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10 68 19.10%
9.5 27 7.58%
9 24 6.74%
8.5 16 4.49%
8 41 11.52%
7.5 12 3.37%
7 28 7.87%
6.5 13 3.65%
6 22 6.18%
5.5 6 1.69%
5 16 4.49%
4.5 6 1.69%
4 9 2.53%
3.5 20 5.62%
3 or less? 48 13.48%
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Old April 8th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #161
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Old April 15th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #162
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I'm not really into this whole rating deal... I must ask - what's with all these high numbers. I see at least a half-dozen randomly placed stubbies. Not really pretty ones I might add (No offence to Yellowknife). Might as well remove those buildings. The skyline would improve, yes? Maybe I could hammer together a tool shed and take a photo as the sun sets. I could put it up against the likes of Hong Kong and New York. Probably get a similar rating.
Well the rating system is a bit flawed for sure as it's rather subjective. Some people will inevitably not take context into account when considering a skyline and therefore compare cities of 20k to cities of 10 million (and vote accordingly) while others take the more realistic approach and factor in the size of the city relative to the size of the skyline (afterall, not every city can be 10 mil). That is why Yellowknife has a number of higher votes. Those who take more into account than what is just put in front of their face tend to give higher votes because they realize that this is a remote town on the edge of the earth and yet for 20k people they've managed to put up a skyline that could put cities 10 times their size down south to shame.
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Old April 15th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #163
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it really isn't that great...tops, a 7 even for it's size. do all the rich people live in those shacks?
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Old July 17th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #164
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My city is the same(ish) size and its tallest is 14 stories short of Yellowknifes!?!?

Makes me angry and confused lol
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Old July 17th, 2007, 12:31 PM   #165
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This is Yellowknife in winter

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i want to live there. I love cold weather and the snow


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Old July 18th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #166
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oh and i forgot to say i gave 10/10
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Old July 20th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #167
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believe it or not. I actually have this inner feeling to move there.

to see if there's anything that I can do.

anyways.. 10
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Old July 20th, 2007, 03:07 AM   #168
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believe it or not. I actually have this inner feeling to move there.

to see if there's anything that I can do.

anyways.. 10
i d love to move there too... if only i had canadian residence
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Old July 20th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #169
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damn.............for a city of that size 9/10
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Old July 20th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #170
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:07 PM   #171
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Yellowknife is cool ass!! For its size it gets a 9.....but even standing alone it does better than some cities....so it gets a 6 from me.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 04:46 AM   #172
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Nice place, I so like the northern towns like this one 7/10
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Old January 7th, 2008, 11:04 AM   #173
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Old January 7th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #174
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Interesting place and one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. The Northwest Territory, of which Yellowknife is the capital, posted per capita income in 2006 of $97,923 Canadian or $99,881 in US dollars. Astounding! I believe it has the highest income levels of any jurisdiction in the Americas.

The diamond industry has boosted income levels from already lofty levels.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #175
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What's up, my hometown!!! lollll!

We are the centre of all activities in Northern Canada, we have the busiest airport in northern Canada. Our buildings are starting to age so that's why the city is planning to maintain them, but we're prepared for the future because climate change might make us a boomtown.

I enjoy living here anyway! I like ice fogs and auroras, and summer temperatures BTW reaches beyond 30c. Our winter temperatures are usually around -42c to -51c. Despte those temperatures, it is good to live here because we might have a potential to become the hub of the north somtime in the future.

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Old June 14th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #176
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You're seeing a part of the world few of us will ever be so blessed to experience. The North fascinates me, and has the same mythical pull as the West does.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #177
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You're seeing a part of the world few of us will ever be so blessed to experience. The North fascinates me, and has the same mythical pull as the West does.

Thank you. And we are in the Northwest Territories. so it means that we are the combination of north and west, which is true because of the energy sector in our territory, and large-scale proposals in our territory.

Massive projects throughout the territory:
1. Deh Cho Bridge - This will LINK Yellowknife and the mines to Southern Canada. This will slash out ferry crossings, which is environmentally dangerous (spill of goods in the Mackenzie river).
2. Mackenzie Valley Pipeline - This will pick natural gas from the Mackenzie Delta, and from the Sverdrup Basin in Nunavut by 2030. The largest facility will be in Inuvik, the largest Canadian community north of the Arctic circle.
3. Mines (Diamonds, Gold, Uranium, etc.)- this is a thing of the past, and still going on.
4. Mackenzie Valley Highway - plans are going on for an EXTENSION of the highway north of Wrigley, which is the current terminus of the highway.
5. Hydropower in Mackenzie River - this will use RUN-OF-RIVER technology and it can produce much energy as James Bay and Churchill Falls (capacity of 12,000 MW). They will be built in various parts of the river.
6. Geothermal Power in Yellowknife- The abandoned Con Mine is under Phase 2 of feasibility study for Canada's first LARGE-SCALE geothermal power plant (it depends if BC finishes first). It will provide heating in the city of Yellowknife. It will also provide water heating, snow melting, soil worming, and GREENHOUSE HEATING.
7. Devolution - the NWT is planning to be the first "HAVE" territory. Devolution in Yukon is done, in NWT, it's almost complete, in Nunavut, it's starting.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #178
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Old June 21st, 2008, 05:53 AM   #179
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Deh Cho Bridge? What body of water would it cross. Surely not the Great Slave Lake. I'd love to find out more. I'd also like to know how much further north the Mackenzie Valley Highway might go.

Canada has ignored the northern two-thirds of the nation for far too long. The south and the north need to be better integrated. It's fantastic that these projects are in the works. The new Pacific port in northern BC and a proposal to link Canada to Russia over the pole with a new shipping lane could radically change the way we view our nation. With the north rapidly warming, there is great optimism that NWT, Nunavut, and Yukon will continue to prosper and develop. It's an exciting time for your region and for Canada.
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Deh Cho Bridge? What body of water would it cross. Surely not the Great Slave Lake. I'd love to find out more. I'd also like to know how much further north the Mackenzie Valley Highway might go.

Canada has ignored the northern two-thirds of the nation for far too long. The south and the north need to be better integrated. It's fantastic that these projects are in the works. The new Pacific port in northern BC and a proposal to link Canada to Russia over the pole with a new shipping lane could radically change the way we view our nation. With the north rapidly warming, there is great optimism that NWT, Nunavut, and Yukon will continue to prosper and develop. It's an exciting time for your region and for Canada.
The Deh Cho Bridge will cross the Mackenzie River, near the Great Slave Lake (near the split between Highway 1 [Mackenzie Highway] and Highway 3 [Yellowknife Highway]).

For the Mackeznie Highway, it will go northwards from Wrigley to the Dempster Highway, with a side road to Deline (near Great Bear Lake). When the extension is completed, all communities in the NWT will be connected except for Lutselk'e (eastern part of Great Slave Lake and near to the future national park in 2012), Paulatuk (being at the extreme northeast of the territory), Sachs Harbour (located at Banks Island), and Ulukhaktok (located at Victoria Island).
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