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Old February 10th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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Don't think of them as snow tires. More accurately, they're winter tires. When it gets cold, snow or not, you want them on.
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They're not only for snow. Because in winter, it gets slippery and hard to navigate. We don't really do it for the snow, it's more of a safety precaution.
Sorry, made it confusing, I just use the name snow tires and winter tires interchangeably. I know they're used for slick and icy roads too, but just like the snow, we see very little ice on our roads around here, either. Like I said, it would be a good idea to have mandatory winter tires in some places, but I don't know if it'd make sense across the board.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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Sorry, made it confusing, I just use the name snow tires and winter tires interchangeably. I know they're used for slick and icy roads too, but just like the snow, we see very little ice on our roads around here, either. Like I said, it would be a good idea to have mandatory winter tires in some places, but I don't know if it'd make sense across the board.
It would be a good idea to have mandatory winter tires in some places.
I'm in Toronto, and I'm guessing having winter tires is not mandatory here anymore because, heck, look at all the accidents.
They should have it here, though. I mean, in the city with the highest population, it would make sense.

And I know that feel, Cosmotone- losing power and heat during the storm. We didn't lose power, but coincidentally, my house's heater "malfunctioned" during the storm. It was freezing inside. ><
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Old February 12th, 2013, 09:10 PM
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They should make them mandatory, but the real problem with that is that tires are really expensive. And so is changing them.
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Old February 13th, 2013, 11:21 PM
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Yes there are. And storage for them is a pain.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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They should make them mandatory, but the real problem with that is that tires are really expensive. And so is changing them.
Really? o.o

How much do they usually charge on average where you live?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 05:37 PM
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Really? o.o

How much do they usually charge on average where you live?
They're about $300-700 depending on the model here, plus about $200-300 for a replacement.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Holy beavers, it cost us 200$ MAX for replacement =S
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Old February 15th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Holy beavers, it cost us 200$ MAX for replacement =S
Well, living where the oil rigs are, we need winter tires often, as well as summer tires. So they pump up the prices here to make some buck.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 07:55 AM
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If you could go on a week long vacation to any one place in Canada, where would you go?

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Old February 22nd, 2013, 08:15 AM
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If you could go on a week long vacation to any one place in Canada, where would you go?

Maybe Toronto? I always go to Toronto but never enough for sightseeing AND hanging around with friends. A week long vacation would be great, will give me enough time for both
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:51 AM
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Probably in Toronto, I have relatives there whom I haven't seen in years...

My family plans to go in the summer
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 10:43 AM
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If you could go on a week long vacation to any one place in Canada, where would you go?

Maybe Toronto? I always go to Toronto but never enough for sightseeing AND hanging around with friends. A week long vacation would be great, will give me enough time for both :)
I'd want to go out west to Vancouver or out east and tour the maritimes
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 01:35 PM
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I guess I'd want to visit Toronto for a week, followed closely by Montreal. And while I've got no specific city in mind, I'd like to visit the Maritimes, too.
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Old February 24th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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...Toronto's fun. :3
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Old February 24th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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I'd love to go to Toronto to see a basketball or baseball game. Or to see Caribana. Any combination of the three would be awesome.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Anyone here excited for Spring?

Where I am, the snow is starting to melt, and the forecast says it's gonna hit +1 C on Saturday :D
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Old February 28th, 2013, 04:24 PM
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I can't WAIT for spring. I was so happy to see the snow in front of my apartment building melting but then, yesterday it started to snow hard again...

I really hope that this was the last time that it snowed... (which I doubt)
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Old February 28th, 2013, 10:26 PM
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I don't know if I can say I'm all that excited for Spring... when I'm still waiting for Winter to happen; in total I think we got 2 or 3 days of snow all the way back in December. Seeing as how it's March in another couple hours, I think our Winter weather is long gone over here.

I might have to move out East one day to experience a real Canadian Winter (I loved it the last time I was in Calgary where it was -20 and snowing). Maybe I'm just crazy, but I'm sick of the mild weather we get here in January-February.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 05:16 AM
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I'd love to go to Toronto to see a basketball or baseball game. Or to see Caribana. Any combination of the three would be awesome.
Basketball. Baseball is boring to sit through and the Jays are terrible. XD

I've never been to Caribana, but simultaneous to that is a similarly themed festival at Harbour Front. I go to that almost every year
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Old March 1st, 2013, 07:36 PM
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I like baseball, though its only fun if you go to see the game live or watch highlights. :/ Otherwise its just too slow. I also saw the Jays play the Red Sox once up in Toronto. It was a 1-0 win for the Jays with the only run coming from the opposing pitcher walking the guy home. That's Blue Jays baseball for you.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 07:57 PM
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I actually started to like watching Baseball

I find more interesting than Basket-ball tbqh :C
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 04:03 PM
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I don't know if I can say I'm all that excited for Spring... when I'm still waiting for Winter to happen; in total I think we got 2 or 3 days of snow all the way back in December. Seeing as how it's March in another couple hours, I think our Winter weather is long gone over here.

I might have to move out East one day to experience a real Canadian Winter (I loved it the last time I was in Calgary where it was -20 and snowing). Maybe I'm just crazy, but I'm sick of the mild weather we get here in January-February.
Brendino, if you want a REAL CANADIAN WINTER, come on over here to Sask. Temperatures during winter average -30 to -40. You might not like the snow though (too frozen for snowballs, seriously).

Speaking of snow, thank goodness it's starting to melt here. My internet speed is starting to recover, and it's +1 right now :D
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 04:07 PM
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It started snowing here again :C

It's -4°C right now.

Getting real tired of your crap, weather.
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