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  1. Does that mean negatory to the injector flush?
  2. You likely see stronger breeding classes in the years to come with minimal fishing pressure this spring. Think of the breeding walleye that put the feedbag on after the spawn, with little to no angling pressure right after the spawn it could mean that there will be more breeding fish in the years to come. I doubt that the fry from this year's spawn will be any different then normal but there will be more spawning fish from this around to spawn again.
  3. The same day that Ornge airlifted a 37 year old man from Pembroke to Ottawa hospital, Ornge released this statement: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/air-ambulance-service-urges-ontarians-to-stay-home-as-it-transports-injured-in-atv-crashes/ Ornge, the province’s air ambulance service, is warning people to listen to public health officials and “stay home unless absolutely necessary” as it reports that crews across Ontario are beginning to transport patients injured in ATV crashes to hospital. There were 3 atvs at this scene. The one driver was taken by ambulance then flown to Ottawa. Second driver was charged with more than 80 mg per 100 ml of blood and the third driver registered a "warn" on the screen device. The point is not about drinking and riding, which is not right, the point is how many emergency people were involved with this one altercation. Every single medical officer of health, be it federal, provincial or municipal are asking people to stay home, isolate, and only go out if it is absolutely necessary.
  4. It's not just about social distancing. The actions from the provincial government are being done for more than 1 reason in fighting the spread of Covid 19. From a social distancing perspective going fishing by yourself or with people in your home is not an issue. At a time when we need our emergency services to be focussed on a true threat, staying off the waterways gives them one less thing to respond to. Kind of falls in line with the restricted fire zone in Ontario.
  5. Starting April 3 Ontario's entire legislated fire region will be designated a Restricted Fire Zone. One of the reasons is to ensure the province's emergency response systems stays strong. https://news.ontario.ca/mnr/en/2020/04/ontario-reducing-risk-of-fire-in-the-province.html?fbclid=IwAR2UtP3EiVmHN98DfmuztQyLpFu3jd7tjT2Fa1K0j79SEupPmnhz_1IlI7M
  6. https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus A boat launch is an outdoor amenity in Ontario.
  7. Not just public boat ramps in Ontario but all boat ramps, public or private are closed. It's a sacrifice we all have to make. And believe me, no one wants to get to the cottage more than I do right now. But my plan is to stay off the waterway so that first reponders don't have to perform a rescue or enforce social distancing guidelines. They have enough to deal with and I am thankful for their efforts. Along with anyone else whose is deemed essential. As for the Sea Tow poster, that is from the US where things are a bit different right now.
  8. Here is my personal situation. I have a water access cottage but also own a drive-to lot that has a wet slip boathouse. Inside the boathouse I have a boat hoisted up and sitting on beams overtop the water for winter storage. It would be no problem to put my boat in the water without the aid of a public or private boat ramp. So technically I could launch my boat without breaking the order. However, my opinion is they should be making all waterways closed off, not just the access to them but keep all boats off the waterways. Yes there will be some extenuating circumstances but stop all pleasure craft use. Currently our first responders are so taxed in these unsettling times. I don't think it's the best use of our first responders if they now have to keep an eye on the waterways and potentially rescue or enforce the social distancing orders on the water. The closure is until April 13. Yeah, it can and likely will be extended but, if we look at the big picture, we all need to sacrifice and our first responders need all the help they can get right now to focus on the true issue at hand.
  9. A few years ago, had this boat for 11 years now:
  10. Effective immediately, the 2020 Toronto Sportsmen's Show (March 18-22), which was set to take place at The International Centre in Mississauga, will not be opening. In the 73-year history of the Toronto Sportsmen's Show, this is the first time it has had to suspend the event. This action is being taken based on the recommendations made by the provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health and Peel Public Health to help reduce possible risk regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Attendees who have already purchased tickets will be notified by email. TSS staff will contact exhibitors as soon as possible with more information.
  11. VID_22100729_045932_831.mp4 Great thread, I use an offset barrel smoker and have no issue in cold weather.
  12. He said he was distracted. It was noon, he wasn't impaired and we have no cell service. He must have dropped something.
  13. Got another one. On Monday I was pre-fishing for a small tournament this weekend on my cottage lake and this 18 foot I/O bowrider goes by me at full plane on his way through a gap and into the next lake. I can no longer see the boat but heard a loud bang noise. I thought he may have been too close to the gap and hit rocks. I go to have a look and here he has missed the gap by 200 metres and his boat is wedged between 2 trees in the bush. It was raining so I was pretty much the only one around. I go over and he is climbing out of the rear of the boat with a pretty big gash in his head. The guy is lucky the windshield stopped him from being ejected from the boat.
  14. Very sorry that a life was lost. I think his quote would have been more compassionate if he left out the first sentence and started with "Out of respect..."
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