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Old 12-30-2003, 11:46 AM
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Hey Poncho, that's pretty close, but my 3-year-old daughter calls them Geagulls. (that's with the G sound not the J sound).


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Old 12-31-2003, 06:45 AM
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Bump, You still've got it chickie now have some fun with it go for it! Even elaborate on it if you like (embellish it)
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ok folks if want canada you move to alberta all were missing is an ocean (but we make up for it with the amount of newfies that moved here for our beautiful oil). i'd like to add only province to be debt free.
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Saskatchewan isn't so bad either. We maybe flat but we are the second richest province in Canada. We have the training center for the national police force the RCMP. The world longest bridge over the samllest body of water. Oh did i tell you alot of Albertan's are moving here. I was onr of them. Used to live in Edmonton. But i would go back if the oportunity presents it's self. So in the short if you plan on coming to Canada check out both Alberta and Saskatchewan, you won't be disapointed.

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I love Canada, Not quite sure if I am welcomed there. I used to live in Alaska and made the trip through western Canada to Washington state numerous times. Very friendly people and the road Taverns make very stiff drinks, When returning one night long ago, my somewhat intoxicated friend stood up in the bar In the small bordetown of Osoyoos and shouted, "If it wasn't for us Americans, all you Canucks would be speaking Russian, And don't you ever forget it". I stood on the end of the bar when the fight started. Sat down to watch the end and by the time the RCMP's showed up, everyone was friends. It was some time ago but I recall that there was the consumption of hard brown type alcoholic beverages (Canadian Whiskey) that had a effect on the unability to keep one's mouth shut while in a forgien country. . The memory of my youth is failing me, but I do remember after this night of partaking in the inebriating sciences, I discovered that wild bears don't like to french kiss and I had a knock down drag out fight with a squaw, almost to the death, (or vice versa) concerning which was a better kisser! for what it's worth, the Bear wasn't as hairy as the squaw and bear had better breath. I really don't remember much after that except hearing buddys shouting, lets go, we got to get the hell out of here! Moments later were in the car, heading for the border and puking out the passenger side of my buddy's white road runner at about 120 MPH. At that speed, the vomit creates a vortex effect in the air stream which acts like a supercharger and sprays back into the passenger compartment of the vehicle to the delight of the other passengers. As far as the automotive technical side of things, that trip confirmed that a Chrysler 727 torqueflite transmission can actually be shifted from drive at 140 mph into reverse without catastrophic failure. It still works. A testament to engineering overcoming stupidity. It's my story and it's truer than you know. So yea, Canada's O.K.

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Old 01-18-2009, 11:26 AM
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Looks like we've resurrected a very old thread here ... but that's OK.

Southern and Central regions of Alberta get chinooks ... a warm wind that blows in over the rockies. (Google it ... it's a pretty interesting weather phenomena.)

Olds is approximately midway between Calgary (50 miles south) and Red Deer (40 miles north)
The local school division is aptly named the "Chinook's Edge Regional School Division".

We get MOST of the benefits of the warmer temperatures, but don't have to endure the high winds. Recently it has been around +10° C (50°F) in Calgary, +5°C in Olds, and -10°C in Red Deer.

As a result, many of us joke that there is now way that we would want to live north of the "Bowden Border"

These chinooks are typically identified visually by a band of clouds called a "Chinook Arch", which is a clearly defined by an area of clear blue sky to the west, with quite dense clouds to the east ...

The dividing line on the west side is usually very sharp and distinct, while the clouds seem to disperse rather gradually ... with blue skies again in the east.

The whole cloud bank formation is usually centered on the hifhway #2 corridor, and is probably about 50 miles wide or so. If you're inside of the arch, you can expect warm air.

Temperature changes occur fairly suddenly and dramatically, making Calgary one of the hardest places in Canada to accurately predict the weather in.
There are times when the warm air remains aloft ... 2 or 3,000 feet above the ground ... which sorta teases us. LOL

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You can send some of those winds this way................

Been freezing here for the last week....a bit warmer today, but not much......
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:35 AM
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You can send some of those winds this way................

Been freezing here for the last week....a bit warmer today, but not much......
Yeah, you guys ... but especially Winterpeg have really been getting the short end of the thermometer!

I hope you get some relief from both snow and cold soon.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:47 AM
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Yes...But we Ontario folk don't deserve that....After all, you all know we are special........

Sorry America...Canadian joke........
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This must rate as one of the oldest threads bought out of retirement by a first poster.
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that would be my fault, but I alsways did like to remenise.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:21 PM
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Yes...But we Ontario folk don't deserve that....After all, you all know we are special........

Sorry America...Canadian joke........
Uh-huh.
All Canadians know that Toronto is the smack-dab "center of the universe".

*ducking incoming snowballs (and frying pans)* LOL
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Excuse me!!! but let me rephrase that. Coming from Saskatchewan. Toronto thinks it IS CANADA!!!!! but actually we out west know we are what really matters to this country. WE have all the resources.......NA NA NA NA!!!!
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vancouver rocks

visited there a while ago and stayed at robsons on rosedale street?? loved it round the gardens and saw my first squirrels there.gondala ride was awsum too.Flew in from the U.K over the rockies,absolutely amazing.People VERY VERY friendly,would love to go back some time soon!
My mate from hokitika here has been a few times, mainly for the hunting and a bit of gold mining.They even found the odd mammoths tusk while digging to retrieve gold.
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