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Canada on the "no travel" list for Aussies?

Old Jan 25th, 2008, 05:58 PM
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Canada on the "no travel" list for Aussies?

Give me a BREAK. I heard this on the news tonight - Aussies being advised not to travel to Canada due to violence, terrorism threats, avalanches, "random fires"? What a total load of garbage. Incidentally, I personally haven't known of anywhere that a random forest fire and snow avalanche can coexist. . .

This is NOT an unsafe country. If you think so, you really haven't travelled. . .anywhere. I encourage people, Australians in particular, to do research, ask questions on forums, find out the truth! We'd love to have you. . .and NOT so we can rob you.
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 08:09 PM
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I think most Australians also think it's a bit of a joke.
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 10:05 PM
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I keep a watch out for avalanches all the time. You never know!!!!!
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 10:27 PM
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Here in Victoria BC the avalanche threat and forest fire threat are perpetual and you know those threats of violence are due to the accents right? Young Canadian women might be tempted to assault young Australian men on the lips in bars due to their accents.
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Old Jan 26th, 2008, 08:47 AM
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We have at least one major forest fire a week here in Toronto and avalanches almost every day so I can certainly understand the Australian government's concern....

Jerry [trying to evade the terrorists in Toronto.]
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Old Jan 26th, 2008, 09:41 AM
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There is a funny thread going in the Lounge about this. Canada isn't on the "no travel" list, though, that's an exageration.
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Old Jan 26th, 2008, 10:20 AM
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No.. . I've since looked it up and it's just got "travel caution" type warnings on it. . .and I agree with icthecat on what the Aussies should REALLY be afraid of! Jerry, I understand your worry - i remember "this hour has 22 minutes" trying to get the Toronto Polar Bear Hunt stopped a couple years ago. . .I hope you're wearing orange. . .
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Old Jan 26th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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No one should get their knickers in a twist over this. It's the sort of thing that all governments do these days in response to people who want to be informed of every possible hazard when travelling.

For example, see what the Canadian government website has to say about Australia:

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/dest/report-...?country=17000

Last night there was a very humourous interview with the Australian High Commissioner on "As It Happens" whose basic message was that Canadians shouldn't be upset. The danger rating remains among the lowest of any country in the world.
If you want to hear it, the CBC website has a link.

By the way, avalanches are no joking matter. 11 people have been killed in BC and Alberta so far this season, including an Australian. That's considerably more than the murder rate in Toronto so far this year.


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Old Jan 26th, 2008, 11:08 AM
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>>>11 people have been killed in BC and Alberta so far this season, including an Australian. That's considerably more than the murder rate in Toronto so far this year<<<

Interestingly enough, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver all have higher murder rates than Toronto. Maybe all those gunshots are what's triggering the avalanches?
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Old Jan 26th, 2008, 05:47 PM
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As mentioned by the ever vigilant Ocker Govt forest fires in cities in winter keep us ever vigilant.

I sleep with an axe and a bucket of water next to my bed as do most of my neighbours-at least they say they do
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Old Jan 26th, 2008, 06:03 PM
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Aussies should probably be cautioned not to travel to Canada. There is no such thing as "Canadian food".

So unless Aussies wish to subsist on syrup, Shreddies, Smarties, and poutine, they shouldn't travel to Canada.

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Old Jan 27th, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Whew, an I ever glad to hear this news. As a citizen of the U.S., I've traveled a bit in Canada totally unaware that I should be on the lookout for avalanches in Saskatchewan and Manitoba during my summer travels. I'm really glad the U.S. has made crossing the border more difficult to shield me from this danger.
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Hello everyone, not to worry.. After spending a sensational month in BC and Alberta last year, I am a self appointed Canadian ambassador in Oz and advising everyone to visit the land of "avalanches and random forest fires."
I would have thought the threat of bushfires in Australia was at least as dangerous, if not more, given our current drought conditions.
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Old Jan 27th, 2008, 05:19 PM
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Its the avalanches of poutine at the hockey that worry me the most!!
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Would some one please tell me what poultine is? I've seen it on menus but never investigated.
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Ask Cholmondley_Warner- he's a huge fan of it.

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Poutine, not poultine is fries, gravy and cheese curds.
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Is "poultine" when they use chicken salt !
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Date: 01/26/2008, 09:03 pm

Aussies should probably be cautioned not to travel to Canada. There is no such thing as "Canadian food".

So unless Aussies wish to subsist on syrup, Shreddies, Smarties, and poutine, they shouldn't travel to Canada.


ahem...

Moose Stew
Butter Tarts
Jigg's Dinner
Figgy Duff
Tourtiere
Bannock
Cod au Gratin
Nanaimo Bars
Fried Cod Tongues
Baked Peameal Bacon
Sugar Pie
Fish and Brewis
Pate Chinois
Saskatoon Pie
Northern Ontario Partridge
Sucre a la Creme
Pea Soup and Doughboys
Montreal Pudding
Deep Fried Pickerel
Maple Baked Beans
the ever popular Poutine
and my personal favourite,
Petes de Soeurs (aka Nuns' Farts)

( tsk tsk )

Bloom...ing Proud to be a Canadian
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Old Feb 2nd, 2008, 04:30 AM
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OK, I shouldn't but what the hell !!
Someone please post a recipe for Nuns Farts !!!
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