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Old 02-15-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Isn't everyone in Oswego and environs busy shovelling?

We're just south of Trenton on Lake Ontario, so we're fairly close to you. I thought the Cape Vincent ferry was pulled out of the water in the winter?

Regardless, 5 is a respectable score and you're always welcome.
Has your area been pummelled by snow?

Before this last storm we hadn't had 6 inches of snow all winter.
The storm that just blew through gave us 8 inches though.

Have you been to Lake-On-The-Mountain Park, Sand Banks Provicial Park or nearby West Lake?
I went camping there this summer. Nice place!
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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We can't get across by water in the winter. Have to come in by way of Gananoque, another fav. Anybody been to the Main Ducks (Islands)?

Safe to say we're snowed in with the National Guard, more snow, and drifting. Can't get out at the moment. I'm always amazed when those near us don't get as much snow. Then again you can be colder.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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As you well know, sgoldie, lake effect snow is funny stuff. It can be bright and sunny in one spot and a raging blizzard a mile away.

Because we here in Prince Edward County stick out into Lake Onatrio, we have some experience with lake effect snow bands, especially when the wind comes from the south-west.

The prevailing north-west winds put the Oswego area directly in the lake effect snow's path, however, and you folks get absolutely dumped on. The only consolation is that spring is coming.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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We own and operate a tourist business on Weller's Bay which is about 6 miles north of West Lake, so I am very familiar with Lake-on-the-Mountain, Sandbanks, etc.

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip through the area last summer. Maybe you'll get to return this summer and do a little tour of our burgeoning wine industry.

As far as snow, we were pretty bare until the first week of January, but since then winter has set in and left us with about 30 inches (75cm) of snow on the ground. We've also had some fairly strong winds recently which have formed a few impressive snow drifts.


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Old 02-15-2007, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
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Ok, let me try naming the provinces/territories:

Places I've been:
Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Sask, (not going to try spell it!), Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec

Places I haven't been:
Northwest Territories, Nunavut, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia

I think that's all of them?
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown
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[quote=Cornerguy1;347712]A fun quiz of Canadiana for Americans and Canadians alike.

Answers below.

1. Where does the name Canada originate?

2. Where was the first European settlement in North America?


3. What is the Canadian $1 coin called?

4. What is Canada’s official national sport?


5. Where can North America’s largest diamond deposits be found?

6. What province established the first universal healthcare system?


7. What national symbol appears on the Canadian flag?

8. Name the longest river in Canada?


9. What is Canada’s national animal?

10. What is the traditional drink of Newfoundland?

11. Name the only officially bilingual province.


12. How many provinces and territories are there in Canada?

13. Name the battle which caused Canada to switch from French to British control.


14. Who scored the winning goal for Canada at the 1972 Canada-USSR Hockey summit Series?


Extra Credit: Who was that winning goal scored on?

I'm to say I got 0... Here are my Answers:

1 - The first settler was trying to say where's my Can a soup...but it was so Cold...it came out as Can..a..dah! lets go home

2 - New Found Land...Newfie...ville THE GREATEST PLACE ON EARTH

3 - Brian Mac Loonie...our greatest leader...And don't forget the G.S.T.

4 - Beer Drinking

5 - OTTAWA

6 - Don't Know can't find any good health care

7 - Hockey stick

8 - The Yellow river after a nights drinking

9 - Steak

10 - Whatever your neigbor has in the cabinet

11 - Newfoundland...nobody Knows what their saying

12 - A Bunch !

13 - The Battle of René Lévesque,

14 - Paul...it will come to me
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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We own and operate a tourist business on Weller's Bay which is about 6 miles north of West Lake, so I am very familiar with Lake-on-the-Mountain, Sandbanks, etc.

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip through the area last summer. Maybe you'll get to return this summer and do a little tour of our burgeoning wine industry.

As far as snow, we were pretty bare until the first week of January, but since then winter has set in and left us with about 30 inches (75cm) of snow on the ground. We've also had some fairly strong winds recently which have formed a few impressive snow drifts.

