Algonquin Rider

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About Algonquin Rider

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    Oxtongue Lake Ontario Canada


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    2006 Apex

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    Nuts & Bolts

    Back in Windsor we had a place called A&H Nut and Bolt. You could go into their retail part and grab a paper bag and take hand fulls of what ever nuts, bolts washers etc and just paid by the pound. Is there anywhere around that does that? Not the Home Depot or Princess Auto where you put the Qty and item number on a bag and pay per piece.
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    GM to close Oshawa Operations.

    Its called a "Soft Closing". Most employees have their 30+ years and entitled to full pension. Plant closing contract language is very good for the employees. When the Windsor Transmission Plant closed, most were eligible to retire just like Oshawa today. They also got $70,000 to $80,000 for trades along with a $25,000 new car voucher. (This was 10 years ago). Some people that had 28 or 29 years seniority got to take a layoff till they got their 30 years then retire. Some that didn't have seniority to retire did a pref hire to London and Oshawa. The retirement package will be offered to St. Kitts and CAMI and if they retire that leaves room for the pref hires to go there. I will bet that there were no employees retired from Oshawa for years waiting the the plant closing to come and get a better deal. That is why some people have 30-34-37 years seniority. I bet CAMI people are waiting to retire too to get the Golden Handshake. See, GM does take care of the employees much better than all the feeder plant people who is what we and the government should be worrying about. So in the end its a Golden Parachute for most of the employees just like what happened in St. Therese when it closed and the Truck Plant. The media and the Union make it sound like they are just sent out to the street with nothing. The biggest worry with the union is the loss of 2,500 monthly union dues which is their only source of income. As GM looses market share which it has been doing since the removal of the tariffs in foreign cars back in the Regan days and the loss of the Auto Pact. GM is making tons of money right now but can't continue to make and build vehicles that won't sell just to keep people working. St. Kitts and CAMI are safe till the next contract and after that don't be surprised if they might get one more then gone. Its just a fact. We could have had UAW support if Bob White didn't pull out in 1987. To the UAW, the CAW is outsourcing just like Mexico.
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    PERSONAL opinions of an OPP SAVE officer

    Hey back to the drone thingy. On this least 5.6 km away from aerodromes (any airport, seaplane base or area where aircraft take off and land So does that mean any Lake where sea planes land and take off is not allowed or just a designated Aerodrome Lakes? Thanks
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    Missing boy near Orangeville...

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    Domino;s pizza @ 2am

    Tom Monaghan would not be impressed with the way that pizza was cut. F'n Toronto can't make a pizza ever.
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    And so the Stupidity Begins...

    On the BOLD. So true, after the USA election.
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    Shop Building Advice

    I started with Home Hardware in Huntsville but the Guy there was a complete incompetent Dick and wasted 3 months of my time. I got the drawings from T-Mart and hired my own contractors. Started last Monday and putting shingles on today.
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    Shop Building Advice

    I'm doing a 24 X 30 garage now. Engineered slab for floor. Got the "Kit" from TimBer Mart in Dorset. Awesome service. $350 for all engineered drawings and as many copies as I needed. No issues with the permit. Spent 15 minuets on the computer picking size, how many windows, doors, locations of each and bang. Print out pad and building drawings with a complete bill of material and price list for everything including how much concrete is needed to staples and Tuck Tape.
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    Toronto gun violence

    The Doctor was right and that was the start of it. Jane and Finch. Sad but true and it will only get worse.
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    Barry's Bay

    Anyone from around Barry's Bay?
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    Pot Day October 17th

    This is the worst thing for our Country. JMO
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Yup, Ford Nation puts Ontario in a great position since its likely that the PC's will win Federally. Might even be good for Snowmobiling. Look how much Federal $$$$ Quebec gets.
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Well Well Well, I didn't have the right story but knew shit would hit the fan last week. You can't tell me that Wynne's Cronies were not involved. Lets hope the majority and even more can see through the BS. GO Ford Nation.
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    *** OFFICIAL Doug Ford thread ***

    Wynne has been too quiet about Ford. I can see her come out with some kind of BS story in the 11th hour about Ford smoking crack or sexual abuse that won't have time to be proven before the vote. JMO
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    Vacation Resort