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Old Dec 18th 2020, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
A lot of people must be trying to apply for the BC COVID benefit, applications opened today, but the website keeps timing out for me, or sits as a wide page waiting.

Reading comments online, the website crashed pretty early on it seems.
I knew that would happen, everyone logging in at once trying to get their money before the end of the year.

My car insurance is due Feb 28th so I will apply for mine then, we have until June 2021 to apply for it.
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I knew that would happen, everyone logging in at once trying to get their money before the end of the year.

My car insurance is due Feb 28th so I will apply for mine then, we have until June 2021 to apply for it.
I am not going to sit and refresh and refresh, I tried it didn't work, so I will wait a couple days, traffic should die down once the initial rush is over.

We pay our car insurance monthly, its due every month




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Old Dec 18th 2020, 6:14 am
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Glitter Bomb 3.0

This guy gets better and better every time.

Back story he had porch pirates steal packages, police wouldn't do anything about it even with video, so he made high tech glitter bombs for the porch pirates, oh and its all recorded....This years version is more high tech, and includes such features as fart spray and skunk smell.

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Old Dec 18th 2020, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I knew that would happen, everyone logging in at once trying to get their money before the end of the year.

My car insurance is due Feb 28th so I will apply for mine then, we have until June 2021 to apply for it.

Reading posts on reddit from people who managed to get to the application, sounds like application itself is poorly designed, apparently every field that is entered is validated before letting you go to the next field, oh and apparently for birthday, you have to go back month by month from today.

Sounds a lot like the disability website we use each month to report income, it has the same issues people are describing.
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Old Dec 18th 2020, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Glitter Bomb 3.0

This guy gets better and better every time.

Back story he had porch pirates steal packages, police wouldn't do anything about it even with video, so he made high tech glitter bombs for the porch pirates, oh and its all recorded....This years version is more high tech, and includes such features as fart spray and skunk smell.

https://youtu.be/h4T_LlK1VE4
That's brilliant!
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That's brilliant!

Pays to be an engineer like he is...ha ha



In other news, BC Liberals have some real winners in their group, well not really winners, and I am so not surprised the MLA is from Kelowna.
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Old Dec 19th 2020, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by Danny B
I knew that would happen, everyone logging in at once trying to get their money before the end of the year.

My car insurance is due Feb 28th so I will apply for mine then, we have until June 2021 to apply for it.

Works perfectly today.. Takes about 10 minutes, but if you have your notice of assessment, drivers license and banking info all in front you, could probably do it in 5.

It's pretty simple, one application per family, so if married or common law need spouses info as well.
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Went to Vernon today, only went to the pet store there, but just before entering Vernon there is this mobile home park on the left side on a hill, there was someone dressed as Santa waving to all the cars.

The pet store in Vernon isn't too bad, has all the basics one would need for dogs, cats, fish, birds and reptiles. Certainly better than any of the places in West Kelowna or Kelowna fish wise. Vernon kind of looks like a quaint little town.

Looks like about 40,000 people live in Vernon, and the hospital looked fairly good size.

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Old Dec 20th 2020, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Went to Vernon today...
Any sign of that medical dog family that used to frequent these parts?
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Any sign of that medical dog family that used to frequent these parts?
Negative.


But speaking of Vernon, 2 Vernon residents got a deal on Dragon's Den.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon...rusn0.facebook

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Air Canada had an oop's this morning at YVR. From what is being reported maintenance was taxing the aircraft from the hangar to the gate, and gave the engines a little too much power and ended up in the mud.



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Old Dec 20th 2020, 2:37 pm
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13 minutes of cringe.


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I watched a minute or two and I fear for society. These Instagram influencers are particularly annoying grifters who will shill anything for anybody. Integrity is optional.
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Parcel arrived today. Bizarre combination of contents. Door knobs/lock set and Japanese curry solid blob thingies.
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