I know you're out there. Give a shout out. I travel all over this beautiful province. (Although I tend to be somewhere in the kootenays most of the time)
Welcome BC bears. (I knew I wasn't alone)
Kurt you're in Castlegar! I'm up the Slocan Valley, less than 30mins away.
I'm doing the same things I've always been doing. Working and taking care of my kids.
I'm not sure if I'll be gardening this year though. I got divorced over a year ago and it's a bit much for a single bear with no free time... Ive got seeds, and space, but it looks like all I can manage is fruits and nuts for the time being.
Kurt, I work for the railroad. I go wherever they need me. One of the perks of the job is that I can live pretty much anywhere. I chose the Slocan Valley.
Hello BC bears! I'm near Seattle now but grew up in BC and visit every month or two, you know, before the border shutdown. Spend most my time around Langley or Kelowna.
Anyone know of good hot springs around Slocan Valley? The wife has been looking for such and I figure you got some
Hey Rambo Skillz!...Wife and I are off grid up on the Lionshead plateau building our custom timberframed earthship!...You'll have to stop by when yur in town!
Unless you got the coronu!!.... cheers!..... Flatearthship Bear
Kootenays here. Working most of the time but would gladly come out for a weekend meet up.
Builder Bear living in Kamloops, BC.
Looking for 80-320 acres to start a small community in the interior. Get at me if you have any interest in being involved.
If I had dual citizenship I would have left Canada a long time ago! Maple is my location, American describes my moral beliefs. Maybe one day I'll meet a nice American girl and live the dream.
I'm close to Nelson not far from Castlegar. I'd love to come out and see the place sometime.
and I moved from the Chicago burbs with my wife and 2 small children in 1980 to Kaslo....my Uncles owned a sawmill....shoot me a message @ firstname.lastname@example.org when you want to stop by....working on the garden mostly right now ...
If any one is interested in getting together I was thinking we could meet up on May 30th at Douglas Park in Langley or somewhere else if anyone has a better loaction
Any bears in the Kootenays have interest in camping over the May long? I usually go with a group of buddies out to the Duncan every year but a lot of them are prayerpalegic this time around.
@little-lady-bear I feel similarly to you. This plandemic has been a huge blessing, I now know exactly which of my friends I can trust when things get tough and I am in the process of coercing them to start a community together. I have been looking at the east shore of Nelson/Riondel/Crawford Bay/Gray Creek. Property isn't too expensive out there and it is nice and secluded.
So @ursadelta has clarified that the site is not compromised and I’d like to apologize for the false info.
What are the chances of one day a bunch of us buying a plot of land on Vancouver island or somewhere we can build a bunch of 10 x 10 buildings or yurts? It would take a lot of trust. We would have to get to know each other before this. We could avoid debt as it is expensive over here and my wife doesnt want to move to far away from our families.
This can be either the best or worst choice of your life. While I encourage you to explore the idea of communal living, buying land on a "gentlemen's agreement" is not recommended. I have seen people who were friends for life grow to hate each other over land disputes. I am currently talking about buying land here in the Koots with friends, we have known each other for years and have a high degree of trust but even then the lines will have to be drawn up from the beginning if it is to go ahead.
When buying a large piece of land and splitting it among multiple people you should always divide it up and agree on property lines beforehand. This prevents squabbles that can arise for a million different reasons: someone has to move away, disagreement on which areas are communal and which are private, conflict over personal space, grazing area vs growing area vs living area, etc. etc.
@mapleamericanbear yeah you're right. It would have to be a plot of land that we can subdivide if needed. unfortunately on the island, there are many land reserve restrictions where you cant even divide 100 acres. Eastern B.C would be ideal seeing as I believe that western secession will leave Vancouver area and possibly the island for India or China. Just thought I would put the thought out there. Right now I will focus on building relationships with bears and others. I remember getting my friend a job with me one time and that really took a toll on our relationship.. Can't imagine living with someone like that. Thanks for your advice!
