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Old June 21st, 2013 (1:24 PM).
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Over the past 24-48 hours, there has been some massive flooding in Calgary, which has caused a mass evacuation of the city, including the downtown core where over 350,000 people are living and employed. I haven't heard exactly what caused it yet, but there have been reports of placing like the Saddledome (where the Calgary Flames play) taking in thousands of litres of water a second, and has the building completely flooded right up to the luxury boxes, which are 20ish rows up from ground level. There are also bridges in and around the city that are completely submurged, and even the Calgary Zoo looks to be underwater.

I've got some family living there, including my mom, so it's some pretty scary stuff. I can't remember if we had any Calgarians here (I know that we have a few people from Edmonton), but hopefully everyone stays safe and followed all of the evacuation orders that have been sent out.
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Old June 29th, 2013 (12:47 PM).
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I'll be leaving for Wetaskiwin Alberta next week with my family to see if our friends there are ok.
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Old June 30th, 2013 (8:42 PM).
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Happy Canada Day everyone! :D

Got any festivities planned?
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Old June 30th, 2013 (8:50 PM).
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No!

I've got fencing. How do I celebrate Canada? I don't even remember what I did last year... listening to gunshots fireworks outside. The only red and white shirt I have says KOR for Korea on it >.<

Happy Canada Day.
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Old June 30th, 2013 (11:36 PM).
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I'm celebrating Canada Day... by going to work.

The only upside that I can think of to that is that we've got air conditioning there, which'll be a welcome change from the 32° it is in my house right now, even though it's after midnight.
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Old July 1st, 2013 (1:30 PM).
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I'll be going to see fireworks with my girlfriend tonight at Old Port. I hope I won't get bitten by a hundred mosquitoes tonight.. I already had a huge dose of it last night :C
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Old July 8th, 2013 (8:49 PM).
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    Canada! The only place in the world where you can open a door for 5 people, and get 6 'Thank you's. I love hockey, although it's pretty hard when you're not a fan of the local team (For me, the Canucks). C'est la vie, oui?
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    Old July 20th, 2013 (5:11 PM).
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      I especially love my country after taking trips to the US haha
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      Old July 24th, 2013 (11:30 PM).
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      I've got to say, I really haven't paid much attention to the media coverage surrounding the Prince's birth, especially since the monarchy is just symbolic at this point rather than having actual power. I'm just glad I'm not actually over in the UK, where basically their whole week has been taken over by it.

      That aside, I guess it's kind of neat to see the birth of someone that'll be on all of our coins in 50 or 60 years (if they still exist, that is), but other than that, I don't treat it any differently than if some Hollywood celebrity just had a kid. And gossip and entertainment news always seems to outshine any "real news" anyways, so it's not like we're seeing anything new.
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      Old August 22nd, 2013 (7:33 PM).
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      So tomorrow morning I'm setting off on a journey to Eastern Canada! Gonna visit the eastern peninsula of Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. No stop in Montreal unfortunately on the way there :\ But yeah! Shoutouts to all of you I don't know who live in Eastern Canada :P
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      Old August 22nd, 2013 (9:08 PM).
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      Not visiting Newfoundland? :(

      I would understand if you don't, it's a boring crappy place. xD
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      Old August 22nd, 2013 (9:10 PM).
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      Aww mang you live there? It's far D: I'm going on a road trip, and my family doesn't plan on trekking through Ungava to get to Labrador. Would a ferry trip to NFLD take long?
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      Old August 24th, 2013 (5:59 PM).
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      Please don't automatically think this is a double post ><

      Quebec City is as beautiful as ever! Fredericton is pretty too. I went to the University of New Brunswick, cute little place, and I have to say the city is as bilingual as it gets. Going camping tomorrow!
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      Old August 31st, 2013 (10:19 PM).
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      I never ran into anyone speaking French when I went to New Brunswick. I've been a few times, including one time when we drove back to NS from Quebec. :P Maybe I just wasn't paying attention because I was younger and couldn't speak French but I remember being really surprised when I learnt it was really the only bilingual province.

      My roommate visited the Atlantic provinces the other week and I'm so jealous of him. ;_; I miss them so much, especially in the summertime.
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      Old September 25th, 2013 (2:58 PM).
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        I'm a Canadian! :D

        May I please sign up?

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        Old September 29th, 2013 (8:43 AM).
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        I don't know if the owner of the club is still around, but consider yourself in! I dunno if anything Canadian happened lately though :P
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        Old October 1st, 2013 (12:14 PM).
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        Yeah, unfortunately Cosmo left PC back in March, so the main post is fairly outdated at this point (I know that we were supposed to vote on a new owner, but I don't think anything became of that).

        And the only exciting thing happening right now is that hockey's back! (though, I know that it isn't that popular of a topic in this club). Oh, and our government hasn't put 800,000 people on unpaid leave because of squabbling, unlike a certain neighbour to the south.
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        Old October 1st, 2013 (12:34 PM).
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        Oh word, that's true. But there's this in the 2013 budget apparently:

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        Some goods affected by these tariff increases include solid-state drives and USB devices (from no tariff to 6%), most of which are imported from China, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia, four of the nations losing GPT status.
        Are you ****ing kidding me? Please don't tax my electronic goods. Asia is the future. At least our budgetary deficits are measured in tens of billions instead of, you know, thousands.
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        Old October 1st, 2013 (12:39 PM).
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          Do any of you watch Battle of the Blades? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Blades

          It's such a fun show to watch ^-^
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          Old October 1st, 2013 (12:41 PM).
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          I don't have television D: Blame high telecom prices.
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          Old October 1st, 2013 (1:16 PM).
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          I was more excited about hearing the participants than anything, but none of them outside Anson Carter really interest me, so I probably won't watch it. I love the idea though, and would much rather watch that than Dancing with the Stars.
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          Old October 10th, 2013 (4:37 PM).
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            As I am Canadian, I think it would be 100% mandatory I join this club :D

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            Old November 9th, 2013 (9:45 PM).
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            Can't let this die!

            So, with the American Thanksgiving coming up later this month, I'm curious whether you guys think our early October holiday is better, or if you'd rather have a late November Thanksgiving, and all of the hoopla that comes with it (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.).
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            Old November 9th, 2013 (9:47 PM).
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            October's nicer weather, that's for sure. Right now it's all grey and damp in Toronto.
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            Old November 9th, 2013 (10:15 PM).
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            I guess I always forget that Americans don't get Remembrance Day off as well, so it makes a little more sense to have one holiday in October and November, rather than 2 within a couple of weeks. While I'm sure a good number of people would take advantage of Black Friday, I'd much rather have it a little earlier on too, because November always seems to have poor weather (I think it's been sunny one day this month so far out west).
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