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    I'm with Girlonbike on this one, we need to talk about those pesky geese. It's a goospiracy! They are nothing but a bunch of gooserists sent out to bomb us with their rancid poo! Take 'em back!
    Seriously, why do you call 'em Canada geese when all they seem to do is fly away from Canada?
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    Great thread.

    Do you have those wooden taps in all your maple trees to collect maple syrup, like do you all have one in your garden?
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    Is Robert Pickton a national hero over there like Ned kelly is here?

    And have any of you been to his pig farm, or his brothers club the piggy palace?
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    Can one of you please tell me the name of the great Canadian show i used to watch as a kid in the early 80s.

    It had native Canadians in it that live in a town in the wild and they where log farmers, it was about their life, times,tribulations and times, i loved it..

    At the start of the show, like in the intro song it had people walking on cut tree trunks that were floating down the river.

    It had one guy with a pony tail, he was native canadian and he was a real nice guy.

    That was one of my fav shows as a kid.
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    Have any of you ever ridden a moose, and is it common for people to ride moose like horses over there?
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    Do you have lots of beavers there, and do people have them as pets, and would they eat through your house if it was made of wood?
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    Are you better than Americans, like i mean are you smarter, and is your country better than theirs?
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    Why is there always so much drama in the EC forum?
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    I hear that all Canadians dress like Don Cherry eh?

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    Why do Canadians heads split when they talk?


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    When do you think Osokolo will be thrown out of Canada, and have they already tried? because i have to warn the aussie govt incase the tries to come here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Can one of you please tell me the name of the great Canadian show i used to watch as a kid in the early 80s.

    It had native Canadians in it that live in a town in the wild and they where log farmers, it was about their life, times,tribulations and times, i loved it..

    At the start of the show, like in the intro song it had people walking on cut tree trunks that were floating down the river.

    It had one guy with a pony tail, he was native canadian and he was a real nice guy.

    That was one of my fav shows as a kid.

    The Beachcombers! Classic Canadian show! Logging, Molly's Reach and Relic was the theme

    We had the best shows with shoe string budget!
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    In the US, we have breakfast ham slices called Canadian bacon. Our bacon is strips. In Canada, do you call Canadian bacon bacon and refer to the strips of bacon as US bacon?
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    Is it a natural Canadian trait to be feisty, particularly on Internet forums?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    The Beachcombers! Classic Canadian show! Logging, Molly's Reach and Relic was the theme

    We had the best shows with shoe string budget!
    YOUVE GOT IT, great show, thanks judy, i would never have remembered that name.
    I used to love that show as a young kid, the wilderness and the people used to sort of give me a warm feeling when i watched it.
    I remember that from 30 years ago like when i was about 5-7 years old, i dont think i knew where it was from then, and when thinking back on it now i put two n two together and realised it was from canada, id like to see that show again.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Can one of you please tell me the name of the great Canadian show i used to watch as a kid in the early 80s.

    It had native Canadians in it that live in a town in the wild and they where log farmers, it was about their life, times,tribulations and times, i loved it..

    At the start of the show, like in the intro song it had people walking on cut tree trunks that were floating down the river.

    It had one guy with a pony tail, he was native canadian and he was a real nice guy.

    That was one of my fav shows as a kid.
    Beachcombers. Bruno gerussi. Can't believe I remember that after all these years! CBC had some great programming back in the eighties. The kids on Degrassi street, Seeing Things, Raccoons, plus 1980's Don Cherry before he went so over the top that no one takes him serious any more and his dog blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Beachcombers. Bruno gerussi. Can't believe I remember that after all these years! CBC had some great programming back in the eighties. The kids on Degrassi street, Seeing Things, Raccoons, plus 1980's Don Cherry before he went so over the top that no one takes him serious any more and his dog blue.
    Yer thats it crusher, i still remember it after 30 years, great show, and we used to get Degrassi high here, i wonder how many other canadian shows i used to watch as a kid and thing they were american.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Beachcombers. Bruno gerussi. Can't believe I remember that after all these years! CBC had some great programming back in the eighties. The kids on Degrassi street, Seeing Things, Raccoons, plus 1980's Don Cherry before he went so over the top that no one takes him serious any more and his dog blue.
    I loved The Littlest Hobo! The theme song was the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I loved The Littlest Hobo! The theme song was the best

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    Yeah the littlest hobo was a great show! I think it has skewed me forever to only wanting shepherd dogs as my pets. Currently have a terrier mix but I know the next one will be a shepherd again and I will more than likely name it hobo. Great show, eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I loved The Littlest Hobo! The theme song was the best

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    The littlest hobo, i loved that show too, was that canadian, great stuff..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Have any of you ever ridden a moose, and is it common for people to ride moose like horses over there?

