Category Archives: News, Information & Events

This is the place to look for happenings here in Port Loring and surrounding areas. Also any news, events, pictures and things that you folks send me will be put in this category along with what ever I come up with.

What’s Happening here in Canada.

Here is a list of the planes that landed in Canada in August, that had people that were infected. I am not sure what their thinking is with letting folks into our country so soon. And on top of all that Ontario records more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for fourth day in a row and the kids aren’t back to school yet.

Air Transat flight TS831 from Punta Cana to Toronto on Aug. 1
United Airlines flight UA375 from San Francisco to Vancouver on Aug. 1
Air Transat flight TS893 from Cancun to Montreal on Aug. 1
Air France flight AF034 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 1
Air Canada flight AC1297 from Punta Cana to Montreal on Aug. 1
Air Canada flight AC1241 from Cancun to Montreal on Aug. 1
Pakistan International Airlines flight PK797 from Lahore to Toronto on Aug. 2
Etihad Airways flight EY141 from Abu Dhabi to Toronto on Aug. 2
Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 2
Egypt Air flight MS995 from Cairo to Toronto on Aug. 2
Ethiopian Airlines flight ETH552 from Addis Ababa to Toronto on Aug. 2
American Airlines flight AA1354 from Dallas to Calgary on Aug. 2
United Airlines flight UA3488 from Newark to Toronto on Aug. 3
Qatar Airlines flight QR763 from Doha to Montreal on Aug. 3
Air Canada flight AC7682 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 3
Air France flight AF348 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 3
Air Canada flight AC849 from London to Toronto on Aug. 4
Tap Air Portugal flight TP253 from Lisbon to Montreal on Aug 4.
Delta Airlines flight DL7203 from Atlanta to Calgary on Aug 4.
American Airlines flight AA4719 from Philadelphia to Montreal on Aug. 4
Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 4
Air Canada flight AC879 from Switzerland to Toronto on Aug 4.
Air Canada flight AC870 from Montreal to Paris on Aug 4.
AeroMexico flight AM680 from Mexico City to Montreal on Aug 4.
Lufthansa flight LH492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver flight LH492 on Aug. 5
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL671 from Amsterdam to Montreal on Aug. 5
Air Canada flight AC8021 from New Jersey to Toronto on Aug. 5
Air Canada flight AC7682 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 5
Air India flight AI187 from Delhi to Toronto on Aug. 6
Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 6
AeroMexico flight AM68 from Mexico City to Montreal on Aug. 6
LOT Polish Airlines flight LO45 Warsaw to Toronto on Aug. 7
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL691 from Amsterdam to Toronto on Aug. 7
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET552 from Addis Ababa to Toronto on Aug. 7
Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug 7
AeroMexico flight AM696 from Mexico City to Vancouver on Aug. 7
Air India flight IA187 from Delhi to Toronto on Aug. 8
Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 8
Air Canada flight AC1295 from Aruba to Toronto on Aug 8.
Air India flight AI1143 from Delhi to Vancouver on Aug. 9
Lufthansa flight LH492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver on Aug. 9
Air Canada flight AC879 from Zurich to Toronto on Aug. 9
Air Canada flight AC1255 from Kingston to Toronto on Aug. 10
Air Canada flight AC905 from Athens to Montreal on Aug. 10
United Airlines flight AC4552 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 11
Air Canada flight AC871 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 11
British Airways flight BA99 from London to Toronto on Aug. 13
Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 13
Westjet flight WS3923 from Georgetown to Toronto on Aug. 14
Hifly flight HF352 from Guatemala to Montreal on Aug. 14
Air India flight AI1143 from Delhi to Vancouver on Aug. 14
Air Canada flight AC1231 from Cancun to Toronto on Aug 14
Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 14
Air Canada flight AC7491 from New York to Toronto on Aug. 14
Royal Air Maroc flight AT2208 from Casablanca to Montreal on Aug. 15
Air Canada flight AC1291 from Punta Cana to Toronto on Aug. 15
Air Canada flight AC879 from Zurich to Toronto on Aug. 15
Turkish Airlines from TK17 from Istanbul to Toronto on Aug. 16
Royal Air Maroc flight AT2208 from Casablanca to Montreal on Aug. 16
Lufthansa flight LH470 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug 16
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight AF8464 from Amsterdam to Montreal on Aug. 16
Lufthansa flight LH470 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 17
Air Transat flight TS765 from Porto to Toronto on Aug. 17
Air France flight AF342 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 18

COVID Alert Link

For those that are looking after yourselves and others, here is the new Government App that lets you know if when you are near someone with the virus. I did a lot of research on the subject and from what I make out, it is every bit as safe as any other App you are enjoying now. Actually a lot more. Some say I am not going to let the Powers that Be know what I am doing and things like that. Truth be told … that is nonsense, as they know everything there is to know about you anyway. I figure anything that helps me and my lovely wife stay clear of this virus is a good thing. The more that use it, the better it becomes. Up to you … Here is the link, stay safe and do what’s right.

