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Old Jan 10, 20, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by painintheuk View Post
2. Left,

You had me so excited! Then I get to yvr and it's just rain 🤨. And delays.

No snow 😭😭
Meanwhile, in Alberta....
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Old Jan 10, 20, 11:24 pm
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Good time for habs to snap the losing streak... Sens up next.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 1:18 am
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Meanwhile, in Alberta....
Yeah, not looking forward to -33C. I should have stayed in Portugal... Or at least gone to join @canadiancow in Vegas for the weekend.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 2:06 am
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Still could
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Old Jan 11, 20, 1:56 pm
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Anyone know of a hire car company thatíll put a G1 or G2 holder on as an additional driver assuming main renter holds a full G?

Okay G1 is somewhat ambitious but thought G2 might be possible? Avis said no, after the guy rang head office to find out what a G1 and G2 were.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 4:30 pm
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.... so whatís a G1 and G2?
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Old Jan 11, 20, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by yyckerr View Post
.... so what’s a G1 and G2?
I assume @jc94 is talking about Ontario


Class G1

Level One of graduated licensing. Holders may drive Class G vehicles with an accompanying fully licensed driver with at least four years driving experience. Subject to certain conditions.

Class G2

Level Two of graduated licensing. Holders may drive Class G vehicles without accompanying driver but are subject to certain conditions.

https://www.ontario.ca/document/offi...rivers-licence
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Old Jan 11, 20, 6:52 pm
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I assume @jc94 is talking about Ontario


Class G1

Level One of graduated licensing. Holders may drive Class G vehicles with an accompanying fully licensed driver with at least four years driving experience. Subject to certain conditions.

Class G2

Level Two of graduated licensing. Holders may drive Class G vehicles without accompanying driver but are subject to certain conditions.

https://www.ontario.ca/document/offi...rivers-licence
Yeah, think it may vary. 05I and 05II in Newfoundland for example. Basically non full driving licenses.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 7:22 pm
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Got it.

Here we have "L" and "N".

L means you are a learner and N means you drive a McLaren. Or something like that.
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Old Jan 11, 20, 7:38 pm
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Here you have 5GDL -> 5. The former means you're too cheap to pay to (take the road test to) upgrade your license since there's barely any practical difference
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Old Jan 12, 20, 11:57 am
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While I love the panoramic views, there's one big problem with being at a 150m altitude in the Lower Mainland and it's a four letter word.

That word is "snow".

Anytime Environment Canada warns of the possibility of snow over higher terrain, we know that means us. Explicitly us. They may as well just say our names and address.

So when I woke up this morning to the unmistakable sound of the city snow plow edging along our street, I knew what to expect. And there it was - almost 10 cm of the disgusting white stuff. Eeek!

But while I was sipping my morning cappuccino, savouring the smell of baking baguette and starting to contemplate actually getting showered and dressed, there was knock at the door. Okay, a press of the Ring doorbell.

Lo and behold, two enterprising youths dressed for the weather and fully armed with shovels. Before they could even start their pitch Ms. Boh said "Absolutely!" and off they went. Fifteen minutes later, the deed was done and the hard working lads went away richer.

It's little moments like this that restore my faith in the next generation.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 12:22 pm
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Lo and behold, two enterprising youths dressed for the weather and fully armed with shovels. Before they could even start their pitch Ms. Boh said "Absolutely!" and off they went. Fifteen minutes later, the deed was done and the hard working lads went away richer.
They are just going to spend it on pogs and angrybird gold.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 12:52 pm
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In other news, who here in Southern Ontario got a nuclear alert at 7:25am? I saw the lack of an actual leak and went back to bed but many people are upset.

Dubious IT?
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Old Jan 12, 20, 8:04 pm
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In other news, who here in Southern Ontario got a nuclear alert at 7:25am? I saw the lack of an actual leak and went back to bed but many people are upset.

Dubious IT?
Well all did, here in Ontario.
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Old Jan 12, 20, 8:05 pm
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#sportspuck Buds get eaten by Panthers

Buds just got their butt handed back to them by the hungry Panthers.
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