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Old Posted Aug 7, 2017, 4:09 PM
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I love Brandon and there is no reason it cannot hit 100000 people in 20 years
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2017, 4:42 AM
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I love Brandon and there is no reason it cannot hit 100000 people in 20 years
Uh...yes there is. For one thing, growth is nowhere near the levels required. Secondly, where is all the new industry supposed to come from? Thirdly, I also love it but Brandon hasn't grown at that pace for...well, ever.
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highway 396 sure is an oddity litteraly a paved highway to nowhere
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^ Beautiful scene...
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Used to be something there though.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 4:16 AM
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yea the mine that built it.

huge mess at the end of it

my cabins just of it though
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 4:23 AM
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^ Beautiful scene...
some huge hills on it.
i need to stop get some shots of the tapography along this road u dont relize how hilly it is up here
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highway 396 sure is an oddity litteraly a paved highway to nowhere
Beautiful pic. You are a truly great photographer.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2017, 1:37 PM
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Is the mine still active? The road looks like it's in decent shape by northern highway standards.
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Nice shot AJ. There are some nice locations in Manitoba, even in the south, to get some nice views of the topography.

Driving out to Lac Du Bonnet a couple times this summer. There's a certain location along PR 317 where you get a great view over the landscape. If you're not paying attention, it is missed. Very subtle, but beautiful. Usually you can only see as far as the next farmyards trees.
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Is the mine still active? The road looks like it's in decent shape by northern highway standards.
Actually, I'd go as far as to say that most northern paved highways are in as good of or better shape at this point than their southern counterparts. They've gotten hundreds of millions worth of work over the last decade.
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origonal pavement from the 70's was designed for heavy truck traffic

the mine has been closed since about 85?


gets allot of lime trucks in the summer going up it and allot of amaricans going out to pyta lake and dunphy 3
the worst highway is 391..... specificaly the paved portions

anyhow the province should extened this highway to sask would be a wise investment into the northern economy
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The Gov't of Manitoba has posted their Historical Highways Maps since the 1920s.

http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/...920covers.html

Interesting to see when highways were built and improved (from gravel to paved)
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The Gov't of Manitoba has posted their Historical Highways Maps since the 1920s.

http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/...920covers.html

Interesting to see when highways were built and improved (from gravel to paved)

This brings tears to my eyes.

Thank you, trebor204
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Actually, I'd go as far as to say that most northern paved highways are in as good of or better shape at this point than their southern counterparts. They've gotten hundreds of millions worth of work over the last decade.
I wonder why that is? Would it have been the Doer/Ashton focus of the last decade?
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The Gov't of Manitoba has posted their Historical Highways Maps since the 1920s.

http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/maparchive/...920covers.html

Interesting to see when highways were built and improved (from gravel to paved)
The 20's maps had all the small towns and hamlets that have now disappeared. As a kid in the late 60's early 70's some of those places still warranted a road sign and there were grain elevators (abandoned though) at the sites.
I have vivid memories of the train tracks being torn up, elevators abandoned then moved, burned down or torn down and road signs disappearing. Amazing how much was built up and then torn down in 80 years.
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I wonder why that is? Would it have been the Doer/Ashton focus of the last decade?
Most of them were pretty bad. I think they saw them as a priority, along with the likes of 1 and 75.
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Most of them were pretty bad. I think they saw them as a priority, along with the likes of 1 and 75.
Yeah, as much as we like to complain about the roads in southern Manitoba, the roads up north were in a very primitive state. I don't begrudge the work that was done developing the highways up there during the NDP era.
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The 20's maps had all the small towns and hamlets that have now disappeared.
Keep in mind that there may never have been a small town or hamlet any more than there is now. It may have just been a local post office, run out of someone's house, and the house may still exist.

Wilson, Ontario in the Ottawa Valley still shows up on Google Maps. It's just a couple houses on the side of the road. That's all there ever was, but my grandmother was the local postmaster back around the 1940s.
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the roads need allot more work but its definatly seen an improvement the north overall needs allot of work from roads to education to get the economy rolling see what happens over the next decade if it begins to thrive again it will be good for the south

theres a new bridge going up on the 391 right now between leaf and lynn lake
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