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(CHEK News)   British Columbia introduces gas rationing on Vancouver Island, some travel restrictions in flood-affected areas of province. No word yet on blackout curtains, Victory Bond sales   (cheknews.ca) divider line
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2021-11-19 8:21:37 PM  
It's not only the island.

The first measure announced by Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth was that the Province will be prioritizing access to gasoline on Vancouver Island, southwestern British Columbia and the Sunshine Coast.
 
2021-11-19 8:32:38 PM  
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2021-11-19 11:10:52 PM  
Here on SaltSpring as well.
 
2021-11-20 2:10:55 AM  
It's going to last 10 days and is being done in response to mass flooding and mudslides.  Emergency vehicles and heavy equipment are getting prioritized, as they should be.  This is not as big a deal as subby is pushing.
 
2021-11-20 2:17:27 AM  
"gas rationing" is what I do whenever I want to be alone at my desk at work, and people start annoying me by talking loudly, watching yt on speaker, etc.
 
2021-11-20 2:18:11 AM  
Is there anyone on this site that has any recollection of WWII?
 
2021-11-20 2:18:26 AM  
There are other ways to get gas

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2021-11-20 2:19:03 AM  
Once the Lucky Lager runs out, may God have mercy on our souls.
 
2021-11-20 2:19:25 AM  
Thanks for the update subby. And now, here's this.

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2021-11-20 2:21:57 AM  
I watched my neighbor take two 5-gallon jerry cans from his truck and store them in his shed. So at least I know where I can get an extra 10 gallons.
 
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2021-11-20 2:32:16 AM  
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2021-11-20 2:45:38 AM  
Normal people aren't bothered by this - all the roads in and out of town got flooded, remember?But all the preppers are going insane -
 
2021-11-20 2:50:23 AM  
Gas rationing?

Well I guess it's time to saddle up a moose.
 
2021-11-20 2:50:53 AM  

mengelji: Normal people aren't bothered by this - all the roads in and out of town got flooded, remember?But all the preppers are going insane -


Preppers ARE insane.
 
2021-11-20 2:52:21 AM  

Sid Deuces: Is there anyone on this site that has any recollection of WWII?


What do wacky wild llamas have to do with this?
 
2021-11-20 3:04:08 AM  

The Official Fark Cajun: mengelji: Normal people aren't bothered by this - all the roads in and out of town got flooded, remember?But all the preppers are going insane -

Preppers ARE insane.


Preppers: I got 6 months worth of food, ammo, water and 50 gallons of gas.

Also preppers: my hobbies include firing off thousands of rounds a month at the shooting range, and panic buying food and water during a storm, and filling up all 3 of my trucks and my boat during a gas shortage.

Preppers is just the hoarding mental illness with a fancy name.
 
2021-11-20 3:14:13 AM  

Ivo Shandor: It's not only the island.

The first measure announced by Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth was that the Province will be prioritizing access to gasoline on Vancouver Island, southwestern British Columbia and the Sunshine Coast.


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2021-11-20 3:28:17 AM  
Jim Bakker will save Vancouver for a small prayer offering.
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2021-11-20 3:49:18 AM  

Flappyhead: It's going to last 10 days and is being done in response to mass flooding and mudslides.  Emergency vehicles and heavy equipment are getting prioritized, as they should be.  This is not as big a deal as subby is pushing.


The roads are all gone, right?  Where do you think you're going?
 
2021-11-20 4:44:11 AM  

cryinoutloud: Flappyhead: It's going to last 10 days and is being done in response to mass flooding and mudslides.  Emergency vehicles and heavy equipment are getting prioritized, as they should be.  This is not as big a deal as subby is pushing.

The roads are all gone, right?  Where do you think you're going?


Don't the high school students still cruse?
 
2021-11-20 4:47:05 AM  
It's made worse by all the people buying as much as they can the moment any station gets a delivery right now.  Day five of hunkering down for me though I am going out tomorrow to visit a relative in ICU but fenagled a ride from someone with an eKona.  The grocery stores are also seeing a run on supplies.  Crazy week.
 