COVID Alert

Not Doing What is Right

So taking a look at things, with all these protests and people that aren’t social distancing, or wearing a mask, or taking precautions, it goes to show you what will happen here in Canada, if we don’t start taking things serious. Take a look at what is taking place in the USA this morning.

The number of new Covid-19 infections reported in a single day hit 30,000 Friday for the first time in nearly two months according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker, as states like Texas, Arizona, and Florida continue to set new records for the most daily new cases.
Florida reported 4,049 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday.
Arizona tallied 3,246 new confirmed cases Friday morning.
Texas also broke a record it previously set the same week, with 3,516 new confirmed cases Thursday.
The Covid-19 virus is believed to have an average incubation period between 5 and 6 days but can be up to roughly two weeks … so it is spreading right now without us even noticing.
Some say … that is in the USA. Yep that is right it is, but it can and will happen here in Canada too if we don’t do what is right. Hate to be a bearer of bad news. But in saying that, we do still have a chance here in Canada to keep things down somewhat. Then there are some that says what’s the use? Well … simply put, the longer we can hold this off the more chance we have of getting a vaccine. In doing so … a lot of lives will be spared. Food for thought you might say. Have a great day and stay safe. GW

George Walters Podcast’s

What’s happening with homes in the Big Cities

Well to start off, I have been saying for years that the time will come that those that live in the cities, in homes that are worth millions, will soon be looking for places like ours here in Port Loring,. Our homes here compared to the cities like Toronto … are nothing, when it comes to price. But lately, there has been a spike in those wanting to leave the big cities moving to places like ours. Here is one article on the subject.

That allure, along with the high cost of city living, and the new knowledge that many Canadians can work from home, has more people shopping for homes outside the city.

So … in terms of money, those of us that have lived for so many years in the greatest part of Ontario … will soon see a new influx of people moving into the area. Homes that were worth only, say $60,000.00 will soon be worth in the millions. Reason being that this Virus has opened the eyes of many, finding out that close encounters isn’t a good thing. Kind of interesting. Take care and stay safe. GW

George Walters Podcast’s

Official Stream of NASA TV

Something to watch other than this Virus. Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. Click Link Below to Watch as it happens. Starts around 3:00 PM.

Health Canada Virus Info

A test that can detect whether a person was exposed to COVID-19 and whether or not they still have virus-fighting antibodies in their system has been approved by Health Canada after a “priority scientific review.”

Called DiaSorin LIAISON, the test was approved for use in the U.S. in April. It is the first of its kind to be approved in Canada and is a significant step in efforts to understand immunity against the virus. Another 18 tests have been approved by the agency, but those tests simply identify infection.

The new test identifies antibodies, which are developed to fight disease and can linger after infection, likely providing some form of immunity, though it’s uncertain for how long.

This is good news for sure, as it will help immensely, as now we can tell who has had it or who hasn’t. Slowly we are working through things.

Information on Podcasts

Hi Folks, considering how many folks that have asked, I will do my best too do two new Podcasts a week, instead of one on Fridays as I was doing. One will come out on Wednesday Mornings and the second one will come out on Saturday Mornings. And if you are enjoying my Podcasts share them with others, as right now folks are in need of some entertainment. And … as I have been saying all along. You can do this from a distance. You can share them using, the share buttons on the bottom of the posts, or you can share this link that will take you directly to all my Podcasts. https://www.keepingnotes.com/category/podcast/

And finally, thanks for listening. I am glad you enjoy them. And stay in touch by using this link Contact Us or the one on the top of the page. Or leave a Comment. I will get back to you!

Information Regarding my Podcasts March 18/2020

Hi folks. How you all doing? I hope you are coping with what is happening throughout the world today. We just have to hang in there folks. This time round the only help we have is us as a whole., and we can beat this thing. Things will work out. Just need to be patient. On another note, I took down the Podcast on Facebook relating to the Coronavirus, as I have found that there is just too many on there today wanting to do more harm than good. It will however be here on my Blog, along with all my other Podcasts. And you can also listen to them on:

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Governments Today

Travelling to the U.S.? Watch out: Ontario is about to scrap out-of-country emergency health care coverage. Here’s what you need to know.

