Friday, August 3, 2007

Tim Hortons 05 - Cassells St

I know, if you have seen one Tim Hortons, you have seen them all but I wanted to photograph all the Tim Hortons in North Bay. This one is located on Cassells Street.

Does anybody else think maybe Canadians drink too much coffee?? Nah...even if aCanadian's blood donor card shows blood type not as A, B or O negative, but rather as Regular, DoubleDouble or TripleCream 1 Sugar.

I will be away (out of reach of a computer and hydro) for a few days but I will still try to trek into a town to post daily photos. I will more than likely not be able to read or respond to comments until I get back sometime next week.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

North Bay Fire Station 3 (Marshall Ave)

The men and women of the North Bay Fire Department's Station 3 are testing out the ladder truck's hose at their station on a Sunday afternoon.

I hope everyone enjoyed all of the City Bloggers' August Theme Day of breakfast. I know I enjoyed viewing the various breakfast delights from around the world.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August Theme - Breakfast

Well it's that time again. Theme Day. This month's daily photo theme is breakfast. Well for us, this is a typical breakfast (if we aren't in a huge rush). Pancakes or crêpes (today it's crêpes) with maple syrup (none of that table syrup or imitation stuff) and lots of butter!!

We get our maple syrup from a local farm (the Matthews family in Powassan).

On the table there is some cranberry jam (the cranberries are from a bog just outside of North Bay), maple syrup (we go through a couple of litres every other month), maple butter (this stuff is to die for...but a word of warning - it is unbelievably sweet....did I mention that it's sweet!!), Tim Hortons coffee (even if we are in a rush, we never go without a Timmys sometime during the day) and real butter (no margarine).

I hope you will go visit some of the other daily photo bloggers listed below who are participating in the August Theme Day of Breakfast.

Saint Paul (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - New York City (NY), USA - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hyde, UK - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Stockholm, Sweden - Paderborn, Germany - Singapore, Singapore - Haninge, Sweden - Nottingham, UK - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Manila, Philippines - Boston (MA), USA - Seoul, Korea - Singapore, Singapore - Joplin (MO), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Paris, France - Sequim (WA), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Boston (MA), USA - Chennai, India - Madison (WI), USA - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Toulouse, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - La Antigua, Guatemala - Selma (AL), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Sheki, Azerbaijan - Sydney, Australia - Mumbai, India - Seoul, South Korea -" target="_new">Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - New Orleans (LA), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Villigen, Switzerland - Montréal (QC), Canada - Stayton (OR), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Moscow, Russia - Springfield (MO), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Arlington (VA), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Anderson (SC), USA - Oslo, Norway - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Manila, Philippines - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Stavanger, Norway - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China - Wailea (HI), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Sydney, Australia - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Kansas City (MO), USA - Grenoble, France - Paris, France - Evry, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Prague, Czech Republic - Cape Town, South Africa - Brookville (OH), USA - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Wellington, New Zealand - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Shanghai, China - Zurich, Switzerland - North Bay (ON), Canada

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bomarc Missile in Veterans Park

Although controversial then and now, the Bomarc missile is nevertheless a part of North Bay's history. There were 28 missiles stationed at the Bomarc Missile Base north of the city. These missiles cared nuclear warheads and were intended to act as deterrents in the Cold War. They were decommissioned in the early 70s.

The Project Flanders group who has refurbished the CF100 plane in Lee Park has requested to repair this display but so far has not received authorization from the US Air Force. There has been recent speculation that US Air Force may be taking the missile back.

Monday, July 30, 2007

CF100 at dusk in Lee Park (third photo)

Here's a different angle of the same CF100 that has been the subject of the North Bay Photo daily blog for the last couple of days. It was taken at dusk and one can almost imagine how these planes would be scrambled during the 1950s at any time of day or night to meet the nation's needs.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

CF100 in Lee Park (2nd photo)

Here's the CF100 "Canuck" plane that was the subject of the plaques from yesterday's photo. The "Canuck" was an all weather high altitude long range interceptor.

This plane was restored by Project Flanders, Robert D. Studholme, Gord Robinson. (To answer any questions, no this is not Ned Flanders but rather a reference to Flanders Fields in Belgium where many Canadian perished during the First World War) .

In this photo you can see the soccer pitch lights that were reflections in yesterday's photo.