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bats Dec 15th 2013 1:56 am

Local newspaper stories
A little self selected bias here but three stories in this weeks local press interested me.

One was a about a deer being shot while it was swimming.

Second was the trial report of a fox hunt, on horseback, being carried out without a license

Third was a bull elk on private land being shot from the roadway with the carcass left behind.

Hunters eh? Not very sporting.

The rest was mostly Christmas stuff, house fires, missing ammo at the Pen, and many bad teeth in Emerge.

What's happening in your world?

ExKiwilass Dec 15th 2013 2:11 am

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someone got shot
someone was murdered who was "known to police" (ar ar)
there's an affordable housing crisis
some let an exotic killer fish in Deer lake, AGAIN, ffs
what if the pipeline ruptures again?
what if there's a tanker oil spill?
Turns out people don't like buying houses near pipelines
BC Hydro rates are going up, and the school district has to find more money for heating/power that it doesn't have

BristolUK Dec 15th 2013 2:36 am

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Announcement of new prescription catastrophic drugs program means that from next year New Brunswick will no longer be the only province without one.

Turkey drive already met its target.

Anti-fracking protests continue.

New 'roundabout' working well.

Oink Dec 15th 2013 2:36 am

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It looks like the Boris Bike scheme for Vancouver might be in trouble before it starts. :thumbdown:

Flogger Dec 15th 2013 1:17 pm

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The town council has decided to renovate the town hall, rather than spend the money putting in traffic lights at the top Main Street.

Janice and Wilma,will be running the old timers christmas lunch this year. Time and date provided.

Jsmth321 Dec 15th 2013 1:34 pm

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The town I live in is more or less boring, so the news is generally boring. I think the paper comes out 1 or 2 times a week, not sure since I don't subscribe. But here is what is leading on the website.

Styrofoam debris litters Howe Sound

Fire Hall and Ice Rink upgrades axed for 2014

New Fees for Snowmobile users introduced

Zoe Bell Dec 15th 2013 2:33 pm

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someone got shot and the mayors a bit dodgy , allegedly :)

Jingsamichty Dec 15th 2013 2:59 pm

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A 31 year old man painted "I LOVE YOU MUM" in 6' high letters on his mum's fence.

MillieF Dec 15th 2013 3:37 pm

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Yes, I share the Drug Plan headlines with Bristol, along with the fact that we are 'creating a centre of excellence' ....a 15 bed treatment centre for young people with mental health issues.

Oh, I nearly forgot, our Mayor sang 'What a wonderful World' at the Red Hat Reindeer Luncheon...

ann m Dec 15th 2013 4:01 pm

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Cafe Roubaix gets to keep its name...

Local merchants gather to discuss the opening of Walmart...

Cochrane Humane Society invite you to bring home a furry friend for the holidays

I remember one Halloween, someone went on a "criminal spree" and smashed about four windows of local businesses - we're hardcore out here

montreal mike Dec 15th 2013 4:52 pm

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the most exciting bit of local news we have had lately was a swingers club catching fire in the basement at night and the fire dept rescuing 'patrons' and them emerging half naked on the pavement covered in blankets

fire down below ;)

plus the predicable news of innocent women wearing headscarves being insulted by ignorant racists and how the government inspired QC charter of values is behind all this nonsense :(

and every now and again some person, known to the cops, got snuffed out the Champlain bridge is being patched up lest it collapse entirely
3. a major water main, installed 80 years ago, has broken and burst
4. a major pot hole alert, since they are seldom filled
5. Government corruption and municipal kickbacks

Danny B Dec 15th 2013 5:11 pm

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Originally Posted by bats (Post 11037035)
What's happening in your world?

Just a murder, nothing too bad

Shard Dec 15th 2013 7:37 pm

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Simon Legree Dec 15th 2013 7:40 pm

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The Border Patrol seizing another half ton of pot out in the desert. It's almost a daily occurrence.

BristolUK Dec 15th 2013 11:58 pm

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We have a new garbage sorting program. It's not just wet/green and dry/blue anymore. And it's mandatory.

Unfortunately it's not simply glass, paper, plastic in one and everything else in the other.

We now have to rinse yogurt pots and put them into blue/recycling. Ditto for Styrofoam meat trays. We are actually required to wash garbage before throwing it out. Using up water. Hot water. :confused:

We used to recycle grocery bags by putting food waste in them. Not now. Two sheets of newspaper so particularly thick wet stuff seeps through and sits smelling in the bin until collection day.

Coffee grounds in single cups go in blue but coffee grounds in filters go in green.

Broken glass can be wrapped in newspaper. Food waste can be wrapped in newspaper. The former goes in blue, the latter in green.

But no more than two sheets. Bags have to be clear so they can see the right garbage is in the right bags. And presumably they will count the sheets of newspaper. :unsure:

Tissue/kitchen paper goes in blue unless used, in which case it goes in green. I'm sure we can all think of how this stuff has been used so it needs to go in green, but why would it ever go in blue if it's not used?

So that's three different things that could go in blue or green with no way of the collectors telling just by looking through the bag.

Non compliant bags :eek: are rejected with an orange sticker and you have to re-sort or have it removed at a cost of $100 - now being enforced.

Not surprisingly, illegal dumping has increased. Especially of bags with orange stickers.

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