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March 13, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
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my baby is cuter than yours..

Time to revive this thread with Shirk and I's entry:

(photo credit @studio86design ) @vonbonapparel

Jan. 11, 2016, 12:46 a.m.
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Furnace repair company recommendations ? (North Vancouver)

Fan on furnace is acting up (not staying on). Old furnace, needs maintenance, might be time for replacement.

Any recommendations for a reliable furnace repair company that is quick and honest? (we are in North Van)

April 16, 2015, 10:19 p.m.
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Squamish Terminal Fire

from district of squamish website:

Update (9:55 p.m.) Fire update: the Vancouver Fire Boat is now on scene. The boat that was in dock has been pulled safely away, and there were no injuries amongst the crew. Squamish Terminals crew are also all accounted for.

Vancouver Coastal Health is reinforcing the Shelter-in-place message:

Stay indoors with doors and windows closed;
Turn off ventilation systems if possible;
If you must travel outside, cover your nose and mouth with a wet towel;
Do not try and go out to observe the fire.

Anyone exposed to the smoke who experiences difficulty breathing, particularly those with underlying lung problems such as asthma or emphysema, should seek medical attention immediately.

Feb. 5, 2015, 9:16 a.m.
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Cypress ski hill conditions, winter 2014/15

Will any of the local mountains offer up any sort of compensation for pass holders?

They have a "guarantee" of a minimum of 100 operating days. Each day they are under means 1% off on next year's purchase.

http://cypressmountain.com/guarantee

Jan. 24, 2015, 9 a.m.
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Beer

Why? In protest?

statement on Pumphouse's facebook: "We'll have something craft beer orientated to replace it but we try and stay away from promoting conglomerates"

Seems like BS to me considering they are clearly promoting Granville Island for all Canucks games yet GI is part of the Molson Coors conglomerate, not to mention the main image on Hop and Vine's website is a tap with Stella and Leffe, which are both ABInBev beers.

Jan. 19, 2015, 11:12 p.m.
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Homebrew

Hops growing season is approaching! Does anyone have a lead on rhizomes? Last year I just got lucky dropping into Dans to find my a Centennial root there.

ordering not open yet at left fields (nor is there 2015 info). based on last year, looks like mid-feb ordering with shipping in april.
http://leftfieldstore.crannogales.com/catalogue.php

Jan. 7, 2015, 9:48 a.m.
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RCMP Press Release RE Skull Arrest

Story now on CBC local news:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mountain-bike-trail-traps-trigger-arrest-of-north-vancouver-woman-1.2892616

Dec. 12, 2014, 1:32 p.m.
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rockslide @ twin bridges

Ummm … they can get up past the dam, so I assume it is technically feasible.

No, they don't get past the dam anymore…

"The main purpose of the Seymour Hatchery is to enhance fish stocks in the Seymour River that have been cut off from their traditional spawning grounds by the construction of the Seymour Falls Dam."
http://www.seymoursalmon.com/whatwedo.php

Dec. 10, 2014, 4:33 p.m.
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rockslide @ twin bridges

video from slide area: http://bcove.me/bo02wllu

Dec. 10, 2014, 4:32 p.m.
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rockslide @ twin bridges

update from the actual land manager (https://www.facebook.com/metrovancouver)

Seymour River Rockslide

Update: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Conditions in the Seymour River and at the rockslide are stable.

Pooling of water behind the partial blockage has caused flooding of trails and forested areas next to the river. This has created potential risks to public safety and resulted in a number of trail closures. Hazard assessments are underway, although it is clear that the area around Twin Bridge presents significant danger to people using trails in the vicinity.

Trails unaffected by the flooding will be reopened when assessments are complete.

Public access to potentially hazardous areas remains closed (and all Metro Vancouver watersheds are currently closed as is the practice during periods of heavy rainfall). Hikers and visitors to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve are strongly urged to respect the closures as identified on extensive signage and by on-site staff.

