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  1. 1) Kambucha is a pretty big 'in' thing right now...

    1) Kambucha is a pretty big 'in' thing right now as a non-alcoholic option. No surprise there.

    2) The beer lists are pretty pathetic given the amount of fantastic Albertan breweries we have now,...
  2. Um, the Fairmont and Westin have been doing this...

    Um, the Fairmont and Westin have been doing this for years. There should be no surprise that a JW has higher prices.
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    A friend posted a video today of the atrium and...

    A friend posted a video today of the atrium and said they're adding floor space on six floors between towers??

    Her exact words were: "Wow. This scaffolding in the Scotia Place foyer is an epic...
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    After being in LA 6 years, some comments on C2E...

    After being in LA 6 years, some comments on C2E make the San Vicente / Brentwood area look positively down to earth in comparison! ;)

    At least the man buns have mostly moved over to Echo Park.
  5. This should have been done 15+ years ago. ...

    This should have been done 15+ years ago.

    While BioWare is of course in YEG, there are already well established hubs of development in Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto (the latter being aided by a...
  6. I suppose one could look at the Trump Tower in...

    I suppose one could look at the Trump Tower in Toronto as comperanda.

    The project was initiated by a group that really didn't have experience with that size a project or operating a hotel, and...
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    Big whoop. Canada isn't really missing out on...

    Big whoop.

    Canada isn't really missing out on much.
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    Los Angeles Metro initiatives

    Hey All,

    Howdy from LALA Land. I thought I'd post some information here on some exciting initiatives on the part of the LA Metro as I feel there are some really interesting case studies for...
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    Exactly. This is a big difference between cities...

    Exactly. This is a big difference between cities in Canada and the USA. The Municipalities Act in Alberta limits the taxation powers of a city, whereas in something like LA, all there needs to be...
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    I'm so sad I can't get back up for Alex Kingston!...

    I'm so sad I can't get back up for Alex Kingston! Every archaeologist needs to meet Dr. River Song!
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    Maybe I'ved been in Los Angeles too long, but I...

    Maybe I'ved been in Los Angeles too long, but I really don't see the fuss with above ground parkades as long as the building is appropriately designed. There's a quite wonderful tower in Westwood...
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    The Journal has (had?) its own archive that...

    The Journal has (had?) its own archive that generally was tough to get access to as it is all company property.

    Your best bet for published photos, depending on the year, is to go through your...
  13. To be fair, Ian, that picture is of people at the...

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    To be fair, Ian, that picture is of people at the reflecting pool immediately in front of the leg, not at the federal. That area was pretty quiet when I walked through on...
  14. Those are Cyrillic B's. ...

    Those are Cyrillic B's.

    http://www.russianammo.org/cyrillic.jpg
  15. Moleman, what's the source of the image you...

    Moleman, what's the source of the image you posted?
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    Oh my heavens. A panhandler on the LRT. ...

    Oh my heavens. A panhandler on the LRT. Whatever is next.

    Welcome to an hourly event on many metro trips in Athens. Generally I just ignore such things.

    That said, if the person becomes...
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    The real question is... What did they do with...

    The real question is...

    What did they do with Augustus??

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--eY4hCaHd7k/UJ-4jrIdzMI/AAAAAAAAFp8/UamDfM1acME/s1600/IMG_0240.jpg

    I'm actually quite serious. That was a...
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    In the case of this future line, yes. It would...

    In the case of this future line, yes.

    It would be interesting to look at the costs of the Blue and Red line which were built when Athens was still awash in the pre-Olympic fervor.

    That said, a...
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    A Price Comparison from Athens

    Hey all, the below link details Line 4 in Athens. For 1.2 billion euro, the underground, 12.5 km line is estimated to carry 220k passangers per day.

    I personally can't wait. I usually end up...
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    I thought I saw it today! I was back in town and...

    I thought I saw it today! I was back in town and went for a river valley run. Saw the car near the Edmonton Queen dock.
  21. To further what Ian said... Yes, this was a...

    To further what Ian said...

    Yes, this was a Worthington build, but it was done before they really started screwing things up. The issue list was significantly shorter than what we had to deal...
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    Although I haven't been around Starwood for a...

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    Although I haven't been around Starwood for a while now, a few years ago Corporate was *very* interested in getting a larger footprint in downtown Edmonton. A few bigwigs from Toronto...
  23. Thread: Knee Defenders

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    I'm 6'4" and generally am on long haul flights...

    I'm 6'4" and generally am on long haul flights when I do end up in a plane (Classical archaeology and all).

    I don't mind if people recline their seats a tick or two, but when they blast the seat...
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    The city probably would nix that. Closing 101a...

    The city probably would nix that. Closing 101a entirely north of the hotel would result in there being no exit for the Westin's main drive.

    To the question of terraced patios....there actually...
  25. We'll said, Ken. I spent a few summers...

    We'll said, Ken.

    I spent a few summers looking after my three nephews and a walk to the neighbourhood park in small town Alberta could be trying, let alone downtown to Commonwealth!

    Also, a...
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