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Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty

Post by RatherBeFlying » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:24 pm

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Post by Hipster Exterminator » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:39 pm

There needs to be a way to hold elected decision makers personally responsible for acts of severe negligence and garnish their income for life.

I am just loving watching Mandel flail these days as he is once again shown to be an incompetent buffoon.
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Post by iflyforpie » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 pm

Good thing Alberta Health has that massive new facility at YEG. People would probably die taking as long to get from Leduc to Edmonton as they did from BFN to YEG.
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Post by Cessna 180 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:59 am

iflyforpie wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 pm
Good thing Alberta Health has that massive new facility at YEG. People would probably die taking as long to get from Leduc to Edmonton as they did from BFN to YEG.
if its that bad they can send out STARS to take them to the U of A... most flights down are appointments and hang nails really.
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Post by iflyforpie » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:12 am

Oh, I know that. Still... waste of time and resources.
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Re: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty

Post by Avrocanada » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:17 am

Cessna 180 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:59 am
iflyforpie wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 pm
Good thing Alberta Health has that massive new facility at YEG. People would probably die taking as long to get from Leduc to Edmonton as they did from BFN to YEG.
if its that bad they can send out STARS to take them to the U of A... most flights down are appointments and hang nails really.
I've seen tons of reds have to be transported by ground due to Stars not being "able" to do the trip. If there photographer has the day off, or a cloud in the sky, they won't be flying.

25 mins to the U of A with no traffic vs 3 mins to the Royal Alex

Long live the muni.
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Post by Cessna 180 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:41 pm

Avrocanada wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:17 am
Cessna 180 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:59 am
iflyforpie wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 pm
Good thing Alberta Health has that massive new facility at YEG. People would probably die taking as long to get from Leduc to Edmonton as they did from BFN to YEG.
if its that bad they can send out STARS to take them to the U of A... most flights down are appointments and hang nails really.
I've seen tons of reds have to be transported by ground due to Stars not being "able" to do the trip. If there photographer has the day off, or a cloud in the sky, they won't be flying.

25 mins to the U of A with no traffic vs 3 mins to the Royal Alex

Long live the muni.
you're not wrong about STARS, but I've yet to hear about a patient dying (including pediatrics to the stollery) because of the drive.
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Post by Rowdy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:50 pm

I'm all for politicians being held responsible for their financial blunders.

Too bad our memories seem to be so short when it comes time to vote..
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Post by godsrcrazy » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:00 am

I think the truth is the City took on an environmental nightmare. The cost of reclaiming the land out weighs any value for the land.
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Post by DadoBlade » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:38 am

Cost of land reclamation too high? Perhaps Edmonton Airports could develop the land into a downtown airport?
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Post by Mick G » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:18 pm

Probably one of the single worst decisions the City of Edmonton ever made; worked out great for Villeneuve, drove out a lot of business and jobs from the City
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Post by Donald » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:46 pm

Mick G wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Probably one of the single worst decisions the City of Edmonton ever made; worked out great for Villeneuve, drove out a lot of business and jobs from the City
Was it though?


https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columni ... al-airport
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Post by iflyforpie » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:03 pm

Donald wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:46 pm
[quote="Mick G" post_id=<a href="tel:1069669">1069669</a> time=<a href="tel:1550546324">1550546324</a> user_id=48850]
Probably one of the single worst decisions the City of Edmonton ever made; worked out great for Villeneuve, drove out a lot of business and jobs from the City
Was it though?


https://edmontonsun.com/opinion/columni ... al-airport
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No. The worst decision was building YEG in the first place.

It was to Edmonton what YMX was to Montreal. It killed aviation and business as airlines would rather serve Toronto and Calgary than these cities with airports in the middle of nowhere and corporations wanted their headquarters near well serviced airports.

Montreal realized their mistake and typical of anyone who didn’t actually pay for their stuff they abandoned it and tucked tail back to Dorval.

Edmonton was stuck with its white elephant. And finally doubled down on its poor decision by leaving no alternatives.

Of course business is booming. In spite of the yellow vest high school dropouts kiyiying that their GED won’t make them six figures anymore the economy everywhere is doing quite well. Most of the airport “business” is the same light industrial and big box sprawl you see anywhere in Alberta where ranchers are cashing out and developers are cashing in. 8 million passengers? Not even half of what passes through YYC. And how many of those are simply rotational crews going to and fro and politicians going on fact finding missions to the tropics?
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Re: Edmonton Airport Site Sits Empty

Post by 5x5 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:39 pm

That linked article is more a "rah,rah" booster article than well researched business info, IMHO.

Below is a Stats Can sourced list of air traffic. Edmonton International isn't do any better than any other airport in Canada, at least since 2010. And City Centre closed in 2013 with no significant effect on EIA traffic at all.

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