The naturally occurring slide occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, and comprised some 30 - 50,000 cubic metres of rock. Several very large boulders, including one the size of a house and estimated at 3,000 tonnes, along with other rocky debris partially blocked the river. Monitoring of river flows and the slide has determined that the partial blockage has stabilized and the channel has widened, allowing for additional flow to pass unimpeded.

- Flooding of trails and forested areas in the Twin Bridges area has created dangerous conditions for hikers. Trails are closed to all public access. Closed areas and trail access points are clearly signed, and major routes are staffed.
- The public is urged to respect the closures for their safety and the safety of watershed staff.
- Potential for flooding arising from the rock slide remains low.
- Heavy rainfall is increasing water levels in the Seymour River and in water courses throughout the region - the rockslide is not a factor in that increase.
- Monitoring of the rockslide and its impacts continues.
The drinking water supply remains unaffected.

Dec. 10, 2014, 10:39 a.m.
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How much do you know about financial independence?

They fund it by selling your data to the Black Helicopter people. (Not that I have anything against Black people or Helicopters)

From http://investorjunkie.com/54/mint-com-review/ :

"How Does Mint.com Make Money?

The service is free to use, and there are no hidden fees; this is otherwise known as the freemium model. You might be asking, “How does Mint make money from this free service?”. Well, they make money by offering “ways to save” or make you money by recommending various financial services in which they get a referral fee. Additionally, you can now sign up for premium access to your credit report.

Mint also sells the aggregate (not your individual) financial data to various providers. Things like: consumer spending, the average credit card balance, how many retirement accounts a user may have, etc. It must be stressed, the data is collected anonymously and does not reference back to individual usage."

Dec. 7, 2014, 2:10 p.m.
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rockslide @ twin bridges

photo of water level at twin bridges (on cbc news):

heli photo (ctv news)

Dec. 4, 2014, 9:24 a.m.
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When will it end?

Telus also told me they're going to start charging for overages next year.
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Good to know. Never really paid attention to it but looking through the last year's usage, it ranges from 90 to 160 GB (average of 122 GB), so we regularly use more than the 100GB included in our plan. The "trial" overage rates they have been charging customers in PG since July 2014:
5$ for 0-50 GB
15$ for 50-100 GB
25$ for 100-150 GB

http://www.telus.com/en/bc/get-help/account-and-billing/manage-usage/ffh/understand-your-internet-usage/support.do?topic=[HTML_REMOVED]subtopic=[HTML_REMOVED]context_customerId=18598704[HTML_REMOVED]conv_id=ViewHighSpeedUsageMappingAction[HTML_REMOVED]context_serviceInstanceId=30000863[HTML_REMOVED]context_serviceInstanceType=HSIC[HTML_REMOVED]conv_instance=com.telus.framework.web.controller.Conversation%254055be7f3

Dec. 4, 2014, 9:05 a.m.
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When will it end?

At least shaw tells you.

Was not impressed when I saw this month's Telus bill. I was also surprised, but when I looked at the previous month's bill, it included a visible notice on page 1 that the rate was going up by 5$/month (same notice on the january invoice announcing rate increase for Feb). I guess I don't typically look at the actual invoice for telus internet since there's never been a reason for extra costs (unlike utilities [HTML_REMOVED] cellphone): I just glance at the amount in the monthly email and only log in to online account if it doesn't match the expected amount.

Our rate on the January 2014 invoice was 47$, February was 52$, and now November is 57$
21 % increase within 10 months is NOT ok.

Previous to 2014, it was:
39$ for dec 2011,
42$ for July 2012
47$ for march 2013.

Nov. 21, 2014, 10:17 a.m.
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Jack Johnson bankruptcy

Its pretty horrible that his parents ripped him off that way. The fact it was his parents (as opposed to some random advisor), it seems rather normal that he trusted them with his money.
However, that doesn't change the fact that he is an adult and his financial well being is ultimately his own responsibility. Even if you trust someone to take care of an aspect of your life (finances), doesn't mean you should remain uninformed, which it appears he chose to be.
Error #1 was him giving away his power of attorney. You can have people help you without them having legal control…

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