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Started by ThatLeafsFan, July 18, 2011, 05:27:54 PM

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ThatLeafsFan

Never knew the small town I am from, is in the Guiness book of world records for something!

Quote from: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-fascinating-facts-about-snow.php

5. The Longest Winter Road in the World

Constructed each January on ice and snow, the 'Wapusk Trail' road has a length of 467 miles and links Gillam, Manitoba with Peawanuk, Ontario, Canada. 'Wapusk Trail' is the longest seasonal winter road in the world. It even got a Guinness World Records certificate. This type of 'temporary highways' have a crucial role in enabling goods to be delivered to communities without permanent road access. Warm weather forces the closure of the winter road staring with March, early April. Air transportation is an alternative, but it's quite expensive.


Sarge

How did we last a whole week with out a useless thread?

LittleHockeyFan

where the hell is Peawanuk, Ontario?

ThatLeafsFan

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Quote from: LittleHockeyFan on July 18, 2011, 06:40:27 PM
where the hell is Peawanuk, Ontario?

Probably a North Western Ontario reserve. My guess would be quite a ways north of Sioux Lookout Ontario, which is just a ways north of Dryden I believe.

After a bit of googling, here it is:



Fact that will interest you: Its close to Polar Bear Provincial Park

LittleHockeyFan

it's on the southern edge of Polar Bear Provincial Park which abuts Hudson bay, right on the Winisk River. (thank you google maps)....so, hell and gone way up north.

Derk

I missed the useless thread. I used to post here all the time. Then the dancing banana got banned.

Ah, memories. :)

ThatLeafsFan

Quote from: http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=371921STATELINE, Nev. -- Former NHL all-star Joe Sakic picked a good spot for his first career hole-in-one -- a US$1 million two-hopper into the cup on the waterfront par-3 17th at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

"That's a shot you never imagine hitting," said Sakic, who won two Stanley Cups and an MVP trophy with the Colorado Avalanche. "I've never even been close before."

For the last three years, any player hitting an ace on the signature hole at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course earned a $1 million bonus from tourney sponsor American Century, with the Kansas City-based investment company stipulating that half of the prize go to its primary charity benefactor.

So Sakic will split the $1 million with Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation for cancer research.

"If you're going to do it, why not here?" he said. "When it went in, I didn't believe it."


AlmosGirl

Go away for a week and the whole place falls off the face of the earth! :o

Derk

So now that you're back, everything should start working again. :)

AlmosGirl

Quote from: Derk on July 19, 2011, 08:42:29 AM
So now that you're back, everything should start working again. :)

:)

Madferret

I met someone today who pronounced 'google' - 'go oggle'.

Derk

Quote from: Madferret on July 20, 2011, 04:55:52 PM
I met someone today who pronounced 'google' - 'go oggle'.

I think I will take your advice and go ogle after work. :)

Damian

Quote from: Derk on July 20, 2011, 05:09:35 PM
Quote from: Madferret on July 20, 2011, 04:55:52 PM
I met someone today who pronounced 'google' - 'go oggle'.

I think I will take your advice and go ogle after work. :)

Just dont get caught

bustaheims

Quote from: Damian on July 20, 2011, 05:25:56 PM
Quote from: Derk on July 20, 2011, 05:09:35 PM
Quote from: Madferret on July 20, 2011, 04:55:52 PM
I met someone today who pronounced 'google' - 'go oggle'.

I think I will take your advice and go ogle after work. :)

Just dont get caught

Sometimes, it's more fun if you do.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Madferret

Quote from: BMan on July 20, 2011, 06:23:24 PM
Quote from: Madferret on July 20, 2011, 04:55:52 PM
I met someone today who pronounced 'google' - 'go oggle'.

How is it pronounced? I thought it was Go Oggle too  :o

Serious?