Saturday, May 07, 2022

Gas In Saskatoon, May 6, 2022.

 This is really getting to be a bad habit.

Gas has gone up again.  It's now 178.9 cents a litre at most Saskatoon stations.  But it could be worse.  In some parts of Canada it's now 2 bucks a litre or more.

Friday, May 06, 2022

Maybe Their Lives Too.

Some heavily firepower has been taken off Edmonton's street.  Edmonton Police and ALERT, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams, have seized a number of firearms.  One of them was an Ingram M10 submachine gun.  Also seized was a silencer for it.  Often referred to as the MAC 10 it's not much larger than a large frame semiautomatic pistol.  It appeared in the mid '60s and was paired with a silencer designed by the Sionics company.  The compact size and noise suppressor led to its limited adoption by various armed forces, usually for use by their special forces units.  Hollywood and other film industries became a fan, so if you've seen many '70s and '80s action films you've probably seen one on screen.

The M10 has a cyclic rate of fire of 1200 rounds a minute.  This means it can empty its 30 round magazine in 2 seconds, which makes it hard to control unless you have extensive practice, and it sometimes being derided as a "room broom."  Not that this makes enough difference if you're on the receiving end.

Looking at the photos in the Edmonton Journal article I wonder if it wasn't only the lives of possible victims that were saved.  The M10 seems to be in poor condition, with most of the bluing missing, and obvious signs of rust on the gun and its magazine.  Given that shooting it might be a danger to the shooter as well as whoever he aimed it at.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Gas In Saskatoon, April 15, 2022.

 Better late than never.

We got a bit of Easter relief.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 165.9 cents a litre at most stations.  It will be interesting to see which way prices go, since China is increasingly locked down due to their "zero COVID" policy, and that means a lot of driving isn't going on, pushing down demand.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Gas In Saskatoon, March 18, 2022,

 There's actually a bit of price relief to report this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is 168.9 cents a litre at most stations.  Hopefully the price will remain at that level, or better yet drop, but I wouldn't count on it.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Gas In Saskatoon, March 11, 2022.

 It didn't take long for the price to go up.  In fact it went up twice this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 178.9 cents a litre at most locations.  I'll be entirely unsurprised if we hit the 2 dollar mark by this time next week.

Friday, March 04, 2022

Gas In Saskatoon, March 4, 2022.

 I can't imagine anyone is surprised the price went up here this week.  Someone might be surprised it took this long.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 158.9 cents a litre at most stations.  This is the highest price ever in the Saskatoon market.  But it could be worse.  Vancouver has broken the 2 dollar a litre mark.  And it's expected the Ukraine war will lead to higher prices in short order.  So you might want to reconsider that Ford F350  you were thinking of buying.

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Gas In Saskatoon, February 5, 2022.

 A rather unpleasant price jump this week.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 147.9 cents a litre at most stations. Depending on what the previous price was at a specific station this was an 11 or 12 cent jump.

I didn't make one of these posts after January 7th because the price kept bouncing around between 135.9 and 137.9 cents a litre.  Most of the time it was at 136.9, but it would drift up or down a cent before heading back to that mark a day or two later.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

An Odd Phrase.

 The phrase "Andrew Scheer loyalists" isn't one I expected to hear at this late date.

Friday, January 07, 2022

Gas In Saskatoon, January 7, 2022.

Yes, the series is back after an absence caused by laziness.  Gas in Saskatoon is now 137.9 cents a litre at most stations.  At some stations this was a price jump of 11 cents a litre.  I haven't heard the excuse for it, but I doubt I'd be impressed.

Monday, January 03, 2022

Way Up North.

 I got a nice surprise this afternoon.  It's my first Where's Willy hit in the Yukon.    Now all I need is a hit in PEI and Nunavut to have hits in all Canadian provinces and territories.  Unfortunately money spent in Saskatchewan doesn't seem to go that far east very often.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Welcome To 2022.

 It a way it's odd to say that.  I'm in a future that seems ever increasingly like a dystopia in a bad '80s sci fi film.  Two years of COVID 19, an increasingly unstable international situation, the growing dangers from climate change, and a United States that seems destined for major problems. What a weird place to be.  But at least we made it through 2021, when so many didn't.