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Probably little satellite tower power in the area?

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I get a blank screen as well.

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I'll keep watch on the web and on the Toronto and local Ontario news stations for any progress. There is a channel here, owned by CTV, called CP24, and I hope they will show all the live footage - and if not that, then they will likely show taped footage on the 11 o'clock news

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Torch relay links:

Jan. 1 (Day 64) relay videos
 
Jan. 1 (Day 64) relay photos
 
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Well, Shania should be running with the torch right now into Hollinger Park! Too bad we can't see it!

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youTube in a bit I bet..

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Well, Shania should be running with the torch right now into Hollinger Park! Too bad we can't see it!



So much for live coverage..it sucks that we can't see it!!

 



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Here's a pic from Ren (Shania Centre) that he took of Shania in the park. It's blurry and hard to make out Shania.

http://twitpic.com/wa2yr


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Somebody backed out so Tracy from STC got to run with the torch as a substitute runner.

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Shania with Torch

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Screaming fans welcome Shania Twain on torch run

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Shania Twain jumps up smiling and waving as she enters the Hollinger Park in Timmins carrying the Olympic Torch.

 

Despite bitterly cold temperatures and a biting wind, Shania Twain wowed the hometown crowd in Timmins this evening as she ran the final leg of the Olympic Torch Run into the Hollinger Park and Fred Salvador Field. More than a thousand fans that endured the minus 30 wind-chill, screamed and cheered as the hometown singing star entered the field.

Twain, clad in the familiar white torchbearers uniform was clearly as delighted as her fans as she proceeded the final few metres to the stage, she stopped for a quick photo opportunity and jumped up and down, smiling and waving. Moments later, Twain ran onto the stage where she used the Olympic torch to light a ceremonial cauldron to kick off an evening of entertainment.

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Here she is lit up little better:



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Oh man, that is cold, 40 celsius below freezing, with a wind chill. No wonder the hydraulics for the stage froze. Too cold! Too bad the CTV torch relay feed didn't come through for us on this important day. Lucky for us, there are twit pics, YouTube and 'Fred_Tube' (ha ha) Fred is the best! So nice of him to share Shania with us, unlike Mutt.

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here is the 1st youtube vid of Shania - not great quality, but better than CTV so far

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt3kCR8U4oE

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here is the 1st youtube vid of Shania - not great quality, but better than CTV so far

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt3kCR8U4oE




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with cauldron - plus, my collection of Olympic Torch Relay stuff! My mittens are just like Shania's!

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A little better image quality here:


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few more photos up here: sorry for the long url

http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/olympic-torch-relay/torch-relay-photos/day-64-photos_197560yt.html

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Loonie Echo wrote:

few more photos up here: sorry for the long url

http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/olympic-torch-relay/torch-relay-photos/day-64-photos_197560yt.html#photoScrollHref



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Thanks for the better links, PPE - by the way NATIONAL POST has a new multimedia photo gallery with some NEW Shania Torch pics. I will let the experts post them.

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Shania on the road in Timmins with Torch.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ceeVSOBD2Q

SHANIA CARRYING THE TORCH IN TIMMINS IT WAS MINUS 24 AND -37 WITH THE WINDCHILL

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Loonie Echo wrote:

Thanks for the better links, PPE - by the way NATIONAL POST has a new multimedia photo gallery with some NEW Shania Torch pics. I will let the experts post them.



Where about?

 



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r-o3YqfWbU

Shania Twain, with the Olympic Torch :)

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Oh man, that is cold, 40 celsius below freezing, with a wind chill. No wonder the hydraulics for the stage froze. Too cold! Too bad the CTV torch relay feed didn't come through for us on this important day. Lucky for us, there are twit pics, YouTube and 'Fred_Tube' (ha ha) Fred is the best! So nice of him to share Shania with us, unlike Mutt.



What do you mean by FredTube?

 



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here is link to National Post
it might be slow

http://www.nationalpost.com/multimedia/photos/gallery/index.html
last time I checked - Shania was first 2 pics

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still looking for a better link to National Post for photos

here is one photo

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BTW - some great new photos by 'ren' on STC check them out

http://www.shaniatwaincentre.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4932

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Loonie Echo wrote:

Oh man, that is cold, 40 celsius below freezing, with a wind chill. No wonder the hydraulics for the stage froze. Too cold! Too bad the CTV torch relay feed didn't come through for us on this important day. Lucky for us, there are twit pics, YouTube and 'Fred_Tube' (ha ha) Fred is the best! So nice of him to share Shania with us, unlike Mutt.



What do you mean by FredTube?

 

 



..this was a joke?

 



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^ ^ ^ 'FredTube' means any videos that Fred posts on Shania's blog. He seems to take all the photos of Shania that she personally posts.

