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(Some Guy)   Rural Canadians celebrate getting electricity and running water. Not a repeat from 1890   (quesnelobserver.com) divider line
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2022-12-01 9:07:41 PM  
Bout time
 
2022-12-02 12:29:44 AM  
Next thing you know, they won't have to go outside to drop a deuce. Then they'll want new corn cobs
instead of recycling them. It's a slippery slope.
 
2022-12-02 12:30:35 AM  
"He also hopes it helps with staff retention, so professionals and newcomers to the area don't have to experience such culture shock."

"Welcome to Xeni Gwe'tin First Nation, here's your bucket."
Yah, I can see how that would be a barrier to tourism and regional growth.
 
2022-12-02 12:31:29 AM  
shiat like this is why people think we are rubes.

i have better tech than most you you farkers
 
2022-12-02 12:38:30 AM  
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2022-12-02 12:39:20 AM  
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2022-12-02 12:39:33 AM  

some_beer_drinker: shiat like this is why people think we are rubes.

i have better tech than most you you farkers


I only tend to regard people in rural [x] as rubes when they claim to be self sufficient, look down on people who need welfare and live in population centers, while excusing or ignoring the heavily subsidized nature of their own lifestyles. tl;dr When they're misanthropes.

These people are the exact opposite of that, and I have nothing but respect for them.
 
2022-12-02 12:40:43 AM  
Canada will realize this is a mistake when those rural canuks resent them for roads and electricity for the next 75 years. The US made this mistake too.
 
2022-12-02 12:50:11 AM  
What Have The Romans... - Monty Python's Life of Brian
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2022-12-02 12:50:57 AM  
No surprise.  About 3% of Canadians don't have access to clean drinking water.  Guess what proportion of that 3% is indigenous?
 
2022-12-02 12:57:00 AM  

kdawg7736: [i.kym-cdn.com image 850x850]


I taught in Rural Alberta for 10 years.  The first two images and the Timmies cup are accurate.  I had to institute a policy of 'if you come in late for class with a Tim's you better have one for me too' because it was the only way I was getting any traction with them.  Same kids would leave a trail of shiat down the hall because they didn't have time to change their boots between morning chores and school.  A few of them would even still have their spurs on.  The grades ones aren't fair though.  I loved teaching physics to the farm kids.  They might struggle a bit with the math (although my strongest physics class on test schores in 10 years was 100% farm kids) but they could rig experimental apparatus, including electronics, like nobody's business.  As long as I didn't care too much about safety I could get them to film videos of Newton's laws or exothermic reactions that would put Mr. Beast and Nile Red to shame.  I had a group do a video of relative motion involving a farm truck, an SKS and a football that was one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen.  The Bass Pro hat is sus at best... most of the rural kids would shop at the local outfitter instead of the big box store in the city.
 
2022-12-02 1:02:20 AM  

Rehab Is For Quitters: Next thing you know, they won't have to go outside to drop a deuce. Then they'll want new corn cobs
instead of recycling them. It's a slippery slope.


If you're going outside to drop a deuce, you should avoid standing on a slippery slope.
 
2022-12-02 1:05:03 AM  
Rural Canadians now > Texans
 
2022-12-02 1:05:45 AM  

Prof. Frink: Rehab Is For Quitters: Next thing you know, they won't have to go outside to drop a deuce. Then they'll want new corn cobs
instead of recycling them. It's a slippery slope.

If you're going outside to drop a deuce, you should avoid standing on a slippery slope.


MUDSLIDE!
 
2022-12-02 1:06:02 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: Rural Canadians now > Texans


Make it Snow Texans and you've got a deal.
 
2022-12-02 1:20:38 AM  
Rural Oppositional Disorder.

I'm a city boy, but they don't like me anymore.

Angry about the wide open spaces and lack of budget. Angry that I'm not subsidizing their Galt dream.

I miss my old friends.
 
2022-12-02 1:24:52 AM  
I've lived in treaty land that was decimated by the flooding of hydro projects and no longer has clean water.

It is a valuable experience for city folk who enjoy the benefits of that hydro project to go live there for a while without clean running water ... it is so much worse than you can imagine.
 
2022-12-02 1:25:26 AM  
I know a person from Northern B.C. who grew up with limited plumbing and electrical power in their home. These days they often mention that they would go back to that life in a heartbeat, but I get the feeling that is just the urge to get away from the wife and kids talking.
 
2022-12-02 1:36:01 AM  
The way we have treated and continue to treat our First Nations in Canada is an attrocity.
 
2022-12-02 3:42:06 AM  

some_beer_drinker: shiat like this is why people think we are rubes.

i have better tech than most you you farkers


THIS.
I lived 'in the sticks'  ..and had much better tech that didn't show up mainstream until much later.
You take a drive through the Mountains around here and you'll see fields with old BUD (Big ugly dish, Satellite TV). And most have their own 'well water', and now quite frequently solar power for electricity.

