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GEO-CACHING
 
Explore the tools needed for the world-wide scavenger hunt known as geo-caching!
We teach the practical uses of GPS, a basic understanding of co-ordinate systems,
and navigational techniques using handheld GPS devices.
Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Each attending member of the family must register.

http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_recreation/sport_recreation/geocaching.aspx

HOT CHOCOLATE SUNDAYS IN FEB
 
Pack up your sleds, bring the family and warm up those little red noses
with a free hot chocolate from the City of Edmonton and Global TV Edmonton!
Start Date: 2014-02-1
End Date: 2014-02-28

http://winterinedmonton.com/things-to-do/activity/hot-chocolate-sundays/

ICE ON WHYTE
  
 
The 11th
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The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour.

So let us see what 2013 will tell us about 2014

Edmonton has the best Farmers Market in the world
and Alberta has the best Dinosaur Museum in the world
according to National Geographic Digital Nomad Andrew Evans

Edmonton Downtown City Farmers’ Market
has been named the best Farmers’ market in the world
and
Royal Tyrrell Museum has been named the best Dinosaur Museum in the world
“Never in all my travels have I encountered a better dinosaur museum
than the Royal Tyrrell.” said Andrew Evans

As of Dec 2013 
The world’s central banks are stashing away Canadian dollars at a faster rate
than any other major currency, a vote of confidence at a time when the loonie has lost some of its
shine in

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1) RE-LANGUAGE PRINCIPLE

Rename your problem as something else.
How crazy is that.
Because we all know that a rose by any other name is still a rose.

Turns out that does not apply to problems
because a problem by any other name
has a different effect on the physiology of the body.

Studies show that our body reacts at the hormonal level
to words we say,
words others say,
even words we think.

A patient in the hospital
heard a conversation between a doctor and a nurse
having what he thought was a negative conversation
about his chance of survival being nil.
He got sicker and almost died until he was told of his misunderstanding.

A patient on deaths door heard what he thought was a positive conversation
between a doctor and nurse
who were actually discussing

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Can Some Bad Habits be good

A habit is something we do without thinking
A Bad Habit interferes with living a fulfilling productive happy life.

Here are 6 Bad habits which may not be so bad after all.

1) BEING THIN-SKINNED

 

Being thin skinned is what people call you,
just after they said something insensitive and nasty about you
and you did not take to it kindly .
Suddenly they will call it constructive criticism
and accuse you of having a thin skin.

If you develop a thick skin so the slings and arrows no longer hurt
you have to give up your sensitivity.
Sensitivity is essential if you want to be adaptive to your environment.

Darwin did not say that life is survival of the fittest
he said
“It is not the strongest of the species which survives, nor the

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1) TRANSFORM EDMONTON'S URBAN FORM
Blatchford will increase density
and take advantage of existing infrastructure.
It also will help nearby mature neighbourhoods remain strong and vibrant.
It will become a model that can shape future developments.

2) SHIFT EDMONTON'S TRANSPORTATION MODES 
Blatchford will offer area residents convenient LRT and transit service,
and will promote other alternatives such as walking and cycling.

3) PRESERVE AND SUSTAIN EDMONTON'S ENVIRONMENT
Blatchford will be sustainable and resilient
by reducing the ecological footprint of the community and its residents.

4) IMPROVE EDMONTON'S LIVABILITY
Blatchford will encourage residents to live active, healthy lifestyles,
in a community which is safe and offers many recreational

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CLIMATE RESPONSIVE DESIGN
Hills and landscapes will be designed to minimise wind impact.
Buildings will be designed to optimise solar access.

GREEN BUILDINGS
Buildings will be constructed to use less heat, power and water.
Could use high performance glazing/facades, green roofs, passive design.

CARBON EMISSIONS
Goal is carbon neutral by using renewable heat and power.
Walking or using transit reduces emissions, as does green buildings.
Right now, Edmontonians produce an estimated 24 tons of CO2 per person.
Goal for Blatchford is 4 tons of CO2 per person.

DISTRICT HEAT AND POWER
Blatchford could include a district heat and power plant that would use renewable sources
for energy, such as biomass or geothermal heat.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Large stormwater

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With the New Blatchford Community on the old City Centre Airport
which will be home to up to 30,000 Edmontonians 
living, working and learning in a sustainable community 
which uses 100 per cent renewable energy, is carbon neutral, 
significantly reduces its ecological footprint, 
and empowers residents to pursue a range of sustainable lifestyle choices
making Edmonton again a leader in 22nd Century living

          

Meet Blatchford...a walkable, transit-oriented, and sustainable community.
Featuring homes for all stages of life, a great city park,
and opportunities to shop, dine, and work,

It is bordered by Yellowhead Trail to the north,
Kingsway to the South,
121 Street to the West,
106 St to the East at NAIT

The Blatchford area resting on the old City

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How to make money in selling unwanted items

New ways to get rid of old things.
The old ways still work. Garage sales still draw the crowds
because people still like to see and touch things.

If you decide to have a garage sale you can use the Internet to advertise.
You can also use the same venue to pre-sell items
which you intend to put out for the garage sale
or to skip the physical garage sale and sell items directly from the Internet.

Of course the usual social networks would be where you would want to go.
But consider building your own website and direct people to it
using the social networks. On this site you can do more elaborate things,
like offering or soliciting trades and swaps.

Or you can search out reputable websites,
which allow you to

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From Downtown 
- at a new ground-level Churchill Station, 
- across the North Saskatchewan River on a new bridge 
    east of Louise McKinney Park, 
- climb the hill adjacent to Connors Road 
- then east along 95 Avenue 
- and southbound at 85 Street. 
- crossing the traffic circle and shifting to 83 Street, 
- south and east towards Wagner Road. 
- south along 75/66 Street 
- Mill Woods Town Centre.

THE ROUTE
PROPOSED LRT STATIONS

CHURCHILL
Churchill 101 St Jasper Ave.,
City of Edmonton proposed Theme 
http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/Churchill_Stop.pdf 

THE QUARTERS 
102 Ave. off of 96 St 
City of Edmonton proposed Theme
http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/Quarters_Stop.pdf

If you would like me to blog about the Development plans for the Quarters
let me know

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