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Post: # 115292Post THE Doctor
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:45 pm

Egaladeist wrote:OH...great roads :D you'd love the Lake Superior route ..absolutely amazing for 100's of miles...

I remember once laying down and the stars were so thick in the sky that staring straight up into them gave an illusion of a tunnel...amazing
Note the answer did not mention Weather... and the story gives a great clue to how rough the roads are..


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Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:00 pm

Egaladeist wrote:I definitely agree about the water...when I first went to Calgary the first glass ( and the last glass ) I poured out of a Calgary tap to drink you could see the crap floating in it :D ...

bottled water was still a fad at the time...but in Calgary bottled water was the only way to go
One I have where I live is very good water. It's barely touched before we get it. We don't get lime scale or anything like that.
It's better than a lot of bottled waters.

Everything else is getting a bit shit.
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Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:36 pm

Do you have good motorcycle riding weather/roads in Canadia?
only in the summer months.
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Our gas is more expensive....we pay alot of tax...kinda like the UK

and we have no family doctors...I have to travel at 120kph for about 1.5 hours to see mine

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Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:25 pm

Aspman wrote:One I have where I live is very good water. It's barely touched before we get it. We don't get lime scale or anything like that.
It's better than a lot of bottled waters.

Everything else is getting a bit shit.
:sad: even my water is shit where I live... we have a softener installed as the water is so hard it stops taps from turning off properly within a month due to limescale build up... but that water is then so full of sodium your advised not to drink "too much" of it... so we have bottled water as well :sad: I guess at least its clean.
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Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:53 pm

I just about barfed with the water in London. City water, yuck!
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Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:28 pm

Our water smells like we draw direct from the river ...and someone poured bleach into it

needless to say...in a land with so much of the worlds fresh water...I drink bottled distilled water :roll:

and have for over 25 years

We have "acceptable" levels of lead in our water....although "high"

...hmmmmm what is "acceptable" mean........ isnt lead accumulative :shock:

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Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:33 pm

The water is drinkable in Halifax( Tap water is fine)and the Maritimes are looking for experienced workers (most are in Alberta right now) but the pendulum will start to swing the other way soon (think eco friendly type businesses).

People are still polite and friendly down East, haven't been over run by obnoxious Ontarians (read people from Toronna) or Quebecer's so far, may have to put up with a lot of German land owners, mostly along the coast line....Lol.


Overall the weather is fine, the winters are temperate and the spring is wet, the summers are acceptable (especially for people from the UK), the fall is gorgeous (my favorite time of year).

Gas is at $1.41 per ltr and will climb, but the driving is fine and with the hybrids coming on line in a real hurry, thanks to the big 3 starting to panic and see their sales dropping..things will evolve... :P

Plenty of scenery and protected parks for camping, lots of space, hilly in parts, mountainous in others.

Local Education is always screaming for new teachers (retirement rates are climbing right now).

The service sector is growing so always a need for IT in this area...

But leave the Chavs behind please and no Amy Whine like a house on fire types as well... 8)
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Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:56 pm

Just an aside:
an American Slave turned Reporter and proponent of the Underground Railroad once said that he had never seen a Church with black and white pews, both whites and blacks sat together in the house of god...
Funny, I haven't either - but then again VERY few churches have both races mentioned in attendance. Down here in Podunk, there are white churches, and black churches. I find this incredibly amusing since we're all worshiping the same God - but the difference in methods is there. Traditional Black churches have one seriously awesome choir doing very good gospel. White churches just don't have that. Black churches have the 'amen' section - folks who give feedback to the preacher while he's doing his sermon. In a White church (unless it's Pentecostal) you don't get that either - in fact, in the Southern Baptist church I pretty much grew up in, stoicism ruled the day.

Me, I like the flavor of a Black church (Especially the Choir!) - but I'd most likely stand out like a grain of rice in the pepper bottle if I went to one, and question whether or not I'd be welcomed (or welcomed back). Much the same can be said for the contrary though - those roots of racism run very deep here and it sucks.
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