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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 6:24 PM
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March in Moosomin

I'm currently living at a hotel in Moosomin, SK for work, I'm here for the month of March. These are just a few shots I took last Sunday morning when I went for a walk.


A jeweler in Moosomin?






Hmm, a pub on one side, and a family arcade on the other.


I still can't believe how similar this street is to Turner Valley's twin town, Black Diamond


It's kind of real boring here, at least Turner Valley has Calgary 25 minutes away, even Regina's an hour and a half from Moosomin. I'm thinking that since I've come this far, I'll drive to Winnipeg when I get off work, Manitoba's the only province I haven't been to outside Atlantic Canada.
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What's the population of Moosomin? about 1,000? What were you expecting? Las Vegas?
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 7:18 PM
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I think it's around 2500 (my Wal-Mart road atlas says 2300, but their stats are usually a few years old, still says Calgary's under 900k). It's pretty much what I was expecting, but does that mean I can't bitch? It does give me an excuse to go to Winnipeg though, and my drive here was the first time being to Medicine Hat, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, and Regina. At least I'm not in a camp, and there's DQ and KFC, everything else closes before I eat except for on pizza place.
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And nice pics by the way! I never actually seen Moosomin before. I've passed through, but never stopped

What's going on with the windows in this building?
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 8:15 PM
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I don't know (about the windows), I'm sure it was close to -30C that morning, or at least it felt like it, so I took the pics and got back in my van. I'll go back and walk around again before I go home, I'll keep that in mind.

Harls- exotic it ain't. But to be honest I don't mind that street, the whole town's pretty much right there, except my hotel of course. The only thing I can actually walk to from here is the Dairy Queen.
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I've stopped here for gas, when I lived in Regina and went home to SW Manitoba to visit my folks. It's got my town beat just because it's got the trans-canada running through it.

When I was growing up, I remember Brandon's TV station doing commercials for local businesses in Moosomin, it seemed so exotic being from another province.
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It's got my town beat just because it's got the trans-canada running through it.
Not for long... that will be the last twinned section to be completed, and it bypasses the town. A good thing for travelers wanting less stops, but I would imagine it won't be a great help to the businesses in Moosomin...
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My town never had a Dairy Queen.. that was too exotic. You had to go to North Dakota for that kind of delicacy.

It looks like the main street (I'm assuming it's main street?) is dead. Where is everybody?
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it was shot on a sunday morning lol
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Old Posted Mar 13, 2008, 8:41 PM
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It was about 9:00 on a very cold Sunday morning, I went back on Monday or Tuesday and there was hardly any parking, I had to park down an alley behind the bank.
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pfft.. sunday morning all of the farmers should be parked at the local breakfast place at 5 am, minimum
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pfft.. sunday morning all of the farmers should be parked at the local breakfast place at 5 am, minimum
Actually not one place was open on that street, not one.

And I couldn't believe it wasn't twinned here, 10 frickin hours it was twinned, then boom, I almost drove into the signs in the middle of the road. I was passing a semi at 130, slammed on the brakes and quickly pulled in behind it. Scared the shit out of myself.
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Interesting pics of small-town Saskatchewan. Your typical farming town in the Canadian Prairies.

It sure looks cold - in fact it looks like there's more snow on the ground than even up north in Grande Prairie, where I'm currently at (most streets bare and lots of bare ground showing in areas fully exposed to the sun)!
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It pretty much all melted a day or two after that, I could swim in the streets right now.
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Interesting pics of small-town Saskatchewan. Your typical farming town in the Canadian Prairies.

It sure looks cold - in fact it looks like there's more snow on the ground than even up north in Grande Prairie, where I'm currently at (most streets bare and lots of bare ground showing in areas fully exposed to the sun)!
You should do a downtown Grande Prairie photo-tour!
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Yeah Nanton's neat, and a little closer to home too.

I'd like a Grande Prairie thread.

I can't believe it, I think this thread has more replies than my NYC one from November, I excpected it to die a quick death, thanks guys.
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@ Ayreonaut - nice pics of even more buildings. And nicer weather, too. But what's the deal with that "ugly as sin" building?! It just looks utterly weird-ass, even if it's the back of a building!

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You should do a downtown Grande Prairie photo-tour!
I actually did that last fall. It's still sitting somewhere deep within the Alberta subforum.

I plan to do another GP thread sometimes later this year.
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Nice picts. There's no where quite like a small town on the great plains.
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The sad part is that downtown is probably healthier than what can be found in most big prairie cities.

I remember how pissed off I was when Selkirk went out of its way to destroy its downtown by courting a Wal-Mart power centre.
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That DQ is the staple of my labour day trips.
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