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Old May 17th 2020, 3:55 am
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Originally Posted by abner View Post
To be fair, for variety the Buffalo TV news channels also throw in 3 alarm blazes in Cheektowaga. ;-)

For years, my father's standard euphemism for having a post-dinner nap in front of the tele was that he was "off to watch the houses burning in Buffalo".
Yeah but there's an underdog charm to Buffalo. I worked all over the US. commuting weekly, flying out of Buffalo (because the airport near Toronto isn't very good) and there was always fabulous camaraderie on the plane from the hub when they announced the weather at the destination. Shared misery is bonding.
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Old May 18th 2020, 4:56 am
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We went to watch the houses on fire, that's probably not what most people think of as "nightlife". Irv Weinstein was our compere.
reminds me of the old joke about Channel 7 being indicted for starting 500 fires in Buffalo.
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Old May 18th 2020, 5:03 am
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Originally Posted by carcajou View Post
** snip** It is some interesting history including how as late as the 1980s, people from Toronto used to go to Buffalo for nightlife.
We used to go to Buffalo [or Niagara Falls, NY] in the 80s because booze was cheaper, and the bars were open later. I expect the traffic would have gone the other way if the situation was reversed. There used to be queues at the border at 1am once the Canadian bars closed. Plus, the bartenders were relaxed on checking ID. At one point, I **think** the drinking age was lower in the States, but that might have been the effect of the unchecked ID.

It was also a lot cheaper to watch the Buffalo Sabres lose, than it was to get the same result with the Maple Leafs.
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Old May 18th 2020, 11:49 am
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I guess the weather is a personal preference thing...Actually like the snow and frost, there are many 'high pressure' clear and sunny and very cold days, which we quite like.
That's the secret of "real" winter: it's actually better to be well below zero, and dry, rather than at near-zero, with a humid atmosphere and slush underfoot. As long as one is clothed properly, the former is quite pleasant.

Mind you, there *is* a point at which "it's actually better to be well below zero" turns into "it's just too f***ing cold", though such instances are increasingly rare in this era of global warming.

But I still remember as a child, just how blistering the cold was walking to school one day in -55 degree weather (Fahrenheit, but at that point Fahrenheit vs Celsius scarcely matters). I doubt such a trek would be allowed these days, but then, so few children actually walk to school anymore.
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Old May 19th 2020, 8:59 pm
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I think that's just because we're old. The one daughter still in Canada is shopping for a first house and hoping not to have to spend more than 1.75, that seems a ridiculous amount to me but I expect my parents were aghast at me splashing out half a million Canadian on a house. None of these numbers is enough to buy my mother's modest house at home though they might land an ex-council semi. Inflation, innit?
If only the salaries rose at the same rate :-(
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Canada, most people wish to settle there, whether it is for a high-income job or a stable long term career, Canada is indeed a choice of many individuals
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Old Nov 23rd 2020, 6:35 pm
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Canada, most people wish to settle there, whether it is for a high-income job or a stable long term career, Canada is indeed a choice of many individuals
You must be thinking of Japan. Canada had almost 8% unemployment in September 2020.
Don't move to Canada unless you have a job waiting for you is my advice.
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Snow and ......




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Snow and ......




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Don't forget the wind chill and ice pellets as you are stood at an uncovered bus stop waiting for a bus that should have arrived 10 minutes ago.
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