@dahlia-bear yeah I definitely need time as well to save more. it is cheaper northern island to an extent, I like Black creek area near Comox. I live in Port Alberni and the house and land prices are rising and really getting out of hand. 5 acres bare land is on average 300k. Its too bad we didn't have 2 million to buy Ragley farm in Sooke. I find it really hard to justify spending what this housing bubble requires.
also if anyone else wants to they are welcome to come out here is the address
5403-5409 206 St, Langley City, BC V3A 2C5
Hey fellow lower mainland bears I just found this site. Are any of you still free for a meet up this weekend May 30th? I'm in Langley but willing to commute to a agreeable meet up spot.
Any one want/need a great dog that has out grown my time and attention. 4th child on the way and a wife with her hands full of 3 boys. Not fair to the dog any longer. She deserves more.
Serious considerations only as I would expect from Bears.
Hey was thinking of trying to set up a meet sometime this month or early next anyone interested?
New to the group, looking forward to upcoming meet ups!
I live in Ladner
In Langley BC I'm down to meet up sometime
@outdoor-enthusiastic Awesome, we should hang.
@matthew-szunyik I know I can make anything work around my schedule. My weekends are mostly errands.
hey there, 38 year old brazilian, father of 2 girls, resident of Burnaby, but looking to take my talents somewhere else as the boot has knocked my behind at home. Quite unfortunate, but we only control our minds, not our spouse's. Been looking at Langley area for rentals preferably farm land with a room to crash where I can be a helpful labor hand to someone perhaps. Learning new skills, woodworking, gardening and growing food, plus got a full solar power off-grid setup that I bought to install myself at our house, but now screw it, I am taking it with me wherever I go. Still working from home on the computer nerd job, and on occasion need to go to North Vancouver to check-in to the cubicle. but Lord willing one day I shall be free.
A meet up would be amazing. Weekends, Saturday or Sunday are both fine.
@bearzilianbear Not mine, but I saw this the other day. Doesn't quite fit what I'm looking for but sounds as you described.
Ok I am thinking saturday at around 1 ish if that woks for people but for those who cant make it I can also be there on sunday at around the same time for anyone that cant do the saturday
@matthew-szunyik Saturday at 1pm Douglas Park sounds good.
@bearzilianbear That happens a lot I've found. I'm in the midst of finding new acreage to rent on, it's a struggle. If I see anything up your alley, I'll give you a heads up. Have you posted "looking for," ads? There's such a hidden rental market out there, all the best places don't advertise and will often find you.
@matthew I'd be able to go on Sunday same time or later Saturday. This Saturday up to 2 pm I got something with my daughters.
@eric-longstreet good idea, I presumed incorrectly looking for ads didn't get much love, but you make a good case for it.
Hi there BC bears !
I don't often reach out on chats but I thought I'd give it a try since this is a great community! We are looking for land to start a family. I am from Nova Scotia, my boyfriend's from Alberta, we live in Vancouver and are looking to get the heck out of city's. Looking for a few acres around $50-100ish range.
I was wondering if anyone has some rural property location recommendations in BC hopefully near a nice community
Thanks in advance !
Looks like those plans never came together, understandably with all the BS going on with the masks.
However, like BB said, if you know what to say and how to say it....
I'd love to get together, so let's try this again!
Been lurking here for a while and haven't posted yet. Matthew, I'm guessing you're referring to mandatory masks, increased restrictions, etc.? I haven't had any issues while not wearing a mask or visiting family (I live in Maple Ridge). The most "push back" I've had going maskless was an employee at Shopper's who kept walking by and staring at me, too cowardly to say anything. Most people don't want to wear them, but also don't want to be the only one not wearing one. Stay maskless and keep crushing, guys.
As long as you can charmingly and politely say Thank You, and I'm Exempt, most stores dont bother arguing. The only place i was turned away, was the most shocking to me, a christian run tool store.And if you are interested in the legal arguments, i found this to be interesting. Having said that, dont emotionally argue with law enforcement, even if they're wrong.https://truth11.com/2020/11/24/canadian-charter-rights-individuals-empower-yourself-know-your-rights-understanding-how-covid-19-measures-violate-your-charter-rights-stand-up-canada/
I have not worn a mask once yet during this. Every place I go I say I am exempt, or have a mask exemption, and that's it. Now with the latest provincial health officer's order Costco at Burnaby started refusing entrance unless one wears mask or a face shield. The man at the door argued they offer the option of a face shield if you claim medical exemption for mask. I declined. He said 2 day costco is their alternative if you do not wear a mask or faceshield. I put some effort there going through the legal arguments I lay below, but it is a waste of time with the guy on the door. I did not go deeper because it took me by surprise, I thought it might actually be a good option to get home delivery to the jewish err sorry... maskless guetto (it isn't, they do not offer full product selection), and I was not prepared, but thinking again, I should have, and will. The key is to insist and to get the manager out, the one guy that is ultimately liable for the call being made at the door, who will use his CEO's statement as shield, but it does not matter because corporate policy has no jurisdiction over federal law, nevermind God-given rights, and I will elaborate below.
