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Today's fact about Canada

Discussion in 'Canada' started by sly_karma, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I could add to Mass:
    - is it food?
    - If yes, is it meat? Yes ==> is it basic cuts? Yes ==> $/kg
    - If no, is it expensive stuff like prime rib, tenderloin, seafood, deli meat? Yes ==> $/100 g
    - is it fresh veges? Yes ==> $/lb
    - is it dairy? Yes ==> increments of 250 g (or 250 mL)
    No ==> anything goes, could be lb or oz (any increment) - with metric equivalent shown
     
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  2. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Went to a traditional cabane sucre in the Quebec countryside during the harvest a couple of years ago. It was a great experience especially the breakfast and the traditional québécois folk music.
     
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  3. Chalkie

    Chalkie One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Something I'd love to do. What time of year did you go?
     
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    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We really wanted to go to Martin Picard's Sugar Shack (he has opened two now actually) but we weren't in Quebec at the right time of year. Reservations are hard to get but worth the effort - our meal at Au pied de Cochon was a standout in 2 years in Canada / USA

    https://aupieddecochon.ca/en/
     
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    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    my observation was the butchers (in Kits anyway ) used lbs for meat (beef esp) as it reads cheaper. Got myself in trouble in the first few days after I arrived when I picked out a beautiful aged ribeye big enough for miss LTB and I to share, only to be told it was $38 :eek::eek:
     
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  6. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    We went in March. Lots of snow still on the ground and we had a sleigh ride around the farm and had maple toffee rolled in snow. The kids loved it
     
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    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That looks amazing. Very different from our rustic experience.
     
  8. Chalkie

    Chalkie One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's the same everywhere in Van. I've learned to look very closely. I've also observed that really good quality beef is pretty pricey, but the prices tend to be the same everywhere. I've just discovered the Windsor Butchery on Main St and King Edward - a proper, old-fashioned butchery with all of the cuts available, and plenty of good quality value added stuff too.
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m thinking this is a Sydney butcher not a Canadian butcher (correct me if I’m wrong) cease & desist to keep on topic please.:)
     
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    Alex.C One of Us

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    There's a few butchers in Sydney, NS that may invalid the 'not' in your statement. :p
     
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    Chalkie One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Um, given I live in Vancouver and that is a Vancouver intersection, I can guarantee the Windsor Butchers to whom I'm referring are not in Sydney. But I promise I'll return to talking about Today's Fact About Canada.
     
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    Stick Hard Yards

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    Dirty Money on Netflix covers the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (Or Cartel as they are called by some)
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I stand corrected, well on topic, all good.:thumbs:

    There is a Windsor Butcher in Sydney.
     
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    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Been meaning to check out the Patriot Act series, thanks for posting. He's pinpointed the most conflicted issue in Canada today: the duality of claiming to fight climate change by owning a pipeline project. No point in trying to appease Alberta, they've been Trudeau haters for 40 years and nothing will change their minds. Trudeau has fallen for the classic politician pitfall, trying to please everyone, and of course ending up pleasing almost no one. The SNC affair is a sideshow, this election will be largely fought around the climate change file.
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam title is Bianca Andreescu, taking out the US Open on September 7, 2019.
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, there really is a town in Newfoundland called D!ldo. You can't make this shit up.

    Captain Cook charted the area in 1760 and the name was on the map back then.
     
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    Called what exactly? All I see are asterixs...
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haha never looked back. Let's try this: D!ldo.
     
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    Summit Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Always thought that place was somewhere on the West Coast...somewhere near the inside passage !
     
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    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Crazy Quebec road signs.
    Not understanding French made it into a fun game of captioning the signs.

    This was our favourite: caption was
    “Kids pull your socks up or you’ll trip and get run over”
     
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    Can anyone tell us what it is actually informing us?
     
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    azzski Should know better Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Watch out for our children, they may be yours.

    I think they're trying to be funny/guilt trippy.
     
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    Wont work. We would never let our children outside with poorly worn socks!
     
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    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    When I had the correct translation explained to me, my reaction was those québécois must sleep around a lot if a whole community Is unsure of who the biological parents of their kids are.
     
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