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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 2:54 AM
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China knows how to build highways in the mountains.

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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 5:19 AM
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The Chinese certainly do and it's made much easier by avoiding environmental impacts, using near slave labour wages, and unceremoniously evicting anyone in the road path.
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Also due to the fact that they don't really need to wait for people's opinions in a democratic process. Highway needs to built here? Instantly approved.
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The Chinese certainly do and it's made much easier by avoiding environmental impacts, using near slave labour wages, and unceremoniously evicting anyone in the road path.
The causeway acts as a massive animal crossing for them to pass underneath. Would work amazingly in BC but they're too cheap for it
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The causeway acts as a massive animal crossing for them to pass underneath. Would work amazingly in BC but they're too cheap for it
I dont think animals are the issue here, the lake can't be reclaimed...
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China knows how to build highways in the mountains.

Looks like the lower Okanagan Valley or Thomson Valley, but with world class highways.
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If the rest of the country wants to heavily subsidize highway contraction in BC, we would be happy to take it!
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China knows how to build highways in the mountains.

That they do indeed. They know how to build them cheaply...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-armchair.html
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Looks like the lower Okanagan Valley or Thomson Valley, but with world class highways.
Doesn't look like the lower Okanagan or Thomson valleys that I've been to.
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If the rest of the country wants to heavily subsidize highway contraction in BC, we would be happy to take it!
A modern reboot of the Trans-Canada Highway Act would be wonderful idea IMO.
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Doesn't look like the lower Okanagan or Thomson valleys that I've been to.
I lived there for a couple of years (Kelowna, Vernon, and Osoyoos), and it reminds me of the landscape around Penticton.
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A few pictures from my road trip this weekend.

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Heritage Run (Burin Peninsula Highway) near Swift Current.







Secondary highway to St. Bernard's-Jacques Fontaine, Bay L'argent, Little Bay East, and Harbour Mille.







Back on the Burin Peninsula Highway, south of the turn-off for Terrenceville-Grand le Pierre.



Secondary highway to Petite Forte.









Gravel back road to the abandoned communities of Davis Cove and Monkstown, now used primarily as summer cabins by former residents and Americans.



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Terrain looks like the west coast highlands in Scotland.
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^ That's where I grew up (St. Bernard's). I drove that stretch of road between St. Bernard's and Bay L'Argent (4th picture) so many times I could probably do it with my eyes closed.

One of my favorite things about the whole northern part of the Burin Peninsula is the rolling hills, some of them being big enough to probably be considered small mountains. The further south you go the more the topography levels out; all the day down near Lamaline it's about as flat at the Prairies.
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Terrain looks like the west coast highlands in Scotland.
It really does. There's a thin band of warmer-looking foliage in the valleys but the highlands and moorlands are very northern UK.

I don't understand what determines where we have trees and where we don't? Soil depth I guess? Or perhaps soil quality?

But these sets of photos are only metres apart in distance:



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It was a beautiful afternoon here in Southern Alberta, so I went for a drive. Headed east out of Calgary by Hwys 22X/901 and Hwy 1 to Brooks. South from there on Hwy 36 to Taber. Back West on Crowsnest Highway 3 to Lethbridge and then Hwy 23 & Secondary Highway 519 to Hwy 2 and back into Calgary. Luckily, no serious construction on this run, but an annoying 80 km/h slowdown north of Claresholm for sealcoating. Its nice to get out of the city and enjoy some new and old scenery.


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Interesting read about Highway 7 north of Toronto.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...ions-hume.html
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Interesting read about Highway 7 north of Toronto.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...ions-hume.html
Traffic is now a nightmare there at times, even on weekends.
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Video of Highway 9 in midwestern Ontario:

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It was a beautiful afternoon here in Southern Alberta, so I went for a drive. Headed east out of Calgary by Hwys 22X/901 and Hwy 1 to Brooks. South from there on Hwy 36 to Taber. Back West on Crowsnest Highway 3 to Lethbridge and then Hwy 23 & Secondary Highway 519 to Hwy 2 and back into Calgary. Luckily, no serious construction on this run, but an annoying 80 km/h slowdown north of Claresholm for sealcoating. Its nice to get out of the city and enjoy some new and old scenery.


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