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(CBC)   In a welcome break from the usual, Canadian city cracks down on booze and nudity at strip bars instead of in mayor's office   (cbc.ca) divider line 12
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2013-12-03 08:59:01 AM
Plenty of crack to monitor at the clubs. Good work if you can get it.
 
2013-12-03 09:15:12 AM
Had me scared for a second there suby. Taking the whole family to Montreal for Christmas and it would be a very sad Christmas without booze with a view.
 
2013-12-03 09:29:23 AM
Whoa there Saskatoon... booze and nudity IN STRIP BARS?!? Take it easy there folks!
 
2013-12-03 10:05:26 AM
Best first paragraph ever!

"Saskatoon city councillors are looking for some rules to cover up some issues they believe will be exposed when the provincial government peels back some of Saskatchewan's liquor laws."
 
2013-12-03 10:33:41 AM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: Best first paragraph ever!

"Saskatoon city councillors are looking for some rules to cover up some issues they believe will be exposed when the provincial government peels back some of Saskatchewan's liquor laws."


bow chicka wow wow
 
2013-12-03 11:16:35 AM
S'Toon is an absolute shiathole. Same with Regina. Filthy towns, rusted light posts, terrible roads, gross food, no culture to speak of whatsoever.... Funny thing is, I could