The main thing here that I have come to realize is that provincial health orders by Mrs. Bonnie Henry are not law, and police, being law enforcement, will not do anything about it, except to keep the peace in case of retards that decide to get into altercations with Walmart staff and outspoken flat-earth dudes that opt to publicly challenge the 14 day quarantine by going full Savonye on RCMP officers saying: "you cannot handle my truth, admit your mind is gravy!" and the likes. We will be fine, just take a deep breath, regroup and pick your battles. Hill to grow on, not hill to die on yadda-yadda. Back to topic, Mrs. Bonnie Henry's orders directly violate the charter of rights and freedoms section 2:
2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association.
The order directly infringes on freedom of association and peaceful assembly.
My strategy is going to be to claim religious exemption. I will do that in the form of a notarized sworn affidavit, giving notice that my religious faith prevents me from wearing either mask or faceshield as principle, from biblical prophecy on the Revelation of Jesus Christ chapter 13 verses 16-17, as it aludes to the mark of the beast, the so-called mandates preventing men and women from trading unless they carry the "mark/mask". It infringes on the charter of rights section 7 right to life, as denying me the right to buy food for my family is a threat to life. It also violates the Canadian Human Rights Act that says (section 5) "It
is a discriminatory practice in the provision of goods, services,
facilities or accommodation customarily available to the general public
(a) to deny, or to deny access to, any such good, service, facility or accommodation to any individual, or
(b) to differentiate adversely in relation to any individual,
on a prohibited ground of discrimination." and the prohibited ground of discrimination could be health condition, or free religious expression of not wearing a mask.
I will also support the claim with the Queen's oath, where she swears the following:
Archbishop:"Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and the other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs?”. Queen: “I solemnly promise so to do.”. Archbishop: “Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgements?” Queen: “I will”. Archbishop: “Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel?” Queen “All this I promise to do.”
I am basing this document on a template from Alphonse Faggiolo I got from Crrow777radio.com and am adapting from USA law to Canadian law references, and what I could gather from a Liberty on the land podcast from Curtis Stone with Cal Washington (https://libertyontheland.com/liberty-in-the-land-ep-02-cal-washington/) that goes over some of the historical paperwork from Canada's BNA act 1867 to 1982 Constitution.
I will need 2 witnesses for the affidavit (that will witness I am the one I claim to be and provide their addresses) at some point when I am done, and then it's off to the races. Roll the dice as Charles Bukowski would put it, to the end.
"If they ask about a mask just say no claiming an nonexistent exemption for a non existent virus is just playing a dumb game you won't win."
Yeah, I get it. I disagree about not winning though. Plus, I seriously have "muth be nithe" going on in my mind now. I would love nothing more than not having to rely on any grocery store. Costco is just the first one to take it to that level. Winning to me is bringing food home and not negotiating with the devil. I will not let the fag touch my knee. With that said, I'll play their legal jurisdiction game when convenient, if it means I get to use it to uphold my core values. If it doesn't work then fine, I'll try something else. What would you suggest a Babylon dweller do to feed and protect his or her family if one can't walk away from his job and go live off-grid today? Call me a loser, weak man and husband that cannot lead his wife and daughters out of the destruction, no hard feelings, I know my shortcomings. If you don't have any solutions, then I appreciate the criticism, but it doesn't change anything. I'm way past the point where I care about being shamed by anyone, when I know I am not violating a single man's or woman's rights. I prefer to operate without breaking terms and conditions, that's all. Sometimes some people need to be reminded what they signed up for when they're wearing different hats and facial garments in public.