2021-11-20 5:03:49 AM  
Even though it's "the end or the world" no one is buying the $5 hamburger and hotdog buns.  There are limits to panic buying evidently.

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2021-11-20 5:34:48 AM  
30 liters is like 500km for me. Where should I go?
 
2021-11-20 6:26:08 AM  

Mr.Man: Here on SaltSpring as well.


You live on Bed Spring island??
My ex wife grew up there and I visited many times.  Love those roads in the winter.
 
2021-11-20 6:53:33 AM  
The UK also recently had a period of gas "rationing".  Coincidentally also to 30L.  Meh, you'll get through it.
 
2021-11-20 6:56:20 AM  
Also since when is Chek 6 'some guy'?
 
2021-11-20 7:11:15 AM  

cryinoutloud: Flappyhead: It's going to last 10 days and is being done in response to mass flooding and mudslides.  Emergency vehicles and heavy equipment are getting prioritized, as they should be.  This is not as big a deal as subby is pushing.

The roads are all gone, right?  Where do you think you're going?


I love how one of the often repeated lines against electric vehicles is how you will charge them in a disaster. From what I can tell you'd pretty much always be more able to charge up an electric vehicle, gas not so much. Hell a half dozen solar panels will get you 20 to 40 of range.
 
2021-11-20 7:12:47 AM  
30 L (roughly 8 gallons) is plenty.  I fill up my tank at just under ½ and that'll all I put in. Always give yourself a little cushion in case of an emergency.
 
2021-11-20 7:13:55 AM  

Greylight: It's made worse by all the people buying as much as they can the moment any station gets a delivery right now.  Day five of hunkering down for me though I am going out tomorrow to visit a relative in ICU but fenagled a ride from someone with an eKona.  The grocery stores are also seeing a run on supplies.  Crazy week.


But according to every Republican on any news story about electric vehicles they are a terrible idea as you won't be able to charge them in a disaster.
 
2021-11-20 7:52:51 AM  

Mr.Man: Here on SaltSpring as well.


I have a friend on Salt Spring island. Been there a few times. Lovely place. She said they've had power cuts in winter at the best of times so hope things don't go too badly. Stay safe.
 
2021-11-20 7:54:58 AM  

Bowen: vodka:

30 liters is like 500km for me. Where should I go?

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500km is about eight Rhode Islands....
 
2021-11-20 7:58:47 AM  

vodka: 30 liters is like 500km for me. Where should I go?


30 litres is almost a full tank of gas for me, too. I tanked up, should be good for 2 weeks. Hopefully we'll be working from home next week.
 
2021-11-20 8:03:31 AM  

Sid Deuces: Is there anyone on this site that has any recollection of WWII?


Directly?  Unlikely.  The youngest person I know who remembers the Blitz is in their late 80s.

Indirectly, sure.  In the pre-streaming, pre-cable days there was ALWAYS at least one movie or documentary about WWII on one of the handful of OTA TV channels any given week, and probably more than that.  I grew up in the 80s, and it was still true then.

The late 60s and early 70s produced a LOT of WWII material and it got played for a long time afterwards.  I assume because that was about 20 years after the war and the people in Hollywood it'd really affected would be hitting that point in their careers where they could make some decisions instead of following someone else's.
 
2021-11-20 8:10:08 AM  

WhippingBoi: I watched my neighbor take two 5-gallon jerry cans from his truck and store them in his shed. So at least I know where I can get an extra 10 gallons.


Liar, they use the metric system up North.
 
2021-11-20 8:15:59 AM  

Pincy: Liar, they use the metric system up North.


Officially, it's been an option here since 1871.  Practically speaking, we went hybrid in 1971 and while there's been a gradual shift towards more metric ever since, it's still pretty common to measure human-scale things in inches and pounds.

There's also an age factor, with older people more likely to use imperial units.  Especially when setting their thermostats.
 
2021-11-20 8:33:09 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Pincy: Liar, they use the metric system up North.

Officially, it's been an option here since 1871.  Practically speaking, we went hybrid in 1971 and while there's been a gradual shift towards more metric ever since, it's still pretty common to measure human-scale things in inches and pounds.

