Archive for September 24th, 2007

Pants are optional

Monday, September 24th, 2007

While leafing through the latest issue of Outdoor Edge magazine, this headline caught my eye…

Notice To All 2007 Big Game Hunters!


In response to resolutions from the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, the dress code regulations for the 2007 big game rifle season have been changed from requiring a complete outer suit of scarlet, bright yellow, blaze orange, or white, to only needing these colors from the waist up. The 2007 Hunting & Trapping Guide was printed in advance of the regulation change and therefore lists the requirements incorrectly.

Being the kind of guy who wears both a belt and suspenders, I moseyed over to the Saskatchewan Environment – Fish & Wildlife website, and confirmed the news.

I’m as safety conscious as the next guy, but I’ve always thought Saskatchewan’s requirement of head-to-toe high-visibility colours was a bit extreme. This revision to the dress code is a far cry from Alberta’s lack of any safety colour requirement, but I think it strikes a reasonable balance between the nanny state and complete laissez-faire.

She’s gone

Monday, September 24th, 2007

As I write this post between getting kids ready for school and getting myself ready for the office, Janet’s plane should be disembarking at Gatwick Airport, London.  Now she’ll need to get herself through Customs (easier with her British passport than for a Canadian like me),  and hurry to another terminal where she’ll catch a flight to the south coast of Cornwall, and then still another flight for the jump across to the Isles of Scilly.

She was already tired when we spoke last night, after a full day of visiting friends & family in Winnipeg, and not looking forward to her midnight flight.

Prayers for a safe day, good health, and a great three weeks with her parents, siblings, nephews and nieces, and sundry others that she hasn’t seen in a decade.

UPDATE: Received an email from Janet, who is at her sister’s place in south Cornwall.  The flight across to St. Mary’s will be tomorrow (not today).  My error.