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  1. Russ

    ICBC over a billion in debt

    OH $&!# my buddy has a bad back right now after being T-Boned last December. Hope the best for your wife.
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    Bc assessment 2019

    Skidders look like fun. I am on the other end of the logging industry at a mill running loaders. I quite enjoy it.
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    Bc assessment 2019

    True, I do have a costco thermos that holds a whole pot worth. It was just funny seeing an actual brewing pot come with him every morning.
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    Bc assessment 2019

    I had a co-worker who literally used to bring a pot of coffee to work. No joke, his passenger seat would have his pot of coffee he had brewed 20 minutes earlier, it was bloody hilarious.
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    Bc assessment 2019

    One guy I used to work with while framing went thru almost a pack a day. Thats $10 in just smokes, then he would grab food and a pop every day from the corner store. One guy I framed with about 10 years ago went thru 1 1/2 packs of smokes a day, he rolled his own so it was much cheaper but still, almost never saw him without a smoke in his mouth. And I hated it, hate the smell of smoke, he was pretty good with trying to keep it away from everyone else so that was good. My lunch every day is leftovers from the night before, just make bigger dinners then you don't even have to try and make a lunch, its already there for you.
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    Bc assessment 2019

    Na Fraser Valley haha. I would never move towards Vancouver, to many people, I like not being crammed beside neighbors and enjoy my space. And I am in the trades, most people I know in the trades are all at $25+ which is a livable wage which allows you to save also. Go into the trades, little to no debt and get paid quickly out of highschool. I don't give a rats ass if you think my story is sketchy, I have no need to ever lie about my life. I know what I have done and accomplished. I stayed at home for years after and didn't want to move out so that I could try and save more. I used to work anywhere form 60-70 hours a week at 2 jobs just so I could save as much money as I could.
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    Bc assessment 2019

    Bingo thats what I did. I put my nose to the grind, picked up 2 jobs when I was single, banked as much as I could before I got serious with my wife and started looking at buying a house. The best part is I found my second job on a day off when I was bored, went to one of the temp agencies because I didn't feel like sitting at home while all my friends worked, got working with a landscaper and he liked my work ethic so he told me whenever I had time to give me a shout and he would see if he had work for me. Ended up working great and was able to save a bunch of money while people I knew complained about making very little money but also didn't try and push themselves to go out and get more grunt work jobs where the money was. They all wanted to work indoors in perfect conditions but unfortunately life isn't always that easy when you want to make money. Like you said, buy your groceries, make your own food, don't go out and buy subway, etc. every day and you can save money pretty quickly, but most people want to be lazy and take the easy way out. I have no sympathy for anyone mid 20s or older complaining that they can't buy a house, I bought one when I was 26 and happily live in it and plan on for the next 40 years. The grunt work is what got me here also.
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    Who is Jason Garrison?

    I saw it once or twice! Its funny because I heard of an interview when Boston and Vancouver played this year and the Boston guy hadn't realized how bad Schaller had played and actually seemed really surprised that he was doing so poorly this year so maybe he just doesn't fit a Travis Green system. I am not sure how he played in Boston but obviously did better.
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    Bc assessment 2019

    Not a clue. I would have to dig out my last years assessment to check but I think my house dropped again and land went up. Land $858,000 House $208,000 And with all the renos I have done in the last 4 years I have dumped probably $70k+ on upgrades haha. I never really know how they get their numbers to be honest.
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    Bc assessment 2019

    +19% this year. Now its a million dollar property I live on! Problem is theres only one set of people who would pay that for my place and its not your average joe. I have pretty much doubled value in the last 4 years yet the market is dead slow and people are selling well below asking from all the stats I keep reading. Oh well just more reason for the city to gouge the crap out of me.
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    The toll of being a journeyman hockey player

    That surprised me because I have heard so many other players say they loved playing over there and very few seem to not like it outside of language barriers. Actually my parents friends kid plays in switzerland (I think) and seems to love it there (injured now so who knows if his career is over now or not). It was a great book though I will agree. I almost enjoy those call up type players and their experiences more than most of the guys who spent entire careers in the NHL, the AHL/NHL guys have more stories with more teams/people, etc.
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    The toll of being a journeyman hockey player

    I read that book and thought it was great. And its funny how so many people still wont confirm or deny the Bieksa/Fedorov situation and Pronger comes right out and admits it haha.
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    *UPDATE* Elias Pettersson Has Slight MCL Sprain

    I saw this and thought to myself of how bad I did my MCL in September and took me almost 2 months before I could jog with my brace without it being in pain. Glad its not that bad.
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    Kinder Morgan Pipeline Talk

    Oh I hope they make fish farms land locked. Go find some industrial land and build a giant pool there. Also seal cull is needed, they are slowly wiping out our salmon runs because of over population.
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    Kinder Morgan Pipeline Talk

    Thats true I forgot it got diluted to move thru the pipelines.