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Old October 24th, 2012 (11:53 AM).
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Any mall can become boring if you go there alot. But if you go in different malls around the world, you'll be walking around it unlike the mall that you live 10 minutes right next to haha.
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    I'm pretty sure that you do that for all malls for the most part: window shop. Just a lot of nothing to do around here in Alberta, or maybe just my lifestyle... most of the time hanging out for me involves visiting friends' place or inviting them to come over and that's it. Not too much of going out to any shop or any particular places lol.
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    Old October 25th, 2012 (9:01 AM).
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      Unfortunately, that just sounds like any other shop XD;

      Other "canadian" things: how's hockey for everyone though? I'm totally not a sports person and don't find it all that exciting XD Honestly can't care about it, but what about everyone else?
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      I've got alooot of Montreal Canadien fans here, and when they lose a match, I just laugh at everyone saying our home team sucks now and they kep saying they'll win the cup next year. But been like 19 years they haven't won it haha.
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      Old October 25th, 2012 (12:00 PM).
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      Unfortunately, that just sounds like any other shop XD;

      Other "canadian" things: how's hockey for everyone though? I'm totally not a sports person and don't find it all that exciting XD Honestly can't care about it, but what about everyone else?
      Even though I'm a fan of an American team (I just can't bring myself to cheer for the hometown Canucks), I absolutely love both playing and watching it. The fact that there have been 4 work stoppages in the last 20 years, including this one, makes it hard for me to love the NHL, though. It baffles me that players and team owners are shutting the league down because the players don't want a ~12% paycut, even though their average yearly salary is $2.5 million. I would gladly take a 50% paycut if it meant getting paid to do something I love. Oh well, at least TSN and Sportsnet usually replace hockey with... poker?
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      I don't really pay much attention to sports especially now that I don't have cable or anything, but I hear enough about the Leafs through the grapevine that I stay informed. Not that there's much to be informed of because they suck every year. (You'd think that since I'm not really attached to any team I'd pick a team that doesn't suck but my dad would disown me. :P)

      ...although thus far they have a perfect season! They haven't lost a single game!
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        I remember that tweet about the Leaf having a perfect game and I totally laughed XD;

        In general you'll think that Canada will be better in hockey than others considering how it's our national sport... I remember talking with someone in PC, and she said that "my friend has only heard of Edmonton because they were insane enough to play hockey outdoor when it's -30C". Can't say that Edmonton Oilers are much better, not that I like watching hockey or anything on TV these days XD; at least we did come close to winning at least once within the past 19 years =P
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        Old October 25th, 2012 (11:39 PM).
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        :( Isn't Edmonton in danger of losing the team right now? I haven't heard a whole lot about it since I don't pay close attention to NHL news but I thought I'd heard something about looking for an arena and possibly moving the team?
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          There's some talks about it because Edmonton is talking of building a new arena, yet the taxpayers aren't too happy with the price tag... so there's some issues going on there. For the meantime though, I think that the team is still going to stay. However I'm a bad person to ask since I too don't pay much attention to NHL. The only thing I know about the NHL is the recent lockout that's related to salary issues.
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          Old October 26th, 2012 (2:28 PM).
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          Yeah. The owner, Daryl Katz said that if they can't come up with a solution to a new arena, that he'd relocate the team to Seattle.

          That means there wouldn't be any Battles of Alberta to look forward to anymore D:

          Just, like, renew the lease to the Rexall Center or something ffs.
          The only problem with Rexall Place is that the building is near 40 years old, and it wouldn't be worth the $75 million to renovate just to keep it running for another 6 or 7 years. Also, I think the whole moving the team to Seattle was just used as a bluff, as the KeyArena is smaller, and in even worse shape than Rexall.

          If there absolutely has to be a relocation, I would think that Quebec City or the Hamilton areas would be better options than Seattle, simply because the NHL knows it would get much more revenue moving the team there (just like Atlanta relocating to Winnipeg).
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            And then there's me as the Edmontonian of this club: "where's Rexall Place?" XD

            I know it's in Edmonton surely but I've never been there, and if you give me pictures of 5 buildings, I will fail that multiple choice question of "which of the following is the Rexall Place?"

            All I know is that I hope the team DOES'T make it to the semi/finals again, cause no mater if we win or lose, there's massive riots, random destruction and crap to handle afterward in the city's Whyte Avenue, where all the bars are. Sigh... Why can't we Canadians watch sports peacefully, isn't that right Vancouver?
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            I'm pretty sure Hamilton is an absolute no-go. It would be an excellent place in theory--Hamilton either already has a big enough stadium or they're excited to build one (forget which) and there are plenty of people who'd go to the game but it's very close to Toronto. I swear I remember reading part of the reason Winnipeg got the Jets back instead of Hamilton getting a team was that Leafs fans would just go to Hamilton for the cheaper games and generally everyone at every game would probably just be from Toronto so it's not much of a home team. Hamilton is probably one of the most successful places they could put an NHL team money-wise but I don't think it would have the "feel" they seem to want.