    Never rode a live moose (but I dd sit on a Mel Lastman moose) ... but I had to eat moose meat as a kid!

    During hunting season. hunters would strap the severed moose head to the hoods of their trucks and drive around town! Not sure if they can still do that but it's one of the reason's for becoming vegetarian /vegan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Great thread.

    Do you have those wooden taps in all your maple trees to collect maple syrup, like do you all have one in your garden?
    yes we do...



    every year i tap the maples... though it is a heck of a lot of work.

    it takes a whack load of sap to boil down to make syrup...
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    yes we do...


    it takes a whack load of sap to boil down to make syrup...
    This sounds like something best left to you guys up there... anything made from 'a whack load of sap' sounds suspect to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    In the US, we have breakfast ham slices called Canadian bacon. Our bacon is strips. In Canada, do you call Canadian bacon bacon and refer to the strips of bacon as US bacon?
    we call Canadian bacon peameal or back bacon, and normal bacon we call bacon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    Is it a natural Canadian trait to be feisty, particularly on Internet forums?
    yes, especially in the cold, cold winters. And since it takes spring summer and fall for some of us to thaw out, the feistiness can be permanent.

    Little known fact: some of us Canadians love to be in the wilderness so much we even go camping in the winter, I just did a stint in algonquin park for 4 days last weekend sleeping in a tent in -20C temps (-4F), we camp out by a lake, bring snow shovels and shovel the snow off the lake to go skating all while listening to the howls of the wolves instead of "music". this is actually part of the requirements to gain canadian citizenship for foreigners. and even for those born here, you have to do this once every 5 years or they kick you out. its true.
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    Why are the Habs, the Canadiens and not the Canadians?

    Why does Canada's French sound different that France's French?

    Which city in Canada is the city that Canadians consider the most cosmopolitan?

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    ^ Seems suspect.. but being from a Canuk, it must be true.



    Do all towns have their own Possum Lodge? _____ (Red Green show was one of my favs.)

    Why do they call strip shows a "Canadian Ballet"?

    Like WV is here, which Canadian providence is the butt of all jokes?

    What's the best approach to persuade a Canadian lass to knock mukluks?

    Do kids there first learn to ride a snowmobile, sled, or a bike?

    Are winter survival skills taught in pre-school, or kindergarten?

    Finally, if Canadians love Canada so, why do 90% of the population live within 10 miles of the US border?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Do you have lots of beavers there, and do people have them as pets, and would they eat through your house if it was made of wood?
    Yes. Lots of beavers. Can't keep them as pets, they are meaner than moose. I have a friend who has a 65lb beaver in her freezer. It's not wrapped up or anything. They don't eat "wood". They eat shoots, bark & twigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I'm with Girlonbike on this one, we need to talk about those pesky geese. It's a goospiracy! They are nothing but a bunch of gooserists sent out to bomb us with their rancid poo! Take 'em back!
    Seriously, why do you call 'em Canada geese when all they seem to do is fly away from Canada?
    We didn't name them that. James Audobon (an American) did. If you Americans haven't noticed, there are way more Canada Geese that don't migrate anymore. Most provinces have a permanent population of them in the winter. This is something that has developed during my lifetime.
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    Way easier to brush our teeth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Why are the Habs, the Canadiens and not the Canadians?

    Why does Canada's French sound different that France's French?

    Which city in Canada is the city that Canadians consider the most cosmopolitan?
    i will do my best to answer these questions, but they are best left for a francophone.

    Habs is short for Habitants, which translates roughly to "those who live here", what the first french settlers called themselves. Canadien is the french way of spelling canadian.

    Quebecois sounds different because its a throwback to the french that existed when the french settled NA in the 1600's, both branches of the language evolved in their own ways. Joual is what they call their language in Montreal.

