Hello Friends of Manitou,
Changes are coming, at least in the real world.
I recently lost my job and will soon lose my home as well, the joys of living in company housing. As a result I might not be on GCG as often as I would like. I will try to access the internet when and where I can until I finally get settled but I'm expecting that will probably take a couple months.
Fear not though about your homes and businesses. I have just paid up my tiers through until April 2018 so Manitou isn't going anywhere.
What I need from you are the following things:
1. continue to be good to your neighbours and watch out for them in my absence as you always have - it is what makes our community so great.
2. if a region of Manitou goes offline please let the chat support people know on the GCG website and they will restart it as soon as they can.
3. If your rental boxes expire, don't worry, I hope you contribute when you can but you won't be evicted for not paying the rent on time.
4. Please try to follow the Covenant, including the active in 30 days rule, while I won't be worried so much about places not being available for rent I do like to see my community active and appreciated.
Well, I guess that's about it, for now. I will lose regular laptop internet service starting Monday but like I said I'll be around when I can. I have my phone and I keep track of G+ as usual. You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As for the GCGPulse, keep submitting your events, Maxwell and I have a plan to keep things running smoothly in here even when my real life does not.
Like I said I'll be on until Sunday night, then I have to pack everything up for my move out on Monday morning...
Thanks for being such awesome members of our little city in the Great Canadian Grid,
The first annual Saint Patrick's Day parade will take place on Friday, March 17th on the GCG Communications region in the Great Canadian Grid.
Marianna Monentes, Parade organizer and Publisher for the Canadian Sun had this to say "The St. Patrick's Day parade is generating lots of community excitement. We have ten floats entered in the parade as of today". The parade is the first for this holiday and the first of its kind in the grid.
"It's great to see our community coming together for this event. We've gone through a lot of challenges in 2016 in GCG but 2017 will definitely be the year we mend bonds between neighbours and rebuild our community spirit" said Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism and Editor for the Corran Sun.
The parade will start at the Corran Journal office proceed down two streets and end at the Canadian Sun Headquarters. The parade is scheduled to start at 12:00 noon grid time.
The parade is still accepting entrants, please contact Marianna Monentes to participate in this great community building event.
The Quaking Aspen Mall in GCG has just received a much needed remodeling. "There was something missing from my mall. I mentioned this to Winter Silversmith and his suggestion is exactly what this mall needed. I am so pleased with the results" said Marianna Monentes owner of Monentes Jewelry and the Mall.
"My good friend Marianna said that she wanted to remove some of the concrete that dominated the mall. It was an old style that needed updating" said Winter Silversmith CAO of Manitou Tourism. Originally the mall had beige tile sidewalks and brown rooftops. "It was rather dull and conservatively nineties. We changed the beige to a black marble tile and the rooftops to a nice red colour that really brings out the proper regal appearance of this modern mall".
The Quaking Aspen Mall is located on the Quaking Aspen region in the Great Canadian Grid. The mall features about sixteen businesses ranging from clothing to furniture to neon signs.
SLURL/CURL HUD whispers: https://gcg/region/Quaking%20Aspen/178/56/29/
"Upon further investigation of the personal effects discovered beneath the body investigators with police services are now calling this a homicide" said Police Sergeant Jonathon Steel. "We believe the body is that of Frank Patrick Johnson formerly of Northgate Village. It has been buried in the Silversmith Foothills area for approximately fifty-five years".
While the cause of death has not been determined it would appear that karma finally caught up with the deceased. Frank Patrick Johnson was the undertaker for Northgate Village in the late 1950s. Six months after he disapppeared the undertakers building was demolished. During the demolition of the derelict site crews found eight decomposed bodies of young Caucasian women concealed in a root cellar located off the basement level of the building. The victims died of unnatural causes and it was later determined that the victims were missing persons from other communities. Investigators in 1959 were poised to arrest Mr. Johnson for eight homicides but were unable to locate the suspect. Frank Patrick Johnson was nicknamed the 'Northgate Killer' and was Manitoulin's first and only serial killer.
