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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2019, 12:24:57 AM »
The second video is an aerial view of both towns. Gives a good picture of the Grand river.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmJNz2NES6c
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« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2019, 12:27:28 AM »
The third video is of the scottish festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edp4o-dbTfA
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« Reply #62 on: October 30, 2019, 09:26:54 PM »
Lets go to Hamilton, a city I used to go to a lot in the 80s-90s when it was a busy industrial town. Changed a lot from those days and now the west harbour is open with marinas and parks. Home of course to the first Tim Hortons and a cop by the name of Ron Joyce who bought the first franchise.

Tell you a little story about the opening of the "Linc " an expressway that runs across the mountain there. The ribbon cutting was held in July 1997 and among the cars that were first to drive it was one that deliberately speeded up and got a ticket from one of the many cops that were there. Why, because the driver wanted to get the first ticket issused . This was told to me by a cop who was there. He had asked a cop before doing it what speed he could go at without getting a de-merit on his licence.

B.T.W. What the hack is it with Horton,s now, used to be the best do-nuts and coffee in the world, now it does,nt know what it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haVSdK8X2JE
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« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2019, 11:25:58 PM »
If you go from Spenser Smith park in Burlington down Lakeshore Blvd. you go through an area that was once all sand dunes. Then people started building summer cottages there.Even up to the 2000,s some where still to be seen.

Cross over the Canal at the lift bridge and your in the start of Hamilton,s beaches, where again summer cottages ran for a mile or so. Lots are now year round homes.  Not much farther down are parking lots with the famous Hutches. This is one of the old timie fast food places that if your in the area its a must place to stop. Long lines at the weekends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RydO4UWQFcc
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« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2019, 03:35:48 PM »
http://premiertheatres.ca/starlite

The first Drive-in Cinema in Canada was built in Hamilton ( Stoney Creek ) in 1946,and was called the Skyway.  It had a 100x50 foot screen and held 700 vehicles. Finally closed in 1975 at the end of the summer season.

Last showings were " A Clockwork Orange ", Judge Roy Bean ", The Terminal Man" and Deliverance".

In the same area the Scenic opened on hwy 20 in 1955 ( that date is open to argument ) and became the Starlite which is still going strong, might be the only one left in Canada,?  When I went there was just the one screen, 82 foot wide, but now I hear there is 3 screens and a new Diner.  Holds about 400 vehicles.

There was a " Egg and I " around there as well but I believe its gone.
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« Reply #65 on: November 11, 2019, 03:48:36 PM »
Another story from the past.

When travelling from the Grimsby area on the Q.E.W. The exit ramp to Centennial Parkway was long and straight with a fence along the left hand side. Half way along was a big bush between the fence and the road,which made for great cover for a motorcycle cop and his radar gun.
Anyone who travels the area a lot was aware of it, but he had lots of customers, always someone pulled over.  UNTIL ! one morning the bush was gone,cut down level with the grass.  Someone had chopped it down during the night.
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« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2019, 09:32:10 PM »
Moving on down the Q.E.W. towards Buffalo we come to the site of Prudommes Landing, once one of the biggest entertainment places in Ontario. It had everything,plus a beach and pier for fishing, indoor and outdoor pools,bowling alley,hotels and shops,a water and amusement park. Most of it had closed by 2000, and the site was sold by 2010.

Used to go there for the day during the summers with the kids.

https://militarybruce.com/abandoned-canadian-amusement-parks-prudhommes-landing-wet-n-wild/
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« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2019, 09:44:56 PM »
A few miles further down the road in St Catherines is the Welland Canal, another great place to spend the day.

The Canal was build to let the big Great Lakes Freighters by-pass Niagara Falls between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.through a series of Locks.

In St. Catherines there are Locks #1 and #2 also parks and beaches at Joans and Sunset. Plenty of viewing points to watch the ships go through.  Some of the ships are 1000feet long.  Main cargos are iron ore and wheat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhKlOW0-WoQ
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« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2019, 09:49:29 PM »
A "timelapse" of a journey through the canal from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Notice the ship is going down in elevation .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U15Fwo9tbJ4
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« Reply #69 on: November 21, 2019, 12:06:07 AM »
Moving on down the Q.E.W. towards Buffalo we come to the site of Prudommes Landing, once one of the biggest entertainment places in Ontario. It had everything,plus a beach and pier for fishing, indoor and outdoor pools,bowling alley,hotels and shops,a water and amusement park. Most of it had closed by 2000, and the site was sold by 2010.

Used to go there for the day during the summers with the kids.

https://militarybruce.com/abandoned-canadian-amusement-parks-prudhommes-landing-wet-n-wild/

Interesting website on the Canadian Military.

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« Reply #70 on: November 21, 2019, 04:26:58 PM »
Interesting website on the Canadian Military.

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Glad you liked it John, just happened to pick that one as he had a good write up on the Landing.
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« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2019, 12:54:51 AM »
Interesting website on the Canadian Military.

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Glad you liked it John, just happened to pick that one as he had a good write up on the Landing.

I particularly found the article on the Unification Of The Forces very interesting; the Australian Military at one stage toyed with the idea of following Canada but given the outcome of Canada's move, Australia gave the idea a big miss.

https://militarybruce.com/abandoned-canadian-military-bases/past/

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« Reply #72 on: November 22, 2019, 03:44:13 PM »
I particularly found the article on the Unification Of The Forces very interesting; the Australian Military at one stage toyed with the idea of following Canada but given the outcome of Canada's move, Australia gave the idea a big miss.

https://militarybruce.com/abandoned-canadian-military-bases/past/

Politics as usual  ::)  In June of that year the Liberal Party under Pierre Trudeau got in and the hammer came down. Bases were closed all over.  Now we have his son to put up with.
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« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2019, 10:58:11 PM »
Hi did you say you came from Fort St? I come from Beechmount St I live in CA. I'v been 40 years over here

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« Reply #74 on: November 25, 2019, 11:58:44 PM »
Sorry Kathleen not from there, your getting it mixed up with Ft. St. John, town I lived in at one time in Canada.
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