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Old Posted Apr 22, 2012, 5:01 PM
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City of Saskatoon approves plan for huge new neighbourhood

From Saskhouses.com

April 18, 2012


The area shaded in yellow on the above map is the new Saskatoon area of Kensington, a neighbourhood which will someday be home to 8,300 people.

City council has approved the neighbourhood plan for Kensington, a new west-side community, and the concept plan for Holmwood a new east-side region that will include up to nine neighbourhoods.

The Kensington plan estimates 8,300 people living in 1,600 single-family homes, 689 townhouse units and 821 apartment units. The split will mean the neighbourhood will have 7.2 units per acre, the highest density neighbourhood developed in decades,.

The Kensington development will bring a population the size of Warman to the area west of Confederation Park and Pacific Heights.

The area will include a village centre with some of the high-density housing surrounding shops, similar to the design of Willowgrove and Hampton Village.

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From City of Saskatoon website:

http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/...ept%20Plan.pdf
The saskhouses website says that the entire yellow shaded area is Kensington... that area is Kensington plus 4 other neighbourhoods.

Plus, I went down to the Mendel yesterday and walked around (I highly recommend the school art exhibit going on now until I think June 3rd--it shows all sorts of wonderful art by elementary and high school students). Anyway, I noticed that the model of the AGS was getting a lot of visitors as people would walk into the lobby and check it out. The feeling I got was that people were excited and interested in seeing how it was going to look. The city is ready for this.

How much would be undone by Dayday getting back in?
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Seems we're pretty safe from Dayday getting in judging by comments and people I've talked to. Everyone just thinks he is some over the hill crackpot. He should just save himself the embarssment and drop out.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2012, 1:18 PM
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Seems we're pretty safe from Dayday getting in judging by comments and people I've talked to. Everyone just thinks he is some over the hill crackpot. He should just save himself the embarssment and drop out.
The sad thing is that most people don't think he could get in and don't turn out to vote. The C.A.V.E. dwellers will all show up and the same thing could happen as it did with the Casino. The important thing is to get the people who want a progressive city out to vote and we can continue to move ahead.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2012, 2:24 PM
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How much would be undone by Dayday getting back in?
Does anyone know if a Mayor can call a plebiscite on an issue without the support of Council? I would think that it would require a passing vote in Council. This current Council has been almost unanimously supportive of the Remai Art Gallery, so unless this fall's election totally cleans house, I can't see them having an appetite for a plebiscite like Dayday does.

Atchison is far from my ideal Mayor, but I will vote for him again and again if it keeps Dayday out.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2012, 6:47 PM
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Does anyone know if a Mayor can call a plebiscite on an issue without the support of Council? I would think that it would require a passing vote in Council. This current Council has been almost unanimously supportive of the Remai Art Gallery, so unless this fall's election totally cleans house, I can't see them having an appetite for a plebiscite like Dayday does.

Atchison is far from my ideal Mayor, but I will vote for him again and again if it keeps Dayday out.
Sean Shaw's blog has information on plebiscites. http://blog.seanshaw.ca/?cat=13

It looks as if council has to decide to hold a plebiscite. A plebiscite is non-binding, so council wouldn't have to follow the outcome. Looking at the field for councillors, it looks like things will probably change little. Councillors Penner and Heidt aren't running again, so that leaves Wards 8 and 4 up in the air. So the likelihood of the council voting to have a plebiscite isn't great.

A referendum can be initiated by council or by petition. A council would again need to vote to have a referendum (not likely), or it can be presented with a petition signed by at least 10% of the electors of Saskatoon to request one.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2012, 9:20 PM
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Dayday's return is a sequel the city does not need to see

By Les MacPherson, The StarPhoenix

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Among the less memorable motion picture releases of 2007 was Ghost Rider, based on a deservedly obscure Marvel Comics superhero, with Nicholas Cage in a skeleton suit, chewing up the grim, computer-generated scenery.

