HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Manitoba & Saskatchewan


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #201  
Old Posted Mar 16, 2011, 2:36 AM
Bdog's Avatar
Bdog Bdog is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 2,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by Only The Lonely.. View Post
Anyone catch last week's SNL?

SNL vs Winnipeg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUtNb...layer_embedded
What's with the Fargo accents? lol
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #202  
Old Posted Mar 24, 2011, 8:01 PM
freeweed's Avatar
freeweed freeweed is offline
Home of Hyperchange
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dynamic City, Alberta
Posts: 17,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by brithgob View Post
If daylight time is so great, why not just leave it that way?
Because at least in Calgary, the sun wouldn't rise until after 9:30 in the morning.

DST (more specifically, going off of it) allows us to keep some semblance of connection to the rising and setting of the sun, at least in terms of folks who work/school with traditional 9-5ish hours. Which is still most people, contrary to popular belief.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #203  
Old Posted Mar 24, 2011, 8:02 PM
freeweed's Avatar
freeweed freeweed is offline
Home of Hyperchange
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dynamic City, Alberta
Posts: 17,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdog View Post
What's with the Fargo accents? lol
Fun fact: people in Fargo do not actually talk like that. It's more of an eastern Minnesota accent (and highly exaggerated at that).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #204  
Old Posted Mar 24, 2011, 8:26 PM
Bdog's Avatar
Bdog Bdog is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 2,163
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeweed View Post
Fun fact: people in Fargo do not actually talk like that. It's more of an eastern Minnesota accent (and highly exaggerated at that).
Yes, I know - I've been to Fargo many times... I meant Fargo the MOVIE lol...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #205  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 2:59 PM
macblaze's Avatar
macblaze macblaze is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Regina
Posts: 137
Hey boys and girls just to give you a heads up because of sask population boom we will be getting a new area code May 2013 sasktel will be makeing a ancouncment today
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #206  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 3:23 PM
swilley's Avatar
swilley swilley is offline
Saskatchewan's Largest
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 1,008
Quote:
Originally Posted by macblaze View Post
Hey boys and girls just to give you a heads up because of sask population boom we will be getting a new area code May 2013 sasktel will be makeing a ancouncment today
So who gets the new one? North or South?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #207  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 3:54 PM
macblaze's Avatar
macblaze macblaze is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Regina
Posts: 137
not sure the corparte email did not provide us with much deatail I am thinking those would be things that will be worked out in the next year or so here some of the detail that I got today and which will be on the news today

Today SaskTel will issue a new release announcing that as a result of our growing population, an explosion of cellphone numbers and more competitive carriers operating in Saskatchewan there will be the need for a new area code in Saskatchewan. According to the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA), which assigns phone number blocks and area codes in the country, Saskatchewan is running out of 306 phone number blocks. The CNA has indicated Saskatchewan's 306 area code is expected to exhaust its supply of telephone numbers by May 2013.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which provides the regulatory oversight for the process, will issue a notice for public consultation and a Relief Planning Committee will be formed that will analyze all options and develop a recommendation for the implementation of a new area code in Saskatchewan. Options analyzed by the committee will include a geographic split or a provincial overlay of a new area code. The new area code will be confirmed after the CRTC has approved the Relief Planning Committee's recommendation.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #208  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 4:08 PM
jigglysquishy's Avatar
jigglysquishy jigglysquishy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 1,849
A new area code? My guess is that they split up Regina and Saskatoon for the area codes.

And those ariel shots of Saskatoon are beautiful. Some increased densification and we would become a lot closer to Paris. We have beautiful neighborhoods like Broadway and Downtown. Increased densification would only improve this.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #209  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 4:11 PM
Stormer's Avatar
Stormer Stormer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,609
Quote:
Originally Posted by macblaze View Post
Hey boys and girls just to give you a heads up because of sask population boom we will be getting a new area code May 2013 sasktel will be makeing a ancouncment today
http://www.canadaviews.ca/2011/03/31...new-area-code/

What amazes me is that Sasktel alone has more wireless numbers than land lines. That doesn't count Rogers, Telus, etc.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #210  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:04 PM
Chaps Chaps is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 825
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormer View Post
http://www.canadaviews.ca/2011/03/31...new-area-code/

