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  1. Great news!! Once again, and with help from you guys. We've once again surpassed our goal!! Thank you!!!
  2. Thanks Irv! Dialed it back a bit this year. You're always one the first! Thanks for the generous donation!! Sean
  3. Despite Rupert passing in December.2019 we are still trying to give back!! Every year Rupert and I raise funds to give back to the organization that saved his life and enriched mine. I know money is tight and I don't want anyone to feel any pressure to donate. We are accepting positive thoughts and comments as well!!! As many know, Rupert was hit by a car Christmas eve 2009. I found him while on duty Christmas morning. He was in the median of the 401 and had been there so long his body heat melted the ice and snow leaving him in a puddle of water. Despite several broken bones in hi
  4. I have no idea what happened so can't really offer any insight. If I knew, and it was allowed to be public I'd share. SIU gets activated if the injuries are serious in nature...broken bones etc.
  5. Enjoy the party!! And if it's yours.... happy freakin birthday!! For what it's worth. We are not actively looking for these events.. it's nosey neighbours calling it in.... last thing we want to do. Ugh.
  6. Honestly, in my region we've only laid a few. And they were laid on out of area people...that were...ummm.... not doing good things... I wouldn't be surprised at them being withdrawn/dismissed just based on the climate. I can't see a valid constitutional argument though, given it's an extreme public health concern..
  7. In my experience it's always case by case.. Most modern vehicles do not leak much if any fluids any more . If there is environmental hazards such as fuel or oil spill the owner of the vehicle is responsible for all costs relating to the clean up. Those costs can be big. We had someone sabotage a fuel line on one of our bigger boats dumping 100 gallons of diesel overboard. Cost about $50k to clean up. Given that cleanup and recovery are all the owner you don't often see fines for vehicles through the ice. If there is wilful neglect or criminal intent that's a different situation altogeth
  8. Lmfao! Saw that earlier this year. Funny AF!!
  9. That's awesome. Glad to see you out enjoying the trails. The Mazinaw trails have always been my faves. Best kept sled secret!!
  10. That's a fair question and not putting me on the spot. Crown attorneys and Justices always want the most applicable charges laid. In this case the Motorized Snow Vehicle Act has a built in flight/flee offence so it's always best to use that. Hope that helps... if not, let me know.... Sean
  11. Not from he police!!! So far he only covid charges laid in East Region involved ou of own break and enter suspects!!!! OPP have NOT been stopping vehicles, trucks/trailers to verify area of residence etc... On the trail you will only face the usual checks... Sean
  12. BTW OFSC A trail Renfrew to Pembroke horrible shape, lots of gravel coming through. Please avoid until another at least another 6 inches.
  13. Goddammit! What a handsome copper!!! 🤣🤣🤣
  14. The latest from OFSC https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ofsc.on.ca/2021/01/13/no-change-for-ofsc-snowmobile-trails-at-this-time/__;!!ABXyrcI!d_5m4cSF8YAk49Aw06fTm6pmiARd2vFlu4Uzm1DN6nRl8b0NZyCJsVhjxOYSj-ogSC_t$ The OPP will continue to treat the trails as normal operations. There will be scrutiny on groups of more than 5. But expect education, not enforcement. Closed trails, helmets, no trail pass and aftermarket exhaust will continue to be high priority items for enforcement. Sean
  15. I'm expecting an update at some point this afternoon, but not holding out any hope it will be definitive. By strictest definition the essential travel order negates any sledding. But reading further you see where exercise and recreation is allowed. It will depend on how they define this within the regulations themselves. I've already spoke directly to the OFSC this morning and they are just as confused as anyone about this and awaiting further clarification. In the meantime, if you need to exercise for physical or mental health, I suggest you do it. Avoid trails that are red or closed. D
  16. We are currently discussing this. So far nothing is black and white... I will update you guys as soon as I have a concrete answer. I can say we are continuing to educate and enforce riding on closed trails. OFSC is pushing hard for us to deal with this issue.
  17. Well.... we don't have captains in the OPP so you're safe!!! 😁 I will say all provincial statues are officer discretion.
  18. Tweed is definitely in my area. I've not heard of this at all. In fact I was working that area on Friday. At no time did we turn anyone around. Really there's barely any snow anyways. If we get orders to turn people around, I'll post on here and let you guys know ASAP. I honestly do NOT expect to make that post. Sean
  19. We have not told anyone to turn around nor have we been directed to do so. The main covid issues we seem to deal with are "large gatherings" Many of you will remember several years ago when people were saying charges were being laid for trailer hitches sticking out without trailers attached. Simply not true. There's always a group that likes to create that divide and spreads misinformation. This is no different.
  20. Great question... we encourage all people to abide by their local health unit and provincial guidelines. While there is a strong encouragement to avoid non essential travel there is no legislation outright banning travel. I've not heard of any checkpoints turning people around nor is there legislation to support that. I know the OFSC has talked about trail closures based on covid numbers but they've yet to implement that. I can say we will be more strict about laying charges for riding on closed trails this year. Regardless of the reason for closure the rider will receive a trespass ticket
  21. Thanks! Always enjoy this group of guys. Looking forward to getting out on the trails!! All the best to you and your loved ones, hopefully 2021 is a better year for all. Sean
  22. It depends on how his license was lost. But generally, no he can not just get a sled licence and go on his merry way. And yes we can check the validity of his licence trail side.
  23. This is similar to what is supplied with our FXR helmets... https://www.amazon.ca/Helmet-Buckle-Release-Motorcycle-Disconnect/dp/B07GFCMJMQ/ref=pd_sbs_263_1/144-7221595-0800522?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07GFCMJMQ&pd_rd_r=92a363b0-0246-46f7-a757-dc3829d50983&pd_rd_w=MLuI4&pd_rd_wg=egyiH&pf_rd_p=3885b243-7797-4c4b-b0ae-97ca9ec36283&pf_rd_r=6TV1VQ3M7HPRFRPRRF69&psc=1&refRID=6TV1VQ3M7HPRFRPRRF69
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