Returning to Canada from Bermuda (zero positives at the time) I was asked at the Toronto airport to . And watch to see if I developed a fever or other symptoms: voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days
Stay home for 14 days from the time you returned home from international travel.
temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough or trouble breathing. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school.
Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares.
Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).
Since that time I’ve only had one encounter I considered at all risky — a hotel check-in clerk near the Toronto airport.
When I got to the room I washed my credit card, the room key and my hands very thoroughly.
. Just 5 of us in contact. And one friend. Physical distancing at my parent’s place in Parksville went well
We had no thermometer but it was clear I had
— only my usual Spring allergies. no fever
continue with the , minimizing contact with people. But I do feel freer now to spend more time outside running, hiking and cycling in the wilds of Vancouver Island. physical distancing
As far from people as possible.
can be distinguished from Canada Geese by their Brant smaller size; dark brown body with a black head and shorter neck and white collar. …
Brant breed in the north, in coastal Alaska and the Canadian Arctic on tundra and coastal islands. During winter, they are found along the Pacific coast and further south into Baja California, Mexico. Brant geese form long-term, monogamous pair-bonds and family units migrate together. …
First morning in Parksville, B.C. I headed to
Rathtrevor Beach at dawn to see and hear the mob of several hundred. They are noisy.
feed on coastal mudflats and only rarely come inland.
Brant Wildlife Festival in Parksville/Qualicum Beach runs from March 5th to April 28th, 2020 — but some of the events have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
If I wasn’t watching Saturday morning cartoons, we would catch a bus to
downtown Calgary because pool was free from 9am – noon at one hall.
What hall was that?
At noon I’d head over to
to spend most of my $1 / week allowance on used comics. Jaffe’s Book & Music Exchange
It was located at 225 – 8th Ave. S.E.
in my brother’s 3rd book is set in my home-away-from-home in Mexico. Peter Galloway Murder Mystery series
I had a condo there for 20 years. Randy’s had a condo there since. So he’s got a very accurate depiction of the Golden Zone in this novel.
In fact, tourist have been murdered there in similar ways to what happens here.
While in Mexico searching for his fugitive father, Peter Galloway chances upon the murder of a Canadian tourist.
What should be a pleasurable working vacation in an exotic destination becomes a desperate struggle to understand and survive the dangers of an unfamiliar culture.
Criminals, police, and politicians all hinder Galloway’s investigation, bringing their own brand of danger, and turning upside down his understanding of justice.
Even RCMP Sergeant Angela Ford is helpless to keep Galloway out of trouble.
full list of books.
Book 4 in the Galloway series will be set in Niagara Falls.
Gary sent me a copy.
April 13, 1956 at Curry Barracks in Calgary.
My mailing address all these decades later is across the road from the old Curry Barracks. 😊
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burger night at my parent’s place in Parksville B.C.
I had two
salmon burgers. Chicken and steak were also on offer.
We tried adding horseradish to our Clamato drinks. It worked!
related – burgers on
Christmas Eve 2018
This is book 2 of the
Peter Galloway Mysteries series. There are more to come. Digital publications only.
Calgary in a short story: private investigator Peter Galloway
Murder on the Mall
Book 1 was set in Fort McMurray, Alberta. A
love interest — Angela Ford:
Murder in Wood Buffalo
is the most surprising yet. It’s Book 2 with several story lines unfolding in parallel. set in Prince George, British Columbia
Galloway is trying to find his father who is on the run from a murder charge.
Angela Ford and her children are staying away from her violent ex-husband.
series of grisly murders at the high school.
That story line reminded me of Randy’s
(2015) which was set around our own high school in Canada. Much Ado about Macbeth