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Old 24-04-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Mayor Mandel calls on city to better promote Edmonton. I agreed with Mandel as he said Edmonton is a city with no big plans at all.


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Old 24-04-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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Edmonton should also look towards diversifying its economy. Right now, natural gas is below $2/GJ, the lowest price in a long time.
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Old 24-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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Edmonton should also look towards diversifying its economy. Right now, natural gas is below $2/GJ, the lowest price in a long time.
Natural gas is not as relevant to the Edmonton economy as is the oilsands.
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Old 24-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #4
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Old 24-04-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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Pfft. Another arena sales pitch.
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Old 24-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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in case anyone wants to read what was actually said, and not just what the media feels you should hear...

http://www.edmonton.ca/city_governme...peech_2012.pdf
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Old 24-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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One thing I'd like to see from Alison Redford is working with Edmonton and the Capital Region to create a city charter.
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Old 25-04-2012, 12:29 AM   #8
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He's suggesting NWLRT before WLRT.
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Old 25-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #9
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He's suggesting NWLRT before WLRT.
What speech are you reading?? His speech actually said SELRT is next, and that plans for NWLRT and WLRT need to be finalized.

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Old 25-04-2012, 09:14 AM   #10
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^^ Usually speeches put things in the order of importance. Guess I read it wrong.
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Old 25-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #11
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While I'd like to see more LRT construction, I would not be disappointed if WLRT was delayed until after Mr. Mandel retires. He's been a great mayor, but his opposition to the 87 Av WLRT route was one of his biggest mistakes IMHO.
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Old 25-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #12
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While I'd like to see more LRT construction, I would not be disappointed if WLRT was delayed until after Mr. Mandel retires. He's been a great mayor, but his opposition to the 87 Av WLRT route was one of his biggest mistakes IMHO.
You mean 87th to the uni?
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Old 25-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #13
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^ he means the 2008 COE transportation department approved routing for WLRT from WEM via the university to downtown that Mandel took offense to because it upset some of his prime $$$ campaign funders in Laurier Heights...
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Old 25-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #14
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you guys sound like Rob Ford in Toronto: subways, subways, subways, subways... Logic and common sense be damned. I want subways.

Get on with it. The best-ish route got approved. Learn to live with disappointment.
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Old 25-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #15
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Where is anyone calling for subways?

The best-ish route was approved previously in 2008 by our own transportation department.
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Old 25-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #16
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my apologies. I did not realize you have no concept of analogy.
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Old 29-04-2012, 02:08 AM   #17
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He's suggesting NWLRT before WLRT.
Told you :P
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Old 29-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #18
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Where is anyone calling for subways?

The best-ish route was approved previously in 2008 by our own transportation department.
Maybe the most 'direct' route. But in terms of helping transform/redevelop some of our urban neighbourhoods I would say the current alignment is better.
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