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Old 11-29-2023, 02:37 PM
 
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The Canadians I hunt fish , work with and visit are good hard working people. Folks seem to think that when you cross the line on a Rand McNally map people are different, their not .
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Old 11-29-2023, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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What I should have said : Canada is a multicultural country with a diverse population. Canadians come from a vast range of nations, races, religions and heritage, which is one of the distinctive features of Canadian society.

I did not mean to omit Canadians that come from different ethnic origins.

Sorry about that.
That is very true and the habit of saying sorry a lot is just a habit, probably from the part of the heritage which is British. We do the same thing here and it is just a fairly meaningless habit. A book I read by an English social anthropology discussed the whole privacy issue. So how it was polite in England to say hello to strangers when on a walk until about 9am, after which there are too many people about. How the front yard of a house is more public but not the back. So if you want to chat to a neighbour it should be done when they are out the front. We have a lot of those type of unwritten rules here.

We actually found the people in Quebec really friendly, more so than in other regions. But everyone is different. We have just been on a tour in Europe with fourteen Americans. Eight were very friendly and six were actually very unfriendly. The friendly ones wanted to know if we celebrate Christmas here, it being summer. At least Canadians do not have that issue!
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Old 11-29-2023, 10:32 PM
 
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Glad to help.

Canada really took on a massive risk that day. Willing to take a chance on OUR safety to help the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Yellow_Ribbon
Thanks, Canada.

Interesingly, the man who was the head of the NYC metro airports and whose office was in the World Trade Center was in Toronto on 9/11. He had to drive home.

He would, strangely, die on September 11, 2009. Good guy. I worked for him for about six months in 2006.
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Old 11-30-2023, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Thanks, Canada.

Interesingly, the man who was the head of the NYC metro airports and whose office was in the World Trade Center was in Toronto on 9/11. He had to drive home.

He would, strangely, die on September 11, 2009. Good guy. I worked for him for about six months in 2006.
Wow! Just goes to show you how many stories are left untold.
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Old 11-30-2023, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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I think this might have happened in every province. International flights also landed in Winnipeg. https://www.waa.ca/en/newsroom/view/...eptember-11th/
I'm pretty sure it did happen in a lot of provinces, and even the Yukon Territory and NWT hosted a flight each. I was living in Toronto at the time, and it was on the news that a few American-bound aircraft had landed at Pearson.

Remember, aircraft use great circle routes, so it is not unusual for Canada to be a "flyover country" for flights from Europe or the Pacific Rim to the US. Have a look at Flightradar sometime, especially in western Canada; Calgary for example. You'll find various longhaul flights overflying Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, from Europe, and bound for Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. On 9/11, such flights would have been diverted to airports, such as Calgary, Edmonton, and of course, Winnipeg, that could handle them before they got to the United States.
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Old 11-30-2023, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I was remarked upon once, by an American here in Alberta, that I spoke English excellently, "with no trace of a French accent." Here in Alberta, of all places! But those were her words.
This comes up fairly regularly. I think that for many Americans who are "low information" (when it comes to Canada) there aren't that many things that stick out as foreign about Canada and French is just an obvious thing for them that is foreign.

Being low information people to begin with they then extrapolate that perception across the entire country even if it's not accurate.
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Old 11-30-2023, 11:00 AM
 
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Wow! Just goes to show you how many stories are left untold.
As part of the "9/11 community", I know a lot of stories. They are endless.

The rest of the story regarding the Aviation Director is that within a week or so before his death, and that eighth anniversary on which he died, someone who had worked on the pile showed someone from the Port Authority a strip of photos, like those you would do for an ID or in a photo booth and said he had found them while working on the cleanup, and he had kept them.

He did not know who the person was or whether he had lived or died, but when he showed them to the PA employee, he said, "Oh, that's Bill Decota, our Aviation Director."

The guy who had the pictures mailed them to Bill that week, but they arrived after he died (of kidney failure after a surgery). Just strange.
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Old 11-30-2023, 11:29 AM
 
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Speaking of aviation - fly Donair.
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Old 11-30-2023, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Speaking of aviation - fly Donair.
You probably don't want to know what this name evokes for French-speaking Canadians.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossair
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Old 11-30-2023, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The Buick La Crosse was renamed the Allure in Canada for a similar reason.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_LaCrosse
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