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Old 03-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #11206
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #11207
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1. 15
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #11208
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4. Edmonton and Calgary
Edmonton(5) is correct. Calgary, was just slightly before you answered.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:22 PM   #11209
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Guessing.

1. 15
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1. incorrect, but surprisingly close for a guess
2. incorrect, but very close


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Old 03-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #11210
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I was surprised Vancouver wasn't in the top 5. How about Calgary?
Me too. I looked to see where it was in metro population and it's ranked #3.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #11211
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My brother lives there, but in Richmond. I assume that, despite appearances, that's not counted for the purposes of this quiz?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:42 PM   #11212
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My brother lives there, but in Richmond. I assume that, despite appearances, that's not counted for the purposes of this quiz?
I'm about 250 km to the south. Seattle and Vancouver are roughly the same size in terms of city population (621,000 vs 604,000), but I never think in those terms; I go by metro area (3.5 mil vs 2.3 mil); which is what the quiz didn't want.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #11213
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I'm about 250 km to the south. Seattle and Vancouver are roughly the same size in terms of city population (621,000 vs 604,000), but I never think in those terms; I go by metro area (3.5 mil vs 2.3 mil); which is what the quiz didn't want.
That's quite spooky. My wife was just saying that she'd like to visit Seattle next time we're in Vancouver (we're watching Gray's Anatomy right now).
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:04 PM   #11214
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That's quite spooky. My wife was just saying that she'd like to visit Seattle next time we're in Vancouver (we're watching Gray's Anatomy right now).


Seattle's a great place to visit; but then, I'm somewhat prejudiced

BTW, I've never seen that show.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:01 PM   #11215
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5. Longest--Mackenzie King? Shortest--Kim Campbell?
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:15 AM   #11216
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:55 AM   #11217
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My brother lives there, but in Richmond. I assume that, despite appearances, that's not counted for the purposes of this quiz?
City, not metropolitan areas. Vancouver is made of a lot of municipalities. Vancouver ranks 8th on that list (3rd in metropolitan population as stated.)
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:00 AM   #11218
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5. Longest--Mackenzie King? Shortest--Kim Campbell?
One point for Mackenzie King who had more than twenty-one years as leader. Kim Campbell is incorrect, but would have been my guess when I went looking up these facts. Kim's reign was only 132 days, but was not the shortest for a leader. Kim got the dubious honour of filling in when Brian Mulroney's shine lost its luster and he retired.

A hint for this one is that we're looking for one of two prime ministers who never actually served as a Member of Parliament or Senator.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:03 AM   #11219
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2. Closed parks: 1?
No. More than 1.
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Current standings:

4 points Bilbo1967
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1 point tubemonkey
1 point issybird

We are still looking for:

1. How many Unesco World Heritage Sites does Canada have?
2. Canada has 44 National Parks and reserves. How many National Parks has Canada abolished?
3. How long is it (within 100km)
5. How many Prime Ministers has Canada had? Who had the shortest tenure?
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