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    Being of Swiss heritage I came across this recent article about Edmonton and Vancouver in 'Tages Anzeiger', which is one of the main dailies from Zurich. It was written in conjunction with KLM and is largely positive (and leaves out Calgary )

    It's in German and I'm on the run and don't know how to quickly/easily run it through Google Translate, so I'm going to post it here and let you folks figure it out yourselves 😊

    http://mobile2.tagesanzeiger.ch/arti...5c375948000001
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    Chrome will automatically ask you to translate. This is is what does with the first line:

    Vancouver is a green city, even in the hot dog there is seaweed.
    I guess Japadog is trying some new things?

    edit: haha, I thought that was just a bad translation and was making a joke, but apparently that's exactly what it was talking about.

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    The translation is pretty hilarious. Here is the part about the "bizarre think tank" of Edmonton.

    Bizarre innovative

    Edmonton, only one and a half hour flight from the west coast, is the exact opposite of Vancouver. "The Houston Canada" is the city because of oil wealth also called - promoted is only a few kilometers south of the city. In the center of massive financial houses and wide streets dominate. The temperature is almost ten degrees Celsius lower than on the west coast.

    Time seems to have stopped the last decades in this metropolis. Velo strip it does not here. "The drivers are not used to other road users, cyclists must therefore be extra careful," says a young locals. From environmentally friendly efforts as in Vancouver can be seen in Edmonton little.

    But in recent years, another Edmonton has begun to develop. The city recorded a significant population increase, they united in 2013 40 percent of all new jobs created in the country in coming. "Globe and Mail", one of the biggest Canadian newspapers, called the city a "bizarre innovative Think Tank".

    Changing City

    And it seems to be an open city: "If you live a day in Edmonton, you belong to us," says the taxi driver, who immigrated from Afghanistan. witness the transformation can not only Downtown, where the impressive art gallery and the library stand and a huge new hockey arena for the NHL team Edmonton Oilers is built from the ground but also at the Whyte Avenue in the neighborhood Old Strathcona in the southern part of the city , Here fashion boutiques, cafes and organic markets lined. Night draw students from the University of Alberta their rounds through the Dive Bar. The area is considered hip.

    A trendy business is the Duchess Bake Shop northeast of downtown. From Buzzfeed is this even in the category "Bakeries that you have to see before you die" queued. The Edmontonian Garner Beggs opened the store in 2009 after a long stay on the Canadian coasts. "We have developed a passion for changing the food culture in Edmonton," says Beggs.

    The success proves him right: Sundays joins before loading a meter long snake, Beggs and his wife now employ more than 60 employees and operate at peak times up to 300 customers per hour.

    Greggs is not alone in the city, the auftrumpft with innovations. In Alberta Hotel in Downtown young restaurateurs have moved in. The team operating time not too long ago still a food stand at the market until it was discovered by the boss of the new restaurant. At night, Edmonton's population meets here at elegant dinner and cocktails - these are mixed again from fires of the local distilleries.

    Just across the valley of the North Saskatchewan River is the Fairmont, a hundred years of construction, from the balcony you can overlook. The lounge still meet long-established locals, not least from the oil business. Tourists are rare guests told the man at the hotel reception.

    That will change, in the most Edmontonians are safe. They predict their city requires a great future. A blog that describes the changes that have been around: "Why Edmonton?Ľ.

    The trip was supported by Air France / KLM and Fairmont Hotels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaerdo View Post
    The translation is pretty hilarious. Here is the part about the "bizarre think tank" of Edmonton.
    Bizarre innovative
    Beats "Boiler room of Canada"

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    loading a meter long snake
    Didn't know the Duchess sold snakes.

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    This quote seems to have come through the translator fairly accurately:
    "Time seems to have stopped the last decades in this metropolis."

    And seeing as this is a puff piece supported in part by them, you'd think Fairmont Hotels could get a better quote than, "The lounge still meet long-established locals, not least from the oil business. Tourists are rare guests told the man at the hotel reception"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaerdo View Post
    The translation is pretty hilarious. Here is the part about the "bizarre think tank" of Edmonton.

    Bizarre innovative

    Edmonton, only one and a half hour flight from the west coast, is the exact opposite of Vancouver. "The Houston Canada" is the city because of oil wealth also called - promoted is only a few kilometers south of the city. In the center of massive financial houses and wide streets dominate. The temperature is almost ten degrees Celsius lower than on the west coast.

    Time seems to have stopped the last decades in this metropolis. Velo strip it does not here. "The drivers are not used to other road users, cyclists must therefore be extra careful," says a young locals. From environmentally friendly efforts as in Vancouver can be seen in Edmonton little.

    But in recent years, another Edmonton has begun to develop. The city recorded a significant population increase, they united in 2013 40 percent of all new jobs created in the country in coming. "Globe and Mail", one of the biggest Canadian newspapers, called the city a "bizarre innovative Think Tank".

    Changing City

    And it seems to be an open city: "If you live a day in Edmonton, you belong to us," says the taxi driver, who immigrated from Afghanistan. witness the transformation can not only Downtown, where the impressive art gallery and the library stand and a huge new hockey arena for the NHL team Edmonton Oilers is built from the ground but also at the Whyte Avenue in the neighborhood Old Strathcona in the southern part of the city , Here fashion boutiques, cafes and organic markets lined. Night draw students from the University of Alberta their rounds through the Dive Bar. The area is considered hip.

    A trendy business is the Duchess Bake Shop northeast of downtown. From Buzzfeed is this even in the category "Bakeries that you have to see before you die" queued. The Edmontonian Garner Beggs opened the store in 2009 after a long stay on the Canadian coasts. "We have developed a passion for changing the food culture in Edmonton," says Beggs.

    The success proves him right: Sundays joins before loading a meter long snake, Beggs and his wife now employ more than 60 employees and operate at peak times up to 300 customers per hour.

    Greggs is not alone in the city, the auftrumpft with innovations. In Alberta Hotel in Downtown young restaurateurs have moved in. The team operating time not too long ago still a food stand at the market until it was discovered by the boss of the new restaurant. At night, Edmonton's population meets here at elegant dinner and cocktails - these are mixed again from fires of the local distilleries.

    Just across the valley of the North Saskatchewan River is the Fairmont, a hundred years of construction, from the balcony you can overlook. The lounge still meet long-established locals, not least from the oil business. Tourists are rare guests told the man at the hotel reception.

    That will change, in the most Edmontonians are safe. They predict their city requires a great future. A blog that describes the changes that have been around: "Why Edmonton?Ľ.

    The trip was supported by Air France / KLM and Fairmont Hotels.
    I like this!

    Portrays the city as edgy and on the frontier - which it is. Discovers the local flavour. And accurately conveys the sense of change and optimism for the city's future.

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    I think their point is kindof encapsulated thus:
    "You already know green Vancouver, but next you're going to know its evil twin!"

    But this is gold too:
    "If you live a day in Edmonton, you belong to us,"
    Let's make Edmonton better.

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