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Pacific Northwest Bears

British Columbian Bears

Started by Christobear in Pacific Northwest Bears 8 months ago

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) 

I live in the Fraser Valley
8 months ago
Hey Outdoor Enthusiastic!....Kootenays, eh??....We are off grid and building an earthship near Castlegar....What's up with you in these amazing times?...
8 months ago
I'm on Vancouver island mostly. currently in the lower mainland building a last minute garden as a prepared-not-scared hedge against the holocough! 
8 months ago

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. 

7 months ago
I live in the lower mainland in langley
7 months ago
Yo Christobear!...what are you workin' at out there in the Slocan?...we're just plugging away at year 5 of our earthship build...we got 2 dogs that just love kids!...you'll have to stop by one day!...
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago
Kool!...a Choo choo Bear!....I love trains!...grew up in the Chicago burbs...trains were a major fact of life...we'll have to get together sometime...we have a FB page dedicated to our earthship build if you want to check it out...Earthship Pavo Natura....
7 months ago
Fraser Valley, in  Langley.
7 months ago
I'm in Greater Victoria.
7 months ago
@balconyamishbear   I'm in Mission, running a landscape gardening business
7 months ago

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

7 months ago
Grew up in Castlegar, lived in Victoria for 15 yrs, Slocan valley is where I’m at now! computer retarded Carpenter/Handyman. won’t be posting much for content but thought i would let the bears here know that there are more in the woods! 
7 months ago
And Tyler ainsworth hotsprings is close to Nelson maybe 45 min from slocan valley, you’ll love the cave 
7 months ago

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   

7 months ago
@kurt-brisske   Would love to see progress shots of the earthship! That's too cool
7 months ago
Hey....you can check out progress pic at our FB page  Earthship Pavo Natura...just scroll back before this coronu nonsense to see earthship stuff...just check the pics!....cheers!...
7 months ago
I’m in Victoria! Nice to see there are Bears on Van Island
7 months ago
@dahlia-bear  Nice, I grew up in Campbell River and lived in Victoria for 4 years, then migrated to North Vancouver and am now situated in Mission!
7 months ago
@outdoor-enthusiastic  Oh nice! Mission seems lovely
7 months ago
Any lower mainland/fraser valley bears want to possibly get together and meet up sometime
7 months ago

Kootenays here. Working most of the time but would gladly come out for a weekend meet up.

7 months ago

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.

Peace Bears 

7 months ago
hey MapleAmerican Bear!...where 'bout's in the Koots?...I'm originally from Chicago area...are you a dual-ly as well?,,,we are just outside of Castlegar....off grid and building an earthship...stop by!...
7 months ago
Hello all, I'm in Sooke with my wife and little man.  Very happy to have found this growing sleuth.
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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 @ bearalertkurt@gmail.com when you want to stop by....working on the garden mostly right now ...


7 months ago
Yesssss a bear group!
7 months ago
What’s up PNW Bears I’m in Victoria, nice to see a bunch of BC Bears. 
6 months ago
Hey Bears! It's awesome to know there's so many of you guys close by. I'm in Vancouver!
6 months ago

@christobear

 hi! what made you choose Slocan Valley? I'm hoping to find some like minded bears in the interior somewhere to move in the same community
6 months ago

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

6 months ago
I live in Port Alberni right now. Would love to possibly meet up with some Victoria bears sometime. 
6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

@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.

6 months ago
@mapleamericanbear  yes i hear you......i only have two friends as it turns out that are not brainwashed! ugh! well i guess two is better than zero!! i have been drawn to that area too! i was looking for a handmade broom the other day and couldn't find one for the life of me.....then i just looked at the crawford bay broom place! i figure its a sign so i will plan a road trip up there this summer to check it out.......id love to live near a trusted bear community
6 months ago
@matthew-szunyik  Hey Matthew, I live close to Douglas Park and could make it on the 30th. I've got a wife and 2 kids too if anyone else wants to join. It's a big open space with a Bandshell stage if we want to make a scene. :)
6 months ago

So @ursadelta  has clarified that the site is not compromised and I’d like to apologize for the false info. 

6 months ago

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. 


6 months ago

@steven-steinbach

 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.

6 months ago
@steven-steinbach  I would definitely be down if we all knew each other well beforehand,  to avoid potential gamma drama. And I agree with MapleAmerican Bear that we would have to have firm Lines drawn and ground rules set going into it so it doesn’t turn into an annoying roommates sort of situation. Also, give me like 2-3 years to save up money, haha. Even a bunch of people going in together is gonna be insanely expensive here on the island without a mortgage. But it’s a great idea. I guess probably more the north island would be ideal since it’s cheaper
6 months ago

@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. 




6 months ago
Check out LandQuest.com there’s some great deals out there. Cheap stuff is usually pretty remote. That can either be great or a pain in the ass, depending on commitment level. 
6 months ago

@balconyamishbear if you are still able to get together on the 30th what time would you want to meet up?

