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Nov 22, 2020 | 08:52 1 Local area smaller post offices overwhelmed with parcels from on line shopping.
Will sask lockdown prior to Christmas? 400 cases yesterday.
Can’t understand why hockey leagues still allowed to operate especially and yet only 5 to a household? That’s why people get pissed off.
Manitoba and Alberta have shut them down.
Priorities priorities!! Reply With Quote

  • SASKFARMER's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 09:00 2 Yep, you can get on a plane with 250 people yet your wife and you cant drive down to Florida together.

    You cant have more than 5 people in your own home but you can go to dinner with 6 at a restaurant.

    You can drive around in your truck with 4 people and your not 6 ft apart.

    Rules are weird and funny and people are starting to ask questions. Reply With Quote

  • Nov 22, 2020 | 09:02 3
    Quote Originally Posted by the big wheel View Post
    Local area smaller post offices overwhelmed with parcels from on line shopping.
    Will sask lockdown prior to Christmas? 400 cases yesterday.
    Can’t understand why hockey leagues still allowed to operate especially and yet only 5 to a household? That’s why people get pissed off.
    Manitoba and Alberta have shut them down.
    Priorities priorities!!
    Very poor standardization of the rules also. Here in regina, parents can sit in the bleachers and watch hockey games. For my daughters skating class parents have to sit in their cars in the parking lot.

    I imagine Moe will announce something this week. He will be under too much pressure and the odd man out in the country. Reply With Quote

  • Nov 22, 2020 | 09:08 4
    Quote Originally Posted by the big wheel View Post
    Local area smaller post offices overwhelmed with parcels from on line shopping.
    Exactly what's happening in our nearby small town. Friday there was a line looping around the inside of the post office, continuing out the door.
    Seems the rule makers haven't thought a single clamp down through. With every restriction they just condense more people into fewer areas. Reply With Quote
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  • Blaithin's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 11:16 5
    Quote Originally Posted by the big wheel View Post
    Local area smaller post offices overwhelmed with parcels from on line shopping.
    Will sask lockdown prior to Christmas? 400 cases yesterday.
    Can’t understand why hockey leagues still allowed to operate especially and yet only 5 to a household? That’s why people get pissed off.
    Manitoba and Alberta have shut them down.
    Priorities priorities!!
    Alberta hasn’t shut down hockey. High risk areas have, hockey is still going in all ages.

    I know a PeeWee team based in Rocky View and Mountain View county’s. Rocky is shut down for its risk, Mountain isn’t. The team is still playing hockey, just the three players who live in Rocky can’t play and all their practices and games have to be in the rink in Mountain View. The team was supposed to head out to bum**** east central Alberta this weekend to play. See if they take it with them.

    Most positives I heard of this week are from a senior hockey league.

    I’ve been doing a lot of my shopping online. Most parcels come to my road box or I have them sent to work with Puralator. Rarely do I need to go in to the post office.
    Last edited by Blaithin; Nov 22, 2020 at 11:24.
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  • Nov 22, 2020 | 11:19 6 540 Radio in Sask says that 1 in 4 residential mortgages in arrears.

    If so the Cerb buying spree is essentially over. Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 22, 2020 | 11:25 7
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaithin View Post
    Alberta hasn’t shut down hockey. High risk areas have, hockey is still going in all ages.

    I know a PeeWee team based in Rocky View and Mountain View county’s. Rocky is shut down for its risk, Mountain isn’t. The team is still playing hockey, just the three players who live in Rocky can’t play. The team was supposed to head out to bum**** east central Alberta this weekend to play. See if they take it with them.

    Most positives I heard of this week are from a senior hockey league.

    I’ve been doing a lot of my shopping online. Most parcels come to my road box or I have them sent to work with Puralator. Rarely do I need to go in to the post office.
    Ok I heard of the shutdown assumed wrongly it was all hockey. And heard of lots of spread in the senior league assumed if was a given it was included in the shutdown. Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 11:31 8
    Quote Originally Posted by Rareearth View Post
    540 Radio in Sask says that 1 in 4 residential mortgages in arrears.

    If so the Cerb buying spree is essentially over.
    Rare, extrapolate that number to the amount of apt rentals and commercial leases and auto loans that must be in a similar boat.

