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Tara
12-20-03, 06:10 PM
Do the Canadian members think that the Canadian section shoud be broken in provinces?

waywardclam
12-20-03, 07:02 PM
Put me down for an "Abstain"...

Tara
12-20-03, 07:07 PM
Does that mean you don't have an answer is that a Canadian tern I don't know...lol

why
12-20-03, 11:26 PM
Lets see if there are enough of us. Though geographicaly wide we Canucks tend to be philosophically close. Cheers.

Garry
12-26-03, 11:14 PM
For the moment let leave Canada as a whole

we have as many people in the whole country as you probbally have in one of your large states

Ian
12-27-03, 01:41 AM
I'd tend to agree with leaving it as it is for now.. if we begin to take over any time soon then divide and conquer.. heh

aquachick_3
02-26-04, 12:48 AM
As a Canadian I've heard enough about dividing..... let's stick together :)

Ian
02-26-04, 02:09 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by aquachick_3
As a Canadian I've heard enough about dividing..... let's stick together :) [/QUOTE

;) ya what he said.. I expect we don't have the numbers to sustain it another way.. but I'd be pleased as punch to find that not to be the case.
Cheers! Ian.

Gregster
02-26-04, 08:48 AM
Quebec should be separate - that's what they WANT anyway ;-)

Ian
02-26-04, 11:43 AM
I love almost everything about being alive.. almost. So roasting my own coffee and well... food in particular are of interest to me. I love it when my senses are tickled and food is a regular hit for me.

My first ten days in Montreal's Latin quarter were like a dream. It seemed that every time we went out to eat that the food had been prepared by someone who knew much more than I did about the food I was served. I rarely have that experience elsewhere in North America without spending many coins.

The depth of the culture amazed me. I was born and raised in Western Canada and went to school for a few years in Toronto. I've travelled through the East coast and lived on the West coast for several years. I have not spent much time in the north.

French class was not my main vein if you catch my drift. I was more interested in sneaking in to the Wild Duck Inn and having a table full of draught due to the early onset of sideburns than I was in study at school.

But by the time I got to Quebec I was able to humble myself to use what French language I had, and show a deep respect for the depth of culture there. Throughout the arts my experience was rich and varied. I came home feeling like Manitoba was a little thin and dry.

Toronto just hasn't got the same feel to it.. My next trip will be to Quebec City where I expect the resources for entertainment and food to be even richer.

I love Quebec.. it's the part of Canada I treasure most... well... that and the north.. and the East coast is wild.. then again have you spent any time on Vancouver island or ..... ah never mind.. I'm a die hard nationalist.. I'll shudup.. eheh < g >

Take it easy Gregster.. Ian. :cool:

Nucking_Futs
02-26-04, 01:22 PM
FYI aquaCHICK is a lady lol

Ian
02-26-04, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by Nucking_Futs
FYI aquaCHICK is a lady lol

I beg your forgiveness...
Ian

citruscat2002
02-27-04, 12:27 AM
I can't recommend Quebec City enough! It's like going to Europe without leaving the country. I once took a trip along the St. Lawrence from Quebec to Ste. Anne de Beaupre and had homemade maple butter spread on bread fresh from 250 yr old outdoor brick ovens -- wow.
Do you think Canada is more "regional" than provincial? Sometimes I think so. West of the Rockies, Circumpolar (Nunavit, NWT, Yukon), Alberta ( a country unto itself), Praries, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Whaddaya think?

Garry
02-27-04, 12:35 AM
All Iv done is deliver product in Montreal and surrounding area and I have to comment on the girls of Quebec

There are just as many good looking girls in all other parts of Canada and the USA but the french girls sure do talk pretty

Dont know what there saying but it sure sounds good

Probally telling me Im old fat and ugly

Ian
02-27-04, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by citruscat2002
I can't recommend Quebec City enough! It's like going to Europe without leaving the country. I once took a trip along the St. Lawrence from Quebec to Ste. Anne de Beaupre and had homemade maple butter spread on bread fresh from 250 yr old outdoor brick ovens -- wow.
Do you think Canada is more "regional" than provincial? Sometimes I think so. West of the Rockies, Circumpolar (Nunavit, NWT, Yukon), Alberta ( a country unto itself), Praries, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Whaddaya think?


citruscat2002
Your trip seems to have left a similar warm feeling as mine did for me. Maple anything.. yum... eheh Manitoba has the "Manitoba Maple" or "Box Elder" that many here tap for its sap. Two years ago I boiled down 350 gallons on the kitchen stove.. oh please don't make me do that again.. eheh Now I trade my eggs for a couple of jars a year. Ours is a darker more complex flavoured syrup. Some find it too strong, but it's just another of natures treasures as far as I'm concerned. :cool:

I suppose it's just a matter of how closely you want to look, but in general I'd agree with you about it being regional primarily.