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sorry for all the posts, but hopefully this link works, as it has 2 photos of Shania that seem unique for the torch relay

http://www.nationalpost.com/multimedia/photos/gallery/index.html?id=2164994

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Superstar Shania Twain carries Olympic torch into frosty Timmins, Ont.

TIMMINS, Ont. — Canadian country music superstar Shania Twain returned to her hometown Saturday night to carry the Olympic torch.

An enthusiastic crowd estimated at 1,000 people bundled up to greet Twain as she entered Hollinger Park in Timmins and then lit the community cauldron. Twain was the final runner on Day 64 of the torch’s 106-day-cross-Canada relay on a frosty northern Ontario day where the temperature was estimated at -35 C with the wind chill.

It was so cold, local media reported, that a giant TV screen placed behind the portable stage simply failed to function.

But a clearly delighted Twain was unfazed.

“It just feels really beautiful to be back up north in the cold," she said. "It wouldn’t be Timmins . . . you know, forty below with the wind-chill!

“I think this is so fantastic," she told the master of ceremonies. "What it shows is the spirit of the people from the north to be standing out there on the road for all these hours in the freezing cold; all of you, it really does show your spirit. I am glad to be home. I am glad to a part of this."

Earlier in the day, the relay passed through Kirkland Lake, Ont., where it was greeted by a children’s choir and native drummers. The day before, the torch visited Temagami, Ont., New Liskeard, Ont., and Rouyn-Noranda, Que., and Val d’Or, Que.

Saturday, the relay continues through northern Ontario with stops that include Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.

The torch’s trek began Oct. 30 in Victoria. The flame has since passed through northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It has also made stops in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Quebec.

The torch will make an appearance in 1,000 communities before Feb. 12, when it reaches its final destination of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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Thousands cheer Twain, torch in Timmins

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Posted Friday, January 1, 2010 9:20pm ET

TIMMINS, Ont. - The Olympic torch arrived in Timmins, Ont., on Friday evening, held aloft by a hometown hero.

Shania Twain carried the torch the final 400 metres into Hollinger Park, cheered on by thousands of fans who braved searing cold to see the country music superstar in person.

Twain paused and waved to the crowd before bounding the final few metres onto the stage, where she lit the Olympic cauldron and passed the flame to the next torchbearer.

Twain called the experience the "highlight'' of her life.

An international superstar and multiple-Grammy winner, Twain was born in Windsor, Ont., but spent most of her youth in Timmins, honing her talents by performing in local bars and clubs.

Her 1997 record "Come on Over'' has sold more than 34 million copies, making it the best-selling album by a female artist of all time.

The torch continues its journey through northern Ontario on Saturday, making stops in a number of communities including Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/torch/news/newsid=24440.html#thousands+cheer+twain+torch+timmins



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She looks happy! Being retired and a millionaire suits her well!

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Just caught the CTV national news at 10:00 pm - they did a very brief story on Shania's torch relay in Timmins. They showed clear footage of her running with the torch, and then lighting the cauldron on the main stage. They said it was hard to tell who was more excited to be there, the fans or Shania. I read somewhere that it was 'the highlight' of her life.

I'm so happy for Shania! I hope to see another video of this, similar to the 'jumping out of the plane, skydiving' video etc..! Whoo hooo!

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Shania Twain Lights Olympic Torch in Her Hometown

Friday January 01, 2010 10:00 PM EST

Shania Twain Lights Olympic Torch in Her Hometown | Shania Twain

Shania Twain, carrying the Olympic torch

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Despite Friday night's bitterly cold, windy weather,
Shania Twain carried the Olympic torch through her Canadian hometown of Timmins, Ontario, and into a celebration at a city park.

Enduring the minus-30-degree wind-chill factor, more than 1,000 fans cheered and screamed as the five-time Grammy winner, 44, ran onto a makeshift stage wearing a white torchbearer's uniform.

After stopping for a quick photo op, Twain jumped up and down, smiled, waved and lit a ceremonial cauldron to kick off a show.

"There is a lot of excitement surrounding the voyage of the Olympic flame as it makes its way through our beautiful country," the Canadian-born Twain told PEOPLE before the chilly spectacle. "I am proud to be a small part of the flame's journey to its final destination at the games in Vancouver" – where the Olympics will commence Feb. 12.

"I will never forget this honor and cherish the privilege," she said.

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She looks happy! Being retired and a millionaire suits her well!




Wouldn't all of us look happy to be retired at 45 and a millionaire,lol



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Wow 30 below and she did the run,she isn't a wussy that's for sure.

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Shania Twain carries Olympic torch

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TIMMINS, Ontario -- Shania Twain carried the Olympic torch the final 400 yards into Hollinger Park, cheered on by thousands of parka-clad fans who turned out in arctic conditions to see the hometown hero in person Friday night.

