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  1. Thread: Canadian Economy

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    Re: Canadian Economy

    There's a very good summary of the pros and cons of building refinery capacity in this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05/23/canada-oil-refineries_n_1539701.html. It's actually quite...
  2. Thread: Canadian Economy

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    Re: Canadian Economy

    Good points Alastair. The so-called Trudeau II "honeymoon" is starting to frazzle and Canadians are about to get a lesson in governance by Facebook. The people who influence Trudeau's policies are...
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    Re: Newsletter 1st January 2016

    Thanks Alastair, and have a very Happy New Year. If those "down east" trees give you any more trouble come on out to the prairies where we don't let them get too numerous!
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    Re: Newsletter 25th December 2015

    Thanks Alastair and a Merry Christmas to you and all members of the community, wherever in the world they may be tonight!
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    Re: Newsletter 4th December 2015

    Hi Alastair, it looks like you're getting plenty of a advice on pensions and other benefits so I'll just wish you and the community a belated St. Andrew's Day and say thanks again for all you do!
  6. Thread: "geysers"

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    Re: "geysers"

    I have a friend in Glasgaw area who spells it "guisers" too. However it's spelled, it sounds like fun!
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    Re: Enigma Machine 115

    Greetings all, and am glad I finally checked in. Like Joan, I've been on the move - partially retired, sold out in British Columbia and am just now getting settled permanently in Saskatchewan, and...
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    Re: Newsletter 10th July 2015

    Hi Alastair, it's special to have Robert Service and the Menin Gate ceremony featured in the same edition. Although almost everyone knows Service for his northern gold rush poetry, and a few enjoy...
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    Re: Newsletter 8th May 2015

    Thanks Alastair, I also appreciated the article on the Battle of the Atlantic. Canada's floating memorial to this naval history is the corvette HMCS Sackville, K181 berthed in Halifax and managed by...
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    Re: Living with Trident by Nigel Biggar

    Thanks Alastair, a very lucid analysis. I read it previously in the Scottish Review and am glad to see it being circulated.
  11. Thread: Wild Canada

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    Re: Wild Canada

    Thanks Alastair, I worked for the Saskatchewan natural resources department in northern Saskatchewan during the 1970s and '80s, so there were many familiar places and species in the Buchanan account....
  12. Thread: Enigma Machine 8

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    Re: Enigma Machine 8

    Good day all, glad to see you Ranald! I'll add #2 - One Side Up, the Other Down; #4 - Amazing Grace; #6 - Training on the Job. Cheers!
  13. Thread: Enigma Machine #7

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    Re: Enigma Machine #7

    Good afternoon everyone, I'll chip in with #1 - Ambiguous; #3 - Jack and the Beanstalk; #6 - Backup; #7 - A Bird in the Hand Equals Two in the Bush; #11 - Just in Case and #12 - Nip It In the Bud....
  14. Thread: Enigma Machine #6

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    Re: Enigma Machine #6

    Thanks Hugh, and I'll try to redeem myself with #2 - Pay Through the Nose.
  15. Thread: Enigma Machine #6

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    Re: Enigma Machine #6

    Well okay Hugh, I guess everyone else is still out hunting Easter eggs (or having a #9). Anyhow, #1 - Saved Over Time; #2 - No Down Payment; #3 - Head in the Sand; #4 - Up To No Good; #5 - Split...
  16. Thread: Enigma Machine #5

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    Re: Enigma Machine #5

    I've been coming in late lately, so here's a bunch to make up for it: 1 - Slipped Disc; 2 - This End Up; 3 - Nook and Cranny: 4 - More Often than Not; 5 - Banana Split; 7 - It's Overrated; 9 - Big...
  17. Thread: Mothering Sunday

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    Re: Mothering Sunday

    May 10 is Mother's Day in Canada (and USA) this year. My mother never tired of reminding us that every other day of the year was "Kid's Day".
  18. Thread: Enigma Machine #4

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    Re: Enigma Machine #4

    Or else somebody pulled the wool over our eyes!
  19. Thread: Enigma Machine #4

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    Re: Enigma Machine #4

    One sure can't sit around when Joan and Ranald are on the march! I'll try the leftovers: #3 - Expertise; #5 - The Aftereffects; #7 - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing; #9 - Paralegal; and #12 - Overwhelming...
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    Re: King Crow and the Ladies from Hell

    Hey Joan, I think the rifles are just to keep the bears away from the concerts ... at least I've never seen one hanging around the stage, unless it was dancing.

    Rick
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    King Crow and the Ladies from Hell

    This is what young people in small-town northern British Columbia, Canada get up to after a hard day working in the saw mills. They've been playing together for a few years but this is their first...
  22. Thread: Enigma Machine #3

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    Re: Enigma Machine #3

    Good evening everyone, and Happy St. Patrick's Day to all. I'll try #4 - Goatee, #5 - Night Before Last; #10 - Proof is in the Pudding, and #11 - End over End.
  23. Re: Homegrown Scottish tea served in The Balmoral Hotel

    Move over Lapsang Souchong! I'll look forward to trying this new smokey brand one day!
  24. Thread: Enigma Machine #2

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    Re: Enigma Machine #2

    Whew! I guess I can go back to bed! See you again John.
  25. Thread: Enigma Machine #1

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    Re: Enigma Machine #1

    #6 - Rockin' Chair; #7 - "Three Degrees Below Zero" (about 10 degrees warmer than it is here right now) and #9 - "Chip Off the Old Block". Cheers to all!
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