Originally Posted by Klaus Doberman
Again. How the heck is Edmonton so remote?
Remember, not that long ago in our history (50 years), well, it was. There was SFA north of us.
Our highways were not even close to what they are today. I remember a simple 2 lane Highway 16, gravel pretty much everywhere when you left town, and a city about 1/2 the size it is now. There was distance between Edmonton and St Albert, and flights were the only way to get anywhere fast. A lot has changed in the past 50 years, but the people who remember the city of the 3 B's are now old enough to be in positions of influence or media power, and ahve since moved away...with their only memories being the launch of Westmount Mall and the Twin Drive In.
So, the stigma persists. It is up to us to change it.