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    Really would like that gigantic A&W sign from the...

    Really would like that gigantic A&W sign from the old 109 St. location, plus the CJCA Tiger (if either exist anywhere still).

    As an ode to local business, (not sure it was neon), but GWG had a...
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    The cement plant is not going away. They...

    The cement plant is not going away. They consider the location a serious competitive advantage.
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    Why oh why the city couldn't have let the FM stay...

    Why oh why the city couldn't have let the FM stay on 104 street last weekend or even till the GWG site is ready is beyond me.

    DT Farmer's Market? Too good of an idea - must squash (City Hall)
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    Yep, lots of stupid, selfish play by both Esks...

    Yep, lots of stupid, selfish play by both Esks and Leos.

    But the Reilly injury - legit football play - no stupidity, except by Leos afterwards.

    For me, watching the Esks - we use the field...
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    Icy, I mean, I see - blading after a snowfall...

    Icy, I mean, I see - blading after a snowfall inevitably means first roads, then intersections for days on end, skating rinks. What winter tires should pedestrians use?
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    Wonder how many broken elbows and/or hips this...

    Wonder how many broken elbows and/or hips this will cause?

    Oh well, cars over pedestrians.
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    ^^ True dat. Normal cities have HOV lanes. ...

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    True dat. Normal cities have HOV lanes. Edmonton doesn't

    You know, we're special.
  8. Thread: Around the NHL

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    Eight games .... that's brutal, but this is...

    Eight games .... that's brutal, but this is Russia and this is the KHL.

    Wouldn't want MacT with the Oilers again in any capacity. Still, maybe a Sportsnet analyst?
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    https://citymuseumedmonton.ca/2015/01/26/retrofutu...

    https://citymuseumedmonton.ca/2015/01/26/retrofuture-edmontons-omniplex-part-1/

    https://citymuseumedmonton.ca/2015/01/26/retrofutures-edmontons-omniplex-part-2/
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    Somewhat hides that hideous concrete monstrosity...

    Somewhat hides that hideous concrete monstrosity immediately east of the park, which I give it credit for!
  11. Thread: Quality of Life

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    When I lived in Calgary, would ask folks if they...

    When I lived in Calgary, would ask folks if they ever went to the mountains.

    Most said, " no, effing tourists ...."

    Edmonton has no mountains, no ocean or great lake. But usually, the river...
  12. Good for Ritchie. You want walkable...

    Good for Ritchie.

    You want walkable communities? This would be one.
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    LOL, as if the English language isn't convoluted...

    LOL, as if the English language isn't convoluted enough ...
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    Was trying to get to River Road. Good luck...

    Was trying to get to River Road.

    Good luck with that. Could have taken a bus.

    Oh wait - there are no buses going there.

    (I do have a bus pass and support public transit - but this could...
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    Problem with cameras is the bad guys wear hoodies...

    Problem with cameras is the bad guys wear hoodies - no way to identify.

    More cops needed - or at least more cops who actually care - too many don't, but can't be fired.
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    And only Uhmurrikans spell Capital, "Capitol."

    And only Uhmurrikans spell Capital, "Capitol."
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-c...

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-calgary-police-body-worn-cameras-1.5260814

    EPS, they of "No Rats" T-shirts and stalking journalists, will never accept anything that makes them...
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    Yanno ... could have been any street or avenue...

    Yanno ... could have been any street or avenue organizers chose and silly hall administrators approved.

    But no, has to be one of only two east - west through routes,

    Yeah - it's not anti-car. ...
  19. Thread: Fringe 2019

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    Police called .... The performer was a drag...

    Police called ....

    The performer was a drag queen - this was known to everyone.

    He asked for a volunteer from the audience and the man put his hand up.

    Oh yes, call police ....
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    109 has such diverse zoning and density, not sure...

    109 has such diverse zoning and density, not sure a name works for it's entire length.

    Sort of with Medwards, what's wrong with 109 Street?
  21. Thread: Fringe 2019

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    We went on a whim Saturday night - just wander...

    We went on a whim Saturday night - just wander around. Went to what used to be the Stage 11 beer tent - now on "the wrong side of the tracks."

    Have to say, I think the producers have done an...
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    Yep - remember Lillos well. Will also miss it. ...

    Yep - remember Lillos well. Will also miss it.

    Took drumming lessons there ...
  23. Sticky: This is an April Fool's joke right? Spend...

    This is an April Fool's joke right? Spend millions to totally screw things up.

    That intersection isn't a problem in need of a solution.

    And what you describe is 100% NOT a solution.
  24. Thread: MacDonald Hotel

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    I think the new ownership just had no clue the...

    I think the new ownership just had no clue the city's (and many business travelers) love affair with the Mac just as is. Or, at best, horribly underestimated it.
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    ^Yep, this is probably the last we'll ever hear...

    ^Yep, this is probably the last we'll ever hear of either claim.
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