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Old 05-29-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Winnipeg, or thereabouts westward. I tend to think of Manitoba as partially central and partially western. I think the south west part of the province, nearer Saskatchewan fits well in the west. Further east and north may be more central.

If we're speaking about a cultural region, rather than a geographic one, it'd probably be worthwhile to exclude the Pacific Coast and the Far North from that, as well.
Trolling, stubblejumper? I object strongly to being lumped in with the centre of the universe.

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I always viewed Manitoba as a buffer between God's country and those creeps and bums back east.
Say thanks, mikeyyc. That's what your Alberta money pays for - a buffer zone.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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Trolling, stubblejumper? I object strongly to being lumped in with the centre of the universe.
I never said your part was central Canada
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:54 AM
 
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Oh quit yer bickering kids LOL

The OP asked What is your definition of 'western Canada'?"

There's no right or wrong!
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Oh quit yer bickering kids LOL

The OP asked What is your definition of 'western Canada'?"

There's no right or wrong!
Sure, sure. Easy for you to say. England is just Southern Scotland, right? Or is it Eastern Wales?
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Trolling, stubblejumper? I object strongly to being lumped in with the centre of the universe.



Say thanks, mikeyyc. That's what your Alberta money pays for - a buffer zone.
Well at least it went to something good. I'm hiding in the southern US now though. I'm a winter refugee. Permanently.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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Sure, sure. Easy for you to say. England is just Southern Scotland, right? Or is it Eastern Wales?
Meh - could be - I've never thought about it much, seeing as I am a transplant! I am a herring choker born and bred

And as a herring choker, I used to be amazed that western Canadians called Ontario and Quebec "Eastern Canada" and people from there "Easterners"! To most Maritimers, the Atlantic provinces are eastern Canada, Ontario and Quebec are central Canada, Manitoba westward is western Canada.

So what's west or east kinda depends on where in Canada you live!
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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Meh - could be - I've never thought about it much, seeing as I am a transplant! I am a herring choker born and bred

And as a herring choker, I used to be amazed that western Canadians called Ontario and Quebec "Eastern Canada" and people from there "Easterners"! To most Maritimers, the Atlantic provinces are eastern Canada, Ontario and Quebec are central Canada, Manitoba westward is western Canada.

So what's west or east kinda depends on where in Canada you live!
Agreed easterner is so much better than being an atlantic canadian, far to many vowels.
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:32 AM
 
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Western Canada is the Prairies. So Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. As well as part of the territories of course. When I think of Ontario in general, I would never think of Western Canada, I would think of Eastern Canada. I always found that the Prairies were what Western Canada was best described as.
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:29 AM
 
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Oh quit yer bickering kids LOL

The OP asked What is your definition of 'western Canada'?"

There's no right or wrong!
Heh - calling Manitobans eastern or disguising it as "central" - them's fightin' words.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Heh - calling Manitobans eastern or disguising it as "central" - them's fightin' words.
What conference is your football team in again?
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