I noticed what might be a lake in the back of that picture...
Is that the same lake the town of West Lake backs on to?

We were bare until sometime in January too... I don't remember when it started. But we don't get much here normally, compared to 2-3 hours north or west. We seem to be in a "snow-shadow."

Those drifts look big compared to here, but I've been out around Stratford and they've had some high drifts too. Have you ever seen snow drift pictures from the Bruce County area? I saw one where a snow drift went up 15 feet high, completely covering the entrance to a Canadian Tire
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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[quote=Cornerguy1;347712]A fun quiz of Canadiana for Americans and Canadians alike.

Answers below.

1. Where does the name Canada originate?

2. Where was the first European settlement in North America?


3. What is the Canadian $1 coin called?

4. What is Canada’s official national sport?


5. Where can North America’s largest diamond deposits be found?

6. What province established the first universal healthcare system?


7. What national symbol appears on the Canadian flag?

8. Name the longest river in Canada?


9. What is Canada’s national animal?

10. What is the traditional drink of Newfoundland?

11. Name the only officially bilingual province.


12. How many provinces and territories are there in Canada?

13. Name the battle which caused Canada to switch from French to British control.


14. Who scored the winning goal for Canada at the 1972 Canada-USSR Hockey summit Series?


Extra Credit: Who was that winning goal scored on?





I haven't looked at the answers.

1) I believe Canada is from a "native" language

2) Quebec City?

3) a Loonie. The two dollar coin is colloquially called a "Twoonie"

4) Hockey, eh?

5) Ya got me...

6) Ontario?

7) A maple leaf.

8) ya got me...

9) A beaver ("castor" in French)

10) SCREECH!!!!!!!!!!!

11) Quebec

I'm at the end of my knowledge. I'd make a lousy Canadian, not following hockey (or is it capitalised in Canada?) ;-)

What do I win?
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Wow. I'm a failure. And I've walked on The Plains Of Abraham...shoulda known that one.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Canackistan
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1. Where does the name Canada originate?
Kanata, don't remember the history - there was one of those heritage commercials about it though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1jG58nghRo

2. Where was the first European settlement in North America?
Quebec city?

3. What is the Canadian $1 coin called?
loonie
4. What is Canada’s official national sport?
Lacrosse, but it should be HOCKEY - nobody plays lacrosse, or cares.

5. Where can North America’s largest diamond deposits be found?
NWT
6. What province established the first universal healthcare system?

Saskatchewan - tommy douglas did it 1950's
7. What national symbol appears on the Canadian flag?
maple leaf
8. Name the longest river in Canada?
mackenzie

9. What is Canada’s national animal?
beaver
10. What is the traditional drink of Newfoundland?
beer?
11. Name the only officially bilingual province.
quebec

12. How many provinces and territories are there in Canada?
13 ten provinces 3 territories
13. Name the battle which caused Canada to switch from French to British control.
abraham

14. Who scored the winning goal for Canada at the 1972 Canada-USSR Hockey summit Series?henderson

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A fun quiz of Canadiana for Americans and Canadians alike.



1. Where does the name Canada originate?

2. Where was the first European settlement in North America?


3. What is the Canadian $1 coin called?

4. What is Canada’s official national sport?


5. Where can North America’s largest diamond deposits be found?

6. What province established the first universal healthcare system?


7. What national symbol appears on the Canadian flag?

8. Name the longest river in Canada?


9. What is Canada’s national animal?

10. What is the traditional drink of Newfoundland?

11. Name the only officially bilingual province.


12. How many provinces and territories are there in Canada?

13. Name the battle which caused Canada to switch from French to British control.


14. Who scored the winning goal for Canada at the 1972 Canada-USSR Hockey summit Series?


Extra Credit: Who was that winning goal scored on?






14 + Extra Credit: Instant Canadian

10-14: The Citizenship exam holds no fear for you

5-10: Maybe more time at Tim Horton’s will help

2-5: Perhaps the Great White North isn’t for you

0-2: Uh-oh! Too much CNN in your news diet?
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