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    Cable cut since 2004 (same time DSL became...

    Cable cut since 2004 (same time DSL became widespread in many BC small towns). Currently with a sub to Netflix and Prime, use ExpressVPN to access content outside our region and for torrent...
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    This.

    This.
  3. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Hah! Yep. I was puttering in the yard earlier...

    Hah! Yep. I was puttering in the yard earlier this week, and was looking at a bed, and thought, 'hey, maybe I can take some compost and turn it in now. Snow's been off the ground for almost 2 weeks...
  4. Thread: Trucks.

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    Mark me another that likes the soft opening of...

    Mark me another that likes the soft opening of the tailgates. The new work 2500 chevy has the auto open one, no idea why it is necessary except all the heavy electronics to make it auto perhaps...
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    Coif'efe

    Coif'efe
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    It they would locally stock it, I would always...

    It they would locally stock it, I would always have a few at hand. After a hard sweat, nothing better than an ice cold moosehead.
    But in the evening accompanying a meal, we tend to a solid german...
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    Seriously? That's fucked. First they screw around...

    Seriously? That's fucked. First they screw around with the beta ar pants by removing the full side zip, and now no bibs? Maybe they'll keep some proper SV shell bibs with their guide/patrol line.
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    My 30yo doc martens are still going strong....

    My 30yo doc martens are still going strong. Working 4yrs everyday in the hotels during uni, now they come out once or twice a year. Once they were broken in, they are as comfortable as any footwear I...
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    SHINJUKU MUTHA FUCKA!

    SHINJUKU MUTHA FUCKA!
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    The trifecta still is working in our favour:...

    The trifecta still is working in our favour: Space to fuck up, Resources to consume, Procreation is still positive. Until one of those elements are stressed, genius/stupidity has nothing to do with...
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    What do you need tenure when the lot size is...

    What do you need tenure when the lot size is 1017km2? I mean, WB only has a measly 33km2
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    Heh. Local S.Slocan area PoPo just wanted an...

    Heh. Local S.Slocan area PoPo just wanted an excuse to stop in at the Hungry Wolf Cafe.
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    The interest alone on all the borrowed capital...

    The interest alone on all the borrowed capital used to secure the orders on the goods in those containers is likely a boatload of cash. For the CN rail line here, when the train is stopped, after an...
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    I wonder when the last time that canal was...

    I wonder when the last time that canal was properly dredged.
    Haven't spoken to dad yet about this fiasco, he spent much of his late teens and early 20's as an ABS on various cargo ships going...
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    DRITTSEKK DOWNHILL!!!!

    DRITTSEKK DOWNHILL!!!!
  16. Heh. A DUI in Canada falls under the criminal...

    Heh. A DUI in Canada falls under the criminal code, so it is always either a summary or indictable offence. It is up to the prosecutor mainly to determine if it is a summary offence (1st charge, no...
  17. We have Indictable offences and Summary offences....

    We have Indictable offences and Summary offences. Indictable can be either jury or a judge, while summary offences are usually only presided over by a judge. There are many more nuances, that I'll...
  18. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Any apiarists in here? For the first time in my...

    Any apiarists in here? For the first time in my expereince, it seems like we have a small honeybee colony in our compost bin. We have a couple of those conical composters, and I rotate them so that...
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    Just talked ti dad last night. He live 8hrs away,...

    Just talked ti dad last night. He live 8hrs away, still in the family home. Mom passed 6ys ago this Sept. He told me he was up on the roof sweeping the chimney Saturday. But it's OK, his buddy of the...
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    I must say I really enjoy my TTS/speed turn2.0...

    I must say I really enjoy my TTS/speed turn2.0 with TX Pros for touring. I also love my leather wasatch duckbills for meadowskipping in either switchback X2 on metal edged XC, or on true skinnies...
  21. Going from the southern 48 to AK falls under some...

    Going from the southern 48 to AK falls under some form of treaty along the alcan hwy. The restricted weapons (handguns and some others) are the big issue concern, but as long as the declaration is...
  22. I was thinking the same thing... But if...

    I was thinking the same thing...



    But if this is true, you must have come through the Waneta border crossing and not Nelway. I always had issues with going south through Nelway.
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    Seems the crowding is going on most everywhere....

    Seems the crowding is going on most everywhere. Lots of new folk in the bc here too, both sledders and skiers/boarders. Locals lamenting their tracked out honeyholes that they've had to themselves...
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    Well, the end of the saga happened today. Got a...

    Well, the end of the saga happened today.
    Got a note a couple days ago apologizing for mixing up my return - had to remind them upon receiving an email that I had received my return in Dec (true...
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    We've only ever had outside cats growing up, with...

    We've only ever had outside cats growing up, with lifespans that varied from a few months, to almost 2 decades. They also ran the gamut of only showing up for a snack and a scratch once in a while,...
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    Our sled deck is aluminum where the scratchers...

