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Old Dec 18th 2013, 11:59 am
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Not the local paper but local radio.

This morning our second (expected) big snowstorm had begun, schools closed, warnings about driving conditions etc

The announcer/newsreader said advice was only to go out if essential. Then in the next sentence advertised that today was a seniors discount day at a named store.

This was not pre-recorded, but one of those sponsorship style things.

If he'd said "...sponsored by (store) who are holding a discount day..." then that wouldn't have been so bad.

But "don't go out unless essential....come and shop at our store today" just looks silly.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Not the local paper but local radio.

This morning our second (expected) big snowstorm had begun, schools closed, warnings about driving conditions etc

The announcer/newsreader said advice was only to go out if essential. Then in the next sentence advertised that today was a seniors discount day at a named store.

This was not pre-recorded, but one of those sponsorship style things.

If he'd said "...sponsored by (store) who are holding a discount day..." then that wouldn't have been so bad.

But "don't go out unless essential....come and shop at our store today" just looks silly.
typical

some of these announcers are brain dead

i despise the types who feel obligated to wear a constant pleasant smile and who report mundane stories as well as tragedies with the same facial expression and all they do is read a prepared script
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Old Dec 18th 2013, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by montreal mike View Post
some of these announcers are brain dead
I don't suppose they have much choice even if they did go to their boss and say "should I really tell people to stay home except for emergencies and trivia?"

But is nobody connected to the police ever thinking how can we discourage unnecessary travel via a medium encouraging people to do the opposite?

How about the marketing/advertising people? Don't they see an advantage in a common sense policy registering as such with their customers?

Perhaps this is another example of "it's the way it is" and not even thinking about it.
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Old Dec 19th 2013, 7:08 pm
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This morning our second (expected) big snowstorm had begun, schools closed, warnings about driving conditions etc

The announcer/newsreader said advice was only to go out if essential. Then in the next sentence advertised that today was a seniors discount day at a named store.
And then, later in the local paper I read of a decision made that during snowstorms, there would be no jail to/from court transfers as a safety measure.

Lots of public services were closed yesterday. Local and national gov, libraries etc.
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Old Dec 20th 2013, 3:58 pm
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An advert in the local paper advises of a truck sale of citrus fruit from 12:30 to 2:30 on Christmas Eve. Navel oranges and grapefruit will be available from the truck, parked opposite Tim Horton's, for $28 a box.
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Emu spotted on Highway 106 near Caribou ferry terminal
Updated on February 05, 2014 - Students travelling home from school Wednesday afternoon along Highway 106 near the Caribou ferry terminal spotted an emu standing...

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Old Feb 6th 2014, 4:00 pm
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Yet another story about people complaining of their cars being 'booted' after parking where they're not supposed to park.

This guy claims it's illegal interference with the operation of his property, or mischief, and he plans to test it by contacting the RCMP to charge the booters the next time he gets booted for deliberately parking where he's not supposed to.
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We had a lovely, albeit Wierd & hilarious, possible "UFO" sighting story recently. I have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up. In vain. ;-)

Otherwise : Multiple car pile-up on highway 15 victims were transported to hospital. ... Er, Duh? ... ;-)
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We had a lovely, albeit Wierd & hilarious, possible "UFO" sighting story recently. I have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up.
No follow up. Either the aliens have been back for those who saw them or the government has them locked away somewhere.
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No follow up. Either the aliens have been back for those who saw them or the government has them locked away somewhere.


Our thoughts entirely!!

We have prepared our tinfoil hats & wands just in case ;-)
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Local people complain when their cars are towed so the city can plough the streets.
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Local people complain when their cars are towed so the city can plough the streets.

It does make sense...I mean look at the pile of snow the city has been busy dealing with....if people park on the streets, it makes it difficult for the ploughs to get around


http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.c...m-city-streets

Additionally...

Lindsay superjail on lockdown after riot in unit

Woodville minor hockey president facing child porn charges

National news......

Teacher who played drums in Harper's band charged with sex assault



http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...379/story.html

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Family members that died in a fire are suspected to have been murdered.

No injuries were reported after a van rolled over.

Hospital unable to confirm how newborn baby died.

Clearview school division is trying to decide what buses to buy for it's fleet, the main issue is big versus small.

Son of parents / sister that died in the fire quoted as saying he knows what happened.

Same man releases clarification statement later to say he doesn't know what happened.

Town of Stettler garbage collection switches to street fronts from alleys.
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