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Silver Maple Leaf Award[edit]

A Barnstar!
The Silver Maple Leaf Award

For years worth of invaluble wikignoming of spelling, punctuation, and fact-checking on Canada-related articles. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 21:55, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hey thank you for tabling my edits, I am brand new to Wikipedia and greatly appreciate the upgrade of what I posted!! I only have to add another 2000 words for my history project on Louis Riel on to Wikipedia, do you have any topics by chance i should improve, or new ones that i could right about by chance? Theflashsaunders (talk) 20:54, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the recognition. The Louis Riel article itself is fairly mature; there's not to much left to add to it. But there are related articles that could be created or added to, such as details on Middleton's expedition, or details on the three columns he launched, from Qu'Appelle, Swift Current, and Calgary.

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Mackenzie Northern Railway[edit]

Is it really defunct? I can't find a source for that. --Ysangkok (talk) 02:05, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes, the line was sold back to CN ten years ago, and Mackenzie Northern stopped operations at that time. The contemporary news releases might not be online anymore, but it should not be difficult to verify that the former Mackenzie Northern line is now owned and operated by CN. Indefatigable (talk) 20:20, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
The article doesn't mention whether it is about a company or a piece of track. For example, Frankfurt–Mannheim high-speed railway is no separate company. So would you say that the article out Mackenzie Northern should be in past tense or not? CN is still driving trains on these tracks, I presume? --Ysangkok (talk) 00:49, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, the line is still in operation, and Mackenzie Northern (the company) is defunct. The railway line, however, existed for about 30 years before the Mackenzie Northern company was created and purchased the lines from CN. In this case, I don't think it is natural to consider the physical line to Hay River as "the Mackenzie Northern Railway", as that company ran it only for a relatively short period of its history. If we need a name for this stretch of track, I feel "Great Slave Lake Railway" would be best, as that is the name it was built under. So Mackenzie Northern should be past tense. Indefatigable (talk) 05:15, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation[edit]

—♦♦ AMBER(ЯʘCK) 00:02, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Spelling at Canadian Pacific Railway[edit]

Hi there. I've posted at Talk:Canadian Pacific Railway regarding your revert on spelling. Be interested to discuss the matter with you there. --John (talk) 23:08, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

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Rename Legal history of cannabis in Canada to Cannabis in Canada?[edit]

Your comments solicited here: Talk:Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_Canada#Rename_Cannabis_in_Canada_or_create_new_article.3F. Goonsquad LCpl Mulvaney (talk) 08:10, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Captain (N) Rebecca Patterson[edit]

Your edit had me stumped. How can she wear naval uniform without being RCN? Which service is she part of? (Also, please do me a favour if you have more info with her assumption-of-command dates etc). Buckshot06 (talk) 08:21, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

The Canadian Armed Forces is the only military “service” in Canada. Each member, for the purposes of uniform and rank names, belongs to an “environment”: either “navy,” “army” or “air force.” The RCN, CA and RCAF are “commands” (not services), but there are also other commands and formations (Canadian Joint Operations Command, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, Canadian Forces Health Services Group, etc.) that are outside the jurisdiction of those three most famous commands. I don't know anything about Capt Patterson's career in particular, but as a Medical Branch member she has probably never been under the direct chain of command of the RCN. It’s a common mistake to think of CAF navy uniform as “RCN uniform,” but there are members of the RCN who wear army or air force uniform, and there are wearers of navy uniform who are not in the RCN. Indefatigable (talk) 13:53, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Remove the Orphan template?[edit]

As you can see here, I have found a few pages to link to Pembina–Emerson Border Crossing. Can I remove the orphan template now?

Yes, as far as I am concerned, there is no need for the orphan template. Indefatigable (talk) 01:41, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

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Acadian flag[edit]

Greetings from your weaponized illiterate behemoth neighbor to the south, Indefatigable Mapleleafist! In your edit summary, are you saying that the IP's flag (also used on fr.wp: Acadie, Drapeau_de_l'Acadie) is the flag of the Acadian people, and a modern contrivance, whereas the correct flag of the territory ought to be Louis VIX's royal standard? Having neither passion nor expertise in the matter, I'm just curious. Eric talk 18:40, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes, that’s it. The French colony Acadia was ceded to Great Britain in 1713 and became part of the British colony Nova Scotia. The flag of Acadia was created in 1884 as a flag for the Acadian people. Since the Wikipedia article is about the French colony Acadia, it is inappropriate to use flag that was invented a century and a half after the colony was dissolved. Since the French colony Acadia never had a distinctive flag of its own, King Louis's flag is the most appropriate one for the infobox. Indefatigable (talk) 19:12, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
Got it, thanks! Eric talk 19:17, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

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Orphan tags with AWB[edit]

Hey, can you try to double-check that an article really is an orphan when allowing AWB to add the orphan tag to it? Out of the last 7 things you used AWB to tag as orphans, 6 were not actually orphans (Voltage-sensitive relay, Electro-mat, List of people from Eugene, Oregon, Moe Hurwitz, History of the North Sea, Digital Opportunity Trust, and List of personal coats of arms of Governors General of Canada). It's not a huge deal, but it just makes more work for those of us at WP:ORPHANAGE. Thanks! ♠PMC(talk) 21:16, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Canada day[edit]

There is a discussion on the talk page. Go there instead. Walter Görlitz (talk) 18:15, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Dots[edit]

I haven't got time at the moment to carefully check your AWB edits. However, it looks as if you are systematically changing from one kind of dot to another, and the result may not be correct. Please see Template talk:Convert/Archive November 2017#Dots. For example, this edit at British thermal unit changed kW·h (with U+00B7 middle dot) to kW⋅h (with U+22C5 dot operator). That is not correct. @Quondum: Please check since too many things are going on here for me to be sure. Johnuniq (talk) 10:10, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

No, these changes are being made in the correct direction. By the way the discussion settled out, the change from U+00B7 (middot) to U+22C5 (sdot) is correct, and matches the way that the MoS now stands (for example, at WP:UNITSYMBOLS). —Quondum 10:58, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I knew I was confused. What started me on the wrong track is that the BTU edit I mentioned introduced an unknown unit code and that made me guess that it was wrong. However, it turns out that the old (and incorrect) dot was still being accepted as a valid unit, whereas the unit with the correct sdot is not. I fixed it by using the recommended "kW.h" which convert uses to generate the correct dot. Johnuniq (talk) 03:13, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

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