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That doesn't seem accurate. The D'arcy Ranch Golf Club is in Okotoks.
Laceoflight obviously used the urban perimeter, out of fairness to Okotoks. Actual municipal limits aren't relevant to anything except determining to which town hall address you send your property taxes check.

For example, the City of Bécancour, QC is 4.5 times the size of Paris (in area).

Looking at the urbanized area is what makes the comparisons interesting.
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Newfoundland used to be a lot closer to Africa......
And it also seems that Halifax started as a suburb of Casablanca
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Old Posted Feb 8, 2018, 4:13 AM
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And it also seems that Halifax started as a suburb of Casablanca
"If only Stat Can would finally accept to lump Casablanca into the Halifax CMA, our numbers would look sooo much more impressive!" --random Haligonian dick measurer

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OMG! That's actually a super interesting comparison too (no kidding!)

Okotoks' footprint in Paris is crazy! On the Toks map you can easily see the individual streets at that scale... meanwhile the same surface in the heart of Paris contains an insane amount of people and buildings in comparison, and is a pretty big chunk of city. I mean, the difference in density from right pic to left pic, wow!
Yeah, and I bet there isn't a Costco in that part of Paris or any golf courses. That's a 2-0 win for the awe inspiring Okotoks.
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Sydney (Australia: 33.8688 degrees S) is closer to the equator than Sydney (Canada: 46.1368 degrees N)
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Did you know that London Ontario was recently voted the 2nd best London on the whole planet?
As my daughter would sometimes say to her older brother: "Worst is First"

Laughable. Frankly I wish London would have a different name, as we are just so lame by comparison to the one across the "pond". Perfectly good place to live, except you wouldn't want to visit here.
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I can't believe such a golden opportunity to make a dead serious, apples-to-apples Paris-Okotoks comparison was missed! Surely the Toks is not that much smaller in footprint than Red Deer?
It may be slightly smaller than Paris's footprint, but make no mistake: There are a number of things to do in Okotoks.

The fact that Statistics Canada doesn't lump Calgary into Okotoks' urban area for population counts is just plain criminal.
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The fact that Statistics Canada doesn't lump Calgary into Okotoks' urban area for population counts is just plain criminal.
Imagine all the legendary Édith Piaf songs that would have been about Okotoks if only that were the case.

Damn you Stats Can!
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Montreal's south shore (rive-sud) is actually the east shore.

So-called north-south streets actually run east-west, and the opposite is true for east-west streets.
I know....very hard for people to actually envision this, but it is because Montreal Island is shaped like a boomerang, but the maps are usually misrepresenting the true orientation.

True orientation:

xeo

False orientation (very commonly published):

shopify

Anyone want to graft Okotoks urban area onto Montreal Island?
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Let's overlay Montreal Island onto PEI for comparison instead.
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Imagine all the legendary Édith Piaf songs that would have been about Okotoks if only that were the case.

Damn you Stats Can!
Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voila le portrait sans retouche
notre population réunie pour la grandeur

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Qu'il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en Okotoks.

Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Oui, il y a un certain nombre de choses à faire à Okotoks.
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Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voila le portrait sans retouche
notre population réunie pour la grandeur

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Qu'il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en Okotoks.

Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Oui, il y a un certain nombre de choses à faire à Okotoks.
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Did you know that...

"The Town of Okotoks strives to create and nurture an environment in which people are able to pursue the fulfilment of their values, in harmony with the community"
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Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voila le portrait sans retouche
notre population réunie pour la grandeur

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Qu'il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en Okotoks.

Il me dit des mots d'amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Oui, il y a un certain nombre de choses à faire à Okotoks.
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Did you know that Okotoks has a community built around an airport? And that the Okotoks Air Ranch finally just opened again after 1 one year closure due to safety concerns.

http://calgaryherald.com/business/ok...head-to-reopen

http://cfx2.ca/

Live like a boss and fly to work in Okotoks!
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17 reasons millennials (and you) are moving to the town of Okotoks

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“Okotoks has what it takes to make people stop and take notice,” adds Luke.
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Okotoks has everything you need to work and play.
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1. Available commercial and industrial land
YEAH BABY!!! Honey, pack your bags, we are moving to Okotoks!


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17 reasons millennials (and you) are moving to the town of Okotoks







YEAH BABY!!! Honey, pack your bags, we are moving to Okotoks!


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There it is folks! Okotoks is a better place to live than Toronto!
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Another local business owner, Del Paquette, Founder and Creative Director, Solve Studio, moved to Okotoks after 20 years in Toronto.

“Moving to Okotoks was a better option for my family. It has a thriving business community with a small town feel. Okotoks has everything you need to work and play.”
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False orientation (very commonly published):
Great map of the island. It really shows, through the grey tones for industry/warehouses etc that if you travel on the island from Autoroute 40 to Autoroute 13, to Autoroute 20 to the Champlain Bridge you barely see anything other than warehouses, pharmaceutical company HQ's, big box barf, railway shunting yards etc and then you're off the island and soon faced with the architectural beauty of the Dix/30.

The segment on the 40 in the West Island reminds me of the beauty of the QEW through parts of Oakville/Burlington.
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^heheh, where do you think a zillion Anglo Waste-Islanders moved to when the PQ first was elected to govern Quebec? (I am old enough to remember the exodus...every single house on my street went up for sale...every single one!! Even us....we couldn't sell lest we be underwater with the mortgage, so happily, I got to live in Quebec until my mid twenties [and again during my late twenties/early thirties])

A ton of them moved to Oakville and Burlington.
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Did you know that there are three Canadian provinces that project (partially) below the 45th parallel.

Ontario and Nova Scotia are obvious, but New Brunswick is a little less well known. In NB, it's only the Fundy Isles (Deer, Campobello and Grand Manan) that lie below the 45th, but they still count.

I know some nit pickers are going to say that bits of Quebec lie below the 45th as well, but that's only because the surveyors were drunk and couldn't follow a straight line.
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