    Our sled deck is aluminum where the scratchers run. Those steel scratchers on Al put my teeth on edge. The sled trailer we use sometimes has a wood deck, and it has lots of gauges from those double...
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    Careful which cable scratchers you get. I've got...

    Careful which cable scratchers you get. I've got a set on mine that are stiff as fuck and do a great job. A work sled got a different cable scratcher with a softer (smaller diameter?) cable with some...
  28. We would consider a family season's pass if the...

    We would consider a family season's pass if the nearest big ski area was closer, but Sun Peaks is 280km round trip, so fuel for a day trip would be about $35 with the car or $50 with the truck. Day...
  29. And sometimes the greatest act of matrimony is...

    And sometimes the greatest act of matrimony is refraining from rubbing their nose in it.
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    The Flying Dutchman!

    The Flying Dutchman!
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    I'm not saying it will ultimately sort itself out...

    I'm not saying it will ultimately sort itself out cause we can't let it. The interface is too large, for both rural residential and agriculture interests. It bleeds over and we tend to wield the...
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    Neither of these arguements are correct. The...

    Neither of these arguements are correct. The biggest influence that prevents 'balance' is humans. With regards to wolves, they will self regulate given time, but we aren't that patient. Usually the...
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    Land management descisions are incredible...

    Land management descisions are incredible complex, and not getting any easier. Everyone has an opinion about what they want their version of wilderness to be, but how is it determined which vision...
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    None are mine - I suck with the camera. I've seen...

    None are mine - I suck with the camera. I've seen a couple of pack take-downs from the air similar to the first 3 photos when working in the Ominecas years ago. The last pic of a hamstrung cow was...
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    Yup, the realities of the body do not tend to...

    Yup, the realities of the body do not tend to jive with our romantic notions of the spirit, for just about any flesh and blood aspect of our world. Mother Nature (heh) is amazingly beautify, but is...
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    Not sure of the WI wolf specifically, but the...

    Not sure of the WI wolf specifically, but the breeding period generally runs from Jan to the end of Feb. I suppose if you are trying to impact the population most severely in the short term, a hunt...
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    Was out last night on the XC trails, and there...

    Was out last night on the XC trails, and there was about 5cm of fresh snow over much of the upper elevation trails. A pack of at least 4 wolves were running over the whole area. Some tracks were a...
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    Regarding the boarding/care of the family hound...

    Regarding the boarding/care of the family hound and taking trips, we've never had any issue. We have a local doggy daycare/boarder that is fantastic and reasonably priced. Some of those boarding...
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    Ya, that's the one I got Dec 31st. 2 full months...

    Ya, that's the one I got Dec 31st. 2 full months and two emails later, and nothing.
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    Find a good local trainer, and get yourself and...

    Find a good local trainer, and get yourself and your son there a couple times to get the feel of training needs, and behaviours of a few different breeds. Make some connections and you might get some...
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    Sent off another email today. It's been since Nov...

    Sent off another email today. It's been since Nov since I sent in my beacons, for which I received one replacement. Last I received any correspondence for the second was Dec 31st. So given the new...
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    2 against 1 - yer fucked either way. So might as...

    2 against 1 - yer fucked either way. So might as well put your foot down and find a dog that fits your lifestyle/personality cause it's going to be yours anyway.

    Good luck!
  43. Yup. Climate models for ecosystems with regards...

    Yup. Climate models for ecosystems with regards to temp are pretty good and well accepted. The confounding part for those ecosystems is precip. Timing, duration and intensity are all big...
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    This keeps me biting my tongue when reading this thread.
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    With a minor FIFY, this ^^^

    With a minor FIFY, this ^^^
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    Sad truth is that when I was between 15 and 25,...

    Sad truth is that when I was between 15 and 25, not everyone in my community and age group survived driving, including some that weren't under the influence. Scares the fuck out of me when I hear my...
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    So today daughter is in jackrabbits for an hour...

    So today daughter is in jackrabbits for an hour this afternoon. My wife works the night shift, so she goes early up to the tracks. Reports back that the 5cm that fell last night hasn't yet been...
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    Mr Klassen with Cariboo Weather dude on that Jan...

    Mr Klassen with Cariboo Weather dude on that Jan 24th layer. Big variability from the Trophies to Valemount here. Time to limit the exposure.

    https://youtu.be/IquWuPshhkI
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    Add me to the list that will call someone an...

    Add me to the list that will call someone an asshole that doesn't clear the roof of their vehicle from snow and ice. I honk and laugh when they come to a stop, and the load comes sliding over the...
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    The recent storm cycle weighting on that Jan 24th...

    The recent storm cycle weighting on that Jan 24th weakness claimed a snowmobiler in the Pine Pass (Hasler) area last Saturday Feb 20th too. More snow/precip to come, with winds and temps rising, over...
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