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  1. With the app itself, there is complete anonimity. This is not to say that the gov't is not tracking people some other way. The gov't requires court ordered paperwork to legally collect location data for people from cell carriers. Most people freely give away their location data to unknown third party companies by installing their favourite apps and games so people who are concerned about this app in terms of location data are hypocrits in my opinion. When you install the app there is nothing in it that ties personal information about you to the app. I have chosen not to install it. My choice had nothing to do with privacy concerns. I have no doubt the privacy of this app is far far far better than pretty much every other app people have installed. Here's an interesting story. I was at a legal social gathering on the weekend. There were a bunch of us sitting around, including some paralegals who were talking shop. I didn't use my phone for anything that evening but since that night I have been getting google ads related to paralegals on all my devices. Try to convince me that google isn't always listening on mobile devices for keywords to target their advertising to.
  2. If the app does tell you that someone close to you is positive, there is someone outside of quarantine who needs a solid punch to the nose. The app will supercede your bluetooth settings and will continuously look for other devices running the app, you have no say in that matter reguardless of your pairings. The only data it uses is what's available at any given time to pull updates from the server with the ID's of other devices who have put in the "I tested positive" code.
  3. Here's the thing about the app. 1. It is open source and was developed by volunteers world wide. Anyone is able to look at the source code for it if they really want to see what exactly it does. There is no black ops voodoo BS in the app. 2. It is a battery killer depending on the phone you use. It actively looks for other bluetooth devices running the app. Bluetooth has an effective range of about 15 feet. 3. The app itself only logs the date/time that another device with the app was in range, and a specific (random) ID for that device. The app also checks in with a server to see if any of the ID's you have been close to have tested positive. 4. The app's usefulness is only as good as people's honesty to put in a code if they do test positive. In theory the app is 100% anonymous as you will never see/know the identity of someone you have been in proximity to. 5. All the app is really going to do for you is tell you if someone you have been "close" to has tested positive in the last two weeks. 6. A person cannot "fake" a positive result on the app to cause an issue. My opinion of this is that I don't really care if I have been close to someone. I conduct myself in terms of distancing and handwashing to the point where I am confortable to be out in public. I don't think that after the fact information is going to do anything for me or anyone else. I feel that if anything, it's going to cause mass hysteria if people start to lose their crap because they have been "close" to someone who has tested positive. I will not be installing the app on my phone, I don't feel there is any benefit to myself having it. I don't like suprises and I don't feel it's worth the (for lack of a better term) paranoia that is involved with it. If people are overly worried and have nothing better to do they should install the app. For this guy, not happening.
  4. We do... we have a big group and have had 3 adults tags for the last few years. We gonna need a 6000 pound moose to fill freezers this year.
  5. Well, how did everyone make out? My (big) group that hunts in 54 got at least 1 bull tag which based on recent history Verado should fill for us this year. WMU 54 had the number of available tags drop by 60% this year over previous years. We were worried that we might not get one. Guess I will book my vacation now.
  6. I know I know... it's not Niagara but a buddy of mine got a place up on Chemong and we set out for the first time to explore. The lake is known as a panfish lake and yes, it is a panfish lake. We spent probably 3 hours of the day trolling with cranks, just flatlining and to our complete suprise, sunfish and bluegill were hammering the cranks. We probably caught 40-50 panfish in total while trolling cranks. I have never had that before. We did a lot of testing as well. He has young children so we had to make sure we found spots and methods that would keep the kids busy. We did some testing in weeds and found that worms, no matter how they were rigged would catch fish, pretty obvious. I ran a jig on the bottom and he ran a dropshot. With the jig, if it caught the eye of a fish on the way down I could generally seal the deal with a plastic on the jig. If the jig with plastic was down for more than 30 seconds it was not getting hit ever. On his dropshot with the hook up a foot or so the fish would grab almost any plastic. It was sunfish galore. We spent a bunch of time casting various lures looking for better fish and other than a small walleye which released itself 8 feet from the boat on me there was nothing. We were basically casting some weedy bays at that point trying to find "quality" fish. We didn't have enough time to explore the shorelines for traditional bass cover, that will be for another day. It was our first time on Chemong and was great to get out for a day. No pics as nothing photoworthy was caught.
  7. The only real law right now is a group size maximum of 10 (provincial). Unless you are in a municipality that has another law more restrictive you are fine. There are no federal laws restricting anything.
  8. There's lots of gunsmith's in Niagara. Just depends on what you need done.
  9. We might end up bringing a boat with us this year. Try for a calf until Tuesday and then fish Wed-Fri. Lots of nice water up there.
  10. corey

    Be careful

    OK guys... Let's get some facts straight here. We have three different levals of laws in this country. 1. Federal: The only "law" that means anything from the feds is if you are returning to Canada from abroad, you need to isolate for 14 days. 2. Provincial: The only "law" is that there cannot be gatherings of more than 5 people. There is also the closure of public places because a) this is where people will gather, touch things and not sanitize afterwards and b) the regular staff should not be subjected to cleaning potentially "biohazardous" stuff. 3. Municipal: This is where everything they own is closed down. It's Haldimand-Norfolk who own all the public land around the dam in Dunnville. Complaining to Ford is not going to fix this. It sucks that these public areas are closed but do you want to risk touching a handrail that may be infected? Do you want the job of going around all day long and cleaning all the things that people "may" touch that "may" be infected? I agree with private boats launches being able to choose whether they are open or not, but for the health of public employees (who I actually have a disdain for) I would not want them to be working in dangerous situations like this when it really is unneccessary.
  11. I renewed mine a few years ago online. It was easy. Pretty sure there is still the 6 month grace period to renew as opposed to re-apply... http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2017/2017-11-15/html/si-tr70-eng.html
  12. You have never seen my kids eat fish have you? I take kids fishing and come home with 100 decent perch and by the time I finish cleaning them the kids have cooked and eaten them all. With that said, I generally bring home enough for a family meal if I can, not much more than that though. I haven't had fish in my freezer for at least 10 years.
  13. Bet CUPE or Unifor or whatever they self identify as will get on board with this... think of all the union dues paid when they replace every intersection with a roundabout!
  14. The upgrade from 7 to 10 is still free. Dpwnload the Windows "media creation tool" from microsoft, run it and select "Upgrade to Windows 10 now" and in a half hour you have a legitimate Windows 10 installation.
  15. You may have limited internet. You may wantto consider breaking your bundle apart and using other providers for some of your services. At my house, with myself, my wife and 4 teenagers who all stream youtube whle playing online video games, I pay $42 a month taxes in for 40 megabits down and 10 up through cable with Teksavvy. There are many other resellers out there but I have been with Teksavvy for 12 years now and don't have a single complaint. My kids go to school outside of town so we all have cell phones. My kids all have unlimited talk and text with 3 gigs of data for $40 per month per line. Teksavvy as well as most other internet resellers also offer home phone service considerably cheaper than all the big companies and can port your existing phone number over. I chose not to keep a landline asa we all have unlimited Canada calling. I switched to Virgin mobile recently to save money on this. As for TV, we all stream our TV shows and movies so we have no need for cable or anything of the such. I am not sure what the best deal is for programming. I use a $30 digital antenna to get live programming. I have one side of the antenna pointed at the CN Tower and the other side pointed at Grand Island in NY State. Gives me 20+ Canadian stations and 30+ US stations. You will have to figure out what works for you but my grand total for communications is $42 for internet and $280 for 6 cell phone lines. You can be under $100 per month total if you can get away with a single cell phone for talk/text.
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