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Old February 9th, 2015, 05:44 AM   #3221
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Anything outside the escarpment is Northern Ontario
Even Point Pelee?
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Old February 9th, 2015, 04:27 PM   #3222
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Vancouver hasn't even had any snow yet and is still green
They got 2 meters of snow a few hundred kilometers to the north in Kitimat, B.C.

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Old February 10th, 2015, 01:29 AM   #3223
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vancouver rarely gets snow anyway, its one of the warmest cities in the country.

St. John, NB has had a lot of snow recently too.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #3224
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They got 2 meters of snow a few hundred kilometers to the north in Kitimat, B.C.

600+km as the crow flies from Vancouver to Kitimat. More than just a fewhundred km.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 05:17 PM   #3225
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Yup, Toronto gets very little snow by Canadian standards. Halifax (on the east coast) is actually warmer than Toronto in winter but gets many times the amount of snow fall due to the amount of precipitation there.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 05:26 PM   #3226
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Coastal storms? Weather Channel's calling for another two (yes, two) this weekend (Friday and Saturday).

Toronto's on the "dry" side of Lake Ontario for lake-effect-snow purposes, but how much blows down from Lake Huron?
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Old February 11th, 2015, 12:10 AM   #3227
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Google finally updated their streetveiw imagery.

Highway widening project just east of my hometown:

https://goo.gl/maps/z9jGp

The project will widen the highway from it's current two lanes, to four and include a grade separated interchange at The Village of Pritchard, on a new alignment.
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Old February 12th, 2015, 12:46 AM   #3228
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Proper Winter in Canada photo:

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Old February 12th, 2015, 12:56 AM   #3229
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Where's that?
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Old February 12th, 2015, 01:20 AM   #3230
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Hwy 7 in Durham County (you have to say "Durham County" really deeply and menacing-like)
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Old February 12th, 2015, 04:56 AM   #3231
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Toronto doesn't get very much snow. There was a small snow storm (20 cm?) on Monday and the city was paralyzed in chaos. If those photos were from today it would be white.

Vancouver hasn't even had any snow yet and is still green

Real Canada snow you have to look maybe Edmonton or Montreal, Quebec city, Halifax, or any "northern Ontario" or any other rural place...
Vancouver had a small snow fall in December
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Old February 13th, 2015, 01:07 AM   #3232
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401 extension in Windsor is finishing up:


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Old February 13th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #3233
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Canada has the nicest looking highways in the world... beautiful fonts on overhead signs as well!
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Old February 15th, 2015, 09:48 PM   #3234
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Hwy 7 in Durham County (you have to say "Durham County" really deeply and menacing-like)
If you said "County Durham" you'd be describing a part of the North East of England: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Durham
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Old February 15th, 2015, 10:46 PM   #3235
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It's really the Regional Municipality of Durham, or some such, anyway....

(I mean the one in Ontario. The one in England's probably a Unitary Authority.)
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Old February 15th, 2015, 10:59 PM   #3236
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typical Durham county scene:


power lines, occasional dead body, but definitely lots of power lines!

The British way of saying "County X" and "River Y" always strikes me odd, it's always the reverse on this side of atlantic...
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Old February 16th, 2015, 12:42 AM   #3237
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The British way of saying "County X" and "River Y" always strikes me odd, it's always the reverse on this side of atlantic...
The correct way of saying strikes you odd?
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Old February 16th, 2015, 01:22 AM   #3238
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power lines, occasional dead body, but definitely lots of power lines!

The British way of saying "County X" and "River Y" always strikes me odd, it's always the reverse on this side of atlantic...
Actually, I think "County Durham"'s an oddity in Britain. Other British counties just use proper names ("Somerset," period...) They do "County X" in Ireland....
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Old February 16th, 2015, 04:09 AM   #3239
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The indeed rather Irish sounding County Durham is indeed a unitary authority, smaller than the ceremonial county however. You could say 'the County of Somerset' but it would sound a bit strange outside a document. Then you have to suffix -shire, which means the same as the Norman word 'county', so the County of Leicestershire, means the County of Leicester County or the Shire of Leicestershire which is a bit odd, but so it is.
Most rivers are river x, I would say the River Hudson, but I would say the St Lawrence River so there are exceptions. Lakes are quite fluid, Lake Victoria versus Rutland Water or whatever. There isn't a rule, it wouldn't be English if there was one.
Anyway, lets not derail the thread, here's a photo of a road in Quebec taken by Emmanuel Huybrechts.



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Old February 16th, 2015, 08:02 AM   #3240
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technically its "Durham Region", not Durham county.
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