Heck...we deployed an old CHANNEL MASTER over the air TV antenna from 1960 on our roof last year...and the motor still works and with the new HD signal, it picks up over hundred channels, granted 54 of them are church channel...but we get a dozen or more of things we watch.

Sure, we'll have to shoot a snake in the house sometimes, or trap a errant possum in a mailing tube with peanutbutter on a ritz cracker. (they love those)...but it has it's bonuses.
 
2022-12-02 3:47:38 AM  

foxy_canuck: kdawg7736: [i.kym-cdn.com image 850x850]

I taught in Rural Alberta for 10 years.  The first two images and the Timmies cup are accurate.  I had to institute a policy of 'if you come in late for class with a Tim's you better have one for me too' because it was the only way I was getting any traction with them.  Same kids would leave a trail of shiat down the hall because they didn't have time to change their boots between morning chores and school.  A few of them would even still have their spurs on.  The grades ones aren't fair though.  I loved teaching physics to the farm kids.  They might struggle a bit with the math (although my strongest physics class on test schores in 10 years was 100% farm kids) but they could rig experimental apparatus, including electronics, like nobody's business.  As long as I didn't care too much about safety I could get them to film videos of Newton's laws or exothermic reactions that would put Mr. Beast and Nile Red to shame.  I had a group do a video of relative motion involving a farm truck, an SKS and a football that was one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen.  The Bass Pro hat is sus at best... most of the rural kids would shop at the local outfitter instead of the big box store in the city.


My old man grew up a SK farm kid during the depression.  Grade 6 education.  Smartest man I ever knew.

When  the old man decided we needed a holiday trailer he built one.  Taught himself all the skills required.  Needed to learn welding for the frame, but didn't have a welder.  So he built one from an old utility pole transformer he got from somewhere.  We tipped the PCB's out in the back lane sewer drain.  Then for the interior he needed to learn carpentry.  Did a fantastic job.  Plumbed it with a water tank and pump he got from god knows where.  Wired it for 12/120v.

We traveled all over the US and CA with that thing.  And he taught himself every skill he needed from scratch.

Farm kids are very inventive.
 
2022-12-02 7:48:17 AM  
Rural in Canada is crazy. There are northern settlements impossible to reach, except for a two hour trip in bush plane.
 
2022-12-02 9:02:56 AM  
For context, this isn't some ultra-remote fly-in up in the muskeg.

This is in south-central British Columbia, a mountainous area to be sure, but not some impossible-until-now engineering challenge.

This is just the end result of neglect and discrimination.
 
2022-12-02 9:53:15 AM  
Our great shame as Canadians is that there are boil-water orders on dozens of indigenous communities.  We've known about the problem for decades and have done nothing. Meanwhile, the Canadian military has portable reverse-osmosis tech that they can and do fly to war-torn places around the world that can produce up to 2400 litres of potable water per hour .   Why these devices have not been sent to the reserves that need them is a tragedy.
Water, water everywhere. Except on reserves.
 
2022-12-02 10:16:50 AM  

foxy_canuck: kdawg7736: [i.kym-cdn.com image 850x850]

I taught in Rural Alberta for 10 years.  The first two images and the Timmies cup are accurate.  I had to institute a policy of 'if you come in late for class with a Tim's you better have one for me too' because it was the only way I was getting any traction with them.  Same kids would leave a trail of shiat down the hall because they didn't have time to change their boots between morning chores and school.  A few of them would even still have their spurs on.  The grades ones aren't fair though.  I loved teaching physics to the farm kids.  They might struggle a bit with the math (although my strongest physics class on test schores in 10 years was 100% farm kids) but they could rig experimental apparatus, including electronics, like nobody's business.  As long as I didn't care too much about safety I could get them to film videos of Newton's laws or exothermic reactions that would put Mr. Beast and Nile Red to shame.  I had a group do a video of relative motion involving a farm truck, an SKS and a football that was one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen.  The Bass Pro hat is sus at best... most of the rural kids would shop at the local outfitter instead of the big box store in the city.


Ms. Gough and I did outreach for the area science center for 10+ years, concentrating our efforts on underserved rural schools.  One of the most painful parts of the experience was realizing that a fair number of the students didn't have access to running water at home.

The two of us spent 6 months living without running water, but we did have "hydro" (electricity). Based on that experience, we decided that, if we had to choose between running water and hydro, we'd pick running water.
 
2022-12-02 12:39:48 PM  

Kurohone: For context, this isn't some ultra-remote fly-in up in the muskeg.

This is in south-central British Columbia, a mountainous area to be sure, but not some impossible-until-now engineering challenge.

This is just the end result of neglect and discrimination.


I figured that hydro infrastructure would have been in brought to the Chilcotin when they built the Nechako reservoir.
 
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