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    zeusand reacted to GT Rider in Rivière-du-Loup   
    Quebec granted on September 8 a sum of approximately $ 390,000 to the City of Rivière-du-Loup to extend an off-road vehicle trail from Beaubien Street to Cartier Boulevard, in order to allow snowmobile enthusiasts and mountain biking to have access to the various services offered there. A project that dated from the early 2000s and had not yet come to fruition.
    “This is an old project that will allow snowmobilers and ATV riders to fill up with gasoline, and to take advantage of accommodation and catering in this sector. This is a plus for our tourism industry. We've been talking about it for 20 years, ”explained the member for Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata, Denis Tardif. The latter described his announcement as "excellent news" for the economy of Rivière-du-Loup. The Trans-Québec 85 trail, which goes to New Brunswick, will thus be extended from route 291 to Boulevard Cartier, in Rivière-du-Loup.
    “Due to urban development in Rivière-du-Loup, off-road vehicle enthusiasts have gradually lost their access. It's a problem that had to be solved […] Touristically, it pays a lot, we want people to be able to go to the North Shore, to have packages, to come back after spending a day on the other side. of the river ”, illustrates the mayoress of Rivière-du-Loup, Sylvie Vignet. The project is valued at just over half a million dollars, of which $ 390,000 is funded by Quebec and $ 125,000 comes from the City of Rivière-du-Loup. The rest of the funding was provided by various partners.
    “What helped us unlock was that we used the old railroad to trade land with different owners. That's a lot of people with whom to find agreements. The clubs work in partnership to move in the same direction, ”explains Ms. Vignet. Access to the trail, from the Manne Rouge grounds, will therefore be secure for the next few years.
    A new tool that will improve the tourist attractiveness of Rivière-du-Loup for ATV and snowmobile enthusiasts who can now stop there to fill their gas tanks or even spend a few nights there, summer or winter.

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    zeusand reacted to William Gaf Gaffney in What are you going to do to pass the time?   
    Was there many yrs. ago for the tidal bore
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    zeusand reacted to MrGutz in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    WHAT, Im never wrong, 50% of the time, the half of that time ( 50% ) i'm corrected by the wife....
    SO.... 50% of the time and 50% of the other time = 100%..... I did not do well in Calc 3.
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    zeusand reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    bonjour !!!
    yesterday morning ....went riding toward the 90' corner on tq 5 ....cold and a bit of frost ....harvesting lots of trees , 8 miles before the corner !!! about 25 miles from my camp
    saw a big coyote friday night ...no luck for pics...just made a u-turn and a burnout on the road and back in the woods

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    zeusand reacted to smclelan in What are you going to do to pass the time?   
    Biking on the ocean floor at low tide in the Bay of Fundy. Six hours after the picture was taken there was close to 8 feet of water where we are parked. 

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    zeusand reacted to PLAYHARD in What are you going to do to pass the time?   
    Returned to Rock'tober Mtn State Forest with our niece & her man on the Grizzlies, started out on familiar School House Road trail (I would have stayed in school if this was the way). 
    Then we get to the end and the familiar clearing and... Hmm... Just curious... Let's see where this other trail goes?! 
    It's amazing that after riding this forest for 40+ years there's still stuff I haven't done. And hardcore technical stuff at that.
    Anyhow, these "kids" hung like Gangstas and never doubted their Uncle's direction, no matter how lost I actually got us (silly rabbits)...

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    zeusand reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    last week ....friend of mine was working in the suburb of st paulin ...
    nice pics !!!

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    zeusand reacted to MrGutz in Happy Birthday MR. Gutz   
    Thanks GuyZ, just proves, careful what you wish for!
    I still wont grow up!!!
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    zeusand got a reaction from MrGutz in Happy Birthday MR. Gutz   
    Have a great birthday Gutz!
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    zeusand reacted to groomer in Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!   
    getting ready to go to camp til monday ....
    2 nest of bees this week...been lucky !!!
    just too bad..a bit late for sunrise this morning..
    windmills on the plateaux....st alexis...l ascension...etc
    bit of colors...not much !!!

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    zeusand reacted to groomer in Pictures   
    vroooooooooooOOOOOMMmmmMM !!!
    pic with moose.....clear cut before hill with antler is behind the moose...right side !!!

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    zeusand reacted to PLAYHARD in Pictures   
    Y'know, some of the Quebec trails are too big anyway!...

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    zeusand reacted to Je me souviens in Pictures   
    Met Alain & Krikri in the chic chics

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    zeusand reacted to PLAYHARD in Why not? It’s all his fault right?   
    Keep Right!


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    zeusand reacted to iceman in Hotel Central Parent   
    La Tuque: the Parent hotel is for sale
     Louis Cloutier |  VAT News |  Posted on August 27, 2020 at 6:49 PM

     If no buyer shows up quickly, the Central hotel in the Parent sector, in La Tuque, will have to close its doors.
     This establishment in Haute-Mauricie is considered an essential service and, as such, remained open during the worst of the COVID-19 crisis.
     It is the only hotel establishment within a radius of 200 kilometers north of the center of La Tuque.

     The couple of owners must give up the business for health reasons.  Co-owner Sylvie Lachapelle is struggling to recover from the savage aggression inflicted on her by a client at the start of the year.  It will retain permanent consequences.  The suspect is notably accused of attempted murder.
     “If we close, I don't know what's going to happen.  We have a lot of workers.  Winter is coming.  There is the snowmobile.  We have fishing, mountain biking and hunting.  There, we try to stretch to the chase, ”said Ms. Lachapelle.
     Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the establishment cannot meet the demand and must also deal with a lack of staff.  A good number of sawmill workers in the Parent sector and forestry workers live there.  To this end, the hotel came up against regulatory intransigence from Quebec.
     To comply with sanitary measures, for example, it was necessary to move the dining room to the more spacious bar.  It is also impossible to serve breakfast to workers after 4:30 am The permit prevents the bar section from opening before 6 am.  Steps are underway to obtain an exemption.
     “It sounds simple.  It could be simple in theory, but at the administrative level these are permits that are complex, ”indicated the Member of Parliament for Laviolette-Saint-Maurice, Marie-Louise Tardif, who spares no effort to ensure that the Parent hotel is  considered an exception.
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    zeusand reacted to Cobra in Pictures   
    Thanks to Snowmaster with his love for the CLUB SANDWICH!!!!! I rode out of my way on the last day before returning home to hang with my new BUDDY!!!!! and have one more.
    Just as important as snowmobile pics lol.

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