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Anybody up for a game of Hockey?

I was goin' to use a Hockey smiley, but we don't have any. :'(

I'm in for a game or two... Which team you want?

Me i'm the Montreal Habs!

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TRIUMPH CLASSICS SCHEDULED FOR NEW 2007 REMASTERS:

The Japanese are at it again! More "papersleeves" re-issues coming your way - this time it is Triumph getting the treatment. Fresh 2007 24bit Digital Masters will be released December 12 for the following albums: "Triumph," "Rock & Roll Machine," "Just a Game," "Progressive of Power," "Allied Forces," "Never Surrender," "Thunder Seven," "Stages," "The Sport of Kings," and "Surveillance".

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i miss my sister she lives cochrane ALBERTA

That's in the province I'm from....I always giggle when I hear 'Cochrane' :rolleyes:

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Hello:

I'll post this here but it could also go in a thread about the reunion gig....

This morning I was watching THE LOOP on MUCH MORE MUSIC..It is a recap of the latest rock news but it is condensed into 60 sec...so ya just get a bit of this and a bit of that...

Anyhow..it featured the reunion gig story including Jimmy showing off how his finger is able to move with no problem. He was assuring all that he's o.k....

Juliet

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Hello:

I'll post this here but it could also go in a thread about the reunion gig....

This morning I was watching THE LOOP on MUCH MORE MUSIC..It is a recap of the latest rock news but it is condensed into 60 sec...so ya just get a bit of this and a bit of that...

Anyhow..it featured the reunion gig story including Jimmy showing off how his finger is able to move with no problem. He was assuring all that he's o.k....

Juliet

Hi Juliet

Nice to hear from you. I always look forward to your posts.

Keeping us informed. :thumbsup:

Babs [Dr Bobbins]

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You've only got to stroll down Hardin Street to the main drag, then hang a left and walk a couple more short blocks, to see what Fort McMurray is about. It wouldn't be the whole story, but you would catch the drift.

You'd pass the Boomtown Casino, strip malls, and a club called Cowboys proudly advertising "naughty schoolgirl nights". Then the Royal Canadian Mounted Police station, the municipal offices, the Oil Sands Hotel and Diggers bar, with its advertisement for exotic dancers.

You would be passed by Humvees and countless pick-up trucks, each more souped up than the next, many covered in dried mud, many carrying further four-wheel-drives - in winter, snowmobiles; in summer, all-terrain vehicles on which to go chasing through the bush, which is visible from the main street. And if the wind is from the north-west, you can smell oil on the air: heavy, slightly sour, unmistakable. Around here, they call it the smell of money.

As the Middle East has become more unstable and as Iraq has boiled into chaos, other, unexpected places have flourished, and none more so than Fort McMurray. Five hours' drive north of Edmonton, in Alberta, it has always been a frontier town, and even before the first white explorers came fur-trapping, the Indians knew that this place sat on oil - they used it to waterproof their canoes.

The trouble has always been that it's not conventional crude, easily liberated from the earth, but tar sands (also known as oil sands) - a mixture of sand, water and heavy crude that is much more difficult and expensive to extract. It can cost about $C26 ($30) a barrel to extract - so when that was comparable to the price of oil, there was no point in trying; but now that oil is close to breaking the $US100-a-barrel barrier ($108), there definitely is.

For years there were only two outfits mining the Athabasca Oil Sands, which occupies 141,000 square kilometres; now there are seven, including Shell. In total, 1.2million barrels are extracted each day from these sands, a number projected to rise to 3.5million. Eventually, Shell alone intends to extract 500,000 barrels a day.

The companies intend to invest $C100billion in the area in the next 15 years. If oil prices stay as they are, or rise, they're playing for possible profits of tens of billions of dollars a year - much of which will come from America, gleeful at this sudden access to so much "safe" oil right next door.

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Perhaps Gordon (Lightfoot) will write some songs about this... :)

Edited by The Rover

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You've only got to stroll down Hardin Street to the main drag, then hang a left and walk a couple more short blocks, to see what Fort McMurray is about. It wouldn't be the whole story, but you would catch the drift.

You'd pass the Boomtown Casino, strip malls, and a club called Cowboys proudly advertising "naughty schoolgirl nights". Then the Royal Canadian Mounted Police station, the municipal offices, the Oil Sands Hotel and Diggers bar, with its advertisement for exotic dancers.

You would be passed by Humvees and countless pick-up trucks, each more souped up than the next, many covered in dried mud, many carrying further four-wheel-drives - in winter, snowmobiles; in summer, all-terrain vehicles on which to go chasing through the bush, which is visible from the main street. And if the wind is from the north-west, you can smell oil on the air: heavy, slightly sour, unmistakable. Around here, they call it the smell of money.

As the Middle East has become more unstable and as Iraq has boiled into chaos, other, unexpected places have flourished, and none more so than Fort McMurray. Five hours' drive north of Edmonton, in Alberta, it has always been a frontier town, and even before the first white explorers came fur-trapping, the Indians knew that this place sat on oil - they used it to waterproof their canoes.

