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  1. My response was to the questions he asked in his post... How many of the 43,000sleds sold in 2020 were in Ontario? How many new sleds sold in 2021? How many ordered in Ontario in 2022?
  2. Those numbers would be from the manufacturers and the dealers.
  3. Like saying I left my truck running in the mall parking lot while I went shopping for a couple of hours. I can't believe it wasn't there when I came back.
  4. I've never heard of a requirement to be able to see behind you. Like you said down the sides. I can't see behind the sled trailer, the boat, the RV or the horse trailer. Nobody ever could until those cameras became available.
  5. I seem to recall one situation quite a while ago where someone offered to be a groomer operator for a club. It turned out that there wasn't any trail access from his home so he would take the groomer home at the end of a run and park it in his yard until the next day. Basically he was creating a personal groomed trail from his home to the actual trail. I think those are "the old days" and not something we really see happening anymore but there is still the perceptions of permit buyers to deal with. I can't count the number of times I was doing trail patrol and people believed I was supplied with a sled and fuel to do it.
  6. I have the OEM windshield mounted mirrors on my Cat...They work well for me. On a previous sled long ago (skidoo) I had the handlebar mirrors and didn't care for them at all. If I am checking for the rest of my group to be behind me I will either slow down / stop in a spot wide enough to let others pass. If they are my group they will do the same. If not they will pass. OR I will check the mirrors when we are in a bend and I can catch a view of the side of the sled.
  7. That's thanks to the fees the credit card companies charge the merchant. The sad part for the merchant is the fees all vary dependent upon the card used. Amex is the highest of the bunch. If you're a large retailer such as Canadian Tire you can negotiate lower card fees but the small guy is stuck so with them cash is king where they get the full value for their products. The most egregious one is CPP. If what I and my employer put into CPP was invested on my own rather than forced to let the federal government mishandle it I would be vastly better off than the pittance I get today. People should be able to opt out of CPP as long as they can show they are contributing to a locked in RSP at the same amount. Trudeau also wants to start calling it a Federal Benefit.
  8. Shhh. That's the Great Reset which includes Wealth Redistribution and a heavy reliance on the federal government to take your money and spend it inefficiently for you.
  9. negotiate the price before you disclose financing or cash
  10. We had an account at a local gas station for groomer fuel. At one time there were people making accusations that club members were filling their personal vehicles at the expense of the club. There have been people that believed the club supplied sleds and fuel for those doing trail patrol and were upset about that saying where do they sign up.
  11. There are so many ways a business could adapt. I was surprised more didn't do like you said, a fire and some music makes it much more appealing.
  12. A horse or a cow will trim that grass even faster
  13. I drove by Mt. St. Louis Moonstone on Tuesday and was surprised how much snow was still on the hills.
  14. Whoever wrote this needs to learn basic English, spelling and grammar.
  15. Part of the challenge of stocking a large parts inventory is that eventually if not sold it becomes essentially worthless. You also have the cost associated with having it in stock and hoping someone buys it. When Wye Heritage Marina was sold a few years ago they had a huge $ value for in stock parts on the books. When examined as part of the due diligence a very large portion of those parts listed at full value were essentially worthless from being very old.
  16. Wild Bill at Rosseau Rd. and family go above and beyond. My first time reaching out to Bill was phenomenal. I had trailered to the Seguin to ride with friends. My sled wouldn't start. Fortunately I also had my wife's sled in the trailer and was still able to ride. That afternoon when we got back to the trailers I called Bill and asked what he thought I should check. He told me that they were about to close but since I was close he would wait for me to get to his place. I got there and he thought it might be something as simple as frozen gas line or similar. He would leave it in his heated shop overnight and check it the next morning. The next day he went in early and it still wouldn't start. He started work on it and ended up replacing the spark plugs that Jack N Jiills had put in (wrong ones) and it fired up right away. The bill was more than reasonable especially considering staying late and starting early. I got to ride my sled that day and it ran great. He's my go to sled guy.
  17. Fear not... it will be solar panel powered and can stay in the air forever... unless it gets cloudy
  18. I remember about 2005 we were looking at trying to add to our power feed to our data centre. York Mills and Don Mills area. Toronto Hydro told us it couldn't be done since the infrastructure in the area was already at capacity and there weren't any plans to upgrade the already very old components. Now imagine trying to add chargers for thousands of cars.
  19. Shoot them dead and put a very big knife in their hand. You feared for your life. I have two locks on the coupler and a wheel clamp on each of the wheels. Hopefully that's enough to get them to look at someone else's.
  20. OHIP covers the hospital bills... which are likely the most significant if there's a serious injury.
  21. I have been to a couple of sites like that but since I was just there for the day it was waived. For them it was a condition of employment and employees were subject to random testing after that.
  22. The corporate medical insurance in the U.S. is far different than what we are used to. Company policy can even have mandatory drug testing. I managed a U.S. based team for a few years. The company paid part of the medical insurance the employee paid the rest. One of the things that was prevalent was lack of coverage for pre-existing conditions. One of the team was struggling financially due to uncovered prescriptions for his wife's pre-existing condition. Then they also had an opportunity to reduce their premium portion for not smoking or drinking and if they attended a one day good health seminar they also saved a significant amount. One of the team missed the seminar due to business travel and I had to intercede on his behalf to get him the discount conditional on attending the next seminar. I can see where there may be an impact on premiums or coverage based on participating in motor sports without a helmet. After all it is the US.
  23. I do it every year and I've never had any issues. Squirt on the soft cloth and rub gently with just one or two fingers using new spots on the rag frequently. I always rub from the outside edges of where the permit was toward the middle so I don't spread residue beyond where the permit was.
  24. I'll be spending lots of money on lots of other things...
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