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 In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 4/2023

Works For Me

Good Morning!

We did have a touch of snow overnight, maybe a half an inch, if that. However, they are saying we could have another 2–4 inches throughout the day and overnight. So we will have to wait and see what takes place. With the temperature at the moment sitting at -0.1 C | 31.82 F we could get just about anything. Mother Nature will do as she wants. Highway 522 at the moment is wet but clear, which for a while will make travelling good. But that could change real quick.

Yesterday I worked most of the day on a story for my columns, and today will be working on a new program that I can use for my podcasts. We will see how that pans out. So with that I am off for a bowl of Porridge that my lovely wife is preparing and will then see what the day has in store. Oh. First I will go put another stick of wood in the wood furnace. Sure feels good. Just something about wood heat that takes all the not so good things out of the body.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 16/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. But it still isn’t all that cold outside with it sitting at 0.6 C | 33.08 F. Overnight the snow we were having eased off, and I would say we had around 3 inches. Today we could see another inch or two. Highway 522 is wet and bare for most parts, but there are some snow and ice covered sections. Which will once again make travelling pretty good. At least till it snows some more.

On another note, yesterday I worked most of the day inside the house here on a few projects. Today, my wife and I will clean up the snow in our driveway and on our decks. It will give us some exercise along with some fresh air. Which is needed to stay healthy. Not too much strenuous work, though. We both have to kind of take it easy in that department nowadays, it seems.

So with that I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see how things develop. You never know what a day might bring. Stay safe as there are a lot of people still sick here in town.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well! GW

The Truth about Electric Cars

This guy says what I have been saying here on my Blog from the very start. Regarding Electric Cars. I know he is in the USA, but it doesn’t matter, what he is saying applies for us here in Canada too. Maybe more so with the way things are going now.

Just In

The data shows that Canadian renters are dishing out an average of $2,024 every month to just keep a roof over their head. The figure covers all types of housing, from bachelor apartments to detached homes.

It’s amazing how they can justify these prices.

What’s Happening On June 26/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another nice looking day so far here in Port Loring, Ontario. The sun is shinning accompanied by a light breeze that is coming in from the South, South West. The temperature getting out of bed was quite nice, sitting at 21.8 C | 71.24 F. A great day for doing almost anything, if you’re up to it. My suggestion is, take advantage of the days you can do things and enjoy them to the fullest. Myself, and my wife in spite of not being in the greatest health at the moment is trying hard to make the best of things. Yesterday I didn’t do hardly anything but sit in the shade, giving this old body a rest and chatting to a few folks that dropped by our store. Actually, we had a real good day yesterday with folks dropping by. And I would like to thank all those that did. Truth be told, most of our customers for the past few days, were locals, which was sure nice to see. I suspect, though, the out-of-towners will be dropping by in July and August, which will be nice also. New faces, new ideas brings new life. Or so they say. After two years of being closed, any faces to my wife and I, is a real treat.

Highway 522 is becoming real busy these days with cars, campers moving up and down the highway. I am thinking, in spite of the gas prices, people are fed up with staying at home and are yearning for the country. And I can’t say I blame them one bit. I am hoping that I get better soon, so I can do some fishing with my old fishing buddy Barry this summer. I miss our time together. He did drop by the other day to see how I was doing, and we had a great chat. Made my day, actually.

On another note, my wife has been picking fresh vegetables from our garden for the past few days. Lettuce of all kinds, along with some real nice Kale. If there is anyone that would like some, feel free to drop by, and you can have some. We hate to see it go to waste, as we have more than we can eat. Our tomatoes I see has some small ones starting, so I am thinking in a month we should be having our first tomato sandwich. I am hoping I am able to eat them, as I sure like them. Our decade old pumpkins that my Grandfather had that my Dad gave me a long time ago, are growing leaps and bounds, so it will be interesting to see if they produce a pumpkin or two. Sometimes they only grow leaves. And these pumpkins seeds, being over a 100 years old, I don’t rightly know what to expect. Time will tell. I also found some old sunflower seeds that my Grandfather had, which I planted. They are just starting, so we will see how they make out in the coming days.

With that I am off to see if I can eat a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is preparing for me and will then retire to the front porch.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening On May 19/2022

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. We did have some showers through the night, but the good news is we didn’t have any more frost. Not that I had my vegetable garden planted yet, mind ya. I was going to plant it today, but the way things are going weather wise, I think it’s best to wait for one more week. The way our weather is looking, anything is possible at the moment. Hmm … something like the world is right at the moment.

Highway 522 is slow today caused by the weather not being so good and the price of gas, and the uncertainty of what is happening in our country. I suspect economy wise, things are going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Hate to think that way, but that is the way it is.

On another note. I took my car in, so Kerry could install a wheel bearing yesterday. It was quite a job for sure, being rusted solid. But he got it done. It is a lot quieter now, running up and down the highway. Always something these days it seems with things going wrong. But it is cheaper than buying a new car, that’s for sure. We also managed to get our grass cut for the first time this year. Sure looks nice out there now. The first time is the hardest, after that things get a touch easier. A touch, I say. Ha ha.

Today I think if the rain holds off I will plant my potatoes as they are underground. The frost won’t bother them any. I also have some grass seeding to do in some spots. Between them two things and what ever else pops up it should look after my day.