The identification of the body discovered last fall was delayed when an early harsh winter closed down the excavation site. Wesley Ferguson of the University of Western Metaversia was called in last October to excavate the site and, at the time, did not believe foul play was involved. "We weren't able to determine the cause of death from the remains last fall. We have since found a wallet and other effects under the body preserved by the surrounding soil and called the authorities back in. The skeleton has been sent to the regional medical examiners office for an autopsy" said Mr. Ferguson. "This may finally put to rest the eight victims of Johnson however now we have to find out how his body ended up in the foothills" said Sergeant Steel.
"The new walls will decrease the risk of flooding during storm surges and incoming watercraft" said Bill D'Rite Manager Manitou Public Utilities. "The main channel into the harbour was rapidly degrading from the increased cargo ships arriving in the harbour and we had to do something before Mud River ended up under water" Mr. D'Rite told the Corran Journal this morning.
The municipality has constructed new ocean wave break walls west of Meaford and Massey regions and new barrier walls are being constructed along the main river in Mud River and Minesing. The project commenced as soon as the weather improved and is expected to take one week to complete at a cost of only two hundred prims. "This new effort will help to protect our citizens and our shorelines" said CAO Winter Silversmith during a tour of the new wall in Meaford.
Silversmith Estates, owners of the Manitou regions, has added its eighth and final region to its continent. The scenic recreational region of Mattawa Bay was attached earlier this week. The new region is located just north of Muskoka and east of Mud River.
"We wanted a nice area for people to go fishing or just take nice profile and scenery photos. Everyone is invited to visit the region but we'd like to limit the waterway use to Manitou residents and merchants only" said Winter Silversmith CAO of Manitou Tourism. "Everything I set up is focused on my residents and my merchants they are my neighbours and I love creating a safe fun community for them" he said. "I'm spending over $30 Canadian a month right now in the Great Canadian Grid, that's enough for me. I always pay a year in advance on my regions. So if you hear gossip and rumours about GCG just remember there are people like me, who have been in the metaverse since 2008, who have confidence in the stability of GCG and the skill of its owner, my friend, Roddie Macchi" Winter said.
The Regional Municipality of Manitou continent consists of eight regions with a diverse mix of residential, commercial and greenspaces. The regions are: Meaford, Massey, Mud River, Manitou, Midland, Muskoka, Mattawa Bay and Minesing. Minesing became the Great Canadian Grid's first memorial park and Mud River has the first faux nuclear plant that powers the continent of Manitou.
The Manitou regions of Meaford, Midland and Minesing are listed on the OpenSimWorld directory and open to visitors any time.
The Gathering meet and greet was held on Tuesday, January 24 and thirteen members attended. Topics of discussion included events, other grids and inworld products. "We encourage the use of Voice but it is not mandatory. We only ask that people can listen (ears on) in order to stay in the loop of the conversation. Topics tend to run about five to ten minutes each and will go from one end of the spectrum to the other so the more resources you can use to keep up the better" said Winter Silversmith Gathering organizer.
The next gathering will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Great Canadian Grid Cabin.
DJ Maldrul At The Airmid
Saturday, January 28, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm GCG
Airmid Sandbar Club, Airmid I, GCG
DJ Maldrul, the elf himself, will be playing his signature mix of classic and contemporary Rock & Roll AND SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! Contest: Best in Boots
Spring is fast approaching (February 1) and Stormy Waters of Environment Manitou would like to take this moment to remind residents of the dangerous conditions that are developing on our rivers and streams. In the weeks before spring the ice layers become unstable and are subject to breaking. All ice fishing and skating is prohibited on Manitou waterways effective January 15th. Please obey the warning signs and stay off the ice.
The Gathering meet and greet at the Great Canadian Grid marked it's one year anniversary on January 9th of this year. The Gathering has held five get-togethers over the last year. "We are hoping to have them at least once a month during the late winter before things get crazy for me in reallife" organizer Winter Silversmith told the Corran Journal today.
The next Gathering meet and greet will be held at the Great Canadian Grid Cabin. The date has been changed back one week due to an RL thing, it will now be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00am GCG Time.
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