    I'd say Montreal is more cosmopolitan (the women smile more and are friendlier, easier to talk to and more confident in their sexuality, and it def has a more continental feel to it, the people there aren't robots and are very passionate, the food is amazing), i'm saying that even tho I'm from toronto and we have the most ethnicities here than in any other city in the world, except maybe new york, however, where the us is a melting pot where people learn english, you'll find neighborhoods in toronto where people don't know much english and speak their native tongues. Toronto does have more ethnic grocery stores than montreal tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Is Robert Pickton a national hero over there like Ned kelly is here?

    And have any of you been to his pig farm, or his brothers club the piggy palace?
    Personally I think he's an idiot. I knew one of his victims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Have any of you ever ridden a moose, and is it common for people to ride moose like horses over there?
    NO moose tend to be real mean.
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    Do you have lots of beavers there, and do people have them as pets, and would they eat through your house if it was made of wood?
    take a quote from a Classified song Oh Canada "OH Canada we love our beaver" We even named a pastry (among other things that I can't name here) after it, Beaver tails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I'm with Girlonbike on this one, we need to talk about those pesky geese. It's a goospiracy! They are nothing but a bunch of gooserists sent out to bomb us with their rancid poo! Take 'em back!
    Seriously, why do you call 'em Canada geese when all they seem to do is fly away from Canada?
    it's because they have to take their crap out of here... and they surely do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Do all towns have their own Possum Lodge? _____ (Red Green show was one of my favs.)
    Yes, it's called "Timmies" in most towns.

    Why do they call strip shows a "Canadian Ballet"?
    What's a strip show?

    Like WV is here, which Canadian providence is the butt of all jokes?
    The one next to the one you live in. It's spelled province.

    What's the best approach to persuade a Canadian lass to knock mukluks?
    "Wanna fvck?" 99 times out of 100 that will get you a slap in the face but if you ask all 200 girls in the bar...

    Do kids there first learn to ride a snowmobile, sled, or a bike?
    Bike. We're born knowing the other two.

    Are winter survival skills taught in pre-school, or kindergarten?
    You wouldn't survive the walk to pre-school if you didn't already know winter survival.

    Finally, if Canadians love Canada so, why do 90% of the population live within 10 miles of the US border?
    Somebody has to keep an eye on the Americans to make sure they don't hurt themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    When do you think Osokolo will be thrown out of Canada, and have they already tried? because i have to warn the aussie govt incase the tries to come here
    if i send you a shirt with some funny statement on the back - will you help me with ozzy papers? i hear that a marriage is a sure way to come in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidVicious View Post
    I'd say Montreal is more cosmopolitan (the women smile more and are friendlier, easier to talk to and more confident in their sexuality,
    yep. men too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    ^ Seems suspect.. but being from a Canuk, it must be true.





    Why do they call strip shows a "Canadian Ballet"?
    Because it is Ballet that guys actually wanna go to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Why is there always so much drama in the EC forum?
    lol, you haven't seen the real EC drama... trust me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    This sounds like something best left to you guys up there... anything made from 'a whack load of sap' sounds suspect to me...
    A whack load = about 100 gallons of sap to one gallon of syrup.

    I've done "sugaring" for many years. From wooden spiggots to metal (using horses & sleds) to plastic pipelines. It's hard work & that's why we charge $35 per gallon for real (not the kind you buy in the store) maple syrup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    lol, you haven't seen the real EC drama... trust me...
    You two are polite enough to keep it to PM's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
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    Finally, if Canadians love Canada so, why do 90% of the population live within 10 miles of the US border?
    Somebody has to keep an eye on the Americans to make sure they don't hurt themselves.
    oh... lol TN... easy on our brothers and sisters down south...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    A whack load = about 100 gallons of sap to one gallon of syrup.

    I've done "sugaring" for many years. From wooden spiggots to metal (using horses & sleds) to plastic pipelines. It's hard work & that's why we charge $35 per gallon for real (not the kind you buy in the store) maple syrup.

    There is nothing better then real maple syrup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Are you better than Americans, like i mean are you smarter, and is your country better than theirs?
    It is why our country is on top of theirs on the map.
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    ^ Seems suspect.. but being from a Canuk, it must be true.



    Do all towns have their own Possum Lodge? _____ (Red Green show was one of my favs.)
    hmmm...it may be possible, i'm from the city even though my heart is in the forests, so small town folk regard us cidiots with suspicion and may not allow us to know about their secret societies.