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

6 months ago
I'm totally free that day so how about noon? I also have some vegetable seedlings if anyone out there wants to do some trades. 
6 months ago
sounds good lets meet under the clam shell stage
6 months ago
Hey bc bears small town country guy here looking for like minded bear friends in the lower mainland to hang out with. Shooting for the homestead life soon
6 months ago

@balconyamishbear

@outdoor-enthusiastic  

 @matthew  

   

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. 

Keep crushing!

6 months ago
@canadianrockiesbear  I am still going to douglas park at noon I will be under the band shell
6 months ago
@canadianrockiesbear  @balconyamishbear  you still planning /able  to come out?
6 months ago
Shit. I'll be there in 10 minutes. Got distracted with space stuff  I'll be there.
6 months ago
Alright I am wearing a grey jacket with a green toque on 
6 months ago
Thanks for the meet up. Hopefully one of many. Until the next time Matthew! Take care.
6 months ago
When's the next Lower Mainland meet up?!
5 months ago

Hey Bears, 

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. 

DreadNaught Bear

4 months ago

Hey was thinking of trying to set up a meet sometime this month or early next anyone interested?

3 months ago
I am interested. I have Sundays and Monday's off if it's a daytime event. Could also do an evening thing if anyone wants to crush some beers or something.
3 months ago
ARE ANY BEARS IN HERE FROM KELOWNA? LOOKING FOR PLACE TO RENT FOR 3 WEEKS STARTING WEDNESDAY
2 months ago

Howdy!

New to the group, looking forward to upcoming meet ups!

1 month ago
Where you at Jeeper bear?
1 month ago
I live in slurrey but im working around the interrior this month
1 month ago

I live in Ladner

Tradesman here.

1 month ago
was thinking about having a meet up on the weekend of november 14 somewhere in the lower mainland would anyone be interested?
1 month ago
It's awesome to see so many Bears in my neck of the woods. Besides the literal bears that keep getting at my compost. I'm a 33 year old Carpenter in the Maple Ridge / Mission area and always looking to meet new people. 
1 month ago
Meetup sounds good, hope i can make it!
1 month ago


In Langley BC I'm down to meet up sometime 

1 month ago
I am thinking douglas park in langley unless someone has any other suggestions and witch day would work work best saturday or sunday?
1 month ago
@eric-longstreet  I'm in Mission as well! @matthew either or
1 month ago
Hello BC bears!! We're in Kootenay Bay and would love to meet fellow bears. If you're ever passing through Crawford Bay, stop at the store and say hi to my husband Jim, he'd be thrilled!
1 month ago
yes i'd love to come!
1 month ago

@outdoor-enthusiastic  Awesome, we should hang.

@matthew-szunyik  I know I can make anything work around my schedule. My weekends are mostly errands.

4 weeks ago

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.


4 weeks ago

@bearzilianbear  Not mine, but I saw this the other day. Doesn't quite fit what I'm looking for but sounds as you described. 

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rds/apa/d/bdr-view-suite-on-horse-acreage/7224295970.html

3 weeks ago
For sure, thanks Eric. Called and texted him multiple times since last week, no answer. All good. On the hunt.
3 weeks ago

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 

3 weeks ago

@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. 



3 weeks ago

@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.

3 weeks ago
Any  powder loving Bears going to Revelstoke for opening day? Let me know if you want to plan a trip for Big White or anything else this year.
3 weeks ago
@matthew-szunyik  Afraid I won't make it today. Something came up.
2 weeks ago
would everyone be good for tomorrow same time? or same time next saturday? I still have to head out that way today any way so if anyone is able to make it I will be there for a few minutes at around 1:00
2 weeks ago
@matthew-szunyik I'm personally swamped this weekend. Next weekend would probably work better on my end. Life has been a bit hectic lately. If I miss the boat, I'll definitely try to make the next one. 
2 weeks ago

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 ! 


2 weeks ago
Question is there anyone showing up to Douglas park today?
1 week ago

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!

1 week ago
how has everyone been dealing with all this stuff going on this past little while?
1 week ago

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. 

1 week ago

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/

1 week ago

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:

Fundamental freedoms

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.

5 days ago
@bearzilianbear  That was some serious gravy, thanks. Please let us know how it goes with your affidavit. Good luck 
5 days ago
Why does everyone keep trying to challenge babylon to be let back in? 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. These people are afraid of having their business shut down and don't realize they have alternatives. Why the fuck would anyone want to shop at Costco anyway your still feeding the beast that destroys communities, when you leave after giving them money are you still thinking you've won because you didn't have a mask on or you explained some convoluted price of lawfair to a minimum wage greeter? Good for you I guess? Let the dead bury Costco.
2 days ago

@LoaderBear  

 "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.

2 days ago