What amazes me is that Sasktel alone has more wireless numbers than land lines. That doesn't count Rogers, Telus, etc.
Shouldn't be too surprising. Any given houseold usually has a single landline...but mom, dad, and kid/s all have their own cellphones.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #211  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 5:29 PM
Stormer's Avatar
Stormer Stormer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,609
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaps View Post
Shouldn't be too surprising. Any given houseold usually has a single landline...but mom, dad, and kid/s all have their own cellphones.
Although, for example wife and I also have at least 4 landlines between us: home, cottage, office (one each) plus fax lines at our offices. My point is that there are a lot of landlines out there.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #212  
Old Posted Mar 31, 2011, 9:46 PM
freeweed's Avatar
freeweed freeweed is offline
Home of Hyperchange
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dynamic City, Alberta
Posts: 17,567
I bet they'll go with an overlay. Geographical splits just aren't popular anymore (and require a heck of a lot of work to change half a province's numbers).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #213  
Old Posted Apr 1, 2011, 2:19 AM
eternallyme eternallyme is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,243
Almost certainly it will be an overlay, and Saskatchewan joins 90% of Canada in 10-digit dialing. That will grow to 95% in 2016 when Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (902) require a second code as well, and some say the last outposts (i.e. 807) will join in at the same time as well, even where a new area code won't be needed for decades.

Probably look for 474 around March 2013. However, just maintaining 306 for two years will be tricky with the amount of demand in the last year, they will need strict number conservation tactics.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #214  
Old Posted Apr 1, 2011, 1:33 PM
Riverman's Avatar
Riverman Riverman is offline
Fossil fuel & rubber
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario's feel good town
Posts: 3,835
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #215  
Old Posted Apr 1, 2011, 1:57 PM
drm310's Avatar
drm310 drm310 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 629
April Fool!

Say goodbye to tasteless water: report going to Saskatoon city council

By Hayden Finch, The StarPhoenix
April 1, 2011


If a city committee gets its way, Saskatoon will be the first municipality in the country to offer its citizens flavoured tap water on special occasions.

A report going to council Monday argues in favour of a Water Enhancement Team (WET), which will sample flavours and solicit suggestions from citizens through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

The idea stems from the search engine Google’s initiative to re-imagine its logo on special occasions such as Harry Houdini’s birthday and Sonny and Cher’s wedding anniversary. [...]

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/g...959/story.html

Last edited by drm310; Apr 1, 2011 at 2:03 PM. Reason: Added [...]
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #216  
Old Posted Apr 15, 2011, 12:32 PM
babo's Avatar
babo babo is offline
Regina rhymes with fun!
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I don't like elevators.
Posts: 359
Piano tuner in Regina

No longer required.

Last edited by babo; Apr 19, 2011 at 10:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #217  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2011, 8:51 AM
camo-cam camo-cam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
What is this thread suppost to be about
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #218  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2011, 3:05 PM
The Jabroni's Avatar
The Jabroni The Jabroni is offline
Go kicky fast, okay!
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Winnipeg, Kingdom of Skeletor
Posts: 2,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by camo-cam View Post
What is this thread suppost to be about
It's more of a social topic for the Sask-Man forumers here. In other words, feel free to shoot the s*** with all of us.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #219  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2011, 10:09 PM
1ajs's Avatar
1ajs 1ajs is offline
ʇɥƃıuʞ -*ʞpʇ*-
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: lynn lake
Posts: 24,699
if u get a off topic convo in a thread going that does not fit in any threads move over and and continue it if i find a one i will move it here

also i had a freak incident with a table on sunday morning and have a concussion
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #220  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2011, 1:54 AM
JayM's Avatar
JayM JayM is offline
Youth of a Nation
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 1,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by drm310 View Post
Say goodbye to tasteless water: report going to Saskatoon city council

By Hayden Finch, The StarPhoenix
April 1, 2011


If a city committee gets its way, Saskatoon will be the first municipality in the country to offer its citizens flavoured tap water on special occasions.

A report going to council Monday argues in favour of a Water Enhancement Team (WET), which will sample flavours and solicit suggestions from citizens through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

The idea stems from the search engine Google’s initiative to re-imagine its logo on special occasions such as Harry Houdini’s birthday and Sonny and Cher’s wedding anniversary. [...]

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/g...959/story.html
Hmm that can go many ways!
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Manitoba & Saskatchewan
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:04 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.