With that, I am off for a bowl of porridge this morning that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then get to work. That is, if it doesn’t rain. Doesn’t look all that good out there at the moment. Stay safe. GW

The Walters Post, always striving to bring out the truth.

A glass of wine.

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine and those who don’t and are always seen with a bottle of water in their hand:

As Ben Franklin said:
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.
In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) – bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop annually.
However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and fermenting.
Remember:
Water = Poop,
Wine = Health
Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of …..

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I’m doing it as a public service.

Our Home Is Not For Sale!

I would also like to mention here this morning … That our home IS NOT FOR SALE. What happened was:. Some outfit in Spain has it on their website saying it is for sale, with pictures and everything, when it isn’t and there is no way we can get them to take it down without paying them, and you know as well as I do … that paying them isn’t the answer. I tried everything but they won’t do it.

They say it takes all kinds in this world of ours. I say this is one kind that we can do without. Anyway, I would appreciate it if you would spread the word. Ruth and I are very happy right where we are. Thanks and have a great day. GW

Randy Booth

First off, this morning, Ruth and I were so sad Io hear, that we lost a very good friend the other day. Randy Booth. He was a great man. I got to know Randy through his brother Kerry, and over the years we became friends with the family. I hunted with him and enjoyed his humour when ever we got together. There wasn’t a year that went by that he didn’t drop by our home for a visit, where we shared some memories, experiences and laughter. He was a one of a kind guy. Our condolences go out to all the Booth family.

You can reach George Walters at: [email protected]

What’s Happening on January 29/2022

Good Morning! It’s a darn cold morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. So cold, the icicles have packed up and moved out of town. Can’t say I blame them, neither. Ha Ha. However, the sun is shinning, which I suppose is something to be desired. Highway 522 is snow and ice covered from one end to the other, so care will have to be taken. But other than the cold, travelling should be pretty good if you take it easy.

Being so cold, I had to get up a few times through the night to put a bit of extra wood in our wood furnace. While up, I took some temperature readings, which went something like this.

-29.9 C | -21.82 F 12:28 AM
-31.7 C | -25.06 F 2:14 AM
-34 C | -29.2 F 5:40 AM
-34.5 C | -30.1 F 6:21 AM
-34.8 C | -30.64 F 8:16 AM

So as you can see, it got cold and stayed cold all night long, and it’s still darn cold out there now. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Tonight shouldn’t be as cold, but it will be cold enough.

The oil and gas companies are loving this weather. It never ceases to amaze me, that we here in Canada have more natural resource’s, like oil, gas and things, and we here in Canada pay the most money for it. You would think they would give us a break from all these high prices. If they did that, this country would move ahead leaps and bounds. But if they did that, they wouldn’t be able to collect trillions of dollars in tax money, so they can give it away. And they aren’t giving the money away to the working man, or woman that are paying all these taxes, that’s for damn sure.

Have a great day, stay safe and dress warm, if out and about. GW

Contributors wanted!

Just a note to let you know, that I am looking for contributors, writers or what ever to help me out here at my Blog. If anyone is interested, drop me a line at [email protected]

For years, I have done it all on my own, but with my columns in newspapers and magazines, along with my podcasts, and this blog, it is becoming to be a bit much. Not that I am complaining, as I enjoy writing and sharing different things with you. I just thought it would be nice to have a few others share their views, pictures, advice or what ever. Which, I am sure, would make the Blog, that much more interesting.

You know, years ago I had a Woodworking group called the “Old Craftsman“. I started it, so woodworkers of all ages, be it professionals or wannabee’s, could come and share their ideas and learn. I didn’t know what to expect, but within one year I had over 500 Members in the group. They posted pictures of things they made, and shared their knowledge freely. I also made some great friends.

So that is what I would like to do here at my Blog. It would be a place that you can share your ideas or ask for advice.

I don’t want the Blog to be about just one topic, neither. I would like people to talk about all kinds of things. Be it writing, becoming a columnist, farming, gardening, natural health related issues, nature, country living, doesn’t matter, the more, the merrier. Pictures would also be a nice touch, as the old saying goes … “A Picture is worth a thousand words.” And one last thing. You don’t have to post on a daily basis, it will be up to you. No pressure. And, I am also open to new ideas that you might have on improving the Blog.

I should also mention that I use WordPress for my Blog, it’s a very easy platform to work with. Anyway, give it some thought, and if you’re interested let me know, and I will add you as a Moderator. Once that is done, you can pretty well do anything you want. George Walters

Entertainment

If asked, I would say the best TV Series out there at the moment, is called Yellowstone. Every show keeps you wanting more. Another would be The Ranch. I enjoyed it too. But forewarned, the actors use a few choice words. Ha Ha.

You can reach George Walters at; [email protected]

Fake Home Rental or For sale Scam

It should be noted that there is a lot of scams online going around. One is an outfit that says certain properties are for sale when they aren’t. I found this out with my son’s help, as this company has my house for sale or rent online when it isn’t. We have had people calling every day asking us if it is for sale. So a person has to be careful nowadays. This company that is doing this is based in Spain. They probably can’t do anything, but one should be wary just the same. Thought I would let folks know. And in case you see this add …. Our Home Isn’t For Sale!! LOL. Take care and stay safe. GW

https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news/peterborough-region/2017/06/15/be-wary-of-fake-home-rental-ad-scam-lakefield-lawyer-warns.html

One of the best golfers of all time

I thought you might like to watch this fellow make history. He has been struggling for the past year or so, but he made up for it yesterday. Just shows what a few of us older fellers are made of. You never want to count yourself out. In saying all that … I hope he has had the vaccine shot. Sheesh! Great Man.

