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.
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Donations to Fundraisers 2017:
Hendrix tribute concert
Terry Fox Foundation MC$2,500 (plus MC$2,500 Manitou Tourism)
Rush tribute concert for Kidney foundation, MC$2,500 (plus MC$2,500 Manitou Tourism)
Kevin M. Klerks, Editor
(aka Winter Silversmith)