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  • #16
    Metropolitan Toronto went on for years from 1954 till 1998 , Metro Toronto was amalgamated into City of Toronto
    Edmonton Rocks Rocks Rocks

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    • #17
      YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.
      Despite your at length diatribe, here is mine; those monikers are a result of weak marketing, failure to focus and apply the effort of an entire region to highlight the PART that actually causes the region to exist.
      Instead we get a Mish mash of pseudo marketing and watered down applications for what amounts to tiny special interest groups for their own town, hamlet, suburb whatever. Combined by an outright disdain or dislike or whatever you want to call it by key members of those places trying to make and protect their little empires.
      It's time to treasure the resources and apply them under the moniker of Edmonton and realize why the region is... It because Edmonton is, it is whatever Edmonton is. Talk about the reputation it earns, time to stop letting groups undercut it and then complain about how crappy it is and how they will not be associated with it only to continue this cycle.

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      • #18
        LRT into the satellites will help to unite. Sounds crazy but another thing is Edmontons pot hole filled rutted patched up streets, probably the worst of any world city, can isolate neighbors. I know I often think WTF is with that. Calgarys streets in comparison are wondrous and smoothe as glass. I love my satellite community because we have smooth streets, instant snow removal, no homeless and drunk problems, etc etc. and glad to be seperate from that. Just some examples, food for thought. If we became one, would we have those same problems? (Continuing cycle as discussion requires)
        Last edited by Drumbones; 28-04-2015, 11:40 PM.
        Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by RichardS View Post
          ...before you start telling everyone to jump on your brand...make sure it is a brand worth jumping on...a key reason why Capital Region died..
          The Capital Region is not a brand. How many Provinces / States around the world have Capital Regions? ummm... all of them?

          If you have a name, use it. Simple as that. Metro Edmonton is just that. Metro Edmonton.
          People from communities in Metro Edmonton understand that they are inextricably part of Metro Edmonton. A few of them may wish that the region was called Metro Sturgeon, or whatever... but the fact is, it isn't. Ultimately, they know this. It would be like Alberta complaining about being part of Western Canada. There was a separatist faction in Alberta that wanted to go it alone. The vast majority of Albertans understand that we are far better off being part of a greater whole. The vast majority of the 1.3 million residents in Metro Edmonton understand that they are far better off being part of this region.

          The trick is to get all the oars pulling in the same direction at the same time ... Now, we just need a better coxswain...
          Last edited by lat; 29-04-2015, 12:10 AM.

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          • #20
            The only 'capital region' recognized internationally would be one at the national level which means Ottawa might have been getting a free ride from Edmonton's 'capital region' brand. That was probably one of the small reasons why Ottawa did well in the '90s.

            It's time to undo the damage.
            Edmonton first, everything else second.

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            • #21

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              "The only really positive thing one could say about Vancouver is, it’s not the rest of Canada." Oink (britishexpats.com)

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              • #22
                I've met people here who thought Alberta Capital Region meant Calgary, despite Gary Mar's best efforts (guess where I am). That in itself is enough reason for me to support this change of name.

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                • #23
                  ^This.

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                  • #24
                    x3
                    Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Foolworm View Post
                      I've met people here who thought Alberta Capital Region meant Calgary, despite Gary Mar's best efforts (guess where I am). That in itself is enough reason for me to support this change of name.
                      I don't understand. Was Gary Mar trying to market Calgary as Albertas capital region?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by RichardS View Post
                        ...for example, the airshow that I just launched...is called the Edmonton Airshow, and boy oh boy am I getting flack from the Villeneuve Owners and some leaders in Sturgeon/St Albert/Parkland that it isn't called the Villeneuve Airshow...


                        Ho-ly !

                        Top_Dawg's been through Villeneuve.

                        A hundred times.

                        It's a desert.

                        Closest oasis is 50 km north in Westlock - Hooliganz Pub.

                        Poke back four beer and onwards to Slave.

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                        • #27
                          I liked Dons Speech... 10X better neighbor to other municipalities then Edmonton under Mandel. Most Places (Yes even RURAL ones) agree with Edmonton as the region's brand, personally i'm not 100% convinced that Metro is the right word. (Metro means City, or City and Suburbs, meaning it ignores 5-10% of the Edmonton Region's Population) but i could possibly get over that if the Brand Edmonton helped itself. the Brand Edmonton (and all the deadbeat variations) are deserved and we need to change that.

                          To me that means one thing many Urbanites don't like.. accepting that the City is NOT the end all and be all of the Region. it is the most important piece.. and SHOULD be the Brand of the Region. but it cannot survive on its own. and it must actually deal with its neighbors in a respectful manner and not as a bully. We must work together with everyone, recognizing that other municipalities ideas and values have merit and that they have concerns and issues that the Big city does not. The Edmonton Region can grow and must grow together.

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                          • #28
                            Metro makes more sense then Region as it better defines us as a City. Region sounds to rural.
                            Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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                            • #29
                              http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Capit...641/story.html

                              Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Economic Development Strategy... quite a mouthful to gargle. Glad to see Iveson getting others to use the term though, it's a long overdue acknowledgement.

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                              • #30
                                I think Edmonton area residents can call the area Edmonton or Metro Edmonton after the provincial government shamed Edmonton for many years.
                                "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.

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