    Why do they call strip shows a "Canadian Ballet"?
    First I've heard that, we're allowed total nudity here, and in quebec there are live (illegal) sex acts on stage if you stay into the wee hours, esp in Gatinaeu: stripper capital of Canada. If you go to to the small towns in canada to strip clubs theres a good chance you can see three generations of stripper on stage in the same night.


    Like WV is here, which Canadian providence is the butt of all jokes?
    Newfoundland, but the people there are hilarious as hell, and really nice, so its totally unfounded. but they are different, thats for sure. Newfoundland was independent until it joined canada in the 40's...it had the biggest per capita of millionaires in NA at the time as well, even more than texas

    What's the best approach to persuade a Canadian lass to knock mukluks?
    In the land of quebec you can actually talk to women about things that don't have to do with how much money you make or what car you drive, so thats prob your best chance, just be yourself and she may take you back to her place to knocking mukluks if she takes a shining to you (unless yourself is a belligerent ass, then go to toronto chances will be better for you)

    Do kids there first learn to ride a snowmobile, sled, or a bike?
    Skate: instead of burping newborns, the doctors put skates on their little tiny feet and send them out on the ice. every maternity ward has a rink

    Are winter survival skills taught in pre-school, or kindergarten?
    in rural areas we have borrowed from the spartans and leave our kids out in the wilderness after they turn one, they learn survival skills on their own from the wolves. city folk are soft and have no clue how to survive in the winter or summer for that matter without a "cottage".

    Finally, if Canadians love Canada so, why do 90% of the population live within 10 miles of the US border?
    because we are cheap bastards and can poach US tv signals for free. (says the guy who doesn't watch tv very often)
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    Do all towns have their own Possum Lodge? _____ (Red Green show was one of my favs.)

    oh yeah, some towns have several...

    Why do they call strip shows a "Canadian Ballet"?

    that's new to me... we just call them "peelers"

    Like WV is here, which Canadian providence is the butt of all jokes?

    traditionally it's newfies (from newfoundland), also torontonians (from toronto)


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    What's the best approach to persuade a Canadian lass to knock mukluks?

    beer and smokes eh!? perhaps even a newfie steak...

    Do kids there first learn to ride a snowmobile, sled, or a bike?

    all the above... me and my lass on a sled (which is a snowmobile)



    Are winter survival skills taught in pre-school, or kindergarten?

    the cold kills off the weak ones...

    Finally, if Canadians love Canada so, why do 90% of the population live within 10 miles of the US border?

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    Finally, if Canadians love Canada so, why do 90% of the population live within 10 miles of the US border?
    Actually, it's 75% live within 100 miles of the US border. What most Canadians would consider "walking distance".
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    I grew up in Timmins (I also lived in Porcupine, SmoothRock Falls North Bay etc). I also lived and traveled in other mining and logging towns across Ontario, Quebec. Every town town I've visited has a tavern

    We poke fun at ourselves and sometimes the rivalries are regional. My brother played hockey his entire childhood and adult life. There were some games where the OPP (provincial police) were often dispatched when fights broke out in the stands, During junior play -off, the players and fans bus needed a police escort out of town (Iroquois Falls) after my brother's team beat them. You know that movie Slap Shot? It's close to the truth

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    Has Shania ever done any really good porn that we can't get down here? You know, with Maple Syrple 'Money Shots' , or other sticky indigenous fluids?


    Mmmm.

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    With the Mute button on, she is, like, the best singer EVAR.
    cyclicious knows her...
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    I'm with Girlonbike on this one, we need to talk about those pesky geese. It's a goospiracy! They are nothing but a bunch of gooserists sent out to bomb us with their rancid poo! Take 'em back!
    Seriously, why do you call 'em Canada geese when all they seem to do is fly away from Canada?
    Well I am going to let you know a little secret. We Canadians don't invade other countries like every one else. We first send our recon in as actors/actress, and comedians to scope out the week spots. After that we take it to the air and send in our non-tradional air force in ( seen below) to fertilize the land



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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    ^ Seems suspect.. but being from a Canuk, it must be true.


    Do kids there first learn to ride a snowmobile, sled, or a bike?

    Are winter survival skills taught in pre-school, or kindergarten?
    To answer both these questions Flyin W

    I learned to operate a snow machine before I got my drivers licence at 16. We always had snow machines in winter and outboard boats in the summer. I learned to skate, swim and bicycle before I started kindergarten. We only had 2 tv channels french and english CBC so I spent most of my time outdoors .

