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01-24-2010, 12:48 AM
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Be easy on him. He's still upset over the way the Canucks org. has been treating the next great NHL Superstar Pavel Shirokov.
They're treating him just fine.

He wasn't ready for the NHL and is being developed in the AHL.

The Oilers should try that.

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01-24-2010, 01:39 AM
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You do realize the temperature can be different in two different places at the same time, right?

A quick google search reveals the following as the list of coldest Canadian cities (based on average extremes in December and January).

Winnipeg -10.3 -20.2
Saskatoon -9.6 -19.9
Regina -8.4 -19.1
Saguenay -8.4 -19.2
Sudbury -6.5 -16.4
Quebec -6.3 -15.7
Edmonton -5.4 -14.3
Trois-Rivieres -5.2 -15.3
Ottawa -4.4 -13.2
Sherbrooke -4.1 -16.1

So someone coming from Montreal can probably handle Edmonton's weather. I can't believe we're having this conversation again.
I have no idea what conversation it is that you're having with yourself... Edmonton is cold - deal with it. A lot colder than other major NA cities, including Montreal. I suggest googling that.

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01-24-2010, 04:01 AM
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I have no idea what conversation it is that you're having with yourself... Edmonton is cold - deal with it. A lot colder than other major NA cities, including Montreal. I suggest googling that.
Cold is easy to deal with. As long as one has shelter and or proper clothing.

Icestorms on the other hand are far more dangerous and severe situations than any weather we get here.

We are saved from severe icestorms due to how cold it is here in the winter.

From a weather pov it is easier to live in Edmonton than Montreal.

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01-24-2010, 04:24 AM
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There's now a Coras on Calgary Trail just north of 23rd Avenue.
*drool* Went to Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax locations while out east. If it's anywhere near as good I highly recommend it. Awesome, awesome breakfast.

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01-24-2010, 04:29 AM
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So only non-offensive opinions are valid?

And there are posters here from all over the place some who like Edmonton and some who don't.

Is this about censoring those who don't agree with you?
Blah blah blah blah.

It's one thing to not like Edmonton.

To call it a wasteland is rude, condescending, immature and stupid and and a blatant shot at 95 per cent of the people on this board in an attempt to get attention. **** your censoring. Censoring? Why don't you just martyr yourself Andrew and get it over with. We're all waiting. Edmonton is a place alot of us call home, and we don't need a man who lived here for 40 years (and couldn't leave for 40 years??? what?) to tell us it's a wasteland. Grow up. Now.

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01-24-2010, 04:40 AM
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Who could have possibly known from his 30 million posts that DSF hated Edmonton?

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01-24-2010, 04:44 AM
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Who could have possibly known from his 30 million posts that DSF hated Edmonton?
Anyone that hated a place, yet lived there for 40 years is pretty much a sad sack.

In theory of course. I don't know of anyone here that did that.

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01-24-2010, 08:23 AM
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Cold is easy to deal with. As long as one has shelter and or proper clothing.

Icestorms on the other hand are far more dangerous and severe situations than any weather we get here.

We are saved from severe icestorms due to how cold it is here in the winter.

From a weather pov it is easier to live in Edmonton than Montreal.
My first two years in Ontario were spent in Kingston. The winters were shorter than in Edmonton, but I was never so cold in my life.

To be honest, I would choose a typical Edmonton winter over the type of winter one gets in the Ottawa-Montreal region. Much more sunshine and less snow, particularly the heavy wet snow. The only complaint would be the length of the Edmonton winter and the very short days through Dec-Jan. I also think that May-August Edmonton has better weather than Montreal. But of course this is all personal choice.

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01-24-2010, 10:35 AM
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I love that Edmonton is so dry. I couldn't handle the humidity and I don't know how people adapt to it. But the streetlife, culture, and beauty of Montreal, I fell in love with. I wish Edmonton had half as much streetlife!