Alert For Port Loring and district

It might pay to keep your doors locked tonight here in our District. Pays to be causes. Alert below. Stay safe.

Issued at 12:24 Saturday 08 May 2021
Importance

HIGH
Description

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating an Armed and Dangerous on the M’Chigeeng FN. Police request members of the general public shelter in place of safety until further notice in this area including Highway 551 . Monitor local media for further updates.
Area Description

Parry Sound
Issued By
OPP Provincial Operations Centre

Sad Day for Canada

What a shame this is. But it is what is happening here in Canada. We don’t want to become self efficient. Our Powers That Be feed off these Pharmaceutical Companies from abroad when we should be doing it right here in Canada. It’s a sad day for the people of Canada.

Click the link below. Everyone that lives here, should read this article.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/providence-therapeutics-pulling-out-canada-1.6009068

Facts of life

And some are still saying that this virus isn’t all that bad.

This is a picture of the Sunny brook field hospital that is being set up because our hospitals, here in Ontario … are overflowing with COVID-19 patients. Click on picture to enlarge.

The Masters

So far it’s been a great game at the Masters Golf Tournament this year. My wife and I have been enjoying it for the past three days. Right now it is anyone’s game, as there are four tied for second place. And along with that, Corey Conner’s, our very own here in Canada made a hole-in-one. .

Safety Alert For Port Loring Ontario

Public Safety Alert

Issued at 11:00 Thursday 08 April 2021 Importance

HIGH Recommended Action

A stay-at-home order is in effect. Only leave home for essential purposes such as food, health care, vaccines, exercise or work. It’s the law. Stay home, save lives. Learn more at Ontario.ca/covidresponse Description

A stay-at-home order is in effect. Only leave home for essential purposes such as food, health care, vaccines, exercise or work. It’s the law. Stay home, save lives. Learn more at Ontario.ca/covidresponse Area Description

Ontario Issued By

Provincial Emergency Operations Centre

The Fuel of the future

Now here is a video that my Cousin sent me, of what we should be looking at here in Canada and across the world. Makes a lot of sense for sure, and it is something that will help our world immensely.

SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink internet satellites.

Amazing what this fellow is doing. I give him a lot of credit. He is doing things that governments can’t do. Click link below to view the launch and things. That is, if you’re interested in what the future might hold. Like myself. Have a great day. GW

https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-22-satellites-launch-rocket-landing-success

Starlink Mission

I have been following his missions from the very beginning, which are very interesting. Smart man and I give him a lot of credit for what he is accomplishing. We need more like him in our world today.

More COVID Cases in North Bay Ontario Canada

North Bay Extends the stay at home order in North Bay until March 8/2021. And then they will see after that. I think it is the best thing they could have done. Especially now with the new virus among them, along with it now spreading into Cassellholme North Bay, Walmart, an apartment building complex and a Bank. I suspect there are a lot more cases yet to be found. They should also close the schools down. Truth be told they should have never opened them, as the kids were just getting used to working from home. Kids adapt to what ever takes place. Slowing this virus down is a lot more important than going to school. It’s not forever, its just till the vaccines start rolling in. If they don’t close down and try to keep everyone from shopping there won’t be any places … to shop. Simple as that. Take care, and do what you have too, to stay safe. Even then it’s a challenge.

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/breaking-ontario-extends-stay-at-home-order-in-toronto-peel-north-bay

Amazing Fellow Elon Musk

North Bay News

North Bay is listed as one of Ontario’s four high-risk regions and thus will continue to be kept in the shutdown and stay-at-home measures until at least Feb. 22. 

It’s good news that they are staying closed down, not so good with the new COVID-19 Variants coming into the picture.

Manitoba to buy Canadian Made COVID-19 vaccine

It looks like Manitoba is standing up for themselves. I give them credit and hope they make out okay. Good For Them! Click on Link below to see the rest of the story.

Manitoba

COVID-19 outbreak in North Bay Ontario

Just because we live in the north, doesn’t’ t mean we are immune to this virus. Link below shows just how vulnerable we really are. And the trouble is, it could have been prevented.

Information North Bay Ontario

Information COVID-19

Interesting Article regarding how the new COVID-19 variants started here in Canada

News & Information

Interesting Article about Vaccines here in Canada

Hydro Rates Ontario

Off-peak hydro rates extended another two weeks in Ontario amid continuation of stay-at-home order. Which should help a lot.

Cases By Province

Figures. Ontario the worst, but understandable, with what some powers to be are doing these days. Now with opening things up. This is just a chart for the new … real bad variants that is starting to get a foot hold here in Canada. Not that the other one isn’t bad too, don’t think that! LOL

COVID variant cases by province

ProvinceB.1.1.7B.1.351P.1
Ontario21911
Alberta7170
British Columbia1990
Quebec800
Saskatchewan300
New Brunswick300
Nova Scotia110
Yukon000
Manitoba000
Nunavut000
Northwest Territories000
Prince Edward Island000
Newfoundland and Labrador000

Good News For a Change

You Heard it Here! Yes, once again … the Walters Post has lived up to the expectations of others. Reporting!!!!