    TV shows like:
    The King of Kensington (I was once in the studio audience... I have a story about Al Waxman).,
    Hammy Hamster,
    Party Game, and Definition.... prize winnings included toaster ovens and movie passes
    Tommy Hunter,
    the Friendly Giant, and Mr Dressup
    Hymn Sing
    Front Page Challenge,
    Hockey Night in Canada (french and english)
    Rainbow Country (filmed around Sudbury)
    The Galloping Gourmet
    etc etc

    It wasn't until I moved to Toronto that I discovered TV shows like:'
    the Baby Blue Movie and Ed's Night Party and SCTV and Kids in the Hall...I thought I died and went to heaven

    This is why Canadians gave a sense of humour!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    cyclicious knows her...
    Yes I remember her from highschool and I attended one of her first performances with her band Longshot ( it was at the Russell House Tavern) in Timmins
    Years later, the town built a museum (in the heart of town) in her honour but it will be closing to expand a gold mine,
    Singlesprocket and I visited the museum and the gold mine just prior to the museum's closing and the expansion of the Hollinger Mine... we were one of the last groups to tour the mine





    Shania's favorite local places to eat were Chez Nous and Don's Pizza. I don't think she did any porn... but I know she liked poutine and Don's "Special Pizza"

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    Grrrrreat answers all - thanks!
    Having lived & played for so many years near the border, encountered many oddities.
    Was asked to pay a $10 cover in a bar of a tiny ME town that had way more sleds in the lot than cars.
    Was told it was to pay for the show, and when I asked... was told it was a Canadian Ballet.
    Snowmobile Strippers was sure a new one to me.

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    Are timbits from Timmons?
    No Timbits are donut holes and were named after Tim Horton who started the franchise before he crashed his car and died

    Timbits are part of his legacy
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Should I name my Pulaski, McLeod, or Rogue Shania?
    Decisions, decisions.
    Technically only one of them is a hoe.
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    Grrrrreat answers all - thanks!
    Having lived & played for so many years near the border, encountered many oddities.
    Was asked to pay a $10 cover in a bar of a tiny ME town that had way more sleds in the lot than cars.
    Was told it was to pay for the show, and when I asked... was told it was a Canadian Ballet.
    Snowmobile Strippers was sure a new one to me.
    It's easier to drive your sled to the tavern. It's kind of funny walking into one of those places in the winter because everyone is standing/sitting and as the night goes on dancing! around in snowmobile suits and boots.

    I only wore mukluks for sledding... growing up it was the norm for girls to wear running shoes (Aida Gazelles) and I never wore a hat... because that would flatten my hair!
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    I played street hockey, but not ice hockey (it's more acceptable for girls to play hockey now)

    I learned to curl. Curling is badass

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    No it is because they are hogging all the good ski and mtb trails.
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    Is it true that Mounties spend less than 4% of their time rescuing damsels from railroad tracks.




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    I read the truth about curling.

    Canadians often pretend to play curling for the observation of other nations, but in reality no such sport exists and the rules are just constantly invented to slowly confuse foreigners.

    This is part of a larger Canadian plan to rule the world.

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    Nah we just send you Nickle Back and keep them there until the surrender papers are signed.
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    Does eastern Canada shun the British Columbia region because they have totally written of the French influence?
    No, not at all. The French influence is really just Quebec and New Brunswick, although there are tons of French in northern Ontario. BC is considered Lotus Land by us easterners. It is full of hippies, BC bud, magic mushrooms, and environmentalists.

    I certainly like BC just fine, having ridden there in the '90s. Been to Alberta as well, which is really nice except for the frightening conservatism. Much of Alberta is exactly like the GOP!!!!

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    I'll confess, I don't watch women's olympic curling for the sport.
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    No, it is because Ontario firmly believe they are the centre of the universe.

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    Does anybody on the forums live in the Northern or Yukon Territories? You never hear any news from up there.