            :( Last time I went to an NHL game was when I was in Edmonton because it's SO expensive in Toronto. I'd really like for Hamilton to get a team so I could at least go to games there, lol.
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            Old October 26th, 2012 (11:09 PM).
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              What's this... hockey that you speak of in person really? I do not comprehend!

              *never been to a SINGLE NHL game, or even watched one*

              And for saying that, I'll probably be deported back to asia for committing treason against Canada.
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              Old October 28th, 2012 (5:01 PM).
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                It`s totally on topic, for real.
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                I don't even know the prices for admission to any games, but I know it'd be a lot more than anything I have right now. It is kinda nice to see the Jets back, but now people in Québec want the Nordiques back, from what I've heard.
                I know that ticket prices for the Canucks are pretty ridiculous, even against the lesser teams of the league. My dad and I were looking to go to a game last year, and the cheapest pair of tickets we could find was $145 for the pair, and they were at the back of the nosebleeds. And the game was against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who were by far the worst team in the league last year. I remember hearing it was like this across the rest of Canada too, as the 7 cities were all in the top 8 for most expensive tickets on average. But I'm sure fans would be willing to shell out their money if a team came back to Quebec (just like they have in Winnipeg), which is why it always baffles me that the NHL tries to get teams like Phoenix to succeed, even though they can't fill the arena when 50% of tickets are given out for free.

                In other Canadian news, there was a 7.7 Magnitude earthquake off the coast of BC last night, near the Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands (resulted in only minor structural damage and no injuries). I personally found out about it through Twitter, when I saw that #PrayForCanada and #PrayForVancouver were trending worldwide. I was honestly scared, thinking there was some horrible disaster that happened near me, but it just turned out to be Twitter blowing things out of proportion, and not knowing their Canadian geography (the earthquake was more than 800 km away from the city, or the distance between Vancouver and Northern California).
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                My Aunt and Uncle in... I think they live in Kelowna right now? They didn't feel the earthquake while they were out to dinner but the light fixtures were shaking noticeably and they thought that was really weird. They assumed there was a dance party or something on the floor above them before they even thought of earthquakes. :P

                I think the cheapest Leafs tickets are in the $70 range, but I could be wrong. If you want good seats I think you're looking at maybe $300. It's been a looong time since I last checked, though. This article says the average is about $120 but lol Toronto Sun... they didn't even spell "ticket" right in the URL. Not exactly 5-start journalism. Regardless, it's just way too expensive to see a Leafs game without making a really big occasion out of it. :/

                (Also I tried that pulled pork poutine from NYF finally... it was surprisingly good!)
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                  Busy for a few days and the club drops to almost the bottom of the page D:

                  So we're no American east coast and fortunately we aren't battered as badly... hopes and prayers to our American neighbors D: But how are things in the east coast anyway? Supposedly there's still some crazy strong winds and traffic lights are destroyed even though we're only on the edge of it all.
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                  If you want to eat the best poutine ever, go to Montreal and head over to La Banquise. It's rated the best poutine in Montreal :D
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                    I stopped by Montreal but never ate poutine there x_x; well I was only there for a day with a tourist group but still D: never got a chance to run into any place with poutine.
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                    My parents brought me to Montreal when I was a baby and I haven't been back since. :( Been to a few other places in Quebec but never there.

                    Hurricane was just fine where I am. We weren't really near its path, though, which I think headed up between Toronto and Ottawa? Power on campus went out on the Tuesday for a few hours but Hydro was saying it was unrelated to the storm haha. Wasn't even much of a storm, either, just really windy, rained a bit overnight, and was kinda windy and cold again the next day. Pretty much the same as the last two weeks anyway.

                    Scarf and winter jacket weather has finally started here in Southwestern Ontario though. :( Was below zero while I was out today.
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                      Nova Scotia, I never been there. I would like to see how it is over there.
                      Is it mostly nature everywhere?
                      Because here in Montreal is all buildings, buildings and more buildings. You gotta get out of the city to see some nature! @[email protected]
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                      Reason for Joining: I love Canada <3. I love it far more than the US. I've spent my entire life in Nova Scotia, and as much as I'd kill to move to another province, I do love it here so much. I'd love to be the first person who currently lives in Nova Scotia to be a member here.
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                      Nova Scotia, I never been there. I would like to see how it is over there.
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                      Well, any city will have lots of buildings but I imagine you don't have to go nearly as far to hit "nature" in NS. Even as the biggest city, Halifax isn't very big. I have fonder memories of Nova Scotia under all weather conditions than any other province so if nature's what you want, you'd probably love it.

                      Cape Breton is so pretty in autumn when the leaves are changing. *u*
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                        The atlantic provinces are probably all good places to stay in if you can handle the "small city boredom." If that's not an issue for you though, then certainly I imagine that the place being so close to nature and the ocean will make it pretty neat.
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                          I actually live in Cape Breton, Lightning. It is indeed lovely here, but I'd love to move to Ontario.
                           

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