The trouble has always been that it's not conventional crude, easily liberated from the earth, but tar sands (also known as oil sands) - a mixture of sand, water and heavy crude that is much more difficult and expensive to extract. It can cost about $C26 ($30) a barrel to extract - so when that was comparable to the price of oil, there was no point in trying; but now that oil is close to breaking the $US100-a-barrel barrier ($108), there definitely is.

For years there were only two outfits mining the Athabasca Oil Sands, which occupies 141,000 square kilometres; now there are seven, including Shell. In total, 1.2million barrels are extracted each day from these sands, a number projected to rise to 3.5million. Eventually, Shell alone intends to extract 500,000 barrels a day.

The companies intend to invest $C100billion in the area in the next 15 years. If oil prices stay as they are, or rise, they're playing for possible profits of tens of billions of dollars a year - much of which will come from America, gleeful at this sudden access to so much "safe" oil right next door.

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Perhaphs Gordon (Lightfoot) will write some songs about this... :)

Ah, Ft. McMurray...I like to call it Little Newfoundland :lol: The only place on earth where you can make $18 an hour working at the gas station :P I have a few friends from there, so I'm allowed to make fun ;)

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Canada has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and Canadian gals are sexy (like their U.S neighbours further south).

Reason enough for a thread I reckon. :D

Edited by Mangani

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I'm not Canadian, obviously... But I cannie wait to have a holiday there! I've been wanting to go to Canada for ages... I fell in love with The Rockies when I was in the US, so I dream of one day hitting the Canadian stretch...

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Hello:

This could go on the vent thread also...

Gas has gone up..I'm not happy....

I'm considering writing a protest song...with the three guitar chords I know...

Juliet :angry:

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Hello:

This could go on the vent thread also...

Gas has gone up..I'm not happy....

I'm considering writing a protest song...with the three guitar chords I know...

Juliet :angry:

What is gas going for now where you live?

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Yesterday it was @ $1.07 at some places but I found it for @ $1.04....

Today it's down at the place that was selling it for $1.07 yesterday...

I'm still mad...but I have decided against writing protest songs...

Juliet

PS In Canada we use metric measurement...so gas is sold by litres..

Edited by Juliet

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Everytime I meet a Canadian I got to ask if they knows about a 60's Montreal band named The Haunted. They had a few hits, the most known is probably "1-2-5". So, now I'm asking you, have you heard about 'em? :D

Maybe you're parents went to see them in a local club back in the days.. :D

I have this compilation, it's deadly!

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You want Canadian?

Poutine, baby.

French Fries + Gravy + Cheese Curds.

Eat it wearing a toque.

At a hockey game.

Sitting on your snowmobile.

With a Newfoundlander.

And a moose.

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Come llive out west and see how expensive it really is to live here. I filled up the SUV at $1.25 a litre yesterday....

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The Detroit Area is quickly becoming a Canadian suburb again. With the exchange rate inverting, everyone is coming over the border to either buy presents or go to one of the casinos. That's good news for us for a change. Four years ago I was getting 1.60 Canadian for every dollar. This used to make for interesting nights at the Windsor Ballet. The casino in Windsor is losing a lot of business because of the exchange rate and the smoking ban. You won't see so many of us Americanos coming over to buy your hi-flow toilets anymore either. :blink:

Sure did enjoy watching the Grey Cup. It's strange watching teams take safeties like it's no big deal. The receivers that take a running start up to the line of scrimmage....looks to me like they are off-sides most of the time ? Just wondering.

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I am a Canadian living in the UK - I have been here for 14 years - I get back to Toronto every couple of years. My Zeppelin tickets are coming with my brother who is flying in for the event. For gas I last paid £1.06/litre which equates to $2.33/litre

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Yesterday it was @ $1.07 at some places but I found it for @ $1.04....

Today it's down at the place that was selling it for $1.07 yesterday...

I'm still mad...but I have decided against writing protest songs...

Juliet

PS In Canada we use metric measurement...so gas is sold by litres..

I know, I'm Canadian, remember? :lol: (Unless that was for the benefit of other people... ;) )

Edited by ZoSoDragon

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PS In Canada we use metric measurement...so gas is sold by litres..

The metric system never caught on so much in the USA. Most school kids don't know the difference between a litre or meter...

... unless when it comes to drugs and then everyone understands the metric weights and measures :blink:

Strange isn't it. ;)

"Coming into Los Angeleeeze, bringing in a couple of keys..."

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The metric system never caught on so much in the USA. Most school kids don't know the difference between a litre or meter...

... unless when it comes to drugs and then everyone understands the metric weights and measures :blink:

Strange isn't it. ;)

"Coming into Los Angeleeeze, bringing in a couple of keys..."

I had to learn the metric system in science class, Del. And that was about ten years or so ago...

I had never heard the word "deadly" used in this context, "Wow, we saw a movie yesterday, and it was just deadly," or "Man, you sure are looking deadly!"

I got that last comment from a Canadian friend, and I was like :huh:

I also wish the loonies and doonies sytem would catch on here in the States. <_< I just don't get why people think that dollar coins are just for collecting. :lol:

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