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Brrr snowy Canada, LOL

By Oz_Media ·
I always joke about how mild it is here, whiel it snows everywhere else. We are STILL caslled teh great white North, even though we see very little actual snow in Vancouver and area.

This weekend we got snow, YAAAAAY, yup a bunch of white stuff. Hey, it's less than a foot but still manages to practically shut down the city.

The area I live in is very hilly so the crews are on alert and eth city budget is there to keep roads salted and plowed. But it's still the most snow (less than a foot) that we've had in November in FIFTY ONE YEARS!!!

So needless to say the drive to work was a BLAST, nobody on the road, just cruised in like it was a Sunday afternoon. I would take this over rush hour any day of the week! It will give the global warming zealots something to work on too!

So.....is it just me or does anyone else have snow now?

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by Oz_Media In reply to water advisory

Terasen gas now; I know, I know, and Telus isn't BCHell anymore either.

The nice thing is the reduced rates we pay compared to the Terasen pricing plan for residences. Seriously, it is REALLY cheap! Hydro is my lowest monthly expense by a really long shot, if only al my bills were for New West utilities.

It's kinda neat not being bound by GVRD though, if New West city doesn't like the plan, they simply don't follow it. I was at a couple of city council meetings last year, due to some court changes and upgrades I was interested in. These guys are really quite pissed at being 'the old New West', it's changed so much out here and thy are really trying to set the pace instead of toeing the line.

All in all though, it's still New West, but it isn't Surrey! (good ole Whalley) LOL

But I am not really in downtown New West as most would see it, I am actually by RCH/former Labbatts bottling plant. Not quite Coquitlam, not quit North Burnaby, not quite New West. Being in limbo kinda suits me, doesn't it? :)

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by Jaqui In reply to Terasen

a suburb of New West.

what's that term for a suburb of a suburb?
exurb or something like that?

actually, if you head just west of Columbia to richmond Street, you will see some of the houses that also grace the Queens Park area in NW, stately old mansions. Those beautiful old houses are reason enough to live in the area. :)

They are among the oldest houses in BC.

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End of the street

by Oz_Media In reply to Terasen

Richmond is at the top of my street, I go past the houses every day.

The only thing is, New West city hall are a dodgy lot. Deals go down that remind me of VanderScam land in Steveston. the entire BCPen was sold for 4 million to a private developer? That land was given to New West by the Queen, but 4 million? Try 40!

Funny enough though, shortly after deals like that go down, all of a sudden New West is cleaning up the streets, expanding police and offering a crapload of money to restore heritage houses. yet our utilities are so very low. Wonder how many brown paper bags it takes to pass of 40 million or so? :)

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I will

by JamesRL In reply to Laugh it up

Only because of the number of smug Vancouverites who rub it in during our winters.

No ice storm here today - we will get to 16 degrees celsius or about 60 degrees farenheit.

We have had NO snow yet, none that didn't melt when hitting the ground anyway, though I woke up a few days ago to frost on the ground for a moment I thought we had some.

I let my Vancouver staff members work from home because they had water at home and none at work, and since they have laptops anyway they can still be productive.


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Smuig Vancouverites

by Oz_Media In reply to I will

Yup, one in a million, laugh it up Fudsy.

oh well make teh most of it, we'll get another foot tonight and the streets will be great tomorrow, no idiots in transit, except me of course.

but you guys really need ot make the most of it, do you really think we will 'out winter' you for long?

Nope, we will have warmer days and rain while you guys get out the shovels, for a lot longer than we saw a little white that's for sure. :)

Now how's that for a smug Vancouverite. :)

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Pretty weak actually

by JamesRL In reply to Smuig Vancouverites

Hows this for a smug Vancouverite....

...I don't know why anyone would live in Toronto. Its cold and snowy in the winter, hot, sticky and smoggy in the summer. We have the sunshine, the beach (wreck beach) and great weather all year round.

Gee I've spent time in Vancouver - where its rained like cats and dogs all week long and we never saw the sun.

...Yeah people in Toronto can't handle winter - remember the mayor who called in the army?

Yes, the mayor called in the army when the ambulances couldn't get through to pick up the people having heart attacks from shovelling snow. Nobody remembers that part. Of course by the time things got organized, the crisis was over.

......People in Toronto are so uptight.

Yeah we are busy being the financial capital of the country. Excuse me, you didn't need banks right?

You think I've heard a few?


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by Oz_Media In reply to Pretty weak actually

Yeah I've heard that too, in jest.

We have had fantastic weather,m unti lVERY recently. Almost no rain at all compared to most winters. IN teh fall and winter, our we get one rainy season, instead of a short rain and then frigid cold for a few months. This year it looks like we'll get the reverse.

Do I know Toronto, nto as well as other parts of Ontario, but I did live in Sarnia once and didn't like it at all. I don't visit anymore either, it's really changed out there over the last 15 years it seems. Friends and coworkers in the area, dread it and hate going hoem when they are here.

But, it's not Quebec so you have that going for you.

Either way, you can get me to leave here, the only other place in Canada that I'd consider is in teh Maritimes again, living in Sydney was such a nice experience, without the frickin snow all the time, it seemed endless.

As for Vancouver, Wreck is hardly a beach. It's a dump of a sandbar across the inlet from the sewage pipe that dumps into the Pacific form beside the Airport. The only thing that makes it popular is that it is clothing optional, is a GREAT place fo rUBC students to find and sell drugs and booze and is just a trendy place to talk about to people who haven't been there. Even the main beaches, Kits and English Bay are just tourist traps.

You want a real beach, visit Long Beach on Vancouver Island, now THERE's a beach!

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by JamesRL In reply to Pretty weak actually

You can't compare Sarnia to Toronto in any way shape or form.

Toronto has a nightlife, theatres, restaurants, music. Sarnia has, well, petrochemical processing plant smells.

Toronto has a little microclimate thing because of the combination of wind direction and proximity to the lake. It gets less snow than Sarnia (or even Buffalo) because of the wind direction, and the lake moderates things so that it doesn't get as cold in winter or as hot in the summer.


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Wasn't intended as a direct comparisson

by Oz_Media In reply to Pretty weak actually

I was just showing that having lived in Ontario, and spent q fair deal of time in TO (obviously) that I am pretty familiar with the way of life there. I often travel to our TO office, hey it beats Montreal by a long shot (except the nightlife which really kicks in Montreal).

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by Jaqui In reply to I will

it's above freezing and we have our rain back.

guess what?
winter is over here, it's spring now.
you poor deluded torontonian still have a full 5 months of winter to go through ]:)
[ everyone in Toronto is deluded, they think it's the center of Canada when it's the @$$hole.. Ottawa is the prick, they shaft us all ]

lets see, 365.25 days of rain is a good thing, to me.

one day of snow is a bad thing.

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