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Forum: Ask Ed 19-08-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By cantilever
I'll put in another recommendation for MEC. ...

I'll put in another recommendation for MEC.

Their speciality is outdoor gear, and so their urban/day to day stuff tends to be made of the same super hardy materials. Their customer service tends...
Forum: Roads and Civic Infrastructure 26-07-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,472
Posted By cantilever
Going down Bellamy Hill used to scare me, but at...

Going down Bellamy Hill used to scare me, but at the time I was driving a car with worn out struts and that in combination with the poor condition of the road made things a little white knuckle. Now...
Forum: Raves 18-07-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,443
Posted By cantilever
Hey GeeCee, I'm no expert on them in any...

Hey GeeCee,

I'm no expert on them in any sense, but a sump pump is an important part of a home floodproofing plan, and they have been law on new homes since the late 80s I think.

Check out...
Forum: Business & Economy 02-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 37,046
Posted By cantilever
I'll have to go check out this new Beer Mkt. ...

I'll have to go check out this new Beer Mkt. I've always thought that building was super cool looking, but I-Ho was kind of skeezy and I wasn't sad to see it shut down.
Forum: Business & Economy 02-07-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By cantilever
Interesting... Good to hear the big guys might...

Interesting... Good to hear the big guys might have to pay for their price gouging.

On the topic of the System Access Fees, when I renewed my contract a year ago it was made VERY clear to me that...
Forum: Images of Edmonton 02-07-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By cantilever
Great pictures, thank you for posting. What...

Great pictures, thank you for posting.

What is that little animal (neighbourhood walk 86.jpg)?
Muskrat? Looks too soft to be a porcupine.
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 01-07-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By cantilever
I've had issues with U Haul before too,...

I've had issues with U Haul before too, overcharging my credit card for a simple four hour rental of a pickup truck.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I rented a 26 foot truck in 2009 from...
Forum: Ask Ed 01-07-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,649
Posted By cantilever
I've surprisingly seen these at SEC Walmart for...

I've surprisingly seen these at SEC Walmart for around a buck a piece, but of course that is a less pleasant shopping experience than those places listed above.

PS - The mandarin flavour jarritos...
Forum: Ask Ed 25-06-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,651
Posted By cantilever
A relative of mine lived in their Pine Manor...

A relative of mine lived in their Pine Manor building and also had a bed bug issue which they never resolved, plus there was lots of little maintenance work they would promise which would not get...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 19-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3,897
Views: 199,966
Posted By cantilever
I saw shelving being set up in the new 7-11...

I saw shelving being set up in the new 7-11 downtown today, it must be opening quite soon. Office slurpee runs will soon commence! :p

Seriously though, maybe it's just my perception but downtown...
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 17-06-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,398
Posted By cantilever
So senseless and sad. What could have been so...

So senseless and sad. What could have been so important that he needed the money for? Drug debts? Or maybe just pure greed and psychological issues.
Forum: Ask Ed 08-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By cantilever
After trying a few vets for my cats, I ended up...

After trying a few vets for my cats, I ended up going to Edmonton Holistic Vet on Whyte. I walked in skeptical and was pleasantly surprised. If you're looking for an alternative approach to vet...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 03-06-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,842
Posted By cantilever
Someone on these forums likely knows better than...

Someone on these forums likely knows better than I do, but I think that lot is a brownfield with contaminated soil from an old gas station, which developers tend to not want to pay to clean up.
Forum: Mass Transit 03-06-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 188,407
Posted By cantilever
I was near Kingsway and saw that structure...

I was near Kingsway and saw that structure yesterday and was confused by it. It looks too short to be a stop for the train.
Forum: Images of Edmonton 07-05-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By cantilever
Great pictures! Looks like I'll have to go check...

Great pictures! Looks like I'll have to go check out the Fort Edmonton bridge.

Whereabouts on the Henday is that wildlife underpass, if you don't mind me asking?
I was on my bike over by the...
Forum: Roads and Civic Infrastructure 07-05-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,036
Posted By cantilever
I've seen some of the new LED lights down in...

I've seen some of the new LED lights down in Yellowbird over the past couple months. I do admit that they increase the amount of light on the street, and likely save the city a lot of money on...
Forum: Arts, Culture & Entertainment 31-03-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By cantilever
That's great, at least in the end the gamers...

That's great, at least in the end the gamers (indirectly) supposed a good cause.
Forum: Family Friendly Neighbourhood Redevelopment 03-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,948
Posted By cantilever
I feel safe downtown. Anytime I run into someone...

I feel safe downtown. Anytime I run into someone who some might label 'sketchy' I make a point to catch their eye and smile at them. It's surprising how quickly that can turn a situation around.
...
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 30-01-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,079
Posted By cantilever
Interesting discussion! I don't identify as...

Interesting discussion!

I don't identify as atheist, buy maybe I qualify. I don't believe in a higher power in the form of a 'God', and I strongly dislike the dogma and intolerance that is...
Forum: Site Suggestions/Discussion 11-01-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,559
Posted By cantilever
I'm still pretty new to the board, but I like it....

I'm still pretty new to the board, but I like it. It's a good place to talk about the city and learn about new developments and events, especially when very few people I know in real life care very...
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 11-01-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,679
Posted By cantilever
Well, this criticism is really directed more at...

Well, this criticism is really directed more at most newspapers in general, not just Edmonton, but here's what I think:

-Stop fear-mongering by running sensationalist headlines pointing out the...
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 09-01-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,155
Posted By cantilever
There wasn't really a pathway, it was an open...

There wasn't really a pathway, it was an open field. They were probably about twenty feet away. The only lighting was the moon at the time, but it can be surprisingly light out with moonlight...
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 09-01-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,155
Posted By cantilever
Do people leave them alone or are they considered...

Do people leave them alone or are they considered vermin as a lot of people consider foxes here? Were you nervous when you came across them? Thanks
Fletch[/QUOTE]

I think they're considered...
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 09-01-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,155
Posted By cantilever
Coyotes in the city!? That's crazy! We get foxes...

Coyotes in the city!? That's crazy! We get foxes here, it's all very quaint and sweet - but coyotes? Do people ever get bitten? How big are they?[/QUOTE]

All the urban coyotes I've seen are about...
Forum: Rants 08-01-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By cantilever
Mills refers to the owner who has built several...

Mills refers to the owner who has built several projects under the same name. Can you suggest something better?[/QUOTE]

Ah gotcha, interesting to know where the name came from.
And no, to be...
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