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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 4:57 PM
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What about john a. diefenbaker expressway. Only Saskatchewan born PM.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 5:03 PM
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What about john a. diefenbaker expressway. Only Saskatchewan born PM.
Already a Diefenbaker Drive in the city. Besides, he had very little to do with Regina.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 5:28 PM
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Pile o' Bones Bypass.

I'm sure that won't do much for Regina tourism though.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 5:44 PM
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Eberle Expressway
After the Reeve over whose land it will be built.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 6:02 PM
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Thee Queen Elizabeth 11 , or queen city expressway , after all this is the queen city
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 7:17 PM
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Thee Queen Elizabeth 11 , or queen city expressway , after all this is the queen city
How about the Queensway?
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 8:16 PM
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How about the Queensway?
I like it.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 8:28 PM
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The royalty doesn't really have an effect on our lives any more, so I don't support naming anything after them. I vote for just South Bypass.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 9:11 PM
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The royalty doesn't really have an effect on our lives any more, so I don't support naming anything after them. I vote for just South Bypass.
I respectfully disagree.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 9:23 PM
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When does the Queen have any effect on us, besides watching her on the news and seeing her on our money? The only thing she does is give royal assent to laws, but that is really done through the Governor General in her stead.

The British royalty hasn't had any relevance in Canada since the constitution was adopted in the 1980s, and play no active role. As someone under 30, I can speak for my generation and say that most don't really care strongly about the Queen one way or the other. Like gay marriage or pot use, it's something that has changed massively with the rise of the new generation.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 9:28 PM
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Even if it isn't relevant to today it is our history and heritage. I personally dislike the name Queensway because that's the name of the bottleneck of a highway through Ottawa.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 10:11 PM
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Even if it isn't relevant to today it is our history and heritage. I personally dislike the name Queensway because that's the name of the bottleneck of a highway through Ottawa.
I can agree with that reasoning. But if we're doing that, then I would propose Kingsway to set it apart from other Queen-related places. However, I don't like the sound of either.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2014, 10:34 PM
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I think the Greenway is both symbolic of Saskatchewan and the "Passion / Spirit" we have here. Even if it you are not a Rider Fan it can have other meanings as well. Also symbolizes the "never see a red light again" for trucks Which I might add be funny to put on a sign << "Greenway" ^^ "Redway" haha
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 1:05 AM
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Green way is awesome , on a side note Regina will always be the Queen City fact is fact whether one engages in
Royal activities or not , I believe in her long reign there has been little scandal , the Queen means royal, elegant , it takes on a historical role , any meaningful name is better than bypass , which sounds like heart surgery
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 1:06 AM
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Greenway sounds like a park
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 1:21 AM
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 2:06 AM
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When does the Queen have any effect on us, besides watching her on the news and seeing her on our money? The only thing she does is give royal assent to laws, but that is really done through the Governor General in her stead.

The British royalty hasn't had any relevance in Canada since the constitution was adopted in the 1980s, and play no active role. As someone under 30, I can speak for my generation and say that most don't really care strongly about the Queen one way or the other. Like gay marriage or pot use, it's something that has changed massively with the rise of the new generation.
I'm 22. The monarchy is still incredibly popular.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 4:15 AM
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I will have to agree, as a young person, I do appreciate the royal side of Canada.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 5:35 AM
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Sorry, what does Thunderchild have to do with Regina?
From the book I linked in the last comment:

Chief Thunderchild was a native of the Saskatchewan Plains where he fought, hunted, lived and sometimes nearly starved. He lived on the North Saskatchewan during the last days of the Plains Cree freedom, resisting the treaties with the Canadian government as long as he could, eventually moving to a reserve.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2014, 8:01 PM
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The east side intersection with the #1 is at tower road, which makes me think of a medieval city with stone work fortifications.

I would like to see the new bypass be called "The Wall" and I would like to see the interchanges be referred to as "Towers" like "The East Tower", "Vic Tower", "Toon Tower" for highway 11 "The 9th Tower" where it will reach 9th avenue north. Hence a future conversation may sound like "Get on the wall at Toon Tower, go all the way around and get off at Albert tower and head north, it will be on your right."

Here are some of my reasons for naming the bypass 'The Wall":

1) The new road will act as a significant barrier to all forms of ground transportation crossing its length; hence it will act like a wall.

2) Many old cities have ring roads at the location of discontinued fortifications,(like Paris) thus possibly confusing tourists into thinking Regina has an interesting history.

3) The Premier is named Wall.

4) ... I am sure I will think of more as soon as i post.
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