‘Wiarton Willie’ Our very own Ontario, Canada Ground Hog! … Predicts an Early Spring!!

What can be better than that? Well … I guess there are a few things, but spring and warm weather it seems, always puts a smile on folks faces and gets them to feeling good.

Things you should know but most don’t

A great video that everyone should watch.

As my Son says, who is a Technologist: It’s all true, always be careful clicking links in emails, and only put your usernames/passwords into sites you went to … manually. Thanks Karl! Great advice!

Hmm….

In a separate news conference, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams painted a somewhat rosier picture than Elliott’s prediction of a different kind of holiday season.
“If we all do what we’re supposed to do… we can get these numbers down,” he said. “So you move from the red, to the orange, to the yellow and, I would like to think everybody would be in green, especially before the time of Christmas.”
I think this guy is out to lunch with his predictions. But then again what else is new. LOL

Halloween This Year

COVID-19: Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is officially recommending against trick-or-treating this year. I have to say I agree with them. Best to pick up a few things and make a night of it at home, where it is safe.

Life Information

I know  life challenges us for a reason but that doesn’t become apparent until later. Heine’s sight is 2020 as they say.

This year is challenging for all of us. Before we didn’t have to worry so much about how things we do impact the world around us. Maybe this is why the world is going through this. To teach us that everything we do does affect the air the water the trees, animals, birds, fish, insects etc…the food we eat the land we walk on the lives all around us. If we don’t pay attention to all these things… We won’t survive!  So yes … I think we’ll all need to think before we act!

Ruth Walters

Spending Taxpayers Money

They are telling us that we here in Canadians have made more than 830,000 repayments of COVID-19 emergency aid benefits because they were not entitled. Which is a good thing, as if they took the money without checking things out and don’t need it, they should pay it back. But here again in the next breath our Powers That Be says. In June, the government proposed legislation that would have imposed fines or even jail time on people who deliberately lied on CERB applications. It backtracked after a public and political outcry. Again, here is what I think. If there is money available and you are in need, and I say in need, and you qualify for it, then by all means apply for it. But if you don’t need it, and are just taking it so you don’t have to work or using the money for things unnecessary, well then … I say the Powers that be, should go after those that did wrong. Just because we are in the midst of things that aren’t all that nice right now, there is still no reason for cheats to get away with it. The thing is, what a lot don’t understand is, that handing out all this money can’t be kept up. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that our country today, is so far in debt we might never get out of it. And the next thing is … it isn’t the Powers That Be’s money. It’s ours, the working people. But giving them the benefit of the doubt, I would hope that they are taking these things serious. But then again!! My Opinion Only.

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.

Kind of makes you think or it should

Here is what some Torontonian’s think Social Distancing is all about, on the weekend.

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:

Google Play Music: Google Home: Just Say, HEY GOOGLE! … PLAY JUST ONE MORE STORY by GEORGE WALTERS
Elexa:
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Spotify:
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Also, thanks for all your comments, emails and calls letting me know how much your enjoying my Podcasts. I am glad you like them. Share them and tell others. In doing so you might brighten their day. From a Distance!! You can do so, simply by sending them this link: Or with the Share Links Below!

https://www.keepingnotes.com/category/podcast/

NORAD’s Santa tracking website

Click Link Below to Track Santa

https://www.noradsanta.org/

Click on Santa to see his location!!

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

Tiger Woods Wins The 2019 Masters

Fantastic game this year at the Masters, and no one deserved to win more, than Tiger Woods. Congratulations Tiger!

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.

Financial Woes Musical


Click Picture Above To View.

Sounds like an interesting item to take in.

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.

 

Carbon Tax Will Hurt Everyone

Click Link Below To Read Article

 

Electric bus

http://www.winnipegsun.com/2017/04/06/carbon-tax-just-a-scam

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

Interesting Article

 

Interesting Article.

Avista selling to Canadian firm Hydro One for $5.3 billion. Click To View Article.

 

Tornado’s Resort (Summer Happenings)

Here is another resort with a restaurant right here in Port Loring. Nice folks and a great place to visit.  Click picture to enlarge!

More Than Your Average Store (Port Loring Ontario)

    Well it’s been quite awhile since my last post.   It has been a really busy winter here at our home.  So busy I haven’t had time to be here on the Blog.  What has kept me so busy is my Flutes.
    For the past 40 some years I been making Native American Flutes.  For Twenty some years I been working on a Flute that can play music like no others.
    Last Fall I fell upon a sound that struck my interest and I been working on it steadily. It came to me you might say as an accident and with a lot of work in the tuning department, length, shape and sound chamber changes, I finally perfected a sound that takes on its own personality.
    With this new flute a person can perform nearly any style of music that they choose.  The design has also been changed to sleek slender in looks which takes a person into a realm of mystery.  Could say, to a place where no one has been before.  So in doing so my wife and I came up with a name for our Flutes.   It is called Fluture flute In reality it is just what is says, a flute of the Future.
  All items in our store has been created by my wife and I made right here on the premises.  A must to see no matter what way you look at it.  This year I will have a display of over 100 Flutes and almost all will be tuned in the new scale. 
    Along with them my wife’s paintings will be on display for those that have a heart for unique original paintings.  Also her cards and other creations will be in abundance.

