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The Great Salt Famine of 2017

Jan. 5, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
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WTF is wrong with people?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3161889/following-salt-chaos-on-day-1-city-of-vancouver-to-hand-out-new-supply/

Jan. 5, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
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you know its been minus a bunch for weeks now but we don't use much salt up here

Jan. 5, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
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you know its been minus a bunch for weeks now but we don't use much salt up here

Salt is only effective up until about -5C which is what is causing Saltmageddon to happen now. We have been hovering at 0C to -5C for the past week so people are panicking to get rid of the ice without the usual Lower Mainland rain to thaw it out.
If more of them had shoveled their sidewalks when it snowed, this would be much less of an issue.

Jan. 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
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Ft Mac is :lol:ing

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Jan. 5, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
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WTF is wrong with people?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3161889/following-salt-chaos-on-day-1-city-of-vancouver-to-hand-out-new-supply/

It's Vancouver, you're surprized? :greedy: :rolleyes:

Freedom of contract. We sell them guns that kill them; they sell us drugs that kill us.

Jan. 5, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
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Salt is only effective up until about -5C which is what is causing Saltmageddon to happen now. We have been hovering at 0C to -5C for the past week so people are panicking to get rid of the ice without the usual Lower Mainland rain to thaw it out.
If more of them had shoveled their sidewalks when it snowed, this would be much less of an issue.

interesting beta

well it IS vancover so I think alot of people do not own snow shovels

we have been about -20 for quite awhile but now its finally gona snow

a bit … and then get even colder

Jan. 5, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
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Looks more like that was in Richmond. Just sayin…

I drove through the neighbourhood around Boundary an 22/29th. The road has 6" deep ice ruts and it's literally off-roading in the jeep to navigate on really lumpy ice across the whole road. Quite fun, but I'd hate to try it in a 2wd Honda. Had to drive through a couple lawn chairs in the way on the parking lane to let another guy in an FJ pass by.

Jan. 5, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
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Exactly what I expected from city people. Might be the same crowd that think Black Friday is also a Canadian thing.

Jan. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
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These people will be so fucked when it's an actual emergency

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Jan. 6, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
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why are they all Asian???

http://www.epiccyclist.com/

Jan. 6, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
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becuz Vancover has so many people form asia?

Jan. 6, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
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I think it was the "free" part of the salt that drew the hoards. Vancouverites seem to lose their minds with anything that is free.

Jan. 6, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
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people in Vancouver will wait 6 hrs in the freezing cold for anything free… people shoveling sand from Kits Beach now. This place is f[HTML_REMOVED]cked.

:canada:

Jan. 6, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
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Funny I work near MetroTown and all the side streets are a nightmare. North van seems to be on top of it.

Was this madness because it was free? Bought a bunch of salt at iranian tire two days ago. Skids of the stuff.

People always ask me what's the phenomenon
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Jan. 6, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
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I heard on the cbc last week that salt had sold out every where in Vangroovy

removing free sand from beach will cost you 2K

If I was in Vangroovy I could just wear my Caulk boots, some of the posties in PeeG do that in certain conditions

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