Every day I see these things happening makes me wonder. Just another item on the list to keep people away from enjoying a few days in the sunshine and warmer temperatures. I feel they should be covering us seniors and others in full when enjoying the sunny south. They keep on telling us the cost is the driving factor. I say if the older folks are where it is warm, soaking up the sunshine, they will tend to be less sick. Less sickness less expense. Which in turn saves our country money. For the rest of the story click link above.

Canadian Trucking Jobs

Interesting article and I believe it too, as I have never seen so many truck related accidents. I am not against anyone taking up a career in driving trucks but I do believe they should have a lot more training before being allowed to drive them big rigs. Click Link Below to read the whole article.

How an immigration scheme steers newcomers into Canadian trucking jobs – and puts lives at risk.

Gas Prices in NOrth Bay Ontario

Outrageous gas prices.

125.7 Duchesnay Store 40 Goulais Cr North Bay
128.7 Chester’s Gas Bar 35 Beaucage Park Rd North Bay
128.7 Eagle’s Nest 2 Migizii Miikan North Bay
130.9 Necessities 10A Couchie Industrial Rd North Bay
138.3 MacEwen 1375 Seymour St North Bay
138.3 Mr Gas 2660 Trout Lake Rd North Bay
138.3 Mr Gas 2701 Hwy 11 N North Bay
138.4 Spyke’s Gas Bar 3790 Trout Lake Rd North Bay
138.6 Shell 2606 Trout Lake Rd North Bay
138.6 Esso 617 Main St E North Bay

The Masters, Corey Conners

For us in Canad when watching the Masters, keep an eye on Corey Conners. Canada as far as I am concerned doesn’t give enough credit to their Golfers. Mike Weir was a good Golfer, but there is one fellow that is much better. That is Corey Conners. At the moment he is at -3, which is fantastic. He is the fellow to keep an eye on. I think he is going to be one of the best Golfers to come down the tubes in a long, long time.

Corey Conners

Country Canada

Age: 27 Born: 1/6/1992 in Listowel, Ontario, Canada

Residence: Listowel, Ontario, Canada

Height: 6’0 Weight: 190

Turned Pro: 2015 Wins: 1

World Golf Rank: 196

Great Golfer!!

Gas Prices North Bay, Ontario Canada

For the latest gas prices in North Bay click Link Below. I would add them like I did yesterday, but this is easier and it shows more of what to expect. Also it gives credit to those that prepare the site. Have a great day!

https://www.gasbuddy.com/home?search=North%20Bay%20Ontario%20Canada&fuel=1

Gas Prices in North Bay Ontario January 28/2019

Price Station Address City
88.7 Chester’s Gas Bar 35 Beaucage Park Rd North Bay
89.7 Eagle’s Nest 2 Migizii Miikan North Bay
89.9 Necessities 10A Couchie Industrial Rd North Bay
91.7 Duchesnay Store 40 Goulais Cr North Bay
95.6 Mr Gas 2660 Trout Lake Rd North Bay
95.6 Mr Gas 890 Hwy 17 E North Bay
95.9 MacEwen 1375 Seymour St North Bay
95.9 Shell 2606 Trout Lake Rd North Bay
96.5 Canadian Tire 1403 Algonquin Ave North Bay
96.6 Mac’s 617 Main St E North Bay

Looks like the prices are down a wee bit. Just to cold for anyone to go anywhere.

Ontario Election

So, some have asked what I thought of the Ontario Election 2018.  Well simply put, I believe Henry Ford made this country many years ago.  I am thinking it will take another Ford to make Ontario what it once was.  Lets hope.  Time will tell as it always does.

New Jobs

Hmm, our Government here in Canada says it will  be contributing $110 million in partnership with the government of Ontario, which will match our investment in Toyota.” Trudeau said. Doing so will enable 450 new jobs.  My way of looking at it is that, that money is ours the people’s not the governments. . It’s my opinion that any jobs created by the government is not really an asset to us, if the government is paying for them out of our money.  As we the working folks other than government has to pay for these new-found jobs. I suppose they are thinking in the long run it might pay off.  But it will take a while if it does at all.   My opinion only.

Spring Ahead In Time 2018

Don’t forget to adjust your clocks ahead when you wake up tomorrow morning.  Just a reminder which I am sure everyone knows.  Below is a picture of the time zones across the USA but still relates to Canada also. Click Picture to enlarge!!

Few Facts About Beer

Click The link below for the full article. Pretty interesting.

A 110-year-old woman drank three beers and a shot every day for years.

 

Another Tax Grab

Good article.  Click Link below to view.

http://business.financialpost.com/opinion/the-mask-gets-ripped-off-yet-another-carbon-tax-dishonesty

A Wee Bit Of What Is Really Going On

Click Link Below To Read.

 

http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/jagmeet-singh-accused-of-inflating-party-membership-signups