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Old Posted Oct 14, 2006, 6:13 PM
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I really don't understand why Manitobans are so down on their fair metropolis.
I would consider moving to Winnipeg but there are two thing that hold me back...........mosquitos {which I still cannot be beleive that can't control} and the high crime rate.
A lot of people are down on our fair metropolis because the majority of Canadians have stereotypical views of this city - views that are obviously strenghthened when they talk to expats like yourself.

Mosquitoes and crime are very fluffy reasons not to want to live here. Yes mosquitos can't really be controlled (unless the city gets serious about proper drainage around the outskirts of the city) but this summer there weren't any mosquitos period.

As for crime - well the rate maybe higher here, but I seriously doubt that in your day to day life you would notice any difference here compared to any other large city in Canada.

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First a question............................by TCH is that the same as Portage?
It seems to me that Winnipeg seems to be doing just fine economically as does all of Manitoba for that matter.

Also, I don't understand why people are down on Winnipeg's downtown.
It has the nicest downtown of any prarie province and before you ask.........yes, I am including Edmonton and Calgary's.
Winnipegs has something refreshing that those don't, character.
Winnipeg's downtown is also a hell of a lot more active after 6 than Calgary's and ESPECIALLY Edmonton's.
I really don't understand why Manitobans are so down on their fair metropolis.
I would consider moving to Winnipeg but there are two thing that hold me back...........mosquitos {which I still cannot be beleive that can't control} and the high crime rate.

the trick with mosquitos is you build a fire pit and the back yard and have a fire with your friends on the weekend on a beutifull summers night and have a barbique also building a deck above the ground about 1' to 3' off the ground helps alot... or riping your lawn out and puting a stone padio in helps still can have a garden and puting a cup of bleach into the rain bairal at least once a week or any places you got standing water or empty them also helps


crime lol its just over publizized... though the car theft thing is there but then thats whats car insurance is for and if you are realy worried about that you could take advange of the imoblizer deals that mpi has going.

theres nothing like padling up the rive to the forks and tieing up and going for ice cream or a snack and then wonder down the asiaboin
we are so spoiled in this city

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Old Posted Oct 16, 2006, 7:27 AM
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Winnipeg's crime rate should be considered its top priority. Well it maybe true that if you don't live along Main you may not be effected much by crime that is hardly the point.
A city is not a "section" that you can pretend doesn't exist. Vancouver is a STELLAR example of this with its Downtown Eastside.
Second there is a VERY cheap , VERY effective, and non-toxic way of getting rid of mosquitos.................its called garlic.
Garlic fields have NO mosquitos and many farms and golf courses/parks spray a light garlic on their fields overhead by plan twice a year with NO mosquitos after that in sight.
The smell goes away in about 4 hours BUT because the average mosquito has a sence of smell approx. 10,000. stronger than ours they completly avoid the area and can die from its effects with NO harm to other creatures big and small.
Sound rediculous.........its not, its scientific fact, they cannot tolerate the smell of garlic. Much the same as silverfish go away immediatly after applying Lemon Mr.Clean on bathroom floor.................it has nothing to do with toxicity but just the fact they cannot tolerate the smell. I use to have them all over my condo bathroom and the manager just said clean with Mr.Clean and so I did and I haven't seen one since.
And all this time you thought garlic only repelled vampires and lousy dates.

Many small cities in the USA are now spraying twice a year to rid themselves of skitters and it works.
This is also why many houses in the southern US just apply a very low homemade garlic/water/canola oil spray on thei lawns and NEVER get mosquitos and why it is often used in poorer countries to help control WestNile.
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haha so thats why i post my pics to distract plp from pointles arguments
you do, do that quite regularly
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2006, 1:49 PM
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What does any of this have to do with 100 Main St???
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Is there any relevant info on this 100 Main St. project?
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2006, 10:11 PM
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Why don't you just learn how to wait? I guarantee you, when information is available, it will be all over this forum, like all other information that we know already. Until then, do us all a favour and stop posting.
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Well, the only thing I learned about in this thread is the use of garlic against mosquitoes. Highly irrelevant and highly off topic, but it's not too far from how irrelevant that fact is from 100 Main St. if you think about it.
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2006, 10:41 PM
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I have seen mosquitoes in the vicinity of 100 Main Street in my time.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2006, 1:19 AM
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Why don't you just learn how to wait? I guarantee you, when information is available, it will be all over this forum, like all other information that we know already. Until then, do us all a favour and stop posting.
What the crap? Then just pretend I don't post and just chillax man. You don't like me, then don't respond to me. Pretty simple.
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I have seen mosquitoes in the vicinity of 100 Main Street in my time.
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What the crap? Then just pretend I don't post and just chillax man. You don't like me, then don't respond to me. Pretty simple.
wow dude were not trying to diss ya you know as much as we do. if you wana no more all i can sujest is becoming a drafts person ect and work in the feild
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I truely hope there is a new development annouced for 100 Main....


.... BUT thus far this is the most pointless thread I have encountered.

Please someone take a picture of this sight, perhaps we can comment on a bush or tree or even parking lot... something... anything ... is more than nothing.
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there newflyer....

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thanks 1ajs ... now we have a starting point.

ewwwww.... ahhhhhhh
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... I just notcied that airial shot must be a few years old. The Inn at the Forks is missing.

Oh well I am sure the parking lot at 100 Main is still the same.
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Google's satellite data for Winnipeg is very old - they don't even show the expansion at the baseball stadium. That was what, 2003?

Oh, and for the record, I hereby propose an amendment to all world government constitutions, to ban the word "chillax" from ever being said/written/thought up again. Stupidest. "word". Ever.
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ya google when they updated winnipeg last year whent from main street west side being riped up to water front being done... witch is a step backwards in time... odd eh?
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this 100 main st. thing better be good. better or else.

GO BLUE BOMBERS!
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