January 06, 2004

Christmas Holidays

Sarah and I spent two weeks in Smithers for Christmas and New Years. It was a really good time, here are the pictures. As you can see we did some cross country skiing and got spoiled in the present department. We also got a chance to do some real Ukrainian cooking with Sarah's Baba. I just about exploded from too many cabbage rolls and peirogies (aparently the is how you spell peirogies, I always thought it was perrogies). We also learned how to play bridge, seems like it could be a fun game, very challenging. I went for a swim in frozen lake and thawed out in a sauna after. That was to recover from partying at the Driftwood Hall just outside of Smithers for New Years where they rang in the New Year by jumping a little bike over something infront of the stage.

I found out that they have wireless internet available in the Smithers/Telkwa area provided by Cybernet Communications. Telus offers ADSL in Smithers but I'm guessing that there are plenty of places that ADSL doesn't reach to not too far outside of Smithers. An interesting point about cybernet is that I think they get their Internet access from Navigata who I had never heard of before but aparently they have a deal with BC Rail that lets them use railway land for their network which gets out to the boonies in BC. The only problem I see with the cybernet wireless setup is that they actually charge you for traffic which Telus/Rogers doesn't do quite yet.

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