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Old 08-23-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Buy a $20,000 house in Manitoba town, get a free golf cart to drive around

Town that banned bags touts golf carts

Kathryn Young, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, August 23, 2007



The tiny town in northern Manitoba that was first in Canada to ban
plastic shopping bags is now turning its attention to gas-powered
vehicles.



Leaf Rapids Mayor Ed Charrier wants residents to drive electric golf
carts around town instead. "Why would you start your vehicle for a two-
second ride uptown?" asked Charrier, who plans to buy his own cart
next spring. "Jump in a golf cart."



While he doesn't plan to ban gas-powered automobiles, he will promote
energy-saving golf carts. The town of 600 people is only about three
kilometres from end to end, with homes, shopping, parks and the lake
connected by a network of trails.



"You could take a golf cart on them, cruise around all over and start
cutting down on greenhouse gases," said Charrier, who drives a Ford
half-ton pickup on the 215-kilometre trips into Thompson, the nearest
town.



As an incentive, the town will offer a free golf cart with each of 66
houses that the town bought last March, fixed up and put on the
market. (The homes have stood empty since 2002 when the local mine
closed.)



full article: http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=148eb4...

or http://tinyurl.com/2l4wn4
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: Buy a $20,000 house in Manitoba town, get a free golf cart to drive around

i wonder how many of the unemployed would jump @ this offer?
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Re: Buy a $20,000 house in Manitoba town, get a free golf cart to drive around

How many unemployed can afford to spend $20,000 on a house, and then pay to move to a small town in the middle of nowhere. Doesn't sound like there are many job prospects there.
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Re: Buy a $20,000 house in Manitoba town, get a free golf cart to drive around

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How many unemployed can afford to spend $20,000 on a house, and then pay to move to a small town in the middle of nowhere. Doesn't sound like there are many job prospects there.
my thought was on the "newly" or recently unemployed(or long time ones that have not exhausted their savings). if my kids were grown, and i couldn't find a job here in the states, i'd consider it.

besides, assuming you paid cash for the home, you wouldn't need a high paying job to support yourself.
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Re: Buy a $20,000 house in Manitoba town, get a free golf cart to drive around

$20,000 to own a house? I bet that a lot of unemployed people could afford it more easily than a cheap ghetto apartment as long as they can get a loan.

BTG, how did you stumble on a 3 year old post?
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Re: Buy a $20,000 house in Manitoba town, get a free golf cart to drive around

well, i'm on holiday, and was just bored searching the archives. i'm embarrassed to tell you how much time i spent on the satellite map in his 2nd link.
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Re: Buy a $20,000 house in Manitoba town, get a free golf cart to drive around

LOL!

Take a look at this...way cool, it's got all kinds of maps and runs better than Bing or Google maps (although at least some of it seems to be based on Bing maps). It's got all kinds of topo maps, GIS data maps, etc.
http://explorer.arcgis.com
Run it in Internet Explorer, full screen mode, on a fast internet connection...it's great.
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AWESOME!!! maps have intrigued me as long as i can remember. i remember having a world geography class canceled(the first day of class) by administration in high school--i was VERY upset!
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