Wildrose Industries has constructed their first solar farm in Manitou. This 5kW farm is located near the enterance to the inner harbour and the Massey Estate on former residential property. The energy produced will be used to power nearby oil operations and lighting around the Massey Estate historical site.
The Regional Municipality of Manitou has commenced an aggressive program to develop solar power across the city. The panels will be installed on the top of all buildings throughout the Meaford Market Mall and Midland. The energy produced will be used to power street lighting, security lighting, and other auxiliary systems decreasing our dependency on the nuclear facility for power.
Council has been discussing the possibility of returning the city to renewable energy sources and selling the nuclear energy to other cities to generate revenue. If development of 'green energy' proceeds in the city it is expected to cost approximately twenty five hundred prims per region. Council will vote on the motion in June 2017.
And I didn't even have to shamelessly plug my blog in a "serious discussion" about grid statistics because you're already reading it. Winter for the win!
For the less worldly out there, this is called a "meme" ...
And this is an example of a "LOLcats" ... which is also a meme, but more commonly referred to as an "LOL cats" because of one key feature... can anyone guess what that is?
And, a less specific example of "LOL cats" meme would be...
the key factor is that "LOL cats" memes would actually have a picture of a cat in them and not, for example sake, a baby, an actor, teletubbies or, I don't know, something silly like a little girl running with a marker.
Public Safety members responded to a late night alarm at Chen's Supermarket in South Promenade. When they arrived they found the rear service door had been forced open. Upon inspection they ascertained that an unidentified amount of cash and cartons of cigarettes had been forcibly removed from the premises. The members secured the scene until the owners arrived from another region. Security cameras on the located had been disabled. Damage and loss is estimated to be over MC$1,500.
Senior officials from the CFB Northland administration are remaining tight lipped after reports leaked earlier today of an American MQ-9 Predator drone that has gone missing over the Regional Municipality of Manitou."We received a call to expect American military aircraft to arrive at the re-commissioned airstrip located at the Emergency Operations Centre in Midland. We did not know why they were coming until after they had landed and spoken with our CAO Mr. Silversmith" Paul Skies of the Manitou Air Traffic Control Centre told the Corran Journal.
A military response team from Northland spent the entire afternoon and evening searching the Manitou regions to no avail. One unnamed member of the team stated they believe the "aircraft may have crashed into the ocean" but that is, as yet, unconfirmed.
"It is not like you can tuck one of these babies under your arm and walk out with it" said Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism this afternoon during an emergency press conference "we are talking an armed military aircraft the size of a station wagon". Mr. Silversmith and council are demanding answers from the Canadian Forces who had, just this week, decommissioned the base on Manitou. "What we want to know is why the military has these things flying around up there still without telling us and an American drone at that" said Jonathon Steel, Sergeant at the Department of Public Safety "now all we need is one of these dang things crashing in downtown Meaford".
The international incident only adds fuel to the latest debate between domestic services and the Canadian military concerning the strategic position of the Manitou regions. "We have a city sized budget and all the resources we need to do our jobs we don't need the military telling us what to do and we sure as heck do not need any of their drones spying on us" said Chief Red D'Lite of Manitou Fire and Rescue Services.
A representative from CFB Northland stated that drones both Canadian and American fly over the regions frequently and are not monitoring homeland terrain except for training maneuvers and training exercises.
Council has approved the construction of the first of three RP condominium towers that will forever change the Manitou, GCG landscape. The new towers will stand at seven storeys each and include underground parking.
"They will be constructed near current roadways and should have a nominal footprint on the region" said the construction foreman for Empire Condominiums. "We are growing into a city more and more each day" said Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism "and with growth comes the need for additional housing and services".
The first tower has been constructed in the North Promenade district of the Meaford Market Mall, Meaford, GCG. A second tower has been proposed for Mud River, GCG and the third tower might be built in Midland, GCG. The towers will be constructed within the next week at a cost of over 120 prims.
The Regional Municipality of Manitou has started to bring accessibility awareness to the Great Canadian Grid. They have constructed new wheelchair permit parking spaces and the new rental station pictured above. If you click on the rental station you receive a non-scripted wheelchair. "We hope in the future to have a scripted wheelchair available for free" Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism said "but for now it is the awareness we want to bring to the grid".
Critics have questioned the creation of wheelchairs and other mobility devices in the metaverse "why have a wheelchair when you can fly?" one person asked a while back in SL. "It is about bringing awareness of all of the faces of our community to light. It is no different than creating a dark skinned avatar or one wearing glasses, you are trying to create a harmonious and diverse community that fairly represents all cultures, creeds, races, languages and abilities" Winter said.
The Municipality will be constructing ramps, parking spaces and more signage to help educate the public to the diversity in GCG and bring awareness that those with mobility challenges play an equally vital role in our growth. "When I managed a town in SL I did the same conversion, adding ramps to municipal buildings and creating signage to educate the public. I was a volunteer involved with municipal accessibility committee in RealLife a few years back and I want to bring that experience inworld" Winter told the Corran Journal.
The construction of new parking spaces, signage and wheelchair rental stations across the Manitou, GCG regions is expected to cost around one thousand prims.
"We have approved the construction of a new medical clinic and pharmacy in Meaford, GCG to meet the health care needs of our growing community" Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism told the Corran Journal this morning.
The new walk-in clinic joins the Westerville Medical Centre, located in Mud River, to provide quality health care to the citizens and visitors of Manitou regions. The new medical clinic is accessible on foot and centrally located near the intersection of Massey, Meaford and Manitou regions in the Great Canadian Grid.
"The municipality has built a new parking lot in Meaford, GCG to serve the clinic and included a special wheelchair rental station to aid patients who may face accessibility challenges" said Abel Tooelp, MD, who transferred to the new clinic from another region.
The new 485 prim clinic is for less critical care service such as broken bones, elder care and the more day to day care. Any patients in dire need of emergency services will be delivered to the nearby fire station and flown to the medical centre in Mud River, GCG.
The RP Winter Dominion Bank of the Metaverse has opened its doors in the South Promenade District of Meaford, GCG. The new bank is open from eight in the morning until eight in the evening Monday thru Saturdays. The new bank includes a working Podex ATM inside to access Podex and buy your $Maples. The new bank is located across from the Police department in Meaford and includes several parking spaces for your convenience.
The blue and white paint had barely finished drying when a negligent motorist was caught breaking the new parking bylaw regarding wheelchair spaces. "I was just running into the bank for a minute I did not think it would be a problem" stated the 24 year old female identified only as Mary. Mary was fined curbside MC$200 for her ignorance of the new bylaw.
"Do not test us on this" said Sergeant Jonathon Steel of Manitou Department of Public Safety "we take the safety and services of our citizens seriously. If you park in the designated spaces without a valid tag you will be fined at the curb".
The Regional Municipality of Manitou passed a bylaw last week creating the new parking spaces and included a mandatory fine of MC$200 for any violators. "I take our bylaws regarding those with mobility challenges very seriously and it is just ignorance if you break the rules. When I park in a shopping mall parking lot (GCG or RL) I am the guy who parks way over from the door. As long as I am able to walk I will park way over, there are people who need the spaces closer because of a variety of challenges" said Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism. "I applaud council for passing the recent bylaw in our community and for the creation of a new parking lot in the North Promenade to increase accessibility to the medical clinic" he said.
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