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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:06 PM
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Finally, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp is recognizing Vancouver is NOT the rest of Canada!
After years of them shoving French down our throats... today, the CBC British Columbia website had something different, somethign that reflects THIS city....

http://www.cbc.ca/bc/chinesenews /

Yup! The news in MANDARIN!
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:09 PM
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1. Oh, you mean Hongcouver!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:10 PM
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2. Not so much hongcouver anymore
Most of them are coming from mainland china now
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:11 PM
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3. i thought canada was all
either 'davinci's inquest" or "corner gas"
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:11 PM
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4. Is Canada part of Vancouver??
That's strange.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:12 PM
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5. nope!
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:14 PM
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6. wouldn't Cantonese be a better language to use?
that's what they speak southern china & in Hong Kong, right? i don't know where the language line in China is...
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:14 PM
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7. listen to the Mandarin rain
merde!
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aspergris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:26 PM
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8. tabernac!!!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 03:27 PM by aspergris
btw, of course vancouver isn't part of canada. It's a Seattle suburb. Fewer guns, more hockey.

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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:33 PM
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9. We're nothing like that
In fact, the cities are fairly different. Not to mention, we're larger.
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aspergris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:20 PM
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14. nothing like what?
I've been to vancouver a dozen times.

I was being humourous (or trying), but it's true - hockey is more popular there than here. and there are less guns there too



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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:22 PM
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15. Nothing like a Suburb of Seattle
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 04:23 PM by HEyHEY
You must understand, you're from Toronto, hence i always get my back up around you people ;-)
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aspergris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:24 PM
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17. Zut alors non
I am not from tronna.

I am from Seattle.

Vancouver is our suburb. Annexation starts next week

Assimilation to follow... :)
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:27 PM
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18. Oh, I thought you were someone else!
Vancouver is bigger than you, you're our suburb!
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aspergris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:35 PM
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19. Yes, but that
is just canadians. So, it's not "real population". You apply the canuckistan multiplier of *.2

And yes, I'm being sarcastic. I love vancouver. Not so stoked on the exchange rates though!

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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:35 PM
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10. Hoping somebody told Peter Mansbridge about this.
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:36 PM
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11. How's gas prices there?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:23 PM
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16. $1.40 a litre
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:58 PM
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21. Is that more than a pint?
:beer:
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:15 PM
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22. You have to factor in the terrain and required change in driving style
Vancouver is extremely hilly so you blow a lot of gas going uphill (there doesn't seem to be any downhill).

The drivers are all on drugs. Really good drugs. That's my only explanation.

They pull the damndest stunts I've ever seen.


  1. Driving through red lights. Not "running" not "breaking and failing", just moseying on through. BAMMM!!!
  2. Failing to acknowledge the concept of "lanes" or "oncoming traffic".
  3. Simply stopping in the middle of the road. Nobody gets in or out or appears to be doing anything.
  4. Proceeding down a winding, twisting freeway at half the posted limit in the left lane.
  5. Proceeding down same freeway at twice the posted limit in the right lane.
  6. Above in fog.
  7. Above in blinding blizzard.
  8. Parking. Don't get me started.
  9. Signalling. If it was consistently "right means left" I could cope. It's the utter randomness of it, combined with strange hand gestures that are probably "look at the pretty space aliens".


You, of course, need to modify your driving accordingly. Slow and steady is NOT going to cut it. You have to be ready to completely lock up the brakes to avoid #4, then floor it to avoid #5, do a drift to avoid #1, then cut in the afterburners to grab the only available parking space in the city.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:44 PM
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23. Yeah, it is AWFUL here I've lived all over Canada and Vancouver is just baffling
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 PM
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26. Just say this mantra over and over
"They're on drugs....really good drugs."
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:15 PM
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24. Sounds better than Los Angeles. I can't wait to move there!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:15 PM by Zhade
All I need is that ten grand in the bank, since even though I pass the skilled worker test there's no way a Canadian company will hire a Yankee like me...

Sucks that it's so hard to move to a place I fell in love with. : (

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:58 PM
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30. That sounds a lot like driving in San Francisco.
Which I have to do again next week. :scared:
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:38 PM
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12. Just came back from four days in Vancouver (our 4th trip). Awesome City. nt
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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:42 PM
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13. i thought...
eh?
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:38 PM
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20. I thought it was the best of Canada.
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:21 PM
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25. I love Vancouver...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:30 PM by XOKCowboy
Everything from the Cambie to the beautiful bay and mountains. It very well could be the most beautiful city in North America...
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 PM
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27. I used to live in Quebec, and
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 PM by Zavulon
I can sympathized with your desire not to have French shoved down your throats.

One question, though - I thought Cantonese was more prevalent in B.C. (?)
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:45 PM
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28. used to be
But now, Mandarin is catching up, big time
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:49 PM
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29. I've been gone too long. (NT)
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