop that the OFSC was planning last winter.
  6. X2 on both bolds. The km markers & the stop signage needs a major refurbishment. The decking on the Heritage Trail on most bridges is in awful shape. I think even though the carbides & studs cause the majority of damage, the sled clubs are hesitant to repair the decking because the ATVers see the most usage of the trail. The only project I recall the EOTA being involved in was replacing the bridge by the Bancroft airport a few years ago. A few years ago an ATV club in Havelock was trying to 'take over' the E107 towards Apsley. I can't see how that would help ATVing in that area. It's on Crown land and there are no bridges. There is no grooming and I can't imagine landowners would want an ATV trail thru their property especially if there were any wet areas (read soon to be mudholes). I've ridden along the ATV trails and seen where people just ride over trees w/o any attempt to clear the obstacle. Last summer I should've waited for a large group to catch up to me. They could've helped haul brush off the trail as I cleared a large balsam that had fallen across the trail. As it was the came up to me just as I was throwing the saw in the back of the Ranger. I'm sure they knew what I had been doing, but none of them even stopped to say thanks. I imagine they had come up from Nephton & would've known a tree had been on the trail. End of rant.
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    Justin Trudeau is Doing a Great Job

    https://buffalochronicle.com/2020/05/10/gerald-butts-fears-that-indigenous-activists-are-extorting-trudeau-with-evidence-of-illegal-sex-sources-say/
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Saw this on Faceplant, Between Stirling & Marmora...
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    There was a traffic accident a week or so ago on Highway 7 on the outskirts of Peterborough @ a set of traffic lights. One of the drivers was charged w/ 'Failure to avoid an accident' (or something like that). Can you clear that up?
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    I was only thinking of 'suspended' (I didn't realize it was termed a 'prohibition') due to an impaired conviction. I had forgotten about the provincial suspensions due to unpaid fines etc. So those suspensions would apply to motor vehicles as well. Thanks again.
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    Marcella Zoia should serve some time

    Apparently the school where she was studying to be a dental hygienist threw her out after the chair incident...
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    Marcella Zoia should serve some time

    Apparently she's been edited out of the video. Fame is so fleeting...
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    Marcella Zoia should serve some time

    Looks like she's trying not to swallow something: I don't know how describe her lawyer. I'm thinking he's not in the same league as Brian Greenspan... Brian Greenspan
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    Ontario Lodging Database

    Currently going thru the district maps updating the database. If you know of any lodgings that have opened or closed, affecting sledders, either post them here or PM me. I'll let you know when the online 2020 version is up and running.
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    Ontario Lodging Database

    Up to the show & got all but 1 of the latest maps (missing D1 as they only had 2016 maps) & will start going thru them to update the database. If anyone can confirm the status of any of the listed businesses the help would be greatly appreciated. I'll post when the online info has been updated. Below is a list of lodgings that I can't determine if they are open or not. If you can update me via a post or PM, it would be greatly appreciated. Also while doing Google searches for these places, I'm getting hits for them in listings on other snowmobile websites. Only the database in my link is being updated on a regular basis. Thanks to those of you that have messaged me or posted updates over the years.
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    Shitty day....

    Sucks when we lose a dog...
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    New Tele scam or new to me?

    Irv, whenever VISA has called about a transaction while I've been travelling, it was a real person on the other end.
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    A screen shot from the trip back from Indiana on Tues': (it's the signage that is of interest)
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Fluffy, 620 in Wollaston is a township road now. In our area 504 and 620 are county roads. A few of us talked to Sean's compadres a few years ago. As long as we're legal equipment-wise & obeying the speed limit we have no problems. We've spoken to ATV/SxS owners about the understanding we have here to ride smart. Last summer I spotted two women riding a brand new Teryx out of the grocery store lot. Neither of them were wearing helmets (ball cap & golf visor). The next day as I was walking down the street I saw the same Teryx, this time two guys (ball caps this time) were riding it. It was stopped and I walked over to tell the guys that helmets were required by and if they didn't want to get hassled by the cops they'd best get helmets. They said thanks and were off. They didn't seem upset that I had spoke to them about it. I'm thinking they may have been new to powersports & didn't know. (?)
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    Another reason not to buy a bimmer

    Second suspect named: https://globalnews.ca/news/4437997/2nd-suspect-poisoning-bmw/
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    You accuse me of doing something & then tell me to relax? Go fuck yourself!
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    Justin Trudeau is Doing a Great Job

    Diversity is our strength https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/marrisa-shen-homicide-developments-1.4817072
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Hey asshole give some examples where I've posted about calling my councillor?
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Watching the news tonight & there was a segment about the Green Party's convention. Their single seat victory was described as 'huge'. Also I've seen sound bites from their leader, but the media is ignoring the Liberals even though they have a few more seats. Maybe the Greens will beat Rob & the PCs in 2022?