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Old 01-20-2017, 05:29 AM   #21
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"Just exactly what does it mean by "she's built like a brick house"?"
You stack bricks.

Preferred building materials is mostly about what is available. Those that could afford it used stone because of the fire resistance and security from invaders. Everybody else used wood, wattle, sod, and mud.

With the need for shipbuilding, Europe and the Mediterranean area cut down nearly all their forests. So wood was no longer available

PS Weird. went to type longer and wrote lumber
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Old 01-20-2017, 10:24 AM   #22
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I always thought there [were] many brick houses in Ontario or are the bricks just a facade??
You see a lot of "brick" houses. When you do, they're practically guaranteed to be brick facade over wood frame. Ditto with stonework. I remember visiting Ireland and being amazed that it's common to have stone, concrete, or cinder block walls.

Houses are not built to last in most of Canada. The country is only 150 years old! The buildings, much less.
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At the rear of my house, they used undressed stone, in places you can still see the hand drilled shafts where they placed the dynamite back in the early 1800's.
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:41 AM   #24
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Houses are not built to last in most of Canada. The country is only 150 years old! The buildings, much less.
Almost 150 I think they mixing up the birthday cake already hope that some of it makes to western Canada as well

Trees are growing faster than we can chop them down so good for the economy.
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Almost 150...
2017 is the year of the sesquicentennial celebration, though July 1, 2017 is the exact anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act.
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:07 PM   #26
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Steve the snow will be gone soon and the storms forgotten by summer, have you applied for your free Parks Canada pass?
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:48 PM   #27
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Steve the snow will be gone soon and the storms forgotten by summer, have you applied for your free Parks Canada pass?
Nope. Haven't been motivated to so far.

I think it's odd to need a pass to get in free. Why not just show any ID that you're a Canadian resident, like a driver's license? Nope. Too simple. Here's the process that lets you get in free...

Meh.
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Old 01-20-2017, 09:04 PM   #28
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Going to Banff and Jasper with the grand kids this summer so it will save some cash.

Visitors from other countries can also apply for a pass this year as well, but ID should be more than enough for taxpayers.
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BlueRover: FYI, I'm a big fan of convenience, ease, and simplicity... and I'll pay to get that :-)
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