    The best advice I could put out there would be:   If you love something and can afford it, buy it.   It will be with you for a life time and then after.   If you feel it talks to you when gazing upon it, then, well it’s for you.

In  Closing, if your in Port Loring this year Ruth & I would love to see you.  Our store is small in size but huge in quality.

Look for our new sign out front.

Robots

Sign of what lies ahead.

http://www.newstarget.com/2017-02-11-study-robots-could-replace-most-government-workers.html

Trump Travel Ban Explained

Interesting Article: Click Link To Read.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/02/10/ninth-circuit-s-putsch-america-watches-as-activist-judges-issue-rambling-misguided-opinion.html

A Serious Look at Canada’s Immigration Policies

This article kind of makes one think.   If not it should. Click Link to view.   Scroll down to view how much things cost.

http://immigrationwatchcanada.org/

Friday January 20, 2017 Trump supporters in Canada speak up

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-january-20-2017-1.3943170/trump-supporters-in-canada-speak-up-1.3943190

Women’s march baffles women attending Trump’s inauguration

Interesting

Contact Information

Over the years I have had numerous emails, every year increasing daily. I have been doing my darnedest to reply to each and every one of you, but lately I just can’t keep up. I feel bad about it, but there isn’t anything I can do, as to do so I would have to be on the computer for at least 4 hours a day.

So..for those that I haven’t replied back too, I apologize. I eventually will get to you, but might take some time. Thanks George Walters.

Information Port Loring Ontario June 29/2016

Good Morning:  We did have a wee bit of rain a day or so ago but nothing that would wet the dust. Plants in the gardens need watering almost every day now. But in-spite of the dry conditions things are growing quite well. Tomatoes are starting to show themselves and pumpkins are getting higher along with the corn. We are eating fresh lettuce every day mixed with garlic scapes. Pretty tasty let me tell ya. Today will take things easy a bit, messed up my back some. Amazing how one can work hard for two or three weeks then just bend over to take the mats out of the car to wash and bang!! out goes the back. So a bit of rest is in order till things settle down. With that enjoy your day and more so enjoy the sunshine. Lots of sun, is the key to good health.

Words Of Wisdom: Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future.

Weather Forecast: Sunshine and Warm. Very Nice Day Unfolding Around Us.

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain Overnight.

Bug Report: Other than a few mosquitoes, the odd black-fly and a few pesky deer flies things are pretty good these days, bug-wise.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 7:21 AM – 10:21 AM. Then later on from 2:46 PM – 4:46 PM. I give it a 2 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry.  Great day to travel.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.3043991715

Canada 0.7666364881

Moonrise: 2:06 AM with 13:40 of moonlight, then sets at 3:46 PM

Sunrise: 5:33 AM with 15:41 of sunlight, then sets at 9:14 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 7:14 PM. Be careful though as it is very dry out there.

Contact Information:  [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Tornado’s Resort, Port Loring, Ontario, Canada

Here is a flyer showing what Tornado’s has to offer along with prices.  Great place to eat or visit.  Click pictures to enlarge.

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Information Port Loring Ontario June 24/2016

Good Morning:  Nice weather is upon us here in Port Loring Ontario. Gardens are growing leaps and bounds these days. Wife and I are eating fresh lettuce and garlic scapes every dayGarlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. The bud is removed in late June to encourage the bulbs to thicken up.  Scapes make a fabulous addition to a flower bouquet, and they are delicious to eat!  Scapes taste just like garlic. They can be used in exactly the same way as garlic in any recipe.  My wife grinds them up, mixes them with a cream-cheese for dipping veggies, or spread on a cracker is great also.  Delicious let me tell you.  Some sell the scapes for more than the garlic itself. If too many scapes you can wrap up in wax paper and freeze for later use.  Have a great day.

Words Of Wisdom: One finger cannot lift a pebble.

Weather Forecast: Sunshine and Warm. Good looking day shaping up.

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain Overnight.

Bug Report: Other than a few mosquitoes, the odd black-fly and a few pesky deer flies things are pretty good these days, bug-wise.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 8:54 AM – 10:54 AM. Then later on from 3:32 PM – 6:32 PM. I give it a 3 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry.  Great day to travel.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.2799675125

Canada 0.7812698293

Moonrise: 11:57 PM with 11:05 of moonlight, then sets at 11:02 AM

Sunrise: 5:30 AM with 15:44 of sunlight, then sets at 9:14 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 7:14 PM. Be careful though as it is very dry out there.

Contact Information:  [email protected]

Information Port Loring Ontario Canada June 21/2016

Good Morning:  A very nice looking day out there. Heat has left us for a spell with cool dry temperatures making things nice. Great weather for doing some outside work or just sitting around. Some days that is exactly what I feel like doing, front porch sittin’. Seems most of my life its been work, work, work, never taking time to enjoy the important things in life.

Words Of Wisdom: You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.

Weather Forecast: Some sun but not as warm. Great day though for doing just about anything.

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain Overnight.

Bug Report: Other than a few mosquitoes, the odd black-fly and a few pesky deer flies things are pretty good these days, bug-wise.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 12:58 PM – 3:58 PM. I give it a 4 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry.  Great day to go anywhere.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.2801160353

Canada 0.7811791841

Moonrise: 10:00 PM Moonset: 7:47 AM

Sunrise: 5:30 AM Sunset: 9:14 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 7:14 PM

Contact Information:  [email protected]

 

Its Called Remember Me

Remember MeGreat bit of information relating to a few business’s I have dealt with over the years.  Click Article to view.  Was written years ago.

