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25 November 2023

Solution: Windows 10 update "Pause" only 3 days

Recently Windows 10 stopped offering up to a month to pause updates. I went  to Settings > Updates > Advanced Options > Pause Updates - choose any date.  Suddenly it offered only 4 dates. I chose one which wasn't too helpful but it primed the setting for a solution!  (Microsoft help was very complicated and confusing.) I had experienced this problem before so decided to share a simple solution.

1. Go back to "Updates" and select "Resume Updates". (this clears the pause setting)

2. Immediately go to > Advanced Options > Pause updates. 

Select the drop-down list (you can now see all the dates you need). Select a date and you're done.

29 March 2023

Mark Ervin epic paddle of 'The Greater Loop'

June 1, 2022: Mark Fuhrmann, 64, began his solo kayak trip around eastern North America. He started in Halifax, making this gruelling journey 11,000 km, at least 3,800 km longer than the 'Great Loop', which turns north to Montreal Quebec at New York City. His route went up the St. Lawrence River, Ottawa River, Rideau and Trent-Severn Waterways, Georgian Bay, Lake Michigan, Illinois River, Mississippi River, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Okeechobee Waterway, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and Halifax. Paddling about 40 km (25 mi) per day he planned to arrive back in Halifax by June 2023. His voyage is raising money for Captains Without Borders and Doctors Without Borders. Mark was born in Atikokan, Ontario (where Mike Ranta's also from), has lived in Vancouver and Los Angeles, and now calls Norway home. | Facebook | Videos | Boating in Canada Honour Roll

UPDATE August 1, 2023: Mark Ervin arrived in Halifax after completing the "Greater Loop" by kayak – about 11,000 km in 14 months. A truly epic achievement!

5 February 2022

Is this your boat? Guelph police recovered a stolen 16-foot aluminum fishing boat with a 20-horsepower Yamaha outboard and trailer on January 29 that they believe was originally painted blue.


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3 February 2022

Dog believed drowned in Thompson River found living under boat in Kamploops B.C.


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2 February 2022

75-year-old French adventurer has died attempting solo row across the Atlantic Ocean


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