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Old July 4th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #541
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Do you always see the Lord in the cracks of roadways?
It's an exclamation, not literal.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #542
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Somebody here is lacking a sense of humour...
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Old July 4th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #543
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It's an exclamation, not literal.
Yes, I know.
Just a little joke.

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Old July 4th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #544
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Coming from Ontario. I have been consistently shocked at the crazy state of Montreal highways and how badly they need repairing.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 12:24 AM   #545
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I'm surprised the TCH completely misses Toronto. At most, it might skim through the rural outskirts of the CMA but that's it. They should designate some of the area's highways as part of the TCH so that we aren't left out from the rest of the country.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #546
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The TCH used to go right to downtown Toronto. You can thank Mike Harris for it's leaving. The TCH doesn't really need to go to Toronto anyway, the 400 system is much higher quality.

Highway delays as rig pulled out of lake
Tb News Source | Web Posted: 7/4/2007 2:00:17 PM
http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=97611

Travelers faced delays Wednesday as a transport was pulled from the depths of a northern Ontario lake beside the Trans-Canada Highway.

Police say a truck driver managed to swim to safety after his rig left the highway and sank to the bottom of Energy Lake east of Kenora. Traffic on Highway 17 was reduced to one lane for several hours as work began at 9 a.m. and was expected to last several hours. A crane was used to recover the tractor-trailer. Police are continuing the investigation into how the rig ended up in the lake along the windy stretch of highway.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?ie=UTF8&o...3276&z=10&om=0
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Old July 5th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #547
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The TCH is a disgrace. It is good thru the Praries, Qubec, and increasingly the Martimes but has a hube gapping whole in Northern Ontario all the way from Arnprior to the Manitoba border.
BC is not very good but getting better much faster due to large widening projects. They can be cut some slack due to the terrain.

On Vancouver Island it was meant to be freeway from Campbell River to Victoria but due to the NDP government wasting $300mil it is only freeway an small portion and is littered with lights.
The Newfoundland section is a right off except in the immediate St.John's area.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #548
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The TCH used to go right to downtown Toronto. You can thank Mike Harris for it's leaving. The TCH doesn't really need to go to Toronto anyway, the 400 system is much higher quality.

Highway delays as rig pulled out of lake
Tb News Source | Web Posted: 7/4/2007 2:00:17 PM
http://www.tbsource.com/Localnews/index.asp?cid=97611

Travelers faced delays Wednesday as a transport was pulled from the depths of a northern Ontario lake beside the Trans-Canada Highway.

Police say a truck driver managed to swim to safety after his rig left the highway and sank to the bottom of Energy Lake east of Kenora. Traffic on Highway 17 was reduced to one lane for several hours as work began at 9 a.m. and was expected to last several hours. A crane was used to recover the tractor-trailer. Police are continuing the investigation into how the rig ended up in the lake along the windy stretch of highway.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?ie=UTF8&o...3276&z=10&om=0
the TCH never went to Toronto. Pretty sure about that.

TCH really isn't important to the MTO (Minstry of Transportation of Onatrio) Notice how abysmally signed it is? Ontarians don't call highways as the TCH as far as I know, sure it might be noted. But it's always Highway 17, Highway 11 when you reference to the stretch of road.

You can blame Mike Harris for the downloading of countless provincial highways in the late 1990s, which has created a brutal highway system which I find very confusing and annoying.

You are probably talking about this: http://www.thekingshighway.ca/jan11998.html
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Old July 8th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #549
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"Ontarians don't call highways as the TCH as far as I know"

We do in the North. Outside of Thunder Bay and in all of NWO, Highway 11/17 is referred to as "the Trans-Canada". The article you quoted does just that, and the signs posted all over town do the same. The green Trans-Canada signs are more numerous than the Ontario King's Highway signs outside of the city.

The downloading also cut highways up, there are no less than 5 stretches of 11/17, 61, and 102 through Thunder Bay that are maintained by Thunder Bay, which resulted in money being taken out of the general road repair fund to upgrade them in the early 2000s. (The government conveniently went several years without maintaining the downloaded parts of highway before they were downloaded, resulting in millions of dollars of municipal money going to fund former provincial highways, instead of local streets)
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Old July 8th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #550
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Highways of Ontario

I do believe this may have been done already but this will be a little updated.

All photos from: http://www.onthighways.com/index.html

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Old July 8th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #551
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Nice. I like those left shoulders. You don't see that often in Europe.

I was wondering, are there any double names for one city? Like an English and French one?
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Old July 8th, 2007, 09:58 PM   #552
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"The City of Greater Sudbury" is, in French, "Le Ville du Grand-Sudbury". I'm pretty sure that's the only one, as Ottawa is just "Ottawa". There are also numerous towns in the north with dual names, such as Big Trout Lake First Nation, which is known in Cree as Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. (Read as it's spelled.)

Trans-Canada 11/17, NE of Thunder Bay





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The three-lane Trans-Canada 17 through Lake Superior Provincial Park. Traffic on the left drives always in the right lane, using the left for passing only, and cannot cross the yellow. On the right, traffic can cross the yellow for passing only. Interesting to note, Ontario is actually flatter than Saskatchewan.

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The lookout from the Tourist Info Station in Wawa on Trans-Canada 17

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Trans-Canada 17 near Pic River Crossing

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Trans-Canada 11/17, somewhere in the greater Lakehead

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Trans-Canada 17 being given new life in Northwestern Ontario. The speed limit is 70km/h during resurfacing.

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Portable lights are common at bridge reconstruction sites to allow traffic control without human presence.

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Trans-Canada 17 north of the Soo

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Trans-Canada 17 near Bonfield

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Trans-Canada 17 with fog near Marathon

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There are some companies that will advertise on billboards as much as 1000km from where they're located.

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Ontario Highway 102, 30 Kilometers west of Thunder Bay.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #553
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Nice pix. I didn't know parts of Ontario were bilingual (English-French).



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_sign


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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #554
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What the hell is that 3rd language?
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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:24 PM   #555
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even though the DVp is always stuck in traffic its the most enjoyable drive especially during the summer.
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Old July 8th, 2007, 10:30 PM   #556
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What the hell is that 3rd language?
Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, it's probably Ojibwe or Cree, they're the two that use CAS the most.

The top sign says: Tsihtsiwee Meeskeenoo
The lower sign says: Waapistaan Meeskeenoo
The stop sign says: Tsipihtsii

The French says "Arrest" because telling people to arrest at corners is better than telling them to stop.
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if the TCH did cut near Toronto i would bet it would a much much better highway, just because its in Southern Ontario.

In Southern Ontario few have ever been or actually have heard much about that Highway.
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"Next time click the link before asking."

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They should probably just designate the 401 as part of the TCH. It's not like there is any funding attached to it, it's just a name they give it.
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LOL! Bad grandpa! BAD!
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