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06-02-2014, 09:53 AM
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I say the City should pay Mike Jenkins not to tell us about Mosquito count, but to take a fly swatter and run around Edmonton swatting every last one of those blood sucking B******.



"I pledge my allegiance to the City of Edmonton that I, Mike Jenkins, shall slaughter the mosquito population and swear by my blood that everyone will be safe from the hands of the blood-sucking community called the Mosquito".

<Add in picture of Mike in a Knight costume holding a giant mosquito head in his hand>

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I have seen one bee and no wasps. Two weeks ago there were a ton of mosquitoes and they seemed to have left.
I know. golfing this past Friday and nobody in the foursome received even one bite.

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06-02-2014, 11:54 AM
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Does anyone have any idea of a quiet beginner golf course?

I've been trying to get my GF into golf and we've done done a few pitch and putt courses already. I'd like to take her on a normal course that isn't really too busy.

I was thinking Fort Sask shouldn't be too bad, but never golfed there before.

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06-02-2014, 12:14 PM
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Does anyone have any idea of a quiet beginner golf course?

I've been trying to get my GF into golf and we've done done a few pitch and putt courses already. I'd like to take her on a normal course that isn't really too busy.

I was thinking Fort Sask shouldn't be too bad, but never golfed there before.
Pioneer Meadows is a step up from the Rundles. Legacy on 21 and 625 is a nice quiet course. Me and a buddy did 27 holes in 3 hours or something. Another time we played 2 balls each and had no one behind or in front of us.

Fairly cheap too

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06-03-2014, 08:07 PM
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Couldn't find the weather thread, so I'll post here.

North End is getting a **** load of torrential downpour right now.

How's the other parts of the city?

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06-04-2014, 03:16 AM
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Does anyone have any idea of a quiet beginner golf course?

I've been trying to get my GF into golf and we've done done a few pitch and putt courses already. I'd like to take her on a normal course that isn't really too busy.

I was thinking Fort Sask shouldn't be too bad, but never golfed there before.
Dragons head is a par 3 course out on the west end. Take her to the range a few times to get some basics of ball striking and head out there.

http://www.dragonsheadgolf.ca/

Just noticed you said you did a few pitch and putts.
Try Sand Piper or Edmonton Springs.

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06-04-2014, 08:48 AM
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anyone ever e-mail your city council member?
I was wondering how long to wait for a response before I should get ticked off.
I sent him an e-mail on Wednesday the 28th of May.

If it helps, I sent him a question, and not a complaint.

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Dragons head is a par 3 course out on the west end. Take her to the range a few times to get some basics of ball striking and head out there.

http://www.dragonsheadgolf.ca/

Just noticed you said you did a few pitch and putts.
Try Sand Piper or Edmonton Springs.
The Edmonton Springs that I took a guy that was shooting high 60's at Mill Woods, but shot a 85 at Edmonton Springs?

That course wrecks people. A lot of target golf there that isn't forgiving and if there is any sort of wind you might as well just fill the bag full of booze because it's damn near impossible to play.

The nice thing is the course is usally quite quiet(probably because people are scared), it's a beautiful course that was in great shape everytime I was there and the cost was pretty cheap. We even received free power carts because we went so many times late in the year.

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anyone ever e-mail your city council member?
I was wondering how long to wait for a response before I should get ticked off.
I sent him an e-mail on Wednesday the 28th of May.
If it was election time they'd respond in a few days, now who knows.

I emailed Iveson shortly before the last election and he ended up calling me. I told him that just by calling me I'd vote for him, because he spent the time to talk to me.

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If it was election time they'd respond in a few days, now who knows.

I emailed Iveson shortly before the last election and he ended up calling me. I told him that just by calling me I'd vote for him, because he spent the time to talk to me.
my guy is Ed Gibbons. he's been around a while, so he's probably become a self satisfied incumbent who knows he'll keep getting elected for life.

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06-09-2014, 01:55 AM
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Does anyone have any idea of a quiet beginner golf course?

I've been trying to get my GF into golf and we've done done a few pitch and putt courses already. I'd like to take her on a normal course that isn't really too busy.

I was thinking Fort Sask shouldn't be too bad, but never golfed there before.
It can get quite windy there and your "girl friend" might blow away. Victoria is nice and sheltered and not too long. Nine holes would be decent.

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06-09-2014, 05:34 PM
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anyone ever e-mail your city council member?
I was wondering how long to wait for a response before I should get ticked off.
I sent him an e-mail on Wednesday the 28th of May.

If it helps, I sent him a question, and not a complaint.
I sent Caterina an email regarding the Northlands/new arena debate. It wa a bit of a complaint on his stance, but he did make a terse reply the next day....I'll give him that at least.

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06-09-2014, 05:44 PM
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Does anyone have any idea of a quiet beginner golf course?

I've been trying to get my GF into golf and we've done done a few pitch and putt courses already. I'd like to take her on a normal course that isn't really too busy.

