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Old Posted May 25, 2017, 2:14 PM
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This is the correct response.

They've done such a good job at Dundurn that they clearly deserve the attention and nice photo op on this one.
Can the Saskatchewan government be truly this blind as to what is going on with this company? Is it any wonder that I read the Sask NDP party is ahead in the polls?
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Old Posted May 25, 2017, 3:11 PM
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Can the Saskatchewan government be truly this blind as to what is going on with this company? Is it any wonder that I read the Sask NDP party is ahead in the polls?
I thought they were still behind? If they had a strong, effective, and more centrist leader, they'd be way out in front by this time though...

Edit: Just saw the new poll. Big lead in Regina for the NDP, smaller lead in Stoon and dead heat in rest of province. Some of these issues (including those in this thread) could start a bit of a death by a thousand cuts situation (bit of a pun considering the provincial budget :p)

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Old Posted May 25, 2017, 3:47 PM
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Does anyone know the status of the Loblaws warehouse? Has it reached its full potential (ie: 1500 employees)? Or is it operating at less than expected volume? I can see Pinkie Road from my high-rise and I don't seem to see as many trucks travelling down this road. But then again, I don't spend much time looking.
I back onto the bypass between Albert & Lewvan - there are a lot more Loblaws semis going by than any other branded semi. Not scientific - there are a hundred reasons why Loblaws would have more semis on this section of highway than WalMart, Safeway, McDonalds, etc... not to mention the use of leased (aka lacking corporate branding) rigs. But, I was in the house before Loblaws' warehouse opened, and I'm quite certain their traffic volume has increased massively.

(I realize this also doesn't answer your fundamental question about full potential/capacity... I don't know what the volume would look like if it was undercapacity vs. at capacity. I do know that I see A LOT of Loblaws semis)

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I thought they were still behind? If they had a strong, effective, and more centrist leader, they'd be way out in front by this time though...
New poll came out today that has the NDP in the lead (49% to 40%). But polls haven't exactly been accurate in the past 5+ years. If they were, the Wildrose would be leading Alberta; Justin might have a minority (at best); Britain wouldn't be leaving the EU; and the Americans' Cheezie with hair would still be golfing, but wouldn't have access to the launch codes.
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Old Posted May 25, 2017, 9:34 PM
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I back onto the bypass between Albert & Lewvan - there are a lot more Loblaws semis going by than any other branded semi. Not scientific - there are a hundred reasons why Loblaws would have more semis on this section of highway than WalMart, Safeway, McDonalds, etc... not to mention the use of leased (aka lacking corporate branding) rigs. But, I was in the house before Loblaws' warehouse opened, and I'm quite certain their traffic volume has increased massively.

(I realize this also doesn't answer your fundamental question about full potential/capacity... I don't know what the volume would look like if it was undercapacity vs. at capacity. I do know that I see A LOT of Loblaws semis)



New poll came out today that has the NDP in the lead (49% to 40%). But polls haven't exactly been accurate in the past 5+ years. If they were, the Wildrose would be leading Alberta; Justin might have a minority (at best); Britain wouldn't be leaving the EU; and the Americans' Cheezie with hair would still be golfing, but wouldn't have access to the launch codes.
Actually, the US polls were within the margin of error. Trump was simply far more efficient in his vote-getting than Clinton. She still won the popular vote though by about 4%.
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... the Americans' Cheezie with hair would still be golfing, but wouldn't have access to the launch codes.
Could you mean "Cheeto"? Probably doesn't matter anyway!
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Actually, the US polls were within the margin of error. Trump was simply far more efficient in his vote-getting than Clinton. She still won the popular vote though by about 4%.
yep - you're right.
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Old Posted May 26, 2017, 2:32 AM
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I have but one thing to say about the GTH: I told you so.
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Old Posted May 26, 2017, 4:16 PM
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I have but one thing to say about the GTH: I told you so.
The consistency in this forum re the GTH is interesting... do we have any cheerleaders anymore? I don't think so. In virtually every other forum there's at least a couple cheerleaders/devil's advocates for even the sketchiest projects/plans.

I've been in the 'this is going to be a gongshow' side of the GTH discussion since my very first encounter with it (2008/09-ish). In the early days, my opinion was based primarily on the fact that the GTH leadership & staff were clearly in over their heads... not that the GTH itself was a bad concept. That realization came later.
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Old Posted May 26, 2017, 8:27 PM
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When it was announced, I was in the camp that believed it was never going to be a huge success, but that i might do okay and well enough to keep itself going.

Needless to say, that barely-optimistic view disappeared real fast!
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Old Posted May 26, 2017, 9:01 PM
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Interesting that the first 2 pages of this thread appear to be all out of town posters including the OP. By page 3 there is some local content including by a now closed account "timewilltell" who was a big cheerleader and writes exactly like one of our current posters.
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Old Posted May 26, 2017, 9:33 PM
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regarding the Winnipeg-Regina comparisons...

Lets consider politics..Ideological polarization is getting stronger then ever before.......Saskatchewan may never have an NDP government again...We have turned the corner here and I believe right of center governments are here to stay, like our neighbour Alberta.

Manitoba i assume is still strong NDP and will remain so...The Sask Party here are not exactly fans of organized Labor..and believe me that is an understatement! plus Mayor Pat is a strong Conservative .
Wow! I can see why this guy stopped posting in 2013.
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http://thegth.com/news/gateway-news-spring-2017
While Regina’s real estate market may have slowed from the record pace of recent years, demand for industrial land is still rolling at highway speed.

Colliers International recently released its annual survey of real estate markets across the country. As expected, it reflected an increase in office and residential vacancies in Regina, but also showed a very tight industrial market – with the vacancy rate in Regina the third-lowest in the country behind only Toronto and Vancouver.
“For five or six years, we were very robust,” said Glen Hill, Vice President and Partner with Colliers International in Regina. “We’ve slowed, but slowed to what I would consider a normal level – a plateau that is similar to what we used to see. We’re not going backwards.
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The consistency in this forum re the GTH is interesting... do we have any cheerleaders anymore? I don't think so. In virtually every other forum there's at least a couple cheerleaders/devil's advocates for even the sketchiest projects/plans.

I've been in the 'this is going to be a gongshow' side of the GTH discussion since my very first encounter with it (2008/09-ish). In the early days, my opinion was based primarily on the fact that the GTH leadership & staff were clearly in over their heads... not that the GTH itself was a bad concept. That realization came later.
I am a fan of the GTH but not a fan of how it was managed or over promised.

What it has accomplished
- moving rail yards out of the urban area of Regina (something Saskatoon is still trying to do).
- attracted a couple of large distributions centres. That said I think Loblaws is the only one that is a net positive for the promise. The others would have ended up in an industrial park around Regina or Saskatoon in any case.

The problem is all the politics around what is in reality an industrial park and the hype of how this will change the economic landscape of Regina.

It is now time to get rid of the authority as a weird government agency. Treat it like any other low profile industrial park.
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Maybe Cushman & Wakefield will take over promoting sales...

https://vimeo.com/262855363
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2019, 3:31 AM
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Maybe Cushman & Wakefield will take over promoting sales...

https://vimeo.com/262855363
Well they're both stupid ideas... so sure?
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