    And if thats in just sask, what are the numbers in the entire county.

    Where is errol or AE to update us?

    Canada is heading for a depression in the spring unless we are going to drop another $350B. Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 11:38 9 It has to burn down completely
    It is the only way outta this liberal shitshow
    Someone who thinks the budget will balance itself has the mastercard and checkbook
    Someone said this is happening all over the world because of covid
    No im sorry , its not
    This was happening here long before covid Reply With Quote
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  • Blaithin's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 11:39 10
    Quote Originally Posted by the big wheel View Post
    Ok I heard of the shutdown assumed wrongly it was all hockey. And heard of lots of spread in the senior league assumed if was a given it was included in the shutdown.
    They say “shut down” like it’s province wide. For the most part it’s areas surrounding Calgary and Edmonton that are higher risk.

    I assume their hands are going to be forced and they’ll have to shut it all down soon. Don’t know why we don’t go back to Stage 1 or whatever that was. Can’t keep track of what areas have what rules anymore.

    Schools have been shutting down certain grades when it comes in to a class. Out for two weeks and then back. Seems to be working alright. Everything is based on a division or county or company or organizations or leagues decision though. The province is doing very little. Reply With Quote
    Blaithin's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 11:40 11
    Quote Originally Posted by Rareearth View Post
    540 Radio in Sask says that 1 in 4 residential mortgages in arrears.

    If so the Cerb buying spree is essentially over.
    Pretty sure Alberta was something like 1 in 6 before the pandemic even started...

    Was some ridiculous number anyway. Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 11:57 12
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaithin View Post
    Pretty sure Alberta was something like 1 in 6 before the pandemic even started...

    Was some ridiculous number anyway.

    I think Covid has saved Alberta from seeing many of the real issues it is facing and was facing before the start. Reply With Quote
    Blaithin's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 11:59 13
    Quote Originally Posted by wmoebis View Post
    I think Covid has saved Alberta from seeing many of the real issues it is facing and was facing before the start.
    Just let’s some people stick their head back in the sand and blame federal politics a little bit longer. Once the pandemic is over they’ll be back where they were. Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 12:02 14 Blaithin, did Santa come early? Maybe you're on the naughty list this year. Reply With Quote
    Blaithin's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 12:06 15
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    Blaithin, did Santa come early? Maybe you're on the naughty list this year.
    Not yet. Should I be checking the mail this week? 🤔 Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 12:11 16 I hope you have a wood and coal stove. You're probably getting a railcar full of coal. Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 22, 2020 | 12:11 17 I don’t know or understand how or if it can be extrapolated.

    - 1 in 4 shocked me
    - is it this high because they could defer payments (or interest etc) so they did
    - same with Cerb, people took the money because they could
    So the above isn’t a true reflection of the market?

    - cabins, farms, second homes in high demand ( money staying closer to home ( vs stock markets.)
    - big snow storm is Saskatoon, and everyone on Cerb, unemployment insurance etc are offered snow clearing jobs ( trucks, graders, etc) but they decline or don’t want to go back to work= Worker shortage
    - this is contrary to a higher real estate market with higher asking prices and selling prices, with demand higher than supply?

    We seem to be waiting for the next Fed election. Expect more of the same, and the tag line will be “skippy will save us, look how much good has come averting disaster”

    I’m wondering after the next election ?
    - interest rates higher or lower ( best guess is lower first)
    - tax increases, what ever and where ever they can - they will
    - low inflation then runaway?
    - inflation will be managed by Feds through higher interest rates
    - business bankruptcies, and relocating to USA
    - lower birth rate = need for higher immigration for jobs most don’t want ( solidifying votes for next election aftermath)

    That all seems negative, but
    - we have a safe climate
    - high living standards, reasonable income levels
    - generally safe non violent society ( getting worse fast though)
    - Reply With Quote
    Blaithin's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 12:22 18
    Quote Originally Posted by farmaholic View Post
    I hope you have a wood and coal stove. You're probably getting a railcar full of coal.
    Hope not. I'd have to unload it! Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 12:28 19 A lot of this seems puzzling.
    Record household debt before Covid , job market not the greatest before either
    The Covid hits , and within month the house market takes off , sea doos and RV’s sold out .
    Now house market still on “fire” yet 25% ready for bankruptcy? Hmmmm
    I must live a sheltered live cause none of what’s going on makes sense at all . Reply With Quote