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01-24-2010, 11:22 AM
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Edmonton can expand outward at will. St. Albert can't, and might even get enveloped in a few years time. It's easier to plan density for a city which is essentially all residential compared to a city that has to balance the needs of residents, businesses and industry. St. Albert can optimize their space for residential needs only.
St. Albert annexed in February 2007......


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01-24-2010, 11:24 AM
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I'm not a coal industry apologist, and that kind of thing happens, for sure. When it does, they should punish the company. Badly.
There is always pollution from burning coal.

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01-24-2010, 11:28 AM
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I love that Edmonton is so dry. I couldn't handle the humidity and I don't know how people adapt to it. But the streetlife, culture, and beauty of Montreal, I fell in love with. I wish Edmonton had half as much streetlife!
Ah yes, the lack humidity in Alberta makes winter it quite a bit more easy to live in - compared to other places in Canada....

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01-24-2010, 03:42 PM
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St. Albert annexed in February 2007......

So? Their boundaries are growing at a much smaller pace than the Edmonton limits, and they've already got Edmonton pressed up against them. Notice their land annexation was in the only direction possible?

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There is always pollution from burning coal.
Was anyone saying there wasn't?

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01-24-2010, 05:43 PM
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So? Their boundaries are growing at a much smaller pace than the Edmonton limits, and they've already got Edmonton pressed up against them. Notice their land annexation was in the only direction possible?
Well, it is a smaller city - as for the direction, it was probably easier for annexation to get farmland instead of getting part of Edmonton.


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01-24-2010, 05:53 PM
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I have found the Western Canada, in general, are very tolerent of opposing fans wearing their team's apparel. I live in Calgary, and lived in Vancouver for many years, and in both places I wear Oiler gear consistantly, and can say I've never been accosted by any local fans.

The only thing you don't do is wear your Habs jersey to an Oiler game if the Habs aren't playing. Don't be that guy, Rexall folk don't like that guy.
No one likes that guy. That guy usually has his own name on the back of the jersey too hahaha

Saw a dude wearing a Ducks jersey with Sutherland 44 on the back to a Nucks vs Chicago game. This of course was the season after the Ducks won their cup.

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Well, it is a smaller city - as for the direction, it was probably easier for annexation to get farmland instead of getting part of Edmonton.

The point just flies over your head, doesn't it?

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There's allot of golf courses in the city and surrounding areas, if you like that....A 1 1/2 hour drive North to Athabasca in the summer to their golf course and scenery is a yearly jaunt that I look forward to
But one needs to stay off the golf courses around April. The Oilers have 'em booked up for years.

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The west leg is just taking space that a bus can take. The LRT works fine if it has it's own space it does not have to share with regular traffic.

As for the fairy tale of population density, Calgary has a larger LRT system and they are nothing but sprawl, probably caused by the LRT...
What are you smoking?



The major cause of urban sprawl is the automobile.

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01-24-2010, 07:26 PM
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The point just flies over your head, doesn't it?
No, not at all...


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edmonton has its negatives but if you must move to alberta edmonton is the place to go...i say this as I just moved to calgary last week and find it to be really strange..

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edmonton has its negatives but if you must move to alberta edmonton is the place to go...i say this as I just moved to calgary last week and find it to be really strange..
I really don't want to get into an Edmonton/Calgary debate. I have made my own personal decision but I am curious to know what it is that Edmonton has and Calgary doesn't.

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I really don't want to get into an Edmonton/Calgary debate. I have made my own personal decision but I am curious to know what it is that Edmonton has and Calgary doesn't.
a lottery pick

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Yes it is.

An example of environmentally responsible urban planning.
Well, I'm not sure if cul-de-sacs aren't really environmentally responsible, but I do agree with your point that dense cities are much better. I admittedly don't know a lot about urban planning but I agree with the benefits of denser communities, better urban planning, etc. Here is a good video on the subject if you're interested (wouldn't let me embed for some reason): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGJt_YXIoJI

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