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08-01-2006, 09:53 PM
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AUOTT - St Pierre and Miquelon

so, people, i want to talk about my lil' archipelago.

Who knows what about it? who has ever came here? Who knows it even exist?....who cares?



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08-01-2006, 09:58 PM
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I think it's odd lol. I know verry little about it. I think there is a chanel from there on Bell express vue.

Do you have all the french laws? What side of the street do you drive on?

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yes we have french laws. we are all french citizens, under the french governement authorities. With both french culture and north american culture.

we drive right

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heard about it... its like the last part of what use to be new france that actually belongs to france. off the coast of newfoundland, i believe?

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SPM is a small 2 island archipelago off the coasts of Canada. It is a French possession and has a representative in the French government and everything, it is a part of France.

They are mainly fishermen I gotta think. The land never looked real good for agriculture to me. Very rocky.

They play hockey a little there. Junior teams from SPM sometimes came to play against us in tourneys when they took place in Eastern Quebec. They were trounced, their gear was so-so, but you felt they give it their all. If I remember, the tourney organizers also allowed players older than regulation to play for the team, as long as they were below 18 so that they'd ice their best. That I'm aware, no Miquelonian has ever transitionned to Quebec's junior program.

There is a SPM channel on Vu! which I watch sporadically. It's mainly programming from mainland France with very, very little Quebec content (I saw a hockey clinic-type program once) and I think they only have one TV show produced on the island...the news. 15 minutes. Per day.

The other International French channel is interesting too. See news and programs from all over the Francophone world, including places like Senegal! Third world TV puts our stuff in perspective. The pigs live in the house and it's NORMAL!!!

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I gotta ask, are there nice women age 18 to 25 on the island? If yes, I might just visit

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I gotta ask, are there nice women age 18 to 25 on the island? If yes, I might just visit
you should see my girlfriend

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SPM is a small 2 island archipelago off the coasts of Canada. It is a French possession and has a representative in the French government and everything, it is a part of France.

They are mainly fishermen I gotta think. The land never looked real good for agriculture to me. Very rocky.

They play hockey a little there. Junior teams from SPM sometimes came to play against us in tourneys when they took place in Eastern Quebec. They were trounced, their gear was so-so, but you felt they give it their all. If I remember, the tourney organizers also allowed players older than regulation to play for the team, as long as they were below 18 so that they'd ice their best. That I'm aware, no Miquelonian has ever transitionned to Quebec's junior program.

There is a SPM channel on Vu! which I watch sporadically. It's mainly programming from mainland France with very, very little Quebec content (I saw a hockey clinic-type program once) and I think they only have one TV show produced on the island...the news. 15 minutes. Per day.

The other International French channel is interesting too. See news and programs from all over the Francophone world, including places like Senegal! Third world TV puts our stuff in perspective. The pigs live in the house and it's NORMAL!!!
yes hockey is the main sport here. but i don't remember any junior team going to quebec. was it a long time ago?
and yes, arnaud briand play with the st jean beavers a few years ago, and he later became captain of team France.

and for the TV programs, yes we have only one chanel from here but they produce a bit more than one program. but the cable (wich everybody has) offer us RDS, TQS, SRC, CBC, NBC, ABC, TSN, Canal D, Canal Vie...a lot of north american chanels. Plus a few europeans ones.

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Do you have some picture of where you live? I'm wondering how the architechture looks like? Are there old place like Vieux Québec..

Also, what type of cars do you have?

On which Island do you live? I've just read that there are like only 600 ppl on Miquelon..


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what time zone are you in

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Do you have some picture of where you live? I'm wondering how the architechture looks like? Are there old place like Vieux Québec..

Also, what type of cars do you have?

On which Island do you live? I've just read that there are like only 600 ppl on Miquelon..
I guess this link could help you.
http://www.st-pierre-et-miquelon.com/

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Depends what you mean by long ago. At least ten years ago, anyways. Can't tell the exact year, but probably around 1994-95

I must not have been much older than 13-14 back then.

About Briand, you have a point. His effort is notable, but he has not REALLY been in there, he played two games in two seasons with St-Jean. That's right along the infamous Manon Rheaume Line for "Having a career" (3 games in three years, for those unaware of the joke...)

I'm looking at Arnaud's career record in many teams, and I can see he's got one point + a game on average when he plays in France, and a lot less than that when he plays elsewhere (He played QMJHL, Sweden, Germany...)

I'd like to see France become more of a hockey power, but right now it's seemingly doomed to produce one NHL player per decade (In the 90's Bozon, in the 2000's Huet) and with the rise of Switzerland as a semi-permanent member of the main group in international competition, France must fight with countries like Belarus and Kazakhstan to get into big competitions. Without Huet, it's not happening.

France needs its own Mark Streit: A player that will fly under the NHL's radar that the national program will be able to count on for many many years to build up their IIHF ranking and the sport's popularity. Without that, and without Huet during NHL season, France is doomed to second division forever.

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Do you have some picture of where you live? I'm wondering how the architechture looks like? Are there old place like Vieux Québec..

Also, what type of cars do you have?

On which Island do you live? I've just read that there are like only 600 ppl on Miquelon..
we have both europeans cars and north americans. and i live in St pierre wich counts something like 6500 people.

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what time zone are you in
we have two hours of more than in quebec.

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They're on Newfie Time Zone.

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They're on Newfie Time Zone.
Actually theyre a half an hour behind us

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what does miquolin mean (i probably spelt that really wrong) or is it just a name?

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Miquelon is the old french for Michel.

St. Pierre is the Father Saint of Fishermen.

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isn't pilota big in spm?

what's the immigration/emmigration like there? I once had a university class with a girl from spm and she told me she had a culture shock moving to moncton NB.

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Been to Miquelon a few times.Drank a few rum and cokes there. Really great people and a nice town.Never been to St. Pierre though but have heard some great stories about the bars and people there.

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isn't pilota big in spm?

what's the immigration/emmigration like there? I once had a university class with a girl from spm and she told me she had a culture shock moving to moncton NB.
well, there are many people from metropolitan france coming to live here. and about this girl, she was probably a girl whom had never moved from the island because i've been lots of time to moncton and canada and it's far to be a culture shock. sure it's different but not a shock.
i'm sure i'd see who she is if you'd give me her name.


and what do you call pilota?

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what does miquolin mean (i probably spelt that really wrong) or is it just a name?
i've once heard it was the indian name for mickael

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Maybe a stupid question;
Do you speak 'français de France' or 'français du Québec'?
In other words; what accent? Is there a SPM accent?

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Maybe a stupid question;
Do you speak 'français de France' or 'français du Québec'?
In other words; what accent? Is there a SPM accent?
yes there is a SPM accent. but many here speak "français de france".

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yes hockey is the main sport here. but i don't remember any junior team going to quebec. was it a long time ago?
and yes, arnaud briand play with the st jean beavers a few years ago, and he later became captain of team France.

and for the TV programs, yes we have only one chanel from here but they produce a bit more than one program. but the cable (wich everybody has) offer us RDS, TQS, SRC, CBC, NBC, ABC, TSN, Canal D, Canal Vie...a lot of north american chanels. Plus a few europeans ones.
The channel that we have in Québec/Canada is RFO St-Pierre et Miquelon. But on that channel they talk about another channel called "Tempo" that is not available here. I am curious about that, do you have one or two channels? And do you have TF 1, France 2, France 3, or only the french networks available in Québec/Canada like Planète and Euronews? And is it cable tv or satellite TV?

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I know enough about it and meet so many people from there as they pass at the airport either from Air St Pierre on to a flight to france or vice versa.

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