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    Re: Emancipation Day

    https://youtu.be/DDKslDG-ujk
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    Emancipation Day

    August 1 1834 is the day slavery ended in Canada, and the rest of the Empire, as of 2021 Canada officially renamed the August holiday Emancipation Day. Growing up in Windsor Ontario the long weekend...
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    Re: Dystopian Hell of Fungal Granny Flats

    Zoning and bylaws are there for a reason, at least in well regulated municipalities.
    A few years back we looked into severing our side lot to build a smaller house, the costs were daunting, survey,...
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    Re: For Sale-- Spelling Not Included

    Them’s me daughters.
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    Re: Wife passed this AM

    Sad news John, best wishes.
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    Re: Seeking large van reviews.

    Isn’t it odd that all large work vans/RV conversions in North America are European designed.
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    Re: New Canadian Citizen

    Some time in the province that covers you is required to maintain coverage, returning citizens who allowed it to lapse can reapply.
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    Re: New Canadian Citizen

    Welcome glad to have ya.
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    Re: Iím not a construction guy

    Looks like a primitive form of pump jacks with a good platform, those guys have done that before.
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    Re: Dystopian Hell of Fungal Granny Flats

    It seems that every free standing garage in the older part town has been converted into an apartment or at least a bunkie for at home adult children. So far the town has been cool with it as long as...
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    Re: Ode To Creeping Charlie

    Love Charlie, don’t need to cut, stays green during the summer drought, smells great and I’m told the flowers are edible.
  12. Thread: summer heat

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    Re: summer heat

    Double the C and add 32.
  13. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    As much as I like my track saw (Mikita) it will never replace my table saw and they’re not designed to.
  14. Re: A poll by Univ of Chi says 28% think they might have to bear arms against the - -

    There is no not taking sides in a civil war, your either for us or against us, you’re desire to watch from the sidelines and watch others fight and die is very naive. It’s this aspect of civil wars...
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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    Blame this guy, the damn things were nicely on their way to extinction but no he had to meddle.114091
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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    That might only apply to the parts of Ontario the government is interested in , it seems at times those of us south of Chatham aren’t really included, both a blessing and a curse.:D
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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    i just picked up mine at the grocery store it’s closer than the Beer Store.
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    Re: Happy Canada Day!

    Off to the local hockey rink for my Canada day cupcake.114081
  19. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    About forty years, but I’ve worked with equipment that was old when I was young.
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    Re: BC bank robbery and shoot out

    From what I’ve heard Canadian banks don’t have a lot of cash on hand and tellers very little in the till, making them not worth the effort to rob
  21. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    The Biesemeyer and other t-square fences are very easy to fabricate with or without welding, they’re just angle iron, rectangular tubing nuts and bolts . I’ve worked in a number of shops were an old...
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    Re: Footwear for Abbott's?

    The mismatched socks are a nice touch.
  24. Re: Texas Republicans go completely off the reservation

    The phrase “ off the reservation “ is considered offensive to First Nations people, you might want to reconsider your word choice. How about “ off script “ or “ colouring outside the lines” or “ like...
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    Re: How to reform the pardon process

    So a revolution was held to get rid of a king, one by the way who had to answer to parliament, but a king’s prerogative of pardons was given to a president without oversight, by the leaders of the...
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    They do make a larger size oven, slightly higher price, though not much of an issue as with this seller it’s going to be a bartering trade off thing.
    Not really concerned with “real” pizza, I enjoy...
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    113226Spotted this one yesterday, double walled stainless with firebrick floor, gas burner available. This barrel design is doable in firebrick at a reasonable cost, I got a quote on the brick at...
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    Andy, I do like that one, it would be the hit of the neighbourhood.
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    Backyard pizza oven.

    Weíre looking at purchasing or building a pizza oven and looking for any input useful or otherwise . :d
    Gas or wood fired, masonry or steel, dome or barrel vault, build from scratch or kit.
    Itís...
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    Strawberries

    Tis the season, fifteen minutes at a local pick your own, shortcake in the oven creams a whipping.113028
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    Re: John Hinckley to give a NYC concert.

    If he succeeded and Reagan didn’t finish his term, would the US or for that matter the world look different today?
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    Re: East German Boy Scout Tank Unit

    Other than the tanks not much different than army, air and sea cadets in most commonwealth countries.
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    Re: Travel Fantasies

    After the last two years Iíd be good with one tank of gas away from home.
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    Good on him, ya gotta do what ya gotta do when living under a repressive regime.
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    Re: Ukraineís wheat problem - one idea

    A bit of long term thinking, since Ukraine is now being embraced by Europe it might be time to change its railway gauge and cut all ties with Russia. Canadian wheat farmers have survived shipping...
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    Re: Icelandic Drivers

    We did it in just over a week, stopped a lot, hiked a lot ate a lot of seafood and hotdogs.
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    Re: Where were the vaunted Texas Rangers?

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    Re: Where were the vaunted Texas Rangers?

    When I lived in Hamilton Ontario about thirty years ago there was a radio station that did a call-in game, the DJ would call random Tim Hortens and the contestant would have to guess “Cop/No Cop” to...
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    Re: Gas from russia to europe

    I’d hazard a guess that more American kids have been killed in schools this year than Ukrainian, but not a comment from you in the Texas shooting thread.
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    Re: Gas from russia to europe

    Ukraine is still collecting transit fees from Russia for every cubic meter of gas crossing its territory as does every other country with a pipeline. Poland cutting off the gas supply to Germany is...
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    Re: Aluminum threshold

    Yes you can, use a blade made for cutting aluminum a cheep one will do but will make a world of difference in the quality of the cut. Next choice a fine tooth trim blade. Wear eye protection.
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    Re: Power outage in Canada

    Weíre on the north shore of western Lake Erie and had a nice shower, no wind no power outage.
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    Re: DIY home security

    There is absolutely nothing in our house that is worth shooting someone over, and that includes us. We do lock the door at night.
  44. Re: Where the MAGA cult of bobbys, woodpile and Boatbum would like to take the USA.

    You were already there in 1939, Madison Square Garden.111610
  45. Re: and i immediately thought of rob, the amish

    This one’s available.111468
  46. Re: Young Russian Conscripts captured - some as young as 16, born in 2004

    This looks like it’s going to be a show trial, the Soviets were big on them. Does this soldier have a chance at a fair defence or is his fate been already decided? This trial itself could delve into...
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    Re: This old door

    They looked to be all fine colours.
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    Re: who owns a compay-phone number?

    True, with the advent of the pocket computer, memorizing phone numbers and keeping up the Rolodex has gone by the wayside.
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    Re: who owns a compay-phone number?

    I’m more concerned about the twenty year employee getting the boot, probably justified but I hope they have some sort of support group to help them transition.
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    Re: Pop Up Art Gallery Depicting The Bilge.

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