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    I noticed that the hours of operation was 3pm...

    I noticed that the hours of operation was 3pm until the end of the season. The runs are empty and no lineups if all the lifts are running. It feels like the end of the season already. Today might be...
  2. COVID-19 cases are falling all over the world -...

    COVID-19 cases are falling all over the world - G&M article.

    In the past six weeks, the number of new coronavirus infections reported globally has dropped nearly by half, from about five million...
  3. Big White (Kelowna, BC) is working through...

    Big White (Kelowna, BC) is working through approval for their long term master plan (can they use the word "master"?). It would double the size of the resort. It's shockingly complex since every...
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    True. We would need to use high resolution...

    True. We would need to use high resolution tracking to back trace cases. Maybe if we all carried some device with GPS and NFC and trusted that the government or police wouldn't abuse it...
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    What risk? Around here there are no examples of...

    What risk? Around here there are no examples of restaurant patrons picking up CoV2 at a restaurant. It's always staff since they work in confined spaces in the kitchen and back rooms. You'd think the...
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    It's party week in Whistler -- Aussie Aussie...

    It's party week in Whistler -- Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi.
  7. My local Costco still has crowd control and staff...

    My local Costco still has crowd control and staff outside. It's more than 50 but they have all the tills open so there aren't lineups like the old days. It's 60+ from 8am - 9am which is great for old...
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    COVID-19 spikes has Whistlerites split......

    COVID-19 spikes has Whistlerites split...

    Some call for ban on out-of-towners while others say problem lies in shared housing
    ...

    Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the risk of...
  9. Too little too late. There have been more than 7...

    Too little too late. There have been more than 7 million entries to Canada as of December 17. My brother's neighbour (in Langley BC) has stores in Bellingham and crosses the border daily without...
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    Looks nice. Wish I'd followed through with taking...

    Looks nice. Wish I'd followed through with taking up touring 20 years ago.
  11. Places like Big White, Whistler, Revy and Fernie...

    Places like Big White, Whistler, Revy and Fernie aren't remote communities. Revy is part of a major transportation corridor. The rest are resort towns and have significant vacation homes and short...
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    Fair enough. The web sites imply they're open but...

    Fair enough. The web sites imply they're open but unless I walk around the village I don't know.
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    Only HY's and El Furniture are current; the rest...

    Only HY's and El Furniture are current; the rest go back to last October/November.

    You can see all the current and past orders at VCH public exposures.
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    The PHO needs to provide this level of detail all...

    The PHO needs to provide this level of detail all the time for all communities.
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    When I switched from trailer to camper I did a...

    When I switched from trailer to camper I did a lot of research (I'm a numbers guy) and ended up with a Diesel dually longbox. It's the only way to go with a modern camper and most of my friends with...
  16. I see the same at Whistler in the lift lines --...

    I see the same at Whistler in the lift lines -- groups of 4 young men skiing/boarding together. Certainly locals from the conversation. Do they live together? Probably not. But they're comfortable...
  17. No travel "ban" but there is mandatory...

    No travel "ban" but there is mandatory self-isolation for anyone entering Yukon. Same for NWT and Nunavut.
  18. The Atlantic provinces didn't "shut down their...

    The Atlantic provinces didn't "shut down their borders". They had a mandatory 14 day quarantine upon entry. Similar results. The territories has border restrictions too.

    BC could do the same if...
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    How did they build a class C out of a Toyota...

    How did they build a class C out of a Toyota pickup in '84:
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6LhLGFK/0/e3fb4743/O/i-6LhLGFK.jpg
    Springs. Great big springs.
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    I bought a new Northern-Lite 2 years ago. It...

    I bought a new Northern-Lite 2 years ago. It ended up being a factory order through a dealer near Vernon. They're at full production so they're only building full sized fully optioned campers.

    A...
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    muted - you need to invest in a voltmeter to...

    muted - you need to invest in a voltmeter to understand what's going on. Like El Chupacabra said, it looks like two 6V batteries wired in series (which produces 12V). If the van has a built in...
  22. US Mint issues COVID bat quarter for 2020

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vBbsxn9/0/43edcee9/S/i-vBbsxn9-S.jpg

    Almost kidding. It part of an "America the Beautiful" quarters program and is the National Park of American Samoa Quarter....
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    Wind speed at 7th Heaven is 128km/h average,...

    Wind speed at 7th Heaven is 128km/h average, 179km/h max. :eek:

    Even Jersey Cream and Catskinner are closed at the moment.
  24. Every society (in Canada) has a constitution and...

    Every society (in Canada) has a constitution and bylaws that the directors and executive are expected to follow. Usually the bylaws are about elections and how meetings are run but there could be a...
  25. Double post

    Double post
  26. It's called bad customer service. The ACC might...