 

 

Information Port Loring Ontario June 20/2016

Good Morning:  Hope all had a great Fathers Day Weekend. My wife and I had a busy weekend with our small store. Folks from all over stopped by purchasing flutes, my lovely wife’s paintings and our books. Shaping up to be a great summer. On another note the vegetable garden is doing real well this year in spite of the heat we been having. I managed to get it hoed up along with hilling the tomatoes, potatoes and celery. Main thing in this heat is water. Enjoy Your Day!

Words Of Wisdom: Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something.

Weather Forecast: Could see a thunderstorm in certain areas or a shower. Which we need as things are pretty dry. We will also see some sunshine too. It will also remain quite warm today but cooler than the past few days. Tomorrow things will start to cool down even more.

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain Overnight.

Bug Report: Most of the black flies for this year has left us. Mosquitoes are now annoying folks in the evening hours, in buildings or near the water, with a few horse and deer flies through the day.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 12:07 PM – 3:07 PM. I give it a 5 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry.  Great day to do some traveling.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.2887449238

Canada 0.7759487402

Moon:
Rises at 9:13 PM with 9:36 of moonlight, then sets at 6:49 AM

Sun:
Rises at 5:29 AM with 15:45 of sunlight, then sets at 9:14 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 7:14 PM

Contact Information:  [email protected]

 

Information For Old Mirror Lodge

Good day

The season 2016 starts for us on Father’s Day!  We are happy to let you know that we’ll operate the restaurant from 4pm until sunset.  Please book a table as early as possible. You find our menu on the website (green icon) or call in for more information.
Looking forward to see you in Summer!
CHEERS, Verena and Urs 

Old Mirror Lodge Inc.
Urs & Verena Bartschi
1177 Toad Lake Port Loring 
P0H 1Y0 ON Canada
1 707 757 2377
www.oldmirrorlodge.ca

Argyle Farmers Market Information (Port Loring)

Here is what is taking place at the Farmers Market.  Click Flyer To Enlarge & Better Viewing.

Farmers Market

Argyle Heritage Celebration July 1&2

Click Flyer Below For All The Information:

Hertigage flyer

Mills @ Hardy Local Roads Board Information

Notice Of Annual Meeting.  Also they will be there will be talk on Proxy Voting.  What does that mean?  Here is the definition.  Make sure you know what is taking place folks.

Proxy voting is a form of voting whereby some members of a decision-making body may delegate their voting power to other members of the same body to vote in their absence, and/or to select additional representatives. A person so designated is called a “proxy” and the person designating him or her is called a “principal”. Proxy appointments can be used to form a voting bloc that can exercise greater influence in deliberations or negotiations.

RoadsClick Flyer To Enlarge

Lost Channel Inn Fathers Day Special

Here is a flyer of what is available at Lost Channel Inn.  Click Flyer to enlarge.  Have a great Fathers Day!!

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Information Port Loring Ontario June 13/2016

Good Morning:  Been quite busy around the old house here the past week or so. So busy I haven’t had time to be sitting in front of this screen. Seems lots has to be done come spring getting ready for tourists along with caring for our gardens and things. Great time of year though with no complaints.  Also our small store has had a steady stream of customers so far this year picking up items of choice. Health is good, sun is looking down and warm temperatures are heading our way. Thinking some front porch sittin’ is in order. Enjoy your day.

Weather Forecast: Cloudy and warmer with a bit of sunshine. Will see more sun with warmer temperatures tomorrow.

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain Overnight.

Bug Report: Black Flies are pretty well gone for most areas. Mosquitoes are now entering into the picture which will stay with us till fall.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 7:29 AM – 10:29 AM. Then once again, later from 1:33 PM – 3:33 PM. I give it a 3 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry.  Great day to do some traveling.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.2772159147

Canada 0.7829529749

Moon:
Rises at 2:33 PM with 11:57 of moonlight, then sets at 2:30 AM

Sun:
Rises at 5:29 AM with 15:43 of sunlight, then sets at 9:12 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 7:12 PM

Contact Information:  [email protected]

 

French’s to open new Canadian plant

This is also good news for all my farmer friends that are still growing tomatoes.  How this all came about is that some of the people here in Canada took a notion to stand up for what is right. We do have the power to change things, just most choose to sit back and do nothing.
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, June 3, 2016 6:08AM EDT

French’s says all the ketchup it sells in Canada will now be bottled here as well as being made from local tomatoes.

The U-S-based company has partnered with Toronto’s Select Food Products to build a new manufacturing plant that’s expected to be up and running early next year.

It is also expanding its partnership with Highbury Canco, which sources and packages the tomatoes used in French’s Canadian ketchup at its facility in Leamington.

French’s ketchup has soared in popularity in Canada after its competitor, Heinz, closed its Leamington plant and put about 750 people out of work.

Information, Port Loring Ontario, May 25/2016

Good Morning:  A few clouds waking up here in Port Loring Ontario. Was hoping for a bit of rain since I planted the gardens but will have to make do with my rain barrel for now. Tulips are up and showing off these days which always gives me a nice feeling. Especially like the yellow ones. Have a great day. IMG_20160523_134327047 IMG_20160523_134335874 IMG_20160523_134351618 IMG_20160523_134402425

Weather Forecast: Fairly fine, possible showers early. Then lots of sunshine.    Weather Station Home:

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain overnight.

