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    ^ South west of Calgary is nice.

    ^^^^^^ Hinton and Edmonton, I lived in fort Mac for a while. Good money... but, its fort Mac. Last house I had was in Maple creek Sask. Always looked the Cypress hills. Previous to that had a shop In Sicamous BC, loved it. When real estate went crazy I sold out and moved back to the prairies. Born and raised in Regina.
    A bit of a transient life lived in Vernon Kelowna Whitehorse Hudson Bay The Pas etc etc The Okanagan was always paradise to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusb View Post
    Born and raised in Regina
    Close neighbors marc. Born and raised in Moose Jaw. We have our own song. The bit about Regina always makes me laugh.


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    Hey Pickle! How are things with you? Hope all good wherever you may be these days.
    Saskatoon one of the better cities in Sask. Passed though many times as a kid on the way to Waskesiu Lake summer holidays.

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    ^^^ 555555 great song!

    "smells like it sounds" Hahaha

    ^^ Guess who, good tunes had that on 8 track

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    Some good stuff here, guys...Cheers...

    - from the Okanagan Valley, BC...

    Bits of Saskatoon cropping up, as well...

    First 2 years in Canada spent in "Saskabush"...

    Air Marshall Curtis School was my first grade school, since I refused to start school in Edinburgh...

    Heh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Loved Canada parades as a kid.
    I was in Calgary when Pierre Trudeau was the guest of honour at a stampede parade

    Happy Canada Day 2019.-july-7-1978-prime-minister-trudeau

    He rode a large horse out the front, very exposed and glancing nervously up at the buildings around him
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    Was that before or after flipping the bird?

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    Never been there although I've heard many good reports of which many have preferred it to the USA. I generally avoid areas with cold climates so have probably missed some worthwhile places but I cant go everywhere so I may at least be in my version of comfortable weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    I generally avoid areas with cold climates
    As do I but Victoria British Columbia has pretty decent weather year around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Victoria British Columbia has pretty decent weather year around.
    Lots of rain and fog along that coast

    "British Columbia receives considerable precipitation, but its distribution is far from ideal. Some coastal towns have average annual rainfalls of 160 inches (4,100 mm) or more (among the wettest regions on the continent), while Merritt, only 125 miles (200 km) from the coast, registers only 12.5 inches (320 mm). Victoria, sheltered by the Vancouver Island mountains, receives less than 35 inches (885 mm), but Vancouver, 72 miles (116 km) across the Strait of Georgia, receives 47 inches (1,200 mm), delivered by the winds crossing that body of water."

    Not quite Trat Provincethough
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Not quite Trat Provincethough
    Far from it but relative to other parts of Canada a tropical paradise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Lots of rain and fog along that coast

    "British Columbia receives considerable precipitation, but its distribution is far from ideal. Some coastal towns have average annual rainfalls of 160 inches (4,100 mm) or more (among the wettest regions on the continent), while Merritt, only 125 miles (200 km) from the coast, registers only 12.5 inches (320 mm). Victoria, sheltered by the Vancouver Island mountains, receives less than 35 inches (885 mm), but Vancouver, 72 miles (116 km) across the Strait of Georgia, receives 47 inches (1,200 mm), delivered by the winds crossing that body of water."

    Not quite Trat Provincethough

    Prince Rupert 100.5 inches

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    The Okanagan is nice also, not quite as warm but far less rain than coastal BC

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Victoria, sheltered by the Vancouver Island mountains, receives less than 35 inches (885 mm),
    for its must-see Butchard Gardens
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusb View Post
    Okanagan
    I "knew" a nice Jewish girl from NY in Kamloops

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    Biblical sense...

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    Heard two days ago on a TV show.

    "I don't know what Canadians do, but whatever they do they do it quietly"

    which i suppose could also be said about the Uruguayans but.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Biblical sense...
    She did have a nice couple of "Whippets", as well as a delicious, but "flighty", "Afghan"

    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    "I don't know what Canadians do, but whatever they do they do it quietly"
    You've never heard Canadians howl under a silver moon, up to your knees in winter snow, naked after a sauna + few too many whiskeys then?
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    Happy Canada day guys.

    I'm back from a close brush with death and only one missing leg to show for it.

    I don't recognize many names here anymore but anybody familiar hello again. I've arrive back in the town I was born in Kamloops, a city of about 100 thousand in south central B.C,

    Cheers all.

    I hope my travelling day aren't over but I suppose they may be though I met a guy in norther India once without any legs who got around on 2 crutches. Christ I don't know if I'm up for that!

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    I've been to the mill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Happy Canada day guys.

    I'm back from a close brush with death and only one missing leg to show for it.

    !

    What!?!?! Hope you're doing ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    I'm back from a close brush with death and only one missing leg to show for it.
    You'll have to elaborate when you get a chance russ. If you want...

    cheers,

    eso

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    Hi Eso,

    So there are a few old timers still kicking about on here.. Good to see. I trust things are well with you. Still down California way.

    I had been feeling quite unwell for a stretch of time but do to my not much liking the medical profession I had avoided any local medical resources. I can be damn stubborn. I reached a point where I was hardly able to get up in the morning, I had no appetite and my guts were in revolt most of the time. My legs and feet were in constant pain from Diabetic Neoropathy.

    All the good times had disappeared from my dismal existance.

    One morning I reached a point where I knew I could either die or phone an ambulance. I was taken up to the local hospital where I was expecting to be issued some pills , given some foot cream and discharged. Instead I was transferred to the regional hospital over in Kelowna (back to the Okanagan).

    I was diagnosed with severe septicemia and was told my leg would have to come off below the knee. I was alos told I had about a seventy percent chance of coming out the other end. And then family and relatives started to arrive.(depressing). Anyway, on my way to the operating teatre I suffered a mild heart attack so the procedure was delayed. Heart tested were done and mine was found to be weak and the decision was made to cut above the knee. My chances of emerging out the other side were lessened.

    Anyway I did emerge and here I am four months later a bit the worse for wear but still feeling pretty damn good about life in general.

    Now aren't you glad you asked?

    Hope you and the family are well. Is your nephew still kicking around on here.

    Yes, I'm not intending to fade out. I plan to go out in a blaze when that time comes.

    See you Eso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Anyway I did emerge and here I am four months later a bit the worse for wear but still feeling pretty damn good about life in general.
    Well done to you and Canadian health care.

    Alive and well, living in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Take care.

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