After making her final turn toward the stage, Twain paused, held the torch aloft in her mittened left hand, and waved to the crowd. The country star then bounded the final few yards onto the stage, where she lit the Olympic cauldron.

"I feel proud, very proud," Twain said. "It's a highlight of my life to be able to carry the flame, to light the cauldron."

At 16 degrees below zero and windy, it was so cold that when a dozen red beach balls were tossed into the crowd, the balls came apart within seconds.

"I know that sounds crazy, but it wouldn't be Timmins if it wasn't 40 below with the wind chill factor!" Twain said.

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Between a star and a flame, blinded by the light

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By Susan Krashinsky, The Globe and Mail Posted Friday, January 1, 2010 10:40 PM

When the tiny, pretty brunette known by just one name in these parts came jogging toward the Olympic cauldron Friday night, of course the crowd in Timmins cheered. "Welcome home, Shania," one man called. But among the throngs who gathered to see the flame go by and celebrate a hometown superstar, there was one young woman who was especially excited.

After all, if it weren't for Shania Twain, 27-year-old Andrea O'Callaghan wouldn't live in Timmins. And she would never have met the man she's about to marry.

Her first visit was six years ago - what Ms. O'Callaghan sheepishly calls "my freaky stalker fan moment." Then living in east end Toronto, where she was born and raised, she drove the eight hours to Timmins and lined up overnight to meet the country singer at a short appearance, before turning around and doing the trip all over again to get her autograph at another event in Hamilton, 750 kilometres away.

"I was wearing the same clothes," she said, laughing. It was the briefest glimpse possible of Timmins, no time for a romance. But the next time would be different.

She came that summer for a convention at the 12,000-square-foot Shania Twain Centre, which sits atop a small hill in a sleepy corner of town. The modern, soaring temple to all things Shania opened nine years ago, but it still has that new building smell - and compared to its largesse, the modest gold mining museum out back (the original attraction on this spot) is almost an afterthought. In the same way, Timmins may have been built by the gold beneath its streets, but outside of this part of the North and in countries far away, its name and fame have everything to do with Shania.

For Ms. O'Callaghan and her fiancé, Rene Gaudreau, it was a simple story. He worked at the convention. They sat at the same tables at lunch, got to know each other, exchanged e-mail addresses. A visit here and there when she returned to finish her studies at the University of Toronto.

"I was only going to move here for a year," she said, recalling the day three years ago when she packed up her life in Toronto and headed north. "And then I never left. Timmins takes over."

Now Ms. O'Callaghan works at the Centre, which fittingly serves both as a tourist attraction dedicated to the singer and as a community hall.

"The recognition Shania brings to Timmins is amazing," said Tracy Hautanen, the manager of the Centre. "We get people from Finland who come here because she said, ‘Visit my hometown, it's a great place to go.'."

The Centre greets between 5,000 and 7,000 people per year.

"Because we bring people in, it contributes to the local economy," said Anne MacDonald, a member of the board.

The four staff members also spread the gospel of Timmins. And they have one tool to do it: the Shania mobile. Formally, it's the City of Timmins van, but nobody calls it that. A picture of the singer's face is plastered to each side, along with a photograph of the other symbol of the town: a gold mine headframe. Every June, Ms. O'Callaghan and Ms. Hautanen pile into the Shania mobile and head to Nashville for the CMA Music Festival, a country fan gathering. There, they set up a booth, and invite people way, way up to Timmins.

"They market for the North," Ms. MacDonald said. "You've got to entice people to come North, period. And then you get them to see the attractions."

It's a highlight of the year for Ms. Hautanen, even though it's hard to stop in a parking lot without being held up by people who want their picture taken with the van. And she has to be careful not to speed, she said.

"It doesn't blend in with traffic."

For Ms. O'Callaghan, driving that van to Nashville means the transformation is complete. Not only has the Scarborough native made her home in Timmins, she's gotten downright evangelical about her town and the people in it.

Friday night she stood among them, a dancing mass whose breath rose in great steaming waves into the sharp air, as the person who brought her here came running through.

"Timmins has a fantastic hometown spirit," Ms. Twain said after she lit the cauldron. "I carry that with me wherever I go."

If Ms. O'Callaghan is any indication, it's infectious.

The wedding will be in Timmins, in August. ("We had to make sure it was the weekend after the convention.") The city folk will just have to make the drive.

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She looks happy! Being retired and a millionaire suits her well!




Wouldn't all of us look happy to be retired at 45 and a millionaire,lol



True! :) Travel all the time; no job; tons of money, all the free time to do anything! Yeah, Shania's life is pretty easy!