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    Does anybody on the forums live in the Northern or Yukon Territories? You never hear any news from up there.
    Well, to be honest I doubt they have the internet up there.....for that matter, I am surprised to find out that any of Canada has the internet. Don't you guys still use outhouses?
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    Does anybody on the forums live in the Northern or Yukon Territories? You never hear any news from up there.
    I'm heading out to the Yukon this summer, gonna stay at my sister's in Whitehorse for a few weeks (700 km of singletrack around town: best XC and AM riding in Canada, the scene is huge out there), gonna do some bike camping (hopefully get a lift in from a float plane), hike and camp in Kluane, fight grizzly bears, pan for some gold, drink and shoot various types of weaponry, etc...you never hear about it because they still got telegraph, the photos you see of the yukon on the internet were sent via morse code...
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    Hey SV, can you have a trip thread. That all sounds awesome. No dead animals please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
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    They applaud us for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkidVicious View Post
    I'm heading out to the Yukon this summer, gonna stay at my sister's in Whitehorse for a few weeks (700 km of singletrack around town: best XC and AM riding in Canada, the scene is huge out there), gonna do some bike camping (hopefully get a lift in from a float plane), hike and camp in Kluane, fight grizzly bears, pan for some gold, drink and shoot various types of weaponry, etc...you never hear about it because they still got telegraph, the photos you see of the yukon on the internet were sent via morse code...
    Stop in and see my buddy Aidan. He works in a bike shop in Whitehorse. He rides year-round.
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    Stop in and see my buddy Aidan. He works in a bike shop in Whitehorse. He rides year-round.
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    Well, to be honest I doubt they have the internet up there.....for that matter, I am surprised to find out that any of Canada has the internet. Don't you guys still use outhouses?
    Percentage of population with broadband internet. (2010)
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    Icycle ?
    Yup. He's from Vancouver Island here but he's been up there about 2 years.
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    Where do Canadians go on vacation with children?
    My kids liked dinosaurs so we went to Drumheller.
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    We also went here a lot but it's only about an hour & a half drive.
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    My kids liked dinosaurs so we went to Drumheller.
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    Ah drumheller. I always imagined something like Jurassic Park and it always was more like petrified forest. For an active minded grade schooler that is miserable, especially after the bus trip from saskatoon. Of course now I would love to go!

    As far as Ontario, particularly Toronto, being the center of canada, I can recount when I was at the University of Saskatchewan and a friend of mine's boyfriend came for christmas. We all went on a sled ride, and as he froze his ass off in his Doc Martins and fancy Toronto gear he proceeded to tell us why toronto was the best city in canada and to sum it up it was because "everything is there, everything and there is nothing else in canada that is better than what is in Toronto"...except evidently the winter clothes that people for Saskatoon wear on a sled ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    Ah drumheller. I always imagined something like Jurassic Park and it always was more like petrified forest. For an active minded grade schooler that is miserable, especially after the bus trip from saskatoon. Of course now I would love to go!

    As far as Ontario, particularly Toronto, being the center of canada, I can recount when I was at the University of Saskatchewan and a friend of mine's boyfriend came for christmas. We all went on a sled ride, and as he froze his ass off in his Doc Martins and fancy Toronto gear he proceeded to tell us why toronto was the best city in canada and to sum it up it was because "everything is there, everything and there is nothing else in canada that is better than what is in Toronto"...except evidently the winter clothes that people for Saskatoon wear on a sled ride.

    It's been a while but 25 years ago there were people who lived in the 'burbs & worked downtown Toronto that we called "moles". They never went outside. Apartment in Scarberia attached to the subway, once you're downtown you can travel underground almost anywhere. All your shopping, work and entertainment was in the "system".

    I passed through a couple of times last summer. It still looks about the same.
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    My friend that went to Manitoba did the same. He stayed underground at the university all winter long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Percentage of population with broadband internet. (2010)
    US - 27%
    Canada - 29%
    I forgot, Canadians don't have calendars either.....it is 2013
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Ask a Canadian

    That was the last census so a lot of the most comprehensive data is from then.

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    Numbers have tripled since then
    15 Countries With The Highest Broadband Internet Penetration Rate

    But you guys are still up.

    However, we still have indoor plumbing.

    Census for indoor plumbing 2013

    US - 99.9%
    Canada - 2 .....people.

    So, it it called an "out house" or an "oot house"

    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Numbers have tripled since then
    So, it it called an "out house" or an "oot house"
    "Summer cottage" - $900 a week to American tourists. Bring your own skis.

    Seriously, I grew up at a resort that rented cottages. It was on the north shore of Lake Ontario. People from the south shore (Rochester, NY) about 35 miles away as the crow files, would come up for 2 weeks in the summer, expecting to snow ski.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja's Son
    You may be happy to hear that my dad has kicked cancer's ass. Now he's looking for whoever sent it.

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