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Old February 20th, 2014, 06:14 PM   #2681
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True.... But if everyone on the planet got all their information on line, there'd be little human interaction.

(Which reminds me, there's an item in Le Monde today saying some company in Germany has decided to print the entire English version of Wikipedia in book form. Obvious problem....)

Which also reminds me, I've got, like, three things to look up and if this keeps up I'll forget what they are.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 01:14 AM   #2682
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Harper hating Ontario is a new one for me, here they all say Harper hates Quebec

It is kind of a strange but normal thing, everybody hates Harper, but everybody votes for Harper at election time (me too). His wife though, is a hot chick who rides dirt bikes, totally would take

Harper does have a certain ideology of seperation of powers, constitutionally in Canada roads are a strictly provincial responsibility, while interprovincial and international bridges are a federal responsibility. The federal is involved a lot in roads not technically their problem though for various reasons over the years. Harper has been, let's say more recalcitrant to interfere with provincial powers than many other PM's.

I-87 is also intrastate

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Old February 21st, 2014, 01:48 AM   #2683
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405, 605, 195 and all of these are also intrastate (they are bypasses)
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Old February 21st, 2014, 02:34 AM   #2684
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Harper Wikipedia is your friend

Born and raised in Toronto, long-time MP from Calgary.
Maybe he was born and raised in Toronto but he definitely got politically shaped and established in Alberta, a province akin to Texas in the US
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Old February 21st, 2014, 06:40 AM   #2685
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^Thats more of what I meant. he may not hate ontario, but a lot of his policies have rubbed off not so well on the province. He still polls well here though (other than northern ontario, and inner city Toronto)
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Old February 21st, 2014, 09:08 AM   #2686
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Harper himself actually doesn't poll very well anywhere in the country, including Alberta.

For the first time since 2005 he is badly trailing his party in popular support. Just like Mulroney, The Conservatives are finding that the guy that got them into power will have to be the one we bump if they want to stay in power. He is not well liked in the party due to his dictatorial manner and contempt for parliament. I will still be surprised if he runs in the next election or even if the party rank and file want him to.

As far as Harper hating different provinces the reality is the guy hates everything and everyone except the guy he sees in the mirror every morning.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 10:17 PM   #2687
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 01:52 AM   #2688
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 02:48 AM   #2689
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I hope the person is okay, if it comes red... go see doctor post-haste...
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Old February 27th, 2014, 02:03 AM   #2690
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Old March 7th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #2691
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There are studies underway to upgrade the highway network around the city of Regina.

The southern bypass appears to be the most concrete at this point. It will run from Highway 1 (TCH) to Highway 33. It's not a full freeway though. It may also include twinning of Highway 6 south to the new bypass.


These are the regional studies. This includes a full loop around Regina and a possible southeastern bypass to allow through traffic on the Trans-Canada to bypass Regina.


A part of the western bypass is already under construction, from the Trans-Canada to Highway 730, about 3 km west of the airport.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #2692
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Southwest ring road gets $1.8B; building may start next year

After decades of negotiations and sputtering hopes and then finally a land deal last fall, crews will begin constructing part of the southwest ring road as soon as next year, with $1.8 billion now budgeted for the project.
More: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/po...214/story.html

The budget is quite high for a greenfield project. Apparently acquiring the land from the Tsuu T’ina First Nation costs $ 340 million alone. But the design looks robust for future growth, with 13 new interchanges and six to eight lanes. They also appear to plan a collector/express setup for this part of the ring road, which explains why this project is so much more expensive than your average four-lane divided highway.
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Old March 9th, 2014, 05:22 AM   #2693
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That regina highway seems rather pointless, is there no way to upgrade the current freeway? there is already a bypass constructed, though to get to it from the Trans Canada you have to go through a stretch of strip malls. I would think it would simply be cheaper to upgrade that stretch through the strip malls than it would to build that whole new bypass. all its going to do is promote sprawl.
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Old March 9th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #2694
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That regina highway seems rather pointless, is there no way to upgrade the current freeway? there is already a bypass constructed, though to get to it from the Trans Canada you have to go through a stretch of strip malls. I would think it would simply be cheaper to upgrade that stretch through the strip malls than it would to build that whole new bypass. all its going to do is promote sprawl.
In places like Regina sprawl doesn't need promoting. It just happens anyway, regardless of umber of bypasses.
So, don't worry
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Ecoduct or wildlife crossing on the Trans-Canada in Banff, Alberta.

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Old March 10th, 2014, 01:29 AM   #2697
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In places like Regina sprawl doesn't need promoting. It just happens anyway, regardless of umber of bypasses.
So, don't worry
Plus, who cares if Regina sprawls? If that's how its citizens want to live, it's not like the land surrounding Regina is particularly valuable to other uses anyways.
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Plus, who cares if Regina sprawls? If that's how its citizens want to live, it's not like the land surrounding Regina is particularly valuable to other uses anyways.
Precisely, one thing which Saskatchewan doesn't lack is space. Lots of it.
It is not Hong Kong or Singapore where maximizing density is a key.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 05:32 AM   #2699
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Those are great Banff shots and the gov has done an excellent job on animal overpasses.

As for Regina.............does a city of 200,000 need another bypass?
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Regina can use some road network improvements. But the plan shown is a long term one, they aren't going to be digging tomorrow. It's a good way to make sure the land is available cheaply before it is built up. How big was Calgary when they started planning the ring road?
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