A Bike Crash on 401 & Drug Bust in Saskatchewan head up the headlines today

In Toronto, a 28 year old rider has serious but non life threatening injuries after coming in contact with a car and loosing control. The crash had the 401 collector lanes shut down for hours.

The towns of Mistatim, Tisdale, Arborfield  Saskatchewan  were rocked when 67 police officers swooped in on 3 bars owned by Pam and Evan Ashdown.  

Begin Quote: In three simultaneous busts in three separate towns - Mistatim, Tisdale and Arborfield - police seized 32 pounds of marijuana, two ounces of cocaine and more than $230,000 in cash. They also seized five vehicles and four homes that were allegedly involved in crime. In all, 67 officers were involved in the bust. End Quote

In Sturgis South Dakota, Noise is an issue that that town is trying to deal with.  According to the article in the  Magic Valley News the towns bar owners have worked with city council to craft noise legislation surrounding the famous Black Hills Rally.

Begin Quote: The ordinance would prohibit:

• Disruptive noise or use of sound equipment in public or outside between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

• Operating construction equipment between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

• Operating sound equipment in a vehicle causing any disruptive noise or a vibration 20 feet from the vehicle.

If the rest of us complain about the noise of the motorcycle rally, imagine what it’s like for yearlong Sturgis residents. The proposed ordinance is in response to Sturgis residents who want the party that is the rally to tone it down in the early morning hours. End Quote

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If you are fortunate enough to be riding today, PLEASE, ride like everyone around you is blind and cannot see you and remember to dress for the slide, not the ride.

Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider

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