  • Blaithin's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 12:31 20
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    A lot of this seems puzzling.
    Record household debt before Covid , job market not the greatest before either
    The Covid hits , and within month the house market takes off , sea doos and RV’s sold out .
    Now house market still on “fire” yet 25% ready for bankruptcy? Hmmmm
    I must live a sheltered live cause none of what’s going on makes sense at all .
    There are some people who have been gainfully employed this entire time. Stable employment and low interest rates are attractive for buying.

    Doesn't make up for the part of the population that are bad with money though. Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 12:49 21
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaithin View Post
    Just let’s some people stick their head back in the sand and blame federal politics a little bit longer. Once the pandemic is over they’ll be back where they were.
    You dont run your farm like that idiot
    Neither do i
    “The budget will balance itself” comment shows his intelligence and budget skills Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 22, 2020 | 13:06 22
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    A lot of this seems puzzling.
    Record household debt before Covid , job market not the greatest before either
    The Covid hits , and within month the house market takes off , sea doos and RV’s sold out .
    Now house market still on “fire” yet 25% ready for bankruptcy? Hmmmm
    I must live a sheltered live cause none of what’s going on makes sense at all .
    Friend of mine was hauling boats from the dealer to buyer this summer. The way he talked, 1/3 of sales were guys getting out of existing boats into new to get lower monthly payments. Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 15:19 23 When I hear people asking for shut down I always wonder if they themselves will go home with no paycheck?
    Most of the time obviously not.
    If Moe shuts it down will he pay all those that have no income from the day they go home?
    Doubtful as the province can't print money or issue bonds that the BOC buys.
    Can Mr Treudau come up with another 350 billions?
    The liberals see income tax time comming fast and all those cerb recips get a big bill that will come out of any other support program they routinely recieve like child tax or welfare.
    He needs an election before that happens.
    Those chickens again.
    Always come home to roost. Reply With Quote
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  • Partners's Avatar Nov 22, 2020 | 15:52 24
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    A lot of this seems puzzling.
    Record household debt before Covid , job market not the greatest before either
    The Covid hits , and within month the house market takes off , sea doos and RV’s sold out .
    Now house market still on “fire” yet 25% ready for bankruptcy? Hmmmm
    I must live a sheltered live cause none of what’s going on makes sense at all .
    With all the negative covid shit on the news every minute of our lives.
    Maybe people think we are all going to die anyway. Buy and enjoy. Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 22, 2020 | 17:04 25
    Quote Originally Posted by furrowtickler View Post
    A lot of this seems puzzling.
    Record household debt before Covid , job market not the greatest before either
    The Covid hits , and within month the house market takes off , sea doos and RV’s sold out .
    Now house market still on “fire” yet 25% ready for bankruptcy? Hmmmm
    I must live a sheltered live cause none of what’s going on makes sense at all .
    My friend build stairs for a significant portion of new houses in Edmonton and he’s as busy as ever the last few months. Talking to the banker the other day and first time home purchase numbers are as high as ever too. Cheap rates are doing it apparently. Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 17:06 26
    Quote Originally Posted by Partners View Post
    With all the negative covid shit on the news every minute of our lives.
    Maybe people think we are all going to die anyway. Buy and enjoy.
    We know that isn't going to happen, but I'm getting tired of it already.

    Always thinking about my parents and the risk it poses to them, makes me take some extra precautions. Reply With Quote
    Nov 22, 2020 | 19:02 27 I plan to do my Christmas shopping locally, masked and sanitized of course. We have lost 5 local businesses in town since the start of covid and I'm sure there are many more on the verge of closure. I was in a well established local clothing store Thursday and couldn't believe my eyes. The store which is usually packed with endless options, was half empty and the owner was the only person working there. And for the 20 minutes I was there, I was the only customer . F going to the city to stand next to hundreds of strangers to save 10%. And yes the post office is the busiest place in town. We have done alot of online shopping in the past but I think we better shop local or local won't be an option in the future. Reply With Quote