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    It's crazy how much the Nicola River moved. It's...

    It's crazy how much the Nicola River moved. It's decades/centuries of erosion over three days. There's a rail line to but I don't know what happened to it.
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    Last week's AR was unusually focused and strong....

    Last week's AR was unusually focused and strong. From a CBC article:
    The term atmospheric river was first coined in 1998 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers Yong Zhu and Richard...
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    If you're interested in the highway repair...

    If you're interested in the highway repair progress the BC Ministry of Transportation has a flickr page they update daily.
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    They're like a child that learned a new word....

    They're like a child that learned a new word. Atmospheric rivers are a normal weather event that is almost never newsworthy.
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    Last weekend (Nov 13) when the rain was starting...

    Last weekend (Nov 13) when the rain was starting there were orders and alerts for some hillside neighbourhoods.
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    A lot of those houses were under an evacuation...

    A lot of those houses were under an evacuation order because the slopes were becoming saturated and unstable.

    The real reason for the flooding in Abbotsford is slowly coming out - the Nooksack...
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    powdork - interesting. There a part 2...

    powdork - interesting. There a part 2 as well. It's a total fail on the part of government actors. First, after years of preparation and planing there's still no plan. Second, it only considers sea...
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    In Canada "closed" means closed and "ski area...

    In Canada "closed" means closed and "ski area boundary" means no ski patrol past this point; be careful and have fun.

    CBC glades has some dodgy bits and small cliffs so a little caution is a good...
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    It has more to do with 11" of rain in 2 days.

    It has more to do with 11" of rain in 2 days.
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    Nice way to spend the day. Do you split into...

    Nice way to spend the day. Do you split into groups to get the long shot?

    Whistler/Vail has announced their winter safety plan.

    Face Coverings
    Face coverings will be required in indoor...
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    The place I bought in 2019 was a one bedroom at...

    The place I bought in 2019 was a one bedroom at Lost Lake Lodge. It goes into a nightly rental pool when I'm not using it. There's a management company that handles everything rental related....
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    This year W-B requires that vollies be fully...

    This year W-B requires that vollies be fully vaccinated and I assume that staff must be fully vaccinated too. Last season the public had to wear "face coverings" which usually meant a buff or...
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    Well done. Tow thumbs up.

    Well done. Tow thumbs up.
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    In BC it is a provincial health order (to enter a...

    In BC it is a provincial health order (to enter a restaurant). In theory the door guard is supposed to check your BC QR code with an app and check ID. Out of country can show their ArriveCAN...
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    Are you looking for every week or just once in a...

    Are you looking for every week or just once in a while? A couple of years ago I was looking for a winter Monday to Thursday place but I ended up buying instead.
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    It's a breezy 126KMH at 7th Heaven.

    It's a breezy 126KMH at 7th Heaven.
  17. What is a Legal Winter Tire in B.C.?...

    What is a Legal Winter Tire in B.C.?

    A legal winter tire (on a standard passenger vehicle or a four-wheel/all-wheel vehicle) MUST have at least 3.5 mm of tread depth.

    A winter tire must be...
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    I wish I could find the clip on Global News. To...

    I wish I could find the clip on Global News. To paraphrase "stay out of dirty America; no free test for you!"

    If you're in Washington for a day trip then you're unlikely to test positive until a...
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    My GF likes to do day trips to Bellingham so I...

    My GF likes to do day trips to Bellingham so I suggested she get tested here (Langley) and when she gets the results it's road trip time. Sadly, our Minister of Health was already on it and there...
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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...
  50. 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...
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