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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Avro Arrow, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    :lol: This needs to happen! Think of the boon to Canada-Finland relations!

    From that small 15 second clip, he didn't seem too bad!

    I didn't catch all of it, but I did watch a rather large percentage of the day. And by "watched", I mean "listened to it in the background while focusing on my work", because not being a federal civil servant, I did not get a day off to mark the occasion.
     
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  2. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Doesn't bother me what he does in his spare time for fun :D
     
  3. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

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  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    What a time to be alive! :beer:

    Seriously guys. This is the best news I’ve heard all week. I love your country and I can’t wait to return! :techman:
     
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  5. wayoung

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    TUPOC evicted from St. Brigids
     
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  6. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Shaka, when the walls fell.

    Sorry, to what is your post referring?
     
  7. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Figured you'd be doing a happy dance over this! :D You're welcome! :)
     
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  8. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    It's about the freedom convoy remnant (TUPOC = The United People Of Canada) holed up in the old St. Brigid's church in Ottawa. I believe they originally agreed to rent it, but then refused to actually pay any rent. (Paying rent impinges on your freedom, I guess.) Today a judge ordered them to be evicted.

    https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/judge-ord...affiliated-group-from-ottawa-church-1.6081522
     
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  9. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Oh. Okay, that's a good thing.
     
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  10. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    My heart goes out to everyone dealing with Fiona in the maritime provinces.

    I don't know if we have any board members out that way, but if so, I hope you and your families are all safe.
     
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  11. LaxScrutiny

    LaxScrutiny Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I was going to post something along those lines but I saw you beat me to it. ;)

    Just to add, TUPOC had made an offer to purchase St Brigid's but didn't make the 30 day limit of the offer, along with not paying any rent, and continuing to use the property for various events.

    Don't have a positive opinion of TUPOC for numerous reasons. They're full of it.
     
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  12. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Is Nova Scotia affected? I have a forum friend in Truro.
     
  13. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Nova Scotia was hit, but I don't know about Truro specifically, sorry. I think the worst-hit parts were in the eastern end of the province, like around Sydney and Cape Breton areas.

    Last I saw, hundreds of thousands of homes were still without power in NS, and they're saying it could take days before service is restored.
     
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  14. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    From what I've heard on the news, Cape Breton was hit hard. They've had to set up emergency shelters.

    The rest of the province otherwise fared okay. Or at least, that's the case in HRM, where I live There're power outages all over, though fortunately, I kept power at my home, though I was without internet for Saturday. The grocery store where I work is without power and is expected to be without power until at least tonight. Really not looking forward to the mess I'll be walking into when power is restored, but I realize I came out of this storm really lucky and things could be much worse at the moment.

    To end things on a somewhat lighthearted note, we had a phone call at my store yesterday morning from someone wanting to know if we were open. When told we weren't, the person then asked "if I showed up at the store, do you have a cake you could give me? It's for an emergency wedding." I guess someone was living out a real life Hallmark movie in which they decided to get married in the middle of a hurricane?
     
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  15. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Could be that a guest or even one of the couple had to be somewhere very soon and that was their only chance. Or on a sad note it might be that one or the other has a medical issue going on and they wanted to be married ASAP. Who knows? I hope you were able to provide a cake.
     
  16. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No, we didn't provide the cake. Even if we were inclined to do so, by that point, the power had already been out for over five hours so food safety regulations say we would need to throw any and all refrigerated or frozen products out.

    If they needed a cake badly enough, I know our competition had all their stores open, their stores have generators.
     
  17. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's a tough situation to be put in no matter what.