Bug Report: Black Flies are annoying now and will remain with us for a few weeks. Mosquitoes are just starting.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 7:55 AM – 9:55 AM. Then once again, later from 3:02 PM – 6:02 PM. I give it a 4 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry  Traveling will be good today. Would pay to keep an eye open for the deer as they are not their self now with all the black-flies annoying them. Never know when they might choose to run across the Highway in front of you.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.3140904913

Canada 0.7609826010

Moon:
Rises at 11:30 AM with -2:-35 of moonlight, then sets at 8:55 AM

Sun:
Rises at 5:37 AM with 15:20 of sunlight, then sets at 8:57 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 6:57 PM.

Contact Information: [email protected]

Information For Port Loring Ontario May 11/2016

Good Morning:  Great looking day waking up here in Port Loring Ontario.  Great weather to do some front porch sittin’.  I might just do that later on.  Enjoy your day.

Weather Forecast:  Fairly fine, possible showers early.  Then lots of sunshine.    Weather Station Home:

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain overnight.

Bug Report:  Black Flies are annoying now and will remain with us for a few weeks. Mosquitoes are just starting.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 12:32 PM – 3:32 PM. I give it a 3 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few.  Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry  Traveling will be good today in all directions.

Body Pain Related To Weather: Today once again the weather will be beneficial for us humans. Great day for getting things done.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.3111929582

Canada 0.7626642545

Moon:
Rises at 9:33 PM with 9:42  of moonlight, then sets at 7:15 AM

Sun:
Rises at 5:40 AM with 15:14 of sunlight, then sets at 8:54 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 6:54 PM.

Contact Information: [email protected]

 

Information For Port Loring Ontario May 20/2016

Good Morning:  Nice looking day is taking place here in Port Loring Ontario. Other than the black-flies. But one can put up with them if a bit of care is taken. My wife and I have been really busy these past few days cleaning out the under brush in our bushes around the house. Also took down quite a few dead pines. Been bothering us some for the past few years. But finished up yesterday and I have to say it sure looks nice now. Shows just how beautiful our property really is. Also will be better come summer as the cool breezes from under the red pines will be able to reach our house. On another note today is the day if your interested, to read the Hydro Meter here in Port Loring. We do it every month as nothing bothers me more than to get an estimated bill. Reason being if you don’t read it, one month is estimated usually low, then the following month is high which of course puts you into a higher bracket and costs you a lot more.  So solution, read the meter and call it in. Also you can ask as we did for the dates to call it in every month.  With that will head on out to the front porch and admire all our hard work that has taken place over the past couple weeks. Enjoy your day.

Weather Forecast: Waking up temperatures were sitting at 8 C | 46.4 F. Very nice and warmer with sunshine and a few clouds.    Weather Station Home:

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain overnight.

Bug Report: Black Flies are annoying now and will remain with us for a few weeks. Mosquitoes haven’t entered into the picture as of yet. Okay by me.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 6:38 PM – 8:38 PM. Might hook on a few nice ones this morning from 8:00 AM – 11.00 AM.  I give it a 3 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry  Traveling will be good today in all directions.

Body Pain Related To Weather: Today once again the weather will be beneficial for us humans. Great day for getting things done.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.3098439358

Canada 0.7634497306

Moon:
Moonrise: 7:39 PM Moonset: 5:56 AM

Sun:
Sunrise: 5:42 AM Sunset: 8:52 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 6:52 PM

Morning Information, Port Loring, May 19/2016

Good Morning:  A few clouds this morning but looking like a nice day. Almost time to think about planting the veggie garden.  Will head off to town on the weekend and see what is available this year.  Hard to find good quality plants these days, especially up here in the North. With that I am heading off outside to do some mowing.  Busy time for my wife and I but we are enjoying life to the fullest.  Could say every day is full of new beginnings.  Enjoy your day.

Weather Forecast:  Waking up temperatures were sitting at 10.9 C | 51.62 F. Today a few clouds and sunshine with a possible shower.    Weather Station Home:

Rain Accumulations:  No Rain overnight.

Bug Report:  Black Flies are with us now. Was a challenge working outside yesterday.  No mosquitoes as of yet but with the warmer temperatures heading our way they will make their appearance shortly.

Fishing Report:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 5:40 PM – 7:40 PM. I give it a 4 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few.  Great day to do some fishing if you don’t mind swatting black-flies.  Good Luck!

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry  Traveling will be just perfect. No reason to sit around the house this afternoon, unless some front porch sitting is on your mind, soaking up some sunshine with maybe a Budweiser or two. Decisions decisions.

Body Pain Related To Weather: Today the weather will be beneficial for us humans. Great day for outside work.

Todays Currency:

USA 1.2992245629

Canada 0.7696898816

Moon:
Moonrise: 6:40 PM Moonset: 5:23 AM

Sun:
Sunrise: 5:43 AM Sunset: 8:51 PM

Time to light the camp fire: 6:51 PM

Contact Information: [email protected]

Items For Sale In Port Loring Ontario

We have a working fridge that we hate to put in the dump. FREE to a good home! If your interested and you live in town we can drop it off if we know your interested. Let me know. Christine

Brooks Cottages Inc.

