'Uniquely Canadian turn of events' leaves Tumbler Ridge, B.C. without internet

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Oh Canada…

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Are the beavers okay? :canada:

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Cellphone services being touch-and-go doesn’t sound distinctly Canadian but rather universal.

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a 4.5-inch thick conduit.

THICK? Or diameter?

At least, when I hear “x-inch thick conduit” I assume we’re talking the thickness of its walls, not the overall conduit diameter. And more to the point, only the former really matters as far as critter gnawing their way in.

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Oh, it was a beaver. OK.
I was afraid it had something to with Red Green & the Possum Lodge gang.

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The technicians apologized to the beavers and left them some replacement building material

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Quite right.
(I’m sure a petition for your receipt of a Pedant Pendant is being actively considered.)

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You don’t need a local beaver to have Telus leave you without internet.

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“As Canadian as Farley Mowat in a tub of maple syrup.”

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And there we used to think that “uniquely Canadian” turns of events would have to involve Tim Hortons and a Zamboni …

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It appears so, but they did say that the cables were rather chewy with a nice crunchy centre, but lacking in flavour.

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Yup. It’s possible to find yourself in the centre of the city of Bath, England, and have no cellphone signal!

unfortunately this story does not involve a moose

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Listening to Stompin’ Tom and drinking a double-double.

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