 



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Thousands cheer as Twain carries Olympic flame into Hollinger Park

Posted By Chelsey Romain, The Daily Press

Not even the most frigid temperatures could keep Timmins from showing off its community spirit as the Olympic flame made its way through the city on its way to Vancouver.

Thousands waited in Hollinger Park as country singing superstar Shania Twain made her way on the torch's final 300 metres of the Timmins leg. They all cheered as the precious flame lit the Olympic cauldron on stage.

Officials estimate anywhere between 7,000 and 9,000 people attended the celebration on New Year's Day. Many others lined the torch's route from Porcupine through Timmins.

The crowd erupted as Twain made her way into Hollinger Park toward the stage. She proudly carried the torch and lit the cauldron, before taking a few moments and speaking to the crowd, as her son Eja, looked on, waving from the front of the crowd.

"This is so fantastic, it's pretty overwhelming," Twain said. "I know we could have probably had warmer weather, but in a way it just feels really beautiful to be back up North in the cold.

"I know that sounds crazy, but it wouldn't be Timmins if it wasn't 40 below with the wind chill."

Twain went on to say that the fact that all those people stood out in the crowd in the freezing weather only proves the spirit people from the North have.

She wished luck to all Olympians, and said how happy she was to be back in her hometown.

"I'm honoured," said Twain. "I'm extremely proud and it's a highlight of my life to be able to be here to carry the torch."

When asked how she felt about the Olympics themselves being held in her home country, Twain said that no matter where she has travelled in the world, Canadians are much loved, and that is something Canadians should be proud of. She also had some words of encouragement for all those out there in Timmins, both young and young at heart.

"I say go for your dreams, never lose hope and hold on to spirit," she said. "Not just of your hometown, although Timmins has a fantastic home spirit, of course it does, and I think I carry that with me everywhere I go.

"But just be yourself and take that with you wherever you go, that's what's most important."

Interactive displays, and entertainment provided by the community, as well as the Vancouver Olympic Committee and sponsors Coca-Cola and RBC, kept the crowd warm, dancing and singing, as they patiently awaited the torch's arrival.

Local celebration committee chairman Timmins Police Service Sgt. Al Richardson said minus a glitch with the stage, organizers were thrilled with how things turned out.

"We're absolutely excited, we had a few technical difficulties to begin the stage was broken when it came across Canada - it's a little too cold for it up here," Richardson said, "This is huge, to be part of the Olympic spirit to have this stop in our community.

"It's once in a lifetime for Timmins, and our citizens, I'm almost speechless."

For one Timmins student, being able to carry the torch, and even receive a hug from Twain, was a moment of a lifetime.

Fifteen-year-old Timmins High and Vocational student Riley Kolisnyk, was able to hand off the torch to Twain at the corner of Algonquin Blvd. and Brunette Rd.

"This is wonderful, amazing, I can't believe it," he said. "I don't know how to explain it. It's emotional."

Riley is a long-distance track runner. He said being able to be a part of the Olympic experience was a great experience.

"It's the best thing ever," said Riley. "It was such an honour."

MP Charlie Angus (NDP — Timmins-James Bay) as well as Mayor Tom Laughren were both a part of the ceremony, and Angus said Timmins is a community that knows the importance of community spirit.

"When you look at a world with so much heartbreak and violence, the Olympic flame reminds us that we can come together to be something more," Angus said. "Here in Timmins, where so many people from so many countries came to build a life, it is a symbol."

Laughren said that the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge taking place at the same time as the torch relay,only further proves what the city is capable of achieving.

"When you see the atmosphere of the torch being carried in, it really makes you reflect on what the Olympics mean not only to the world, but specifically to Canadians and the people in Timmins," Laughren said. "We're very, very proud, and we're very glad things have worked out."

Laughren's speech was met with roars from the crowd as he mentioned Timmins long ties with the Olympics. Acknowledging the efforts of Timmins Olympians Laurie and Kathy Kriener, as well as Jason Gervais, Laughren said Timmins is no stranger to the spirit of the Olympics.

Much discussion took place in the community regarding who was chosen to carry the torch on its last leg in Timmins, and Laughren said there was no shortage of people the city could have chosen. However, only one was allowed.

"We wanted to ensure we had a great event and that we had people to come out," said Laughren, who only met the singing sensation for the first time yesterday.

"For Shania to come back to her hometown and do this for us is really remarkable and in this weather we can't thank her enough.

"I have to say she's a real trooper."

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Here's a video from The Canadian Press:

http://www.coastreporter.net/article/GB/20100102/CP08/301029997/-1/sechelt/shania-carries-the-torch&template=cpvideoart

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Here are some amatuer videos from YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ceeVSOBD2Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r-o3YqfWbU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4_mECGOJxI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt3kCR8U4oE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbXEfzK20SY

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