There's also an age factor, with older people more likely to use imperial units.  Especially when setting their thermostats.


Also, the containers come from the US, so they are sized in imperial units.
 
2021-11-20 8:35:48 AM  

ktang: Also, the containers come from the US, so they are sized in imperial units.


Yeah, but the Metric Police will have re-labeled them by now.
 
2021-11-20 8:59:39 AM  
The antivaxxers and mentally ill err.. "religious individuals" on FB have already started to scream about how this is all part of the NWO Genocide and how we are a Communist Nazi Country yet not realize those are two very different government styles.
 
2021-11-20 9:07:26 AM  
That would be Harpers Ferry-level shiat if they tried it in Muricuh.
 
2021-11-20 9:26:23 AM  

Pincy: WhippingBoi: I watched my neighbor take two 5-gallon jerry cans from his truck and store them in his shed. So at least I know where I can get an extra 10 gallons.

Liar, they use the metric system up North.


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2021-11-20 9:48:05 AM  

Flappyhead: It's going to last 10 days and is being done in response to mass flooding and mudslides.  Emergency vehicles and heavy equipment are getting prioritized, as they should be.  This is not as big a deal as subby is pushing.


Just like they said the masking would be temporary to "flatten the curve"
 
2021-11-20 10:00:56 AM  

soupafi: Flappyhead: It's going to last 10 days and is being done in response to mass flooding and mudslides.  Emergency vehicles and heavy equipment are getting prioritized, as they should be.  This is not as big a deal as subby is pushing.
Just like they said the masking would be temporary to "flatten the curve"


Oh, if only there was something we could have done to avert these disasters.  But no, here we are--victims as always.
 
2021-11-20 10:13:30 AM  

mengelji: Normal people aren't bothered by this - all the roads in and out of town got flooded, remember?But all the preppers are going insane -


Shouldn't they already HAVE all the supplies they need? Not very good preppers...
 
2021-11-20 10:13:55 AM  

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Dude, it's just so unfair to drop something like that without context.
 
2021-11-20 10:33:12 AM  
Salt spring?! My god won't someone think of the cheese??! I'm partial to the lemon or truffle.
 
2021-11-20 10:33:44 AM  
This Brexit nonsense is getting ridiculous. Did they really need to get rid of the roads as well?
 
2021-11-20 10:36:15 AM  

moto-geek: Pincy: WhippingBoi: I watched my neighbor take two 5-gallon jerry cans from his truck and store them in his shed. So at least I know where I can get an extra 10 gallons.

Liar, they use the metric system up North.

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The UK have a great system for temperature. When it's cold we use centigrade but when it's hot we use Fahrenheit.

"Brrrr, it's minus two!"

"Phew, it's in the nineties!"
 
2021-11-20 11:09:31 AM  

The_Homeless_Guy: Greylight: It's made worse by all the people buying as much as they can the moment any station gets a delivery right now.  Day five of hunkering down for me though I am going out tomorrow to visit a relative in ICU but fenagled a ride from someone with an eKona.  The grocery stores are also seeing a run on supplies.  Crazy week.

But according to every Republican on any news story about electric vehicles they are a terrible idea as you won't be able to charge them in a disaster.


I don't think I've seen one news story where the reporter interviewed a "republican" and the ""republican" told the reporter that EV's are a terrible idea because you can't charge them in a disaster.
Maybe these news stories run frequently in your market, or maybe you're lying. I'm going with the latter.
 
2021-11-20 11:16:41 AM  

vodka: 30 liters is like 500km for me. Where should I go?



What's that in Kilopascals/Rhode Island?
 
2021-11-20 11:48:20 AM  

The Official Fark Cajun: mengelji: Normal people aren't bothered by this - all the roads in and out of town got flooded, remember?But all the preppers are going insane -

Preppers ARE insane.


Well obviously, but how many preppers are there on Vancouver Island? It doesn't really seem like their kind of place. Interior of BC, but not really Vancouver or Vancouver Island.
 
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