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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #195 on: June 29, 2020, 11:25:07 PM »
As I have said, we are now in the land of Greed,were everything is bigger and best.

Right now the B.C. highways are full of oversized R.V.s from Alberta, most of them so big that they need a pusher truck to help them up the mountain grades on their way to their summer homes.

Even though I refuse to work in the cities of Edmonton or Calgary, I still have to, and did use their Airports, and so I,ll give you a few examples of " over the top "

If you ask most Canadians what they know about Edmonton they will answer 2 things Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Mall.
Built in the low 80s it was the biggest mall in the world. Now its only the biggest in N.America after Dubai.

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« Reply #197 on: June 29, 2020, 11:38:34 PM »


  Now CALGARY,   not to be outdone by anybody or anything has an event that they bill as "  THE GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH "    how do you like that ?

Heres a small clip of it, you can watch many more on the You Tube if you want.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdLV8zZgfvY
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Re: FIFTY YEARS IN CANADA
« Reply #198 on: June 29, 2020, 11:41:45 PM »
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« Reply #199 on: June 29, 2020, 11:48:14 PM »


   And now Banff,   the biggest tourist trap in Canada.

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« Reply #200 on: June 29, 2020, 11:50:03 PM »
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« Reply #201 on: June 29, 2020, 11:57:08 PM »


 I maybe should give you more info on the West Edmonton Mall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Edmonton_Mall
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« Reply #202 on: July 09, 2020, 11:53:04 PM »


  Lets leave Alberta for a moment.   High Level is 740 kms n.e. of Edmonton and 716 kms.south of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories by AB35 and the MacKenzie Hwy.

   Mostly we would fly up to Yellowknife from some of the bigger cities in the south, but I have driven the route twice,maybe three times, because the work/repair trucks were,nt in the area when we needed them. We usually had 2 trucks in Yellowknife permanently .
   These were 2 ton,crew cab flatbeds with 6.6 l Duramax engines with 6 speed Allison transmissons. Fitted out with 2 diesel tanks holding 80 gallons, a generator ,air compressor,welder, small crane,toolboxes,etc, and with Power-take-off and electric tow cradle plus propane engine block heater. Had a range of about 800 highway miles per fill.  They were special order from G.M.

 There is now a bridge over the MacKenzie river at 1.1 kms long. When I worked there you had to use a ferry.  The trip then took about 10 hours.
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« Reply #203 on: July 09, 2020, 11:57:46 PM »


    THE  MACKENZIE RIVER BRIDGE.

    [size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70eagMHiHrs[/size]
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« Reply #204 on: July 10, 2020, 12:02:05 AM »
 

   Crossing the river in winter.

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« Reply #205 on: July 10, 2020, 12:07:04 AM »


    Reindeer herd crossing the MacKenzie river.

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« Reply #207 on: July 10, 2020, 12:15:50 AM »


   Fun place to eat and good food. Can get very busy.

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« Reply #208 on: July 10, 2020, 12:17:36 AM »


   Another place to eat is this place.

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« Reply #209 on: July 10, 2020, 12:23:36 AM »


    The Gold Range pub.

     been around for ever and has the rep. as selling more beer than any other pub in Canada.

     Can be a very hairy place.

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