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    Good news ! But given the changing...

    Good news !
    But given the changing weather/climate patterns, they should be doing this on the 1st weekend of May instead!
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    I would give a solid B+ Would have been an A-...

    I would give a solid B+
    Would have been an A- but for the dearth of skills/experience in her team (can't really blame them; NDPers were expecting 10-15 seats, not 50+ but such is life.......)
    I am...
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    Chinatown/ 97 st underpass is a useless structure...

    Chinatown/ 97 st underpass is a useless structure and an invite to graffiti/urination.
    We would all be better off if it was just demolished.
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    I would say it's been a partial success, more so...

    I would say it's been a partial success, more so in some places than in others.
    But the recent (last 10-15 yrs) focus on downtown redevelopment, public transit, condos and walkability are all direct...
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    Saw it this morning........ and it just made my...

    Saw it this morning........ and it just made my day :)
  6. Political incorrect is a convenient PC term (how...

    Political incorrect is a convenient PC term (how ironic?) for hateful right wingers who don't get their way!
    Guess what, the country has changed and the institutions are just representing that...
  7. You are pretty safe if you are not involved in...

    You are pretty safe if you are not involved in the drug (real drugs, not pot!) and/or sex trades, either as buyer or seller. Real worry is if and when innocent bystanders are going to get hurt.
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    At least they should ban basements in the most...

    At least they should ban basements in the most flood prone areas.
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    Here's the link to all the Jane's walks in YEG:...

    Here's the link to all the Jane's walks in YEG: http://janeswalk.org/canada/edmonton/
    The 'Little Poland' trip sounds intriguing.........
    Enjoy!!
  10. I would start with your local Councillor (I guess...

    I would start with your local Councillor (I guess it is Ward 12?)
    It won't to hurt to involve other local reps like the MLA (Christina Grey, NDP) and MP (Amarjit Sohi, LPC). Mr Sohi is a great guy...
  11. As they should be....... :)

    As they should be....... :)
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    Thank you Chris! As a resident of Queen Mary...

    Thank you Chris! As a resident of Queen Mary Park, I pass by these structures every day and glad to see the rest of the city taking notice :)
    Carrington is the really big player here....... it will...
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    First of all, welcome to Edmonton. I work in the...

    First of all, welcome to Edmonton. I work in the U and live in QMP myself. My views are:

    1. QMP and Inglewood are probably your best bet: You can get a 2BR in an older walk-up for 120-150K
    2....
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    Good idea but kinda unhappy that they had to move...

    Good idea but kinda unhappy that they had to move Greyhound out to Yellowhead.
    They could have incorporated a bus terminal into their parkade and such.....
    Oh well, gentrification it is, I suppose.
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    I live in QMP (just north of Oliver Sq) and quite...

    I live in QMP (just north of Oliver Sq) and quite familiar with the Quest location. Aside from traffic noise, I don't see any serious problems. The short walk from MacEwan station should be fine...
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    Fort Road Appliance is pretty good. They do...

    Fort Road Appliance is pretty good. They do repairs and if you choose to buy a new one, they will take away your old one too (possibly for scrap/salvaging parts).
    http://www.fortroadappliances.com/
  17. LRT links to west end and St Albert could be...

    LRT links to west end and St Albert could be planned and budgeted within a year. Maybe teh freezeway and river valley escalator too.
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    I often walk home from Corona LRT (after taking...

    I often walk home from Corona LRT (after taking train from southside) to my pad in Queen Mary Park (and. no, I don't have to cross any particularly "tough" places....... just an ab\mble up 109 st to...
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    Interesting stuff. Maybe contact our...

    Interesting stuff. Maybe contact our Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi (or someone from his office) then? As an Albertan, he should be interested!
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    Very bad for tax cheats, drug dealers and...

    Very bad for tax cheats, drug dealers and assorted criminals. For the rest of us, we can adapt and move on, I suppose.
  21. Should include troubled residential buildings too...

    Should include troubled residential buildings too IMHO.
    In our neighbourhood of QMP, there is a 4-storey perpetual trouble spot which is an eyesore and a magnet for problems in our rapidly improving...
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    We could start by giving it to all citizens (and...

    We could start by giving it to all citizens (and PRs) between the ages 18-65. Child benefits and and OAS/GIS could be left as it is for the time being.
    Let society adjust to a new reality over a...
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    Except for Halifax and K-W, any place worth...

    Except for Halifax and K-W, any place worth living in actually gained jobs. I love that!
  24. Trouble in NIMBY-land?

    Trouble in NIMBY-land?
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    This is first world country with rule of law,...

    This is first world country with rule of law, decent infrastructure and an educated workforce. If it's not enough for oil companies, then some one else would take their place. For 40-plus years the...
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