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lad last won the day on February 26 2016

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  1. I decided to go to the local Pow-Wow at the Standoff Reserve for the first time to see what it was all about: I sat down and the Chief came up to me, laid his hands on my hand and said: "By the will of the Elders and the Great Creator - you will walk today." I told him I wasn't paralyzed, But I did have a small bunion on my left foot. He came back and laid his hands on me and looking skywards, earnestly repeated his mantra: "By the will of the Elders and the Great Creator - you will walk today." Once again, I told him there really was nothing wrong with me. After much chanting and drum beating, I stepped outside. And WHAT THE ****? ‎ MY CAR WAS GONE !!!!
  2. I have never posted a hot spot and never will. It does nothing for the fish either.
  3. The trillion will not kill your grass if you spray every second day as long as you mix it at the correct ratio. If you are starting out I would keep making rounds and spot spraying any weed that looks like it is not dying every three days. You are going to need to spray the clover more that the other weeds.
  4. I spot spray everything on the lawn from the beginning. Spray all of the Clover on the heavy side with your trillion in the morning just after any dew is gone. Clover likes low nitrogen conditions too so get a fertilizer that is very high in nitrogen when you are trying to "clean up" the lawn. Go heavier with it and i would pass on the slow release types too. Keep the lawn short and Mow often, not that your going to have a choice after the high nitrogen content fertilizer.
  5. T&T 3wt 7'6" with a classic double taper for the small dry flys that deserve a bit of grace and quite often a better caster than I. My only regret is I did not get it with a down locking seat.
  6. Why would it cause the launch to be shut down?
  7. You need to show them a land location like an acreage, farmland or Golf course with your name on it like a property tax bill where it would be legal to do so. You need to sign for it and they need to keep track of where it is being used. The fear is that some people will use it in a harmful way such as spraying way to much of it just before a big rainstorm and it being washed into the storm sewers etc. and going directly into the rivers. In their eyes you can not handle the responsibility but every golf course and farmer can. At one time it was not like this and the weed and feed and other types of herbicide worked well but they outlawed it and only the biggest users still have access. Imagine how many thousands of gallons of the stuff is used just on the golf courses in Calgary..... If you do use it just read all directions and be very responsible with its use. Lots of reading material on line. The active ingredient is 2,4-d and you can still buy it in some consumer products but it is so watered down it ends up costing much more. Bought 10 liters at a time ends up costing about 21 cents per liter instead of 15.00 $ per liter.....75 times as much!
  8. A 10 liter jug of Trillion from UFA is currently 129$ Par 3 is also 129$ for the 10 liter jug. I was told at UFA they are the same and have bought both and could not detect any difference.
  9. Was not posted anonymously. There may be several threads with this exact topic but coming from a different angle.
  10. I would bet the writer knows Kevin or winston much better......
  11. I personally hope that ATV's are banned on the Eastern Slopes for able bodied users. Aside from that many also believe no one does more damage to an environmental cause than the fellow being discussed. An Open Letter to the Crowsnest Journal FB page : There are hundreds of thousands of OHV users in Southern Alberta and over 1.5 million ATV's registered in all of Alberta. You are one little person with an aggressive agenda hidden behind a facade of long hair and pseudo-science. Your free little page here on FB, and what is written on it, is often found repugnant by many decent, considerate people in both the conservation and OHV camps. The fact you haven't held a job for 3 decades speaks loudly of your reliance on others to support you; the same way you rely on a certain personality type to support your page. Most of the cocky little comments and replies you've made on this post and many others also prove your outright agenda to misrepresent the facts in order to facilitate your need for recognition. In fact, your narcissism only exacerbates the real issue here: you. YOU are a detriment to the watershed you so covetously proclaim to be warden over. Your undermining of a common belief held by the majority of wilderness users, that all groups deserve recognition and the opportunity to experience the wilderness however they most wish to, and not to be the recipients of the derision and finger pointing you so absolutely excel in, will cause further distrust of you. I mean, why be more open about their legal and thoughtful pursuits on the Eastern Slopes when they have you and your fb shaming tactics to contend with? I've spent enough time reading your posts on your horse and pony page and laughing at mean little tantrums, laughable attempts at journalism and a childlike persona. I won't spend any more though. You've proven again..and again....that my valuable time will be much better spent in assisting citizens who passionately care about their pastime, other people AND the environmental protection process. I encourage all OHV users to do the same. Ignore him long enough and maybe he'll go away? Not likely I know. But if you stop feeding him, perhaps he'll starve. I learned something very important today. No, not on that FB page. It was at an event....an important one for all ecologically inclined people of our area. I learned that one person, no matter how unbalanced and out-spoken, will never make a difference in the big picture. What will though, are the positive, impactful public displays and communiqués which are so well received by the general public and will continue to gain headway and popularity.
  12. Great advice above. Go to a good electronics shop to buy your material and get good advice on solder and flux, never acid core. If you don't currently own a soldering tool get a pencil style rather than a gun. 100.00 will get you one that will last the rest of your life. Watch a few you tubes on soldering as its a great skill to have. Don't melt the solder, let the solder flow to the heat.
  13. Par 3 or similar is the way to go for sure. Best thing going if your target is broad leaf weeds like dandelions. Give each weed a very slight spray with a container with a pump to pressurize and in a couple days they are dead. 73 mls/ gallon(very inexpensive to use) is good but if you make it stronger it will kill your grass too or stuff like quack grass... Keep the lawn as healthy as possible and cut low and you will choke out the quack grass over time too. Irrigation systems are very efficient users of water and make for a healthy lawn so if its an option do it. The companies that spray lawns now are not nearly as effective as they once were because of not being able to use 2,4-d in residential areas. Millions of gallons of herbicde with 2,4-d like Par 3 are currently used in agriculture and of course heavily used at the golf courses in your area but is not now sold to home owners so find someone with an acreage or farm to get it. Dont use it if you think its going to rain with in a couple of days. Just use it in a responsible manner and read the directions.
  14. That is not a ban..... are they not just asking people to restrict usage?
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