I can't wait to get back to Quebec. I have seriously considered living there and might yet. But between taxes and acid rain I might have to settle for my little piece of paradise here in Manitoba. :D


Garry.. you do get around some.. and yes I have to agree about the women in Quebec.. it was an eye opener. It seemed they were much more relaxed around men. Very worldly crew I found overall.

citruscat2002
02-27-04, 11:10 PM
Ok, I checked to see if we are talking about the same Manitoba maple. I had no idea that they could be tapped. I just remember my mother attacking the suckers that grew from the root, cursing all the while....
I like dark syrup. My big bro lived north of Montreal once, and he used to bring us whiskey bottles filled with "murple surple" that was very richly dark, smokey (it was boiled over outdoor wood fires) and it was the best!
Ian -- bet your kitchen walls were sticky after boiling all that sap.
The maples around my house are all dripping sap into the snow right now. Unfortunately, I'm moving back to the city next week, so my plan to cook up a batch of my own syrup will have to wait. :mad:

Ian
02-28-04, 01:30 AM
citruscat2002
The walls were not sticky but the amount of humidity that was released into the air sure made it necessary to keep lots of windows open...hehe.

The suckers off the box elder are terrible. You don't want them anywhere near your garden! They are a brittle tree as well.

You can collect sap for syrup from many different trees but they have less sugar content than the maples. Our box elders worked out to be about 40/50-1 I've always wanted to try birch syrup. Unfortunately the birch is sensitive to the anhydrous ammonia that seems to be popular with many of the agricultural crowd and I've heard it has been responsible for the death of many birch groves. I can't verify that statement quickly though.

Cheers! Ian.

dolphin
04-17-04, 09:40 PM
i think it would be interesting to know how many people in our provinces have adhd/add but like most until there is enough of us to make it worthwhile leave it alone.

melgany
07-12-04, 01:57 PM
HI,

Melanie from Georgetown. My youngest son is currently being tested for ADHD.

Penultimate
07-12-04, 03:20 PM
I grew up in maple syrup country in Vermont. According to the old farmers there the dark syrup is for the kids and the wife and the lighter stuff is for selling to the flatlanders. When I was a kid we used get the dark stuff from my uncle. As kids we loved it because it was so sweet. These days I prefer the flatlander stuff—what used to be called “fancy” and is now called Grade A Amber. The sweetness is not overpowering and you get hints of fruitiness and other subtle flavors that you just don’t get in the dark stuff.

By the way, I hope you don’t mind me butting in on your secret Canadian Cabal meeting. I am not Canadian but my entire family came from Quebec in the last 100 years or so. Most recently my grandfather in the 1940s. So I should be admitted as an associate member, okay guys? er, I mean, eh?

Shady_Lane
07-20-04, 10:16 PM
LOL, if we were to divide this into provinces, i have a feeling we would all forget about saskatchewan...Everyone seems to forget about it, it has saskatoon berrys :D!!!!And the capitol city has one of the highest crime rates per capita, its like we leave it and never want to remeber it!

ASID
07-27-04, 03:32 PM
Penultimate - welcome, eh! Within the last 100 years, my ancestors came from the US to Alberta so you're ok to stay.

