"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.
A new group has been created in the Great Canadian Grid. The "Charities and Fundraisers" group brings fundraisers and contributors together on a common goal - helping others. The new group is open to all residents of the Great Canadian Grid, the rules are as follows:
1. accepts notices from real life charities and organizations for fundraising.
2. accepts notices from members who are raising funds for a real life charity or organization.
3. accepts members who want to donate to real life charities and fundraisers inworld.
4. This group does not endorse any particular charity or organization. It is up to the member posting to be responsible for the information provided and any monies collected.
5. Limit one notice per fundraiser per day.
When asked why he formed the new group Winter Silversmith had this to say "I wanted to create a group where people wouldn't feel obligated to contribute. There are many good people out there who don't mind giving a few Maples to a worthy cause or fundraiser and this group prevents that feeling of giving being spoiled by one or two naysayers". The group members are only those who post for fundraisers and charities or who are willing to contribute. "If you don't want to contribute then don't join the group" Winter said.
It was not aliens or other strange phenomenon that kept Manitou residents awake night after night with a strange buzzing noise in their ears. "We discovered that the power transformers located in several neighbourhoods around Manitou were not big fans of the cold weather" Bill D'Rite Manager of the Manitou Public Utilities told the Corran Journal on Thursday. "We have worked around the community to by-pass the units until they can be repaired. Fortunately the addition of the nuclear plant to our community made the transition easier as the electricity now comes from a central source" he said. The transformers have been removed and will be replaced with new ones outfitted with new parts that are 'cold weather friendly'.
Thank you to the supporters of the Manitou Safe Harbour Red Deer fundraising campaign.
Lynnestra Parker, Kamira Sirnah, Alex Reese99, Marianna Monentes, Doctor Song, Storm Anor, Kell Babenco, Fiesty Lotus, Armore Seerose and Winter Silversmith.
Together we raised MC$ 10,338 or a total donation of MC$ 20,676. This converted at Podex's worst rate ever of MC$167 per $1 Cdn for a total donation made this week of $123.63 Canadian to the Safe Harbour Society of Red Deer, Alberta.
It doesn't show up in the receipts but I did give credit to the "caring virtual members of the GCG grid game" who didn't feel obligated to contribute but wanted to give to this worthy cause.
"All I can say is wow!" That was a quote from Gathering organizer Winter Silversmith late this evening. Today the fifth Gathering meet and greet set yet another attendance record of 27 [beating the old record set October 30th of 21]. "It's a new record for the Gathering and a new record for 2017 - one that needs to be beaten again before the year is over" Winter exclaimed.
The once monthly get together started at 10:00am today at the Great Canadian Grid cabin and friends and neighbours quickly showed up to hang out. The photo above was taken around 10:30am and had fourteen people seated. "I never expected it to grow to be so popular" Winter said "I was hoping that maybe a dozen people turn out and if we were lucky it would last about an hour".
The Gathering set two records today, one for attendance and the other for duration. Instead of the usual one to two hour get together this meeting lasted for FIVE HOURS. The remaining half dozen people who had been there for most of the event, including Winter Silversmith, left shortly after 3:10pm GCG Time.
The meeting took on an interesting format this week. "First we had a few hours of social chit chat on everything from buying regions to glow in the dark penisis. Then as things settled down there was an hour or so of neighbourhood watch and safe community discussion and finally we ended the day with a round or two of less witty banter fueled by too much coffee and far too many beers" said Winter. "I'll have to check my notes if you want to know anything further" he said "until then you just need to get your butts down to the next Gathering".
The next Gathering Meet & Greet will be held at the Great Canadian Grid Cabin on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:00am GCG Time. This is about two weeks earlier than usual as we're trying to hold them by-weekly until mid April (when things get crazy again for Winter in RL).
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