32 Caribou Lake Rd.

Loring, ON P0H 1S0

705.757.2713

www.brookscottages.com

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The Masters 2016

Well was a great 4 days watching the Masters From Augusta Georgia.   Thank goodness our home is set up with a generator back up, with the power being out for over six hours on Sunday.  All and all it was a great event.  Jordan Spieth held the lead for three consecutive days and then on the fourth things started to change.  Then entering into the picture comes  Danny Willett  A–28-year-old Englishman.  A fascinating man. You might say a family man.  He was one happy fellow putting on that Green Jacket.  It was sad to see Jordan loose after holding the lead for three days but in turn it is also nice to see some  one new winning the 2016 Masters.  Couple Pictures Below of Danny Willett.

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The Masters 2016

For those like myself that enjoy watching the Masters.  Thus far it is almost identical to last year with Spieth leading the Masters by one shot after third-round 73.  Will be  really interesting to see if the 22-year-old can maintain his trend.  Live final round coverage – CBS 2-7 p.m.

Trout Creek Equine & Farm Trade Show.

Great event going to take place in Trout Creek April 9/2016 Trout Creek Equine & Farm Trade Show A day out that will bring you a bit closer to what life is really about.  My wife Ruth and I, George Walters,  will be there signing and promoting our new Health Book, called Natures Gateway To Health and will answer all your questions on maintaining a healthy body,  Naturally. cover

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Trade Show

Devin Cuddy April 4/2016

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Trout Creek Equine & Farm Trade Show

Great event going to take place in Trout Creek April 9/2016 Trout Creek Equine & Farm Trade Show A day out that will bring you a bit closer to what life is really about.  My wife Ruth and I, George Walters,  will be there signing and promoting our new Health Book, called Natures Gateway To Health and will answer all your questions on maintaining a healthy body,  Naturally. cover

Click Flyer Below for all the information related to the event..

Trade Show

Information For Port Loring Ontario April 3/2016

Good Morning: Sunny here in Port Loring Ontario but quite cold. Temperatures waking up were sitting at, -12.8 C | 8.96 F

Weather Forecast: Changeable, mending as the day moves forward. We will see some sunshine throughout the day.

Snow Accumulations: Had about three inches overnight.

Fishing Report: None as ice is unsafe to be walked upon this time of year. Will start issuing times and info once melted completely.  Some lakes have melted, some are still covered and some have a few open spots.

Highway Report: This morning Highway 522 is snow-covered. They do have a bypass setup so one can get to North Bay, Powassan or where ever, heading East out of Port Loring. We went for a drive yesterday to North Bay and all was well.

Body Pain Related To Weather: Today the weather will neither help or hurt us humans.

Today’s Currency:
1.3008635287 USA
0.7687201447 Canada

Sun:
Rise: 6:55 AM
Transit: 1:23 PM
Set: 7:51 PM

Moon:
Rise: 4:42 AM
Set: 3:22 PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 20%

The Walters, Weather Station Location:
Longitude: -79.9838054180145
Latitude: 45.9164882031076
11588, Highway 522
Name: Port Loring Ontario

Contact Info:
[email protected]

Trout Creek Equine & Farm Trade Show April 9/2016

Great event going to take place in Trout Creek April 9/2016 Trout Creek Equine & Farm Trade Show A day out that will bring you a bit closer to what life is really about.  My wife Ruth and I, George Walters,  will be there signing and promoting our new Health Book, called Natures Gateway To Health and will answer all your questions on maintaining a healthy body,  Naturally. cover

Click Flyer Below for all the information related to the event..

Trade Show

Information For Port Loring April 2/2016

Good Morning: Cloudy and cool here in Port Loring Ontario this morning. Temperatures waking up were sitting at, -3.4 C | 25.88 F

Weather Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a bit of light snow throughout the day. Could see a wee bit of sunshine off and on.

Snow Accumulations: Just a dusting overnight, no accumulations.

Fishing Report: None as ice is unsafe to be walked upon this time of year. Will start issuing times and info once melted completely.

Highway Report: This morning Highway 522 bare and wet. With the wash out heading east to Highway 11, traveling won’t be good.

Body Pain Related To Weather: Today the weather will cause us humans some discomfort. Tomorrow will be better. Easy does it is the mode.

Today’s Currency:
1.3020535334 USA
0.7680175771 Canada

Sun:
Rise: 6:57 AM
Set: 7:50 PM

Moon:
Rise: 4:02 AM
Set: 2:14 PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 29%

The Walters, Weather Station Location:
Longitude: -79.9838054180145
Latitude: 45.9164882031076
11588, Highway 522
Name: Port Loring Ontario

Contact Info:
[email protected]

Property Care & Repair Port Loring

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Cottage Crew

Highway 522 closed by washout April 1/2016

Highway 522 closed by washout.

OPP and the Argyle Fire Department say that Highway 522 is closed at Tricky Hill in both directions, including the Commanda Lake Road as the road is completely washed out.

(Highway 522 between Highway 524 (Farley’s Corners) and Commanda Lake Rd)

The only alternative route in or out of town is the West Road to Highway 69.

The closure is expected to be lengthy

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On top of that Ontario Provincial Police News Portal says Highway 69 at Pointe Au Baril is now closed.

It is unknown how long the closure will last, police say, and traffic is being rerouted from the north on Highway 64 and from the south on Highway 124.

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