    It's called bad customer service. The ACC might not have the resources to wait out the pandemic. Huts still need maintenance and the club still has expenses like insurance.

    The problem with...
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    You have 7 priority (any time) days and 7 week-of...

    You have 7 priority (any time) days and 7 week-of days. If you booked Dec 29-31 before Dec 21 then they would be priority days. I don't think the type of reservation changes just because you're...
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    Yes, you need a vapour barrier on the warm side...

    Yes, you need a vapour barrier on the warm side (i.e. inside), not the outside. The sheet metal is a vapour barrier anyway. You're trying to stop condensation as the temperature falls from the warm...
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    I use mineral oil on all my wooden cutting...

    I use mineral oil on all my wooden cutting boards. There is a "food grade" version available which costs more but is FDA approved. Once the oil soaks in it isn't greasy at all.

    What kind of oils...
  30. Maybe they should post pictures of the new...

    Maybe they should post pictures of the new sanitizing procedure for out of province guests:
    https://www.hopestandard.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/19952795_web1_FRONT-1024x837.jpg
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    The jerry cans are full of electrons.

    The jerry cans are full of electrons.
  32. The US is a big country. Most snowbirds go to the...

    The US is a big country. Most snowbirds go to the same place and meetup with the same people year after year. Most of these winter communities are semi-isolated and warm and sunny. Where would you...
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    The problem with that kind of trailer is the...

    The problem with that kind of trailer is the holding tanks -- they're slung underneath the floor exposed to the elements. The tanks and drains will freeze up in the winter. The water lines tend to...
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    It's happened before at Whistler. Opening weekend...

    It's happened before at Whistler. Opening weekend 2018 for staff and vollys under Vail management and in the past before RFID passes where we were asked to save the snow for the paying guests. It was...
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    There's not as much sunshine as the marketing...

    There's not as much sunshine as the marketing department claims. The coastal mountains catch the clouds and a lot of rain. It's still pretty nice close to the water but that view lot up the mountain...
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    It's the same at Whistler -- "not available yet"...

    It's the same at Whistler -- "not available yet" -- for Saturday-Monday (5-7). I assume it's a feature. Yesterday (Nov 30) was available and Dec 1-4 were unavailable. Today (Dec 1) is available along...
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    I suspect a lot of people are day-trippin. ...

    I suspect a lot of people are day-trippin.

    Plus 17cm new overnight.
  38. Ouch. Hope you have lots of projects around the...

    Ouch. Hope you have lots of projects around the house.
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    Thanks for the tip. I may have unsubscribed...

    Thanks for the tip. I may have unsubscribed several years ago because I had a volly pass. No volly positions this year so I had to buy a pass.
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    I've had zero correspondence from Vail Resorts...

    I've had zero correspondence from Vail Resorts about my W-B pass. No reminders about reservations or opening day on Thursday or where the f--- is my pass or "book now -- it'll be the best opening day...
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    Next it'll be Squamish, then Pinecrest &...

    Next it'll be Squamish, then Pinecrest & Blackcomb Estates, then Creekside.
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    I'd like to see the video of when they post the...

    I'd like to see the video of when they post the SOLD OUT sign.
  43. Positivity is useful if your test group remains...

    Positivity is useful if your test group remains consistent. If the testing moves around from old people to young people to factory workers to movie/tv workers to health workers the number doesn't...
  44. I prefer using deaths and hospitalization over...

    I prefer using deaths and hospitalization over cases. Cases has too many variables. How much testing is being done? Who is being tested? Where is the testing done? What labs are doing the testing?...
  45. Just to put it in perspective; according to BC...

    Just to put it in perspective; according to BC Vital Statistics, 7133 people have died in Interior Health (in 2020) and of those 3 are from COVID. That 0.04%. Yes, cov-2 is meandering around the...
  46. Will you be as happy when the restrictions are...

    Will you be as happy when the restrictions are still in place next March?Past pandemics have a little bump in March-April and then a lull over the summer and then the big one the following winter. So...
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    In BC today they pulled the trigger with province...

    In BC today they pulled the trigger with province wide restrictions:
    No social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your household or core bubble. For most people, their core bubble is...
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    There's always been some friction between the...

    There's always been some friction between the "locals" who live in Whistler and the "near-locals" who live in Vancouver and have been supporting Whistler for decades. I suppose it's the same in any...
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    You can sure that Vail Resorts and Whistler will...

    You can sure that Vail Resorts and Whistler will push to clarify that W-B is local to Vancouver. It's been my local mountain for 40 years. I can count on one hand the number of times I've skied at...
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    You have to go to the BC Interior thread. Or the...

    You have to go to the BC Interior thread. Or the Rocky Mountain thread. Or the Washington and Oregon threads.

    In other news today:
    Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced...
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