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    Cool res-q!!

    2 posts since July?? quiet type are ya??
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

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    Malahat, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, just a few minutes north on Highway 1 from Victoria... about 1 block from two-7.. we are on the same department (sorta, I am on "vacation" for another couple of days).

    He rides with me, on MY Engine! But I always make sure he knows what side the pump pannel is on
    "No one ever called the Fire Department for doing something smart..."

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    I live just a little west of Georgetown, Ontario...but work in Mississauga (the home of the famous train derailment of 1979)
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    Hi and Welcome CommDiva,

    Know any of the guys and gals at Station # 118 ?
    -- 'I learn something new every day, unfortunately most of it comes from reading beer coasters...'

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    I got your back IndustrialFF, in fact I'm just up the road from ya!!!

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    I'm at #16, right next to museum. Working in bureau building.

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    Man-o-Fire

    Cool! Been out there a couple times now. We took the Gotfredson out to a 5 yr old's b-day party on a Saturday few weeks ago, and did a little tour around the back of #16 on the way home, checked out the van that got wrecked. Truly amazing those guys weren't seriously hurt. So you're in the white building right next to the museum?

    Pop by and say hi sometime. Not sure when I'll get there next though. Maybe next Sunday, not sure yet. Do you work weekends?
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    September 11th - Never Forget

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    Sheri
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    Thanks LadyCapn, God knows somebody has to watch my back...
    Might be a misunderstanding though : CommDiva works in Mississauga, and I was asking her if she knew anyone at 118 - good buddy of mine works out of that hall. I'm at the auto plant in Oakville.
    You can still watch my back for me though !
    -- 'I learn something new every day, unfortunately most of it comes from reading beer coasters...'

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    Industrial FF...

    Yeah, know quite a few at 118, but it depends on which shift. Who is it that you know?
    Our dispatch centre is now out of Brampton (don't get me started on the subject of amalgamated dispatch centres tho!), so unfortunately, we don't see the crews regualarly anymore.

    Glad to see there are a few of us from the GTA..I live in Acton actually, so a hop, skip and a jump down the road from you in Oakville.

    Cheers

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    I understood Industrial-FF, I meant I am literally guess I should say up the road from you.

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    LadyCapn :

    Ahh... sorry, my fault as usual.

    OFD I presume ?
    -- 'I learn something new every day, unfortunately most of it comes from reading beer coasters...'

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    No, closer to where you live. Born and raised there myself

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    Some confusion over your whereabouts is understandable, you must get dizzy being that close to the center of the universe.

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    OUCH!!!

    That one was so good, I wish I'd thought of it myself...


    man-o-fire2: I know Canadian relations get strained a bit over the West/Central/East Provincial Divides, ( Provincial Divides: is a phrase of my own and in no way depicts anyones feelings about Canada in any Way, Shape or Form ) but I hope we can all still be friends....I do down a Kokanee now and then.
    -- 'I learn something new every day, unfortunately most of it comes from reading beer coasters...'

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    Absolutely, I love all Canadians!

    Torontonians too.


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    I think we should have a contest to decide the "Great Canadian Beer". We have so many great ones to choose from. Kokanee, Bras d'or, Moosehead, Keiths and my own favorite "Lethbridge Pilsner".

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    Man O Fire, I hate to tell you but Lethbridge Pilsner or "Bridge" as was also know still reffered to by us raised in Lethbridge. Has not been brewed in Lethbridge for a Long Long Time. Sicks brewery closed in the early 80's after being bought out by Molson's in the 70's. It was a sad day for all.

    The Brewery gardens are still there and maintained in their orginal splendor. Lined of course with old wooden beer kegs.

    I Stop by Once and a while on trips home to pay honor as to what once was an Icon. And tell my children stories of the once great brewery on the top of the river valley. Of great baseball and other sports teams sponsored by Sick's. I remember my father bringing home a case of his favoret Union Label and Looking on each bottle to find the rabbits, (Sicks was well known for changing and hiding the locations of the rabbits on the labels, except the one driving the train, He was always there).

    Brings a tear to my eye each time, and I hoist a "Molson's" Pilsner in honor of what once was.

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    I am aware of these facts CAP22 but I am a creature of habit and still drink pil. It was a sad day when Molson's bought out sick's but life goes on. I too get misty eyed when I drive by the Sick's brewery site. In my younger days I recall the great christmas light displays there. I am showing my age but as a beer hound so to speak, I mourn the many "independent" labels which have fallen to the multinationals. As a child of the 50's growing up through the 60's,I cut my eye teeth on such beers as Bohemian Maid, Black Label, Pil, Bridge, Calgary, and my all time favorite "Cascade Pilsner" which was brewed in Calgary.

    Although 'Pil' is a mere shadow of the fine brew of sick's brewery tradition and doesn't taste as good as my memory tells me. I still am loyal to the name. I also enjoy the retro labels that they feature every few years.

    Never met a beer I didn't like, but like some more than others.

    And as a great philosopher once said "I drink therefore I am"!

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    Just so there is no confusion CAP (I'm sure you know so this is for the edification of others) "Pil" and "Bridge" were 2 separate beers "Pil" being a pilsner of course and "Bridge" a very fine lager.

    We could argue I am sure the virtues of both and I wish we had the opportunity to compare but alas as another great saying goes "wish in one hand and s*** in the other and see which fills up first."

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    How could I forget the Xmas displays! Thanks for the reminder.

    My relationship with the Bridge brands is not as good as yours, Sicks closed right around my 18th. Had to rely on stealing Dad's beer out of the cellar.

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