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Old Posted Dec 21, 2011, 9:00 PM
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Is it north or south of the existing bridge? Tried to find it on an aerial photo but no luck.
South. That's not the original bridge though.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2011, 9:18 PM
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South. That's not the original bridge though.
Can you see the footbridge on Google? I can't seem to make it out.
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Is it north or south of the existing bridge? Tried to find it on an aerial photo but no luck.
It's to the south of the Fermor Bridge - essentially connects Niakwa Road on both sides of the Seine (St. Vital & Southdale).
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2011, 4:31 AM
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Can you see the footbridge on Google? I can't seem to make it out.
http://maps.google.com/?ll=49.856286...rce=gplus-ogsb
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South. That's not the original bridge though.
Right. This concrete bridge was installed about 25 years ago. The bridge I remember was mainly a wooden structure that you thought would collapse at any time as you were crossing it! Only room for one vehicle to cross at a time too. But there never was much traffic

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Right. This concrete bridge was installed about 25 years ago.
Longer than that. It was put in at the same time as the one on the north side of Fermor for the bike path I believe, so that's closer to 35 years ago, perhaps a bit more.
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I remember the old wooden bridge quite well, it was just to the south of the new red steel bridge. My dad was friends with the fellow that owned the first property to the north, name was Karl Wolanchuk. Property that was to the east was owned by Maurice Talieau from the Construction firm that is now on Roblin Blvd., he was the one that used to have the horses and the small barn that you used to see on the south side as you drove along Fermor (HWY 1).

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Anyone remember the first donut shop franchise in Winnipeg that was at the corner of NW Archibald and Fermor ?
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I remember the horses. Country Style Donuts used to be on the corner. They had great donuts!
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I am 37, and as a kid, a trip to Joe Blostein & Son dry goods store in downtown Transcona was so much fun, as was going to Eatons. Playing video games at Syd's carousel in Kildonan Place (my best friend and I sneaking on the bus to go to KP). Having fries & gravy at the restaurant in Sears @ KP. Other memories include:

The Starlight drive-in theatre on Regent.
Big 4 Sales (now Crocus Building); not for the merchandise, but I always loved old buildings.
Juniors Restaurant (esp the one in Transcona)
Christmas on Portage Ave (back in the early 80s)
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Field Trips to the transit garage! I bet no other cities do that
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I am 37, and as a kid, a trip to Joe Blostein & Son dry goods store in downtown Transcona was so much fun, as was going to Eatons. Playing video games at Syd's carousel in Kildonan Place (my best friend and I sneaking on the bus to go to KP). Having fries & gravy at the restaurant in Sears @ KP. Other memories include:

The Starlight drive-in theatre on Regent.
Big 4 Sales (now Crocus Building); not for the merchandise, but I always loved old buildings.
Juniors Restaurant (esp the one in Transcona)
Christmas on Portage Ave (back in the early 80s)
Hey Wpg'r

Did your Dad take you down the street from Blostein's over to MAX KATZ variety store to buy you some Matchbox cars? On the corner at Day was Johnny's cafe, the Comic book place right around the corner, across the street was the DQ and Whistle PIG.

Were you an Eastender or Westender?
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I remember the horses. Country Style Donuts used to be on the corner. They had great donuts!

You betcha, "Finest kind" as Hawkeye you's to say. Made fresh as you watched.
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Hey Wpg'r

Did your Dad take you down the street from Blostein's over to MAX KATZ variety store to buy you some Matchbox cars? On the corner at Day was Johnny's cafe, the Comic book place right around the corner, across the street was the DQ and Whistle PIG.

Were you an Eastender or Westender?
Max Katz...for some reason I cannot remember it; I remember Robert's Drug Store. I was an eastender, grew up on Wynford Drive. I also remember grocery shopping at Payfair Foods on Day Street, the old Princess Hotel on Bond Street before it burned down, Central Schoo, eating at the Regent Restaurant...good times
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Max Katz was right across from the CIBC and Ball Insurance at 115 Regent West. Park City paint was next door (E/S)
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Winnipeg's Drive-in Theatres

Anyone remember all the drive-in's we used to have?

Pembina, North Main, Starlite, Odeon, Airport, and the one up on Henderson (that I can't remember)
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Anyone remember all the drive-in's we used to have?

Pembina, North Main, Starlite, Odeon, Airport, and the one up on Henderson (that I can't remember)
Pembina I missed. Saw a few at the Airliner, the North Main and the Starlite. Probably more at the Odeon since it was the last. Pembina and the one up Henderson were before my time.
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Max Katz was right across from the CIBC and Ball Insurance at 115 Regent West. Park City paint was next door (E/S)
OMG, Park City Paint...I haven't thought about that in years.
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Did anyone here grow up in St James?
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Did anyone here grow up in St James?
Yes, but very briefly. On King Edward, then Whytewold. I could tell you about the old Piggly Wiggly on Portage @ Collegiate, the old Kings & Classic theatres.

My best memory was the old motorcycle track out on Sturgeon Rd. (Grace Hospital site). Fishing off the old wood bridge on School Rd. Watching the planes takeoff from Stevenson's Field, you could almost count the rivets on the belly. The little store on Saskatchewan (west of Sturgeon) that was cut into the mud, kept their drinks on ice and if you took a big gulp, 'instant brain freeze'. Old Chip stand on Ness by Berry, two bits for a big bag. Taking the street car to the 'end of the line' at Silver Heights. Going to the old A&W with car hops out in Kirkfield Park next to the old Motel. Riding the 'Monkey Hills' along the Assiniboine River in City Park and the ones at Oman's Creek.

Damn, sure kicking the cobwebs today!
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Don't live in Winnipeg but do have a favorite memory. I believe this was the first 7-11 I ever went too, and my grandmother forbid me from going there. Was always there througout my youth.. late 1970's I believe.

It's on south Pembina..



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