Thursday, December 8, 2011

Toubled Tunnel

The Rusholme Pedestrian Tunnel is located on Saskatoon's west side.  It connects the parking lot of Confederation Mall with Vancouver Avenue North under Circle Drive.

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Here we see the opening of the Confederation end.

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Unfortunately this and other such tunnels have been the site of robberies and assaults.

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This is the halfway point of the route under Circle Drive.  It wouldn't be hard, one suspects, to wait here for anyone who might come through.

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As with the Confederation side the Vancouver Avenue side is a bit below ground, hidden from observation by those entering and leaving the tunnel..

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There have been suggestions this tunnel should be replaced with an above ground pedestrian crossing.  There are a number of such crossings, such as the one that connects Sutherland with College Park across Circle Drive.  There is also talk of installing security cameras, although the obvious question is whether such devices would be safe from vandalism.  In any case some form of pedestrian access is needed to prevent people crossing the very busy Circle Drive.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Saskatchewan Portal.

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A very cool mural painted on a garage door on Brightwater Crescent.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Poker Face(Reminder).


This sign would have caught my attention anyways since it's currently posted on multiple doors at the Centre at Circle and 8th shopping mall.  But added to this is the fact she reminds me of British media personality and poker player Vicky Coren.  I would imagine however that Coren is a little too busy to be doing promo photos for Canadian shopping malls.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ye Olde English Automotive Conveyance.

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Here's something you don't see often on the streets of Saskatoon.  I came across this nicely restored Morris Minor this week on Kellins Crescent.

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This car made me think of the classic Volkswagen Beetle design, especially since my dad owned a 1969 "Bug" in a similar shade of green when I was small.

Monday, May 9, 2011

No More Days For Mothers.

I really should have posted this yesterday when my clever title would have been more topical.  Oh well.

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Several weeks ago I had heard talk that the Saskatoon outlet of Mother's Music had changed hands. 

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My visit last Thursday proved this was true, and the new owners were kind of a surprise to me.  It's Long and McQuade, a music chain that's the closest Canadian equivalent to the US Guitar Center chain.  They bought out all the Mother's outlets, as well as the parent Gordon Price Music of Edmonton.

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L&M already have a store in Saskatoon, this large "big box" style outlet on 43rd Street.  So it will be interesting to see what happens to the new location over the next few years.  Will it be run as an ongoing proposition?  Or is the current building leased, and the 8th Street location doomed to closure when it runs out?  I doubt they'll tell me.

Mother's Music has prevviously appeared on this blog.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


in competitiion

A line of political campaign signs in Sidney L. Buckwold Park on McKercher Drive, representing Brad Trost of the Conservative Party and Darren Hill of the Liberal Party.  Interestingly I haven't run across signs from Denise Kouri of the NDP on public property like these.

The late Sid Buckwold was twice Mayor of Saskatoon(1958-1963, 1967-1971) and served as Liberal Senator for Saskatchewan between 1971 and 1991.

Friday, April 15, 2011


green sign

As is always the case in a federal election lawn signs soon become a regular sight.  But some parties have more signs than others.  This Green Party sign is the only one I've run across so far in my riding, Saskatoon-Humboldt.  NDP candidate Denise Kouri seems to have the most signs so far.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


cat in the sun

A cat soaks up the early April sun while resting on a fence on Balfour Court.

Friday, January 28, 2011


don't smoke

Various city run facilities are zoned as no smoking, including Saskatoon Transit bus shelters.

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However it's probably not a surprise that such prohibitions are often ignored.