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Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby Bsuds » Aug 7th, 2017, 10:48 am

There is a Gas Station on Hwy 33 that has a sign out front with "Firewood For Sale" in big letters! It has been out there the whole time that the fires and fire ban has been on.

Anyone else think this is not a very good idea?
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby dirtybiker » Aug 7th, 2017, 10:54 am

I didn't see anyone stop trying to sell power boats during the floods.
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby johnny24 » Aug 7th, 2017, 12:38 pm

Oh geez. What's next? Going to shame the people that cut this wood?
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby GordonH » Aug 7th, 2017, 12:46 pm

johnny24 wrote:Oh geez. What's next? Going to shame the people that cut this wood?


Wondering how sales are doing, since no one can have wood burning campfire. I highly doubt anyone needing to warm with stove fire right now.

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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby Bsuds » Aug 7th, 2017, 2:53 pm

johnny24 wrote:Oh geez. What's next? Going to shame the people that cut this wood?


Well I suppose the idiots who think it's OK to have a campfire when there is a ban will buy it.

I'm just pointing out the stupidity of advertising it for sale when it's illegal to use it.

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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby W105 » Aug 7th, 2017, 3:18 pm

actually Bsuds I know plenty of people who use it to heat their homes and they start stock piling it for the fall and winter right now...

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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby johnny24 » Aug 7th, 2017, 3:28 pm

Bsuds wrote:
johnny24 wrote:Oh geez. What's next? Going to shame the people that cut this wood?


Well I suppose the idiots who think it's OK to have a campfire when there is a ban will buy it.

I'm just pointing out the stupidity of advertising it for sale when it's illegal to use it.


Fair enough. I support a free market, but I'll step aside while you try to find your scapegoat.
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby TreeGuy » Aug 7th, 2017, 3:52 pm

W105 wrote:actually Bsuds I know plenty of people who use it to heat their homes and they start stock piling it for the fall and winter right now...


I think the OP is referring to firewood sold at the gas stations this is not the same as the firewood people stockpile to heat their homes.

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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby Loki2u » Aug 7th, 2017, 4:07 pm

Bsuds wrote:There is a Gas Station on Hwy 33 that has a sign out front with "Firewood For Sale" in big letters! It has been out there the whole time that the fires and fire ban has been on.

Anyone else think this is not a very good idea?


I get your point and it seems odd, but responsibility doesn't lay with the gas station, only the individual who uses it.

Similar scenario: I was recently at a Surplus Herbies checking out all the crap I don't need when I overheard a conversation between the customer and sales clerk. The customer was purchasing huge treble hooks and other types of gang trolling gear and mentioned his excitement to fish a local river for salmon.

Well, treble hooks and half the gear he was buying are not legal in the rivers but the sales person didn't mention anything which I thought a bit odd. Sort of the same thing.....I suppose it isn't the sales clerks responsibility to mention this, it's still up to the individual who's responsibility it is to read the regs.

I ended up standing behind him, and I did mention to him that the rivers were single barbless hooks. He just smiled with a confused look on his face and didn't say anything and left. :135:
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby seewood » Aug 7th, 2017, 5:24 pm

Loki2u wrote:The customer was purchasing huge treble hooks and other types of gang trolling gear and mentioned his excitement to fish a local river for salmon.


Maybe he had a status card. If anywhere near the mouth of the Cap River behind park Royal while the Coho are milling about before water levels in the river are high enough to head upstream, you will see the Squamish laddies grappling with those large trebles and lead wrapped around the shank. The drying racks are out with hatchery salmon on them and in the background is the sewage treatment plant and Lions Gate bridge....kind of a disconnect really.
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby Silverstarqueen » Aug 7th, 2017, 7:32 pm

Yes, this is the season for selling Firewood.
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby Dizzy1 » Aug 7th, 2017, 7:52 pm

There's a place up in Enderby selling "organic" firewood :laugh:
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby Queen K » Aug 7th, 2017, 7:53 pm

Did you load up? :130:
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby forum » Aug 7th, 2017, 10:59 pm

I bought all the firewood and put it back into the forest.

Not because I'm an activist, but because I wanted to publicly display my wealth.
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Re: Selling Firewood when there is a Ban!

Postby Smurf » Aug 8th, 2017, 7:03 am

I suppose it is just like radar detectors as far as I know they are still legal to buy and illegal to use. I could be wrong.

EDIT to ADD;

Yes I do realize they are not illegal in some provinces, BC Included, but I was thinking of provinces I have lived in that sell them even while they are illegal.
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