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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #210 on: July 10, 2020, 12:30:17 AM »


  THE FAMOUS BUFFOLO AIRWAYS IN YELLOWKNIFE.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #211 on: July 10, 2020, 12:56:22 AM »
The winter road that was used on the first season of  "Ice road truckers "

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibbitt_to_Contwoyto_Winter_Road
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #212 on: July 10, 2020, 06:12:13 AM »


   Not a good idea to drive at night around here as Bison roam the highways, even during the day they can cause delays to your drive.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #213 on: July 29, 2020, 03:06:54 AM »


    Yellowknife is at 66.5 degrees latitude, compaired to Belfast,s 54.5. But its still within the tree line and 665 kms south of the Arctic Circle.   Twenty hours of daylight in July and 5 in December.


     Cost of living is about 100% more than southern parts of Canada,but its getting better since the bridge was built over the MacKenzie river. I was there 2 years ago and a beer was about $8 compared to about $5.  They have a beer brewed there called "bug repellent "   A case of Molsons 24 was $ 54.65.


      Lots of jobs around in the government and mines.


      When I worked in the Northwest it was only a couple of months ( july and August ) above the Arctic Circle but in Yellowknife it was year round.
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #214 on: July 29, 2020, 03:13:38 AM »


     Worked on Dew Line sites Bar#3,  Bar#4, Dew Main-Cape Perry, and Nel-x

     [size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEU7aBVUa58[/size]

These Radar stations all closed down in 1993.
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« Reply #215 on: July 29, 2020, 03:18:57 AM »


  The way all the equipment was moved in by Bomb Trains and Cat Trains.

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We would work 60 hours and off Sundays, but paid 10 hours. sundays as well. also overtime of about another 8 hours.
Nobody worked if there was a fog as you could not see the Polar Bears,but they could smell you.
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #216 on: July 29, 2020, 03:21:22 AM »


     This guy was studying the bears, but was pretty shook-up after this experiment.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #218 on: July 29, 2020, 03:26:14 AM »


            The new road to Tuk.

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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #219 on: July 31, 2020, 03:52:43 AM »


   Wow,    28c to-day, thursday 30 july in Yellowknife. Dont know if that was a record.
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #220 on: August 02, 2020, 04:01:56 PM »


   I was only once in Nunavut on a job. flew in and out without being able to see much.

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