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Liquor bans for long weekend..
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:58:40 PM »

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 09:21:24 PM »
Typical Alberta methods of law enforcement now a days.  Punish everyone because of the actions of a few and the FAILURE to enforce existing laws.

Sonny, throw another log on the fire, and pass me a beer while you are at it.   :)
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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 09:35:19 PM »


Sonny, throw another log on the fire, and pass me a beer while you are at it.   :)

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 09:38:27 PM »
Unenforceable

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 10:01:38 PM »

Likely a fire ban in much of the province as well unless we get some rain in the next day or so.

Alberta provincial parks has a pretty substantial enforcement staff and I reckon they will enforce the no booze regulation just fine.

I will not be camping in a park so I will be able to have a few beers if I want.

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 10:09:36 PM »
Likely a fire ban in much of the province as well unless we get some rain in the next day or so.

Alberta provincial parks has a pretty substantial enforcement staff and I reckon they will enforce the no booze regulation just fine.

I will not be camping in a park so I will be able to have a few beers if I want.

If they have such a substantial enforcement staff, why don't they just ticket and kick out the troublemakers instead of forcing peaceful respectful people to give up a drink or two in their camp?
Their enforcement sucks and Paul is right, unenforceable anyways.  Pass me my coffee mug.... ;)
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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 10:11:36 PM »
Since it usually snows, people get rowdy pissed (usually a few drunk driving deaths) and trash the bush (outside prov. park campgrounds), and with all the enforcement, road blocks, and weekend warriors.... I wait til the weekend AFTER May long to go out. Then, i pick empties, haul or burn garbage, and then loot any free camping gear left over from those yahoos who buy gear, use it once, and leave it under 3" of snow LOL. It happens almost religiously every year and you'd be surprised what you can end up with! Fun times lol.

Hope y'all just stay safe and outta trouble regardless, ESPECIALLY YOU SONNY lol ;)
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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 10:20:47 PM »


Hope y'all just stay safe and outta trouble regardless, ESPECIALLY YOU SONNY lol ;)

haha..you won't have to worry about me this weekend since tomorrow I head up to the old salt mines in Fort Mac for another six day stint.. :(

The following days off is another story tho.. ;D

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 01:07:32 AM »
What they really mean is go ahead, drink, but be subtle and be quiet. So if they want to go around sniffing Pepsi bottles all weekend go ahead, but they won't. If you act like an idiot they will probably come sniff your Pepsi bottle or in sonnys case your coffee cup.

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 06:55:46 AM »
On the birght side I will be not be in a provincial camp ground.  So my beer will be in the cooler close by.  Only problem is we are going to the area I hunt in this will be the first time the wife comes to that area.  I fear she will no longer believe I am roughing it in the woods after this experience.  :-[

Have a great weekend everyone.
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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 09:24:50 AM »
If they have such a substantial enforcement staff, why don't they just ticket and kick out the troublemakers instead of forcing peaceful respectful people to give up a drink or two in their camp?
Their enforcement sucks and Paul is right, unenforceable anyways.  Pass me my coffee mug.... ;)


So here are two options to try and control people problems. 1. we put a ban on drinking  alcohol in the provincial parks and then we can turn an understanding "blind eye" on Mum and Pop sitting quietly beside their camper with a beer but we can ticket and confiscate booze from obvious trouble makers before it gets out of hand.

Or 2. We can wait till the loud music, big fires and stumbling rowdy drunks get going then go in and deal with them.  (here is a good chance to practice all the self defence and weapons training peace officers go through) 

I would bet that there will be alcohol related injuries and deaths on the long weekend.  I doubt there will be many or any in Provincial parks.

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 10:46:21 AM »
The point is,, no matter how much regulation or how many laws are in place you just can't fix stupid.. Of course this goes againts any Liberals way of thinking so we doubt this current regeme would have the vaguest clue of understanding this. More government involvement thats whats needed right,, they'll fix everything for us.. No what a rule like this does is just push the idiots out into the wilderness to tear up the country side and scatter their garbage all across the country side rather than keeping it confined to certain areas. Once again a bone head move by bone head directors from our civil servant positions.. But again who cares,, when there are no ramifications for a poor job you can pretty much do as you please. IDIOTS..

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 10:57:53 AM »
On the birght side I will be not be in a provincial camp ground.  So my beer will be in the cooler close by.  Only problem is we are going to the area I hunt in this will be the first time the wife comes to that area.  I fear she will no longer believe I am roughing it in the woods after this experience.  :-[

Have a great weekend everyone.


Do you want your wife to think you are "roughing it" so she will stay away? or would you like to have her come hunting there with you some of the time.

I have some hunting buddies I enjoy hunting with but hunting with my wife and kids is a different and very enjoyable experience.

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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 03:37:06 PM »

So here are two options to try and control people problems. 1. we put a ban on drinking  alcohol in the provincial parks and then we can turn an understanding "blind eye" on Mum and Pop sitting quietly beside their camper with a beer but we can ticket and confiscate booze from obvious trouble makers before it gets out of hand.

Or 2. We can wait till the loud music, big fires and stumbling rowdy drunks get going then go in and deal with them.  (here is a good chance to practice all the self defence and weapons training peace officers go through) 

I would bet that there will be alcohol related injuries and deaths on the long weekend.  I doubt there will be many or any in Provincial parks.

Deerman, the two scenarios you painted certainly seem logical and understandable, but sometimes common sense eludes some of the enforcement people and they feel the need ticket the Mom and Pop sitting around their fire instead of turning that "blind eye".  We see that with law enforcement all too often.  Let's just hope the rowdies don't make a spectacle of themselves again this May long, but we know that is inevitable.
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Re: Liquor bans for long weekend..
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2013, 07:05:05 AM »

Do you want your wife to think you are "roughing it" so she will stay away? or would you like to have her come hunting there with you some of the time.

I have some hunting buddies I enjoy hunting with but hunting with my wife and kids is a different and very enjoyable experience.

Deerman just really poking fun at the situation.  The wife has no interest in hunting at all which is fine we do everything else together gym, softball, etc.  She may come out to hang around camp in September.  The story behind the roughing part is her family thinks I am nuts to go off hunting in the big Alberta wilderness by myself.  I hope my son takes up hunting and will be taken him out scouting with me this year he is only 2 I think I might even convince the wife to come scouting she likes taken photo's so the plan is to get her set up in a blind with tripod and camera to watch the fields this weekend.
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