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« Reply #150 on: May 16, 2020, 10:13:09 PM »
When I was in Canada and we drove down to USA.  We visited a town called Faith?? near the American Boarder where my Brother-in-laws Uncle was a Priest and he managed to get the Indian people roles in the Westerns. Just a little bit of useless information.. ;)

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« Reply #151 on: May 17, 2020, 01:37:59 AM »
When I was in Canada and we drove down to USA.  We visited a town called Faith?? near the American Boarder where my Brother-in-laws Uncle was a Priest and he managed to get the Indian people roles in the Westerns. Just a little bit of useless information.. ;)

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« Reply #152 on: May 17, 2020, 03:18:30 PM »
Sent you a P.M.

Just got a bit mixed up.. :D It was Hope, Not Faith nor Charity...Just had a senior moment but as usual nearly right. :) :)

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« Reply #153 on: May 18, 2020, 01:25:01 AM »
Just a question on a Canadian driving to the USA or an American driving to Canada.

Can you just jump in the car and go for a drive or do you need certain documentation?

Australia doesn't have any land based international borders and so it's something we would never experience.


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« Reply #154 on: May 18, 2020, 04:26:58 AM »
Just a question on a Canadian driving to the USA or an American driving to Canada.

Can you just jump in the car and go for a drive or do you need certain documentation?

Australia doesn't have any land based international borders and so it's something we would never experience.

Hi John, you need a passport now to cross ever since 9-11. both for Canadians and U.S.  I live 10kms from the Idaho border and cross over for cheaper gas etc. regulary. The border is closed now except for commerial traffic because of the virus.
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« Reply #155 on: May 18, 2020, 08:52:32 AM »
Hi John, you need a passport now to cross ever since 9-11. both for Canadians and U.S.  I live 10kms from the Idaho border and cross over for cheaper gas etc. regulary. The border is closed now except for commerial traffic because of the virus.

This seems a bit over the top but I guess I'm looking at it from an Australian perspective,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8qkJl89XEU

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« Reply #156 on: May 18, 2020, 07:00:08 PM »
This seems a bit over the top but I guess I'm looking at it from an Australian perspective,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8qkJl89XEU

I personally have never had any problems crossing the border,all you do is show your passport ( they dont stamp it or anything ) answer a few questions and thats it. The only times I have been inspected was when I was declaring commerial shipments. You can apply for a NEXUS card which you can use in a fast lane, for people who cross a lot.

But it is an International Border and does have rules.
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« Reply #157 on: May 21, 2020, 10:28:52 PM »
Virden is a small town with about 3000 people, but its one of the rare small prairie towns that is growing.

Lets get some coffee at Timmy,s and hit the road.  40kms to the Saskatchawan border ans another 25kms to Moosomin.

The old highway runs a couple of blocks south of #1 and between the two in recent years have sprung up 4 hotels and a couple of restaurants Hotel 6 is pretty new and is pet friendly. The Red Barn is a family restaurant and a block away is a Shell station and a D.Q. and K.C.  Good places to stop.

Some distances are Winnipeg to Regina 577 kms,  Moosomin to Regina 224 kms.
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« Reply #158 on: May 21, 2020, 10:31:07 PM »
https://www.google.com/search?q=moosomin+to+regina&oq=m&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j69i59l2j0l4.3199j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

If you scroll down and hit the middle video you will see a very rare sight, almost unheard off.
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« Reply #159 on: May 21, 2020, 10:44:49 PM »
As you travel west the trees gradually will thin out, compared to Manitoba. This is Short Grass Prairie,all the way to the Rockies.  Some rolling hills now flattening out as you approach Regina.

I,ve never worked in Saskatchawan and never was north of the Trans-Canada. Just always travelling through on #1. For the last 4 years or so there was big highway construction on the east side of Regina and lots of delays. So depending on the time of day, I would stop sometimes at Indian Head or near by for a meal.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sherry's+on+Grand/@50.5306755,-103.6886603,13z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sRestaurants!3m4!1s0x531e75645195c5cd:0x18b3d0ef71dc0ef7!8m2!3d50.5310942!4d-103.6671382
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« Reply #161 on: May 21, 2020, 11:10:01 PM »
The Regina Bypass is now finished,but if you take it you dont have any facilities until Moose Jaw and most of them are a long way off the highway. Stopped once at an all night McDs and it was 3 kms into town.

If you miss the Bypass and stay on #1 the section through Regina ( and it justs skims the edge of the city) is called Victoria Ave.and you can get everything you might need there. Before the overpass stay in your left lane to get onto the freeway when leaving .  So if using the Bypass get what you need before hand at say Indian Head.

https://www.reginabypass.ca/news/
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« Reply #162 on: May 21, 2020, 11:11:30 PM »
Regina got a new Stadium around 2016.  Pretty nice place.

https://www.riderville.com/mosaic-stadium/
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« Reply #163 on: May 29, 2020, 04:30:50 PM »
Regina to Moose Jaw is about 72 kms. This is one of the dead flat areas of Prairie, like the Red River valley in Manitoba.

As I have said, I rarely stop there, but it was a wild place in its day,totally lawless,with corrupt cops and bootlegging. Al Capone was even involved and was seen in town. Even to-day one of the main roads there is named after a politician called Thatcher whose son was jailed for murdering his ex wife.

Downtown is a famous hotel-spa and Casino, and people travel a long way to stay there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Gardens_Hotel_%26_Spa
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« Reply #164 on: May 29, 2020, 04:38:41 PM »
The Tunnels of Moose Jaw are interesting. For a long time city officers denied they where even there,but now they are open for tours.  First build by chinese working on the railroad so they could hide to avoid " Head Tax ", then by the bootleggers.

https://www.tunnelsofmoosejaw.com/
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