Today this is not so much an article as it is a rant.

Yesterday I went to visit one of our new advertisers, Prospector Central here in Grande Prairie.

They have some of the coolest stuff in their shop or should I say they had.  About 30% of his stock was taken in a robbery last week.

FOR the second time since October and now, they are seriously considering closing their doors or selling.

Richard, the owner invested his life savings into starting a prospectors supply business and things were going along nicely. He had an employee and was contributing to the local economy in a number of ways, through rent, taxes and services used.

Now, come the end of March, we will potentially have one less business in town, one more employee out of work and one business owner who has lost everything.

The economy is tough, I get it, but since when is stealing from a hard working person right?

Yes he had insurance and a good portion of the theft will be covered, but not all of it.  Yes he had security cameras, but guess what, on both occasions, the cameras had technical difficulties and no video was recorded.

And now, everything he thought he knew about business and people he is questioning. I can't blame him, it's awfully demoralizing.

I really despise thieves, they destroy so much.  They destroy businesses, lives, families, confidence, faith...Richard is so discouraged and has thrown in the towel emotionally and can you blame him?

Richard needs a miracle; he needs his faith in humanity restored.

Then there are our friends at Edge Harley-Davidson in Lloydminster - here is the post from Clint and his team regarding the recent robbery at their store:

Thieves are possibly one of the most demoralizing groups of people. The feeling of being violated is huge - if you know anything, if you saw anything at these businesses - give the RCMP a call.

In other news:

The brand new BDB Community at has launched.

Our app is available in the Apple App store and the Google Play store.

It's been a long road to get here and I am pretty pleased with the app. There are features and functionality that we are hoping to have added, but that will come with time!

So if you are tried of the busy - ness of Facebook and you are a Canadian motorcyclist or someone planning to ride in Canada, come and join our community.  Register at and then download our app!

You might also like our Rider Friendly Phone Books App! It is also available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store!

Have a great day and if you are blessed enough to live where you can ride, please remember to ride like everyone around you is blind and can not see you!

Belt Drive Betty,
Editor & Rider

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  1. I'm sorry that this happened, it's a shame that people have no respect for others property.