Canuck
09-22-04, 03:22 PM
Not all of us, Gregster. Though I have been living in New Brunswick for the past 10 years, I was born and raised in Quebec (Gaspe Peninsula, to be precise) of a French-Canadian mother and English speaking father of French-Canadian descent. I am and have always been 100% against Quebec Separation. I know from growing up in Quebec that the real hardcore separatists are but a minority. Most are soft-core because of a sense of alienation somewhat akin to the West's, but more due out of their concerns for their distinct language and culture not being understood and/or respected by Ottawa and the rest of the country. That's why they were so sensitive about wanting the Distinct Society Clause being enshrined in the Constitution. They felt this is the only way they will achieve equality with the rest of the country. Unfortunately, despite Quebec's unique language and culture, a good portion of the rest of the country doesn't understand this and still believes Quebec is just another province like any other. I think a lot of our national unity problem has a lot to do with cultural misunderstanding on both sides and not necessarily any lack of sincerity. Of course, there are those Quebeckers who have nothing against Canada but have such a strong belief in their identity that they think the best way to preserve it and show it off is by establishing their own country. I know it's a complex issue and my explanation was just to kind of sum up the major points. Hey, I grew up in Quebec and even I still have a hard time explaining it perfectly to non-Quebeckers.

Anyways, sorry for the long post which got a bit off topic. Even though I'm a proud Canadian Nationalist (so much so that I'd like to see us ditch the monarchy in favor of a Canadian Republic), I'm also proud of my Quebec roots and tend to sometimes get a bit defensive regarding my home province.


Gary and Itschaotic, I agree about Quebecois girls. I've often been to Montreal visiting relatives and when I would go out on the town, I would almost get whiplash from looking back and forth all the time! LOL ANd it's not just the girls on the street. If you've ever had a chance to watch a moring or news show on Quebec TV, you'll notice that the anchorwomen and weathergirls are usuall very attractive also. Of course, that may not be the best example since looks is probably a determining factor on who gets the job.

Canuck
09-29-04, 01:14 PM
I noticed I happened to get a bit carried away in my last post by expressing certain political opinions. I would just like to say it was never my intention to offend anyone and if this has happened, I sincerely apologise. I can be very impulsive at times and it's not always easy to control.

Ian
09-30-04, 12:19 AM
Whew.. I can put away the chains.. gracias! < g >

katatak
03-04-05, 06:13 PM
I think the question being asked is about the forums being threaded by provinces as well as by country. Since each province has its own Professional Medical Assiciation and each Province has control of its own medical system and delivery, it seems logical to me that there should be threads to discuss issues specific to each province. I'm not suggesting that a Canadian thread should not exist, but just that there should be places to discuss issues specific to each province and sometimes even to each city.

Cheers!

Asleep@thewheel
06-09-05, 01:20 PM
Hallooooo Waywardclam! I did not realize you were a Canuck! Are you resting on the Edmund Fitzgerald by any chance?! (Now just try to get that tune out of your mind! I am evil,am I not?
BTW you may remember me as my alter ego Velvet Cactus-then again, probably not eh?!

Asleep@thewheel
06-09-05, 01:23 PM
Hi Canuck! I hail from Sherbrooke- the jewel of the Eastern Townships. Guess that makes me a Quebecoise! ;)
I have traced my roots back to 16th Century France and my first ancestors landed in Canada in the mid 1600. They settled in Quebec in the early 1700's. So we been here a lonnng time, but I still don't know how I feel about separation-it's far too complicated! Interestingly enough, France is feeling the same angst as Quebec-that its culture will get swallowed up in the EEU. Talk about an eerie echo! Maybe we can get more French emigrating to Quebec. Unfortunately, they would have difficulty understanding franglais, to be sure!

Asleep@thewheel
06-09-05, 01:25 PM
Hello/Bonjour!

A ? for all:
Should Paul Martin be posting here right along with us? ;););) What should his username be?
(Mr. Dithers already spoken for!)

Asleep@thewheel
06-09-05, 01:35 PM
I think the question being asked is about the forums being threaded by provinces as well as by country. Since each province has its own Professional Medical Assiciation and each Province has control of its own medical system and delivery, it seems logical to me that there should be threads to discuss issues specific to each province. I'm not suggesting that a Canadian thread should not exist, but just that there should be places to discuss issues specific to each province and sometimes even to each city.

Cheers!
Good points! There is so little help for Ottawans that we would not even fill a page. The rest of Ontario seems to fare better.

Asleep@thewheel
06-09-05, 01:36 PM
LOL, if we were to divide this into provinces, i have a feeling we would all forget about saskatchewan...Everyone seems to forget about it, it has saskatoon berrys :D!!!!And the capitol city has one of the highest crime rates per capita, its like we leave it and never want to remeber it!
Not anymore! Not since Corner Gas, anyway!