The critics were not kind: " ... Spiritual gibberish ... " " ... Worst adaptation of a Marvel Comics hero ... "

" ... Puerile ... " All but overlooked in the theatres, Ghost Rider lingered there only briefly before it was relegated to the DVD remainder bins. The film would have been long forgotten, possibly even by the people involved, except for the inexplicable release in February of a sequel, Ghost Rider - Spirit of Vengeance. By almost all accounts, it is worse than the original:

" ... Looks like a 10th-generation Xerox ... "

" ... A confusing mess ... " " ... Boring ..."

But you would expect that, wouldn't you? Without even the appeal of novelty, a sequel based on a mediocre film is almost bound to tank.

What I don't get is why Hollywood would make a sequel of a film that wasn't that great in the first place? If I could understand that, maybe I could also understand why Henry Dayday is running again for mayor of Saskatoon after being resoundingly voted out of office 12 years ago. He not only lost, he ran third, behind a near-unknown and a crackpot. This was not long after Dayday ran third for the Liberals in a federal byelection, while still sitting as mayor, mind you.

Maybe he has forgotten the message delivered so clearly by Saskatoon voters, not once, but twice. Or maybe he is hoping we have forgotten.
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The sad thing is that most people don't think he could get in and don't turn out to vote. The C.A.V.E. dwellers will all show up and the same thing could happen as it did with the Casino. The important thing is to get the people who want a progressive city out to vote and we can continue to move ahead.
Please don't use that phrase. It triggers my John Gormley nightmares. <shudder>
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NEW Comfort Inn & Suites up by Credit Union Centre

The new Comfort Inn & Suites hotel going up next to C.U.C. Not sure if they will keep their other one off of Circle Drive or when this property is set to open. The Motel 6 just a block away will be undergoing a major renovation within the year too!







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Holiday Inn lights

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Crane for Children's Hospital
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Please don't use that phrase. It triggers my John Gormley nightmares. <shudder>
I will 2nd that.
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Crane for Children's Hospital
Are you sure that's not the one for the parkade? I didn't think construction had actually started on the Children's Hospital yet (the SHR website says starting 2013)?
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^^^^The parkade is considered part of the CHS Early Works package. They need to expand the parkade prior to building the hospital in part of the footprint of the existing parkade.
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Ahh okay, good to know. Nice to see the project is finally underway in someway at least .
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Well the downtown prison looks alright during night when those lights brighten the look of the building; however, I'm still praying they will put something up along the large grey box of nothingness... even advertisements or building art would be nice to break up that dreaded grayscale!
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I heard that Saskatoon's new downtown highrise correctional facility will be opening in the near future... only one peculiar thing about it; it's signage says 'Holiday Inn and Suites'.
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Well the downtown prison looks alright during night when those lights brighten the look of the building; however, I'm still praying they will put something up along the large grey box of nothingness... even advertisements or building art would be nice to break up that dreaded grayscale!
This is likely the only time I would ever advocate on behalf of video signs.
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The Holiday Inn has a bit of a Transformer look to it. Maybe it will just get up and walk away?
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The Holiday Inn has a bit of a Transformer look to it. Maybe it will just get up and walk away?
LOL awesome observation - it totally looks that way!
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The nighttime lighting on the Holiday Inn is some comfort, though perhaps if they didn't light up we wouldn't be able to see it in the dark.

The radio ad they're running for the hotel's opening is incredible. They make it sound like the Waldorf Astoria has arrived in town.
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The owner of a Saskatoon wine store admits he bought hundreds of thousands of dollars of wine from Alberta in violation of his agreement with the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).

The SLGA recently terminated its franchise agreement with Cava following a lengthy investigation and multiple deadline extensions for Cava to produce proper paperwork.

However, SLGA chief financial officer Rod Wiley has said Cava's ban is final. Any meetings will only be held to discuss an orderly way to shut down the business.

McMillan addressed the Cava situation with reporters in Regina Monday. He gave no indication the termination was negotiable.
Well, this sucks. That business was part of the revitilization on 19th and 20th. There are consequences for breaking the law, though.
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LOL awesome observation - it totally looks that way!
It needs a dense forest of street trees. Mature trees about three stores in height forming a wide and dense canopy . That reduces the problem to only the winter months. The top of the building is not bad.
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