Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada > The Maple Leaf
Reload this Page >

Random stuff - the anything else thread

Random stuff - the anything else thread

Old Sep 13th 2020, 3:05 pm
  #8071  
Tea Drinker
 
Danny B's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Posts: 4,519
Danny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

LOL - This was our go to quarantine game

Danny B is offline  
Old Sep 13th 2020, 3:16 pm
  #8072  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,615
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by Danny B View Post
LOL - This was our go to quarantine game
caretaker is offline  
Old Sep 14th 2020, 2:08 pm
  #8073  
Oscar nominated
Thread Starter
 
BristolUK's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Moncton, NB, CANADA
Posts: 34,604
BristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond reputeBristolUK has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

So New Brunswick leading the way with Canada's first Pandemic Election
BristolUK is offline  
Old Sep 14th 2020, 2:17 pm
  #8074  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,615
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
So New Brunswick leading the way with Canada's first Pandemic Election



We have one coming up as well. Are you going to vote the right way, comrade?

Last edited by caretaker; Sep 14th 2020 at 3:30 pm.
caretaker is offline  
Old Sep 14th 2020, 4:37 pm
  #8075  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Jsmth321's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 24,937
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
So New Brunswick leading the way with Canada's first Pandemic Election

Someone had to be first....

There is some talk in BC a snap election might be called, and why not, an election has to be called by Sept 2021 in BC, and the current government is sitting at all time high approval, seems like a good time politically speaking to have an election.
Jsmth321 is offline  
Old Sep 14th 2020, 7:03 pm
  #8076  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2017
Location: Kamloops BC
Posts: 330
Cheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond reputeCheltonian has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Anyone any idea how long it is taking for letters to get from Canada to Australia at the moment?
Cheltonian is offline  
Old Sep 14th 2020, 7:31 pm
  #8077  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Jsmth321's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 24,937
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

This is good news for people at high risk of lung cancer in BC, apparently first of its kind in Canada.






Jsmth321 is offline  
Old Sep 14th 2020, 8:17 pm
  #8078  
Tea Drinker
 
Danny B's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Kamloops, BC
Posts: 4,519
Danny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond reputeDanny B has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Well blow me down with a feather, I had no idea Clarkson was hosting WWTBAM.


Danny B is offline  
Old Sep 15th 2020, 6:27 pm
  #8079  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Jsmth321's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 24,937
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

This couples first wedding plans were sent packing by COVID, so they re-did their plans to have a small wedding outside at the top of the mountain at the Sea to Sky Gondola, but the vandal who cut the line nixed that plan for them, they still plan to marry on Friday however it seems.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...pted-1.5724084

Jsmth321 is offline  
Old Sep 15th 2020, 11:28 pm
  #8080  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Jsmth321's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 24,937
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

The future has arrived at Tangerine Bank Finally they are issuing Visa debit cards and coming in modern times, goodness I had a Visa debt card in the US all the way back in 1999.....




Jsmth321 is offline  
Old Sep 16th 2020, 12:57 am
  #8081  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,615
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

They just got a new camera on the summit of Kootenay Pass; it's been offline for months! It takes a special one because there's no electricity up there, and they needed a solar powered one. This gives an idea of what the smoke is like through the south-central part of BC is like too.
https://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwayc...tml/www/5.html

Last edited by caretaker; Sep 16th 2020 at 12:59 am.
caretaker is offline  
Old Sep 16th 2020, 1:49 am
  #8082  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Jsmth321's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 24,937
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
They just got a new camera on the summit of Kootenay Pass; it's been offline for months! It takes a special one because there's no electricity up there, and they needed a solar powered one. This gives an idea of what the smoke is like through the south-central part of BC is like too.
https://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwayc...tml/www/5.html
Those cameras are my go or no go tool in winter in the rare event I need to travel through the mountain passes, obviously never a guarantee, but helpful. Last time I had to travel over the mountains in winter was Dec 2016, it had been clear in the lower mainland and Kelowna and Hope and Merrit for 2 days and another 3 sunny days in the forecast, so did the trip to Kelowna and back same day, the cameras were helpful to see how clear the roads are.

I am not brave enough to tackle these highways when its actively snowing or at night in the winter.



Jsmth321 is offline  
Old Sep 16th 2020, 3:43 am
  #8083  
BE Enthusiast
 
sid nv's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 429
sid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond reputesid nv has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
They just got a new camera on the summit of Kootenay Pass; it's been offline for months! It takes a special one because there's no electricity up there, and they needed a solar powered one. This gives an idea of what the smoke is like through the south-central part of BC is like too.
https://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwayc...tml/www/5.html
I see there is an Elko in BC. One learns something new every day. Our Elko is bigger than your Elko, but.

sid nv is offline  
Old Sep 16th 2020, 3:50 am
  #8084  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Jsmth321's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 24,937
Jsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond reputeJsmth321 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

One thing is certain, without tourists it doesn't appear the big Vancouver attractions like the aquarium and science world can sustain themselves on locals alone.

Science World has reduced their open days Thur to Sun, laid off 40 employees, and may close temporarily. Their visitor traffic is down 88% and not sustainable.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...seum-1.5725003
Jsmth321 is offline  
Old Sep 16th 2020, 9:04 am
  #8085  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 13,615
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Random stuff - the anything else thread

Originally Posted by sid nv View Post
I see there is an Elko in BC. One learns something new every day. Our Elko is bigger than your Elko, but.
Elko, BC is just one place on the long list of scenic and wonderful locations in Canada and the US where my '91 Taurus left me stranded.
caretaker is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.