Ian
06-09-05, 03:53 PM
Whoa... Canuck humour! eheh

Fast Talker
06-20-05, 08:56 AM
Sure!!!! Let's divide! Then I will be talking to myself because I am probably the only one here from NS (I hope not) That would not be too fun I do enough of that already! :rolleyes: Let's be friends and all share the Deficit. That is what the forum is about right? One more thing to remember could be dangerous! We forget enough already. Let's go with the flow. ;)

Ian
06-21-05, 04:34 PM
Hey hey. Good to have you aboard.

Digitl
06-21-05, 04:59 PM
Welcome to the forums :)

subliminal
10-27-05, 03:45 AM
haha!
wow, i was totally gonna just say, "yeah, why can't we have our own province sections?" i thought it was a case of canada just not being important enought... haha, but then i read all the heartwarming unity comments.. and now i just can't bring myself to say split it up.

although it would be nice to develop contacts with people who are geographically closer.. i mean, i do think we are all pretty 'close' as canadians.. but... eh. whatever.

i love candada too. :eyebrow:

Humble1
03-28-06, 12:04 PM
How did this turn into a nationalistic thingy??
Anyway for all of you who think that we should keep it as it is... you are right. Let the politicians and trouble feeding journalists scream all they want, even if Quebec was to separate we would still be closer to each other than to any country or people in the world. I am not French, I am French Canadian, you are not English you are English Canadians, Not Americans not Australians etc... Besides some think that BC, Alberta or the maritimes are more likelly to separate before Quebec does.

Power is in number: "Lets see if there are enough of us. Though geographicaly wide we Canucks tend to be philosophically close." Why.


Humble1

Clipper
05-22-06, 08:31 AM
I live in Cowtown (Calgary) and recently approached the College of Physicans and Surgeons for info regarding the SPECT clinic or a professional here who is familiar with the process. Well, they haven't even heard of it, let alone ackowledge it's existence. There are 6 shrinks who deal with adult ADD here and the first available appointment is next year; don't call us, we'll call you ! Just trying to figure out what I'm getting for my health-care buck?
So it's off to do the SPECT clinic on my own to the tune of $5K, hoping it will shed some light on the trail of destruction.

QueensU_girl
05-26-06, 06:40 PM
No insurance in Ontario (including OHIP) covers SPECT, either.

You will likely not get any Adult ADHD tests of any kind covered by health insurance. (They may cover the tests done by an Educational Psychologist in a PsychoEducational Assessment. But this is only if you have Extended Health Benefits that are very good!)

Another test sometimes used is a QEEG. (According to Dr. Hallowell, in his newer book 'Delivered from Distraction')

Noone seems to know much about that, either.

The only place i know to get a SPECT is in California at Dr. Daniel Amen's clinic.

www.amenclinic.com (http://www.amenclinic.com/)
www.brainplace.com (http://www.brainplace.com)

It makes me crazy. Don't get ADHD or an anxiety disorder like PTSD, b/c the Mental Health System will abandon you.

If we had Schizophrenia or other "severe and persistent" disorders, like Psychosis, we'd get treated NOW, though. (Due to getting into trouble via 'crazy' or 'criminal' behaviour...)

Sometimes i wish i could sue the Gov't....

Luthien
07-10-07, 04:56 PM
Hi all. New Canadian here .. came 2.5 yrs ago from the Netherlands, in the footsteps of my dad's family who came over in the 50's/60's and are scattered all over the country from Halifax to Vancouver. I'm happily living in Victoria, BC for now. I'm delighted to find out that there is at least one real ADD specialist in Vancouver, Dr Gabor Mate :D

Peace,
Luthien

hollyduck
09-15-07, 10:53 AM
Hi all,

I'd like to revisit the idea of a province-specific ADHD discussion group. I'm in Manitoba and finding it a big nuisance trying to find out what is covered, what isn't, how to get diagnosis (rob a bank, apparently), where to find support.

The info is there -- it's just hard to find. (The people at Learning Disabilities are very nice and well informed, but it seems nowhere near big enough.)

There must be more than 40,000 ADHD people in MB, over half of them adults and half of those in Winnipeg. I bet no more than 5% have been diagnosed, and if this is the usual process I can see why. Anyone interested in starting a yahoogroup or some such? Or if there is one already, I'd like to hear about it.

Ducky