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Offline wilber

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Re: Kim City
« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2018, 08:50:29 am »
Those are quaint little villages.   They haven't grown nearly as quickly, and haven't had the same kind of pressures either.  Would it be nicer to live there than here? I dunno, maybe?  I probably wouldn't have a job if I did, though.

This city has grown very rapidly and changed a lot, even in the 11 years I've been here. 

I can't recall ever seeing a gun-rack in a pickup truck in Edmonton.  Even my northern Alberta relatives-- and they're gun-rack type people-- don't have gun-racks in their new trucks. I'm sure they still drive around with guns, but they probably just huck everything on the back seat.

Everytime I'm back in Edmonton I recognize it less and less. The neighborhoods where I lived as a kid are strangely untouched by time, but the city as a whole is so much larger and busier than I remember it being.

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We lived in Miil Woods Phase 1. Back then, the the city pretty much ended at Southgate. We went back about 15 years ago and had to ask for directions to find our old place. Certainly a different city today.
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Re: Kim City
« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2018, 09:03:32 am »
When I was a little gaffer we lived in Osoyoos. My aunt and uncle farmed in West Kim City (we didnít call it that and still donít). Back then it had a population of about 2000, a little general store, gas station, grocery store, coffee shop, several churches and of course the packing house. You had to take a ferry over to Kim City which had a population of about 7000. Osoyoos and Oliver havenít changed that much except most of the tree fruit has been replaced by vineyards and all the development done by local FN.
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« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2018, 09:53:48 am »
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West Kim City  (we didnít call it that and still donít)

The locals didn't like the name change and still don't.  There are still billboards and bumper-stickers proudly announcing the town's original name in bold letters.

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« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2018, 12:40:55 pm »
The locals didn't like the name change and still don't.  There are still billboards and bumper-stickers proudly announcing the town's original name in bold letters.

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The museum still has the old name. My aunt and uncle were pillars of the community, he was head of he irrigation board and one of the founders of the yacht club, I don't think there was a yacht to be seen in those days, just a bunch of farmers and small business people with boats. The Pendozi, one of the old ferries is the clubhouse. The town didn't have a museum so he decided to build one on a piece of his own property. They had a big opening and Bennet the Younger who was premier at the time attended. My uncle and then my cousin looked after it until it was moved to its present location beside the police station. There is quite a lot of our family stuff there, including a small antique piano my mother brought from England that would be over 200 years old by now and a WW1 British officer's sleeping bag that my grandfather used when he was based in the Middle East. It's worth a visit, the society has done a really good job of the new building and its displays.
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Re: Kim City
« Reply #64 on: November 23, 2018, 03:00:01 pm »
I wouldn't put a gun rack in my pickup, because it advertises something to break in and steal. In the 70's, I dare say 100% of the pickups had only a single front seat, the gun rack in made sense. Today, probably >90% of pickups have a back seat and many of them also have a secure locker under the back seat. I also expect the average rifle costs at least 10x more today than back then, probably a lot more because of the accessories.

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Re: Kim City
« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2018, 06:18:07 pm »
I wouldn't put a gun rack in my pickup, because it advertises something to break in and steal. In the 70's, I dare say 100% of the pickups had only a single front seat, the gun rack in made sense. Today, probably >90% of pickups have a back seat and many of them also have a secure locker under the back seat. I also expect the average rifle costs at least 10x more today than back then, probably a lot more because of the accessories.

Now that you mention it, extended cabs were non existent and crew cabs were rare back then. Maybe they were from Leduc and Wetaskiwin.
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