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    The border was never as "closed" as the media...

    The border was never as "closed" as the media reported. You can see a simple summary here. That site lets you drill down to port of entry, month and vehicle if you like that sort of thing.

    In...
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    Interesting so I had to look it up: OECD ICU beds...

    Interesting so I had to look it up: OECD ICU beds.

    Canada (#5) - 12.9 bed per 100,000
    USA (#3)- 25.8
    Germany (#1) - 33.9

    Alberta's 1:12,000 is 8.3 beds per 100,000
    BC has 10.6 beds per...
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    I have an ASUS AC-1750 router connected to a...

    I have an ASUS AC-1750 router connected to a cable modem and the WiFi didn't reach the other end of the house. I pulled some CAT5 through the attic, added a spare LinkSys router (with Tomato...
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    I think a lot of Epic pass holders from...

    I think a lot of Epic pass holders from Washington were out of luck because they could still go to US resorts. Some Ontario residents with Edge cards and plans for spring break were out of luck too.
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    I don't go to Whistler for the shopping. By April...

    I don't go to Whistler for the shopping. By April I'm done skiing. Historically March was the big snow month but not so much the last two years. Maybe it's climate change. If I was only spending a...
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    The Pique has nothing for rentals. The best place...

    The Pique has nothing for rentals. The best place I've used (as a landlord) is Facebook's Whistler Housing for Locals. Your own place (a studio or one bedroom) will cost 900 - 1500 a month if you can...
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    Last year my camping trip to Fintry Provincial...

    Last year my camping trip to Fintry Provincial Park (near Kelowna) was cancelled due to a plague and this year it was wildfires. I'm expecting locusts next year. You heard it here first.
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    The official Interior Health guidance is: At this...

    The official Interior Health guidance is: At this time, non-essential travel to the Central Okanagan should be avoided.

    Most Interior Health restrictions and recommendations are specific the the...
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    When I've needed foam mattresses I went to my...

    When I've needed foam mattresses I went to my local foam shop. Different densities available and zippered covers too.
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    B.C. reinstates province-wide mask mandate for...

    B.C. reinstates province-wide mask mandate for indoor public spaces

    No mention of it yesterday. Today's school rules press conference slipped it in.
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    If you're curious the BC Office of Human Rights...

    If you're curious the BC Office of Human Rights Commissioner has weighted in on requiring proof of vaccination -- it's a discrimination thing -- and provided some guidance. A human rights approach to...
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    The health office claims that 99.6% of Whistler...

    The health office claims that 99.6% of Whistler residents have had at least one shot. The vaccination clinic has been issued tranquilizer rifles and are looking for the remaining 30 unvaccinated...
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    You might want to check EmergencyInfoBC...

    You might want to check EmergencyInfoBC before running the gauntlet. Lots of peek-a-boo (now we're open; now we're closed) highways and towns. The interactive map is more or less kept up to date.
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    I use a Little Red campfire for camping and a 10#...

    I use a Little Red campfire for camping and a 10# tank. The tank fits in a 3 gal bucket for transport. There's a slightly bigger Big Red too.
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    A BC CDC spokesperson talking about vaccination...

    A BC CDC spokesperson talking about vaccination goals mentioned in passing that 10% of people who receive a covid vaccine don't develop an immune response and aren't actually vaccinated.
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    redirect to iptrack.info

    The last couple of days I get redirected iptrack.info the first time I go to the forums after booting my computer. I have bookmarks directly to the forums. This happens on Firefox (90.0.2) and Edge...
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    The best protection in grizzly bear country is to...

    The best protection in grizzly bear country is to bring a slow friend.

    A lot of discussion of firearms as bear defence goes back to the paper "Efficacy of Firearms for Bear Deterrence in Alaska"...
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    On a per capita basis Canada and the US have a...

    On a per capita basis Canada and the US have a similar number of long guns (rifles and shotguns). The big differences are carry permits are hard to come by and firearms must be stored unloaded and...
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    With the WB unlimited pass you get to pay GST.

    With the WB unlimited pass you get to pay GST.
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    I had my AZ shot on April 6 as soon the PHO...

    I had my AZ shot on April 6 as soon the PHO switched it to 55-65. No issues so far. I'm in Langley and several pharmacies received a supply of AZ. You can search for qualified pharmacies here.

    A...
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    Use the Google for your location. There are...

    Use the Google for your location. There are testing labs everywhere.
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    I'm on a well with a little arsenic and other...

    I'm on a well with a little arsenic and other minerals. I installed a [reverse osmosis] GE SmartWater system. I used the sprayer hole for the faucet, put the filter under the sink and the pressure...
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    Follow the links ... April Fool...

    Follow the links ... April Fool
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    No, yes and yes. Modern hotels put an air handler...

    No, yes and yes. Modern hotels put an air handler in each suite. It's easier than running ducts all over the place plus the units turn off when the room is unoccupied. Masks are required in shared...
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    I'm sure Vail is ok with the closure at this...

    I'm sure Vail is ok with the closure at this point in the season. Not much new revenue between now and May 24 and not many people entitled to a refund or credit.
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    Beat me to it. Cases are popping in Whistler...

    Beat me to it. Cases are popping in Whistler again, Indoor dining at restaurants are closing too. Daily cases on Saturday hit an all time high (936).

    New orders are in effect from March 30 to...
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    W-B unlimited pass: 1,119 + GST = 1,175 Epic...

    W-B unlimited pass: 1,119 + GST = 1,175
    Epic pass: 783 * 1.26 exchange = 986

    W-B gets you summer access if you like that sort of think. Who knows what the exchange rate will be in September.
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    No wonder I missed it (from Ikea): Contains:...

    No wonder I missed it (from Ikea):
    Contains: Hammer with separate rubber face, adjustable wrench, combination pliers, bit screwdriver with bits for slotted, cross-head and hex screws, and an awl.
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    I've never been able to find a #3-posi in BC. A...

    I've never been able to find a #3-posi in BC. A #3 Philips works too. I believe the named parking spots are for W-B staff. "The Cabin" at the end of the lots is an administration building and has...
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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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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.
  36. 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
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    Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the risk of...
  38. 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.
  40. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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.
  47. 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...
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