I was thinking Fort Sask shouldn't be too bad, but never golfed there before.
One that I enjoyed quite a bit when starting (besides Victoria...Liquor is right, good place to start), is one out near Sherwood Park called Fox's Run. It can be challenging at times, but for the most part is a good beginner course.

For a really good starter course or 2, go up to Radium for a weekend and hit the Windermere Golf course (similar to Golden West when it was around), and there is a wicked par 3 course up highway 95 (I think) which is where my wife played her first game. Got her to like golf with that course.

Edit: The name of the Radium one is Edgewater Hilltop. http://www.edgewaterhilltopgolf.com/


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I like the 9 holes at whitemud, that's where I started

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I'm moving to Edmonton/Edmonton area this fall, in looking for a place to live, what areas should I avoid?

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I'm moving to Edmonton/Edmonton area this fall, in looking for a place to live, what areas should I avoid?
Avoid: northside, most of the south east (some of millwoods is okay, very specific pockets though)
Depends (on work, lifestyle, interests etc): Whyte ave and downtown
If you have nice budget: Saskatchewan drive, river valley locales, around the U of A, Rio Terrace, just west of 124 st. (downtown) on Jasper Ave
Good: pretty much anywhere in the southwest
Neutral/you got a family and want a quiet area: Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Fort Sask... all the suburbs, also, south central bridging on south east, although much newer - Summerside and stuff off of Ellerslie.... zzzzzzz
Underrated, quality community in the city: Malmo

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Where did the gaming thread go?

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http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1496073

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Jeez this thing hasn't been used since the end of the Oilers season.
End of October...sounds about right

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I'm happy you caught that.

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Avoid: northside, most of the south east (some of millwoods is okay, very specific pockets though)
Depends (on work, lifestyle, interests etc): Whyte ave and downtown
If you have nice budget: Saskatchewan drive, river valley locales, around the U of A, Rio Terrace, just west of 124 st. (downtown) on Jasper Ave
Good: pretty much anywhere in the southwest
Neutral/you got a family and want a quiet area: Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Fort Sask... all the suburbs, also, south central bridging on south east, although much newer - Summerside and stuff off of Ellerslie.... zzzzzzz
Underrated, quality community in the city: Malmo
Just me and my girlfriend, looking for a 1 or 2 bdrm place. St. Albert is a place we have our eyes on, but that's only if things work out for jobs, and reasonably priced places available for rent.

I appreciate the feedback and reply. I'll use this in our search!!

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Just me and my girlfriend, looking for a 1 or 2 bdrm place. St. Albert is a place we have our eyes on, but that's only if things work out for jobs, and reasonably priced places available for rent.

I appreciate the feedback and reply. I'll use this in our search!!
1 bedrooms decent place you'll be looking at 900-1200 a month. 2 bedrooms 1400-2000 I think for something good to very nice.

Wish you the best of luck and welcome to Edmonton, when you do come. Check out this website too, although you may have already encountered it in your search.

http://yegishome.ca

Good new website the city has put up for residents.

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Avoid: northside, most of the south east (some of millwoods is okay, very specific pockets though)
Depends (on work, lifestyle, interests etc): Whyte ave and downtown
If you have nice budget: Saskatchewan drive, river valley locales, around the U of A, Rio Terrace, just west of 124 st. (downtown) on Jasper Ave
Good: pretty much anywhere in the southwest
Neutral/you got a family and want a quiet area: Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Fort Sask... all the suburbs, also, south central bridging on south east, although much newer - Summerside and stuff off of Ellerslie.... zzzzzzz
Underrated, quality community in the city: Malmo

Not really sure why you say the Northside. It's a pretty big area you've included.
I've lived in a nice residential area with practically no crime, lots of fields and schools, and plenty of amenities nearby since the early 80's.

Plenty of VERY nice places on the Northside to live. Just have to watch out for the area's that are a bit older and run down like around 118th - yellowhead, East nothside around the clairview area, stadium area, coliseum area etc.

St. Albert is a nice place of course, but you may be paying through the nose for a half decent place there.


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Not really sure why you say the Northside. It's a pretty big area you've included.
I've lived in a nice residential area with practically no crime, lots of fields and schools, and plenty of amenities nearby since the early 80's.

Plenty of VERY mice places on the Northside to live. Just have to watch out for the area's that are a bit older and run down like around 118th - yellowhead, East nothside around the clairview area, stadium area, coliseum area etc.

St. Albert is a nice place of course, but you may be paying through the nose for a half decent place there.
Annnnnnnnnd......THAT'S why you don't live in the Northside

Don't get me wrong, I have driven to the Northside by Bannerman, Kildare, Londonderry and M.E. Lazerte areas and it isn't really that bad. THe worst I say is Central-North of Downtown. Past Yellowhead, it's not terrible. Looks like Millwoods IMO but better.

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