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Oink Mar 22nd 2020 4:14 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I'm thinking, in the next couple of months condos in Florida are going to hit rock bottom. It's has to decimate the southern part of the state.

scilly Mar 22nd 2020 4:30 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12824458)
London Drugs CEO is confused about the toilet paper hoarding. He also notes they are seeing a huge increase in credit card use, but unsure if its because people are afraid to touch cash or if people are resorting to credit card because they lack cash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ture=emb_title

Meanwhile other stores are insisting on no cash, only debit or credit card accepted.

OH found that at Best Buy on Thursday for a $14 bill that he would usually pay by cash, and at out Safeway/Sobeys yesterday on our weekly shop.

PLUS all the stores are refusing to accept customers' own bags .... you have to have their own plastic bags. AND London Drugs charged their usual 5c per bag. Neither Safeway not LD would allow OH to pack his own bags.

After all these years of trying to get rid of plastic!

Safeway/Sobeys had no toilet paper, large baking potatoes, tinned tomatoes, no fresh meat in the butcher department............... or eggs.

scilly Mar 22nd 2020 4:38 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12824717)
BC Legislature is meeting on Monday for a one day session, looks like they plan to release their plans going forward and might be providing some additional assistance to those on disability, what that will be is anyone's guess.

"Details on a financial relief package for renters, low-income residents and those on disability will also be announced when the legislature meets for a one-day sitting on Monday."

https://globalnews.ca/news/6712482/c...sing-supports/

At-least the BC government is thinking of these things, because for the poorest and those on provincial disability the federal plan largely left these groups out.


There will be 10 members plus the Speaker and a Committee Chair present ...... that's a quorum. All parties have agreed to this, and members attending will be ones who can get there without having to fly.

The Feds are have a session of Parliament on Tuesday ...... similar deal. Only the minimum quorum of members plus the Speaker. I think their quorum is 20, all will be from ridings within driving range, and all parties have agreed to this.

I understand that all motions and laws put forward by the government in both cases will pass unopposed. That's great as most of the bills seem to be money-connected.

Jsmth321 Mar 22nd 2020 4:39 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by scilly (Post 12824853)
Meanwhile other stores are insisting on no cash, only debit or credit card accepted.

OH found that at Best Buy on Thursday for a $14 bill that he would usually pay by cash, and at out Safeway/Sobeys yesterday on our weekly shop.

PLUS all the stores are refusing to accept customers' own bags .... you have to have their own plastic bags. AND London Drugs charged their usual 5c per bag. Neither Safeway not LD would allow OH to pack his own bags.

After all these years of trying to get rid of plastic!

Safeway/Sobeys had no toilet paper, large baking potatoes, tinned tomatoes, no fresh meat in the butcher department............... or eggs.

People need to stop panic buying, but its hard as people see low stock, so they buy more and the cycle continues.

A lot of complaints online about Save On cancelling delivery orders or not being able fill them completely. Every time I tried the Save On website is crashes on me, Spud works but has no delivery days available and their prices are insanely high. Amazon has really nothing food wise.

I just don't want to go out as going out = higher chance of catching this thing, but eventually we will need to get some more food.

I did quickly go to a store yesterday to grab something and ffs why can't people stand back, 6 feet people, not 2 feet, and don't bring your entire family to the store, leave the kids at home.

In California in the area my mom lives, its 1 person per family rule in place for many of the grocery stores, no groups permitted, limiting how many can enter the store.



Oink Mar 22nd 2020 6:22 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
This virus stuff has magically reversed time. It has turned me back into a 16 year old going down the rec with a bottle of White Lightning.

dave_j Mar 22nd 2020 6:33 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12824888)
This virus stuff has magically reversed time. It has turned me back into a 16 year old going down the rec with a bottle of White Lightning.

White Lightning... cheap, a bit like me.


dbd33 Mar 22nd 2020 12:16 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by scilly (Post 12824853)
.............. or eggs.

Massive oversupply of eggs here, chickens keep churning them out, not going to work so can't sell them. Come and get a few dozen.

Teaandtoday5 Mar 22nd 2020 3:58 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 12824888)
This virus stuff has magically reversed time. It has turned me back into a 16 year old going down the rec with a bottle of White Lightning.

when did you change your profile picture? Isn’t the world confusing enough at the moment?? Can’t we rely on anything anymore???:yawn:

ann m Mar 22nd 2020 3:59 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12824857)
In California in the area my mom lives, its 1 person per family rule in place for many of the grocery stores, no groups permitted, limiting how many can enter the store.

My friend in Spain says they have this rule. And you can be fined 600euros if non compliant or found to be out with no good reason. Spain rapidly going downhill this week. Italy quite terrifying

ann m Mar 22nd 2020 4:06 pm

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Anyone else have teenagers or young adults in the house who suffer from anxiety. My two have pretty much refused to watch the news in tv since they were in their mid teens. It’s was too depressing, and boring.

So I don’t know where they are getting their information now. Piecemeal via social media. I find myself having to feed news and facts, and guidelines to them in carefully worded texts so as not to freak them out but to get the seriousness of this across.

There would likely be a generation or two that simply don’t tune in to BBC or CBC or any other large national (reputable?) news outlet - and are still very slow to this party.

Tumbling_Dice Mar 22nd 2020 4:25 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
State of emergency declared in Nova Scotia

magnumpi Mar 22nd 2020 4:55 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by ann m (Post 12825170)
My friend in Spain says they have this rule. And you can be fined 600euros if non compliant or found to be out with no good reason. Spain rapidly going downhill this week. Italy quite terrifying

We been told it will go away when it gets warmer, that’s BS as Spain isn’t exactly snow covered is it !!

Jerseygirl Mar 22nd 2020 5:04 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Some condo buildings in Toronto have put a ban on all deliveries apart from food and meds. So far ours has asked to restrict online ordering. My daughter has a 5 yr old at home and is trying to keep her occupied by ordering games, puzzles, crafts etc. Online school lessons begin this week...hopefully that will occupy her for a while each day.

spouse of scouse Mar 22nd 2020 5:08 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by magnumpi (Post 12825192)
We been told it will go away when it gets warmer, that’s BS as Spain isn’t exactly snow covered is it !!

I don't know why some people keep saying the warmer weather will see this virus off. In the past month Australia's gone from 5 confirmed cases to 1,353. The fact is that there is no evidence that warm/hot weather will kill this bloody thing.

Danny B Mar 22nd 2020 5:11 pm

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This is purely speculation and my gut feeling, but I feel as though BC is on the verge on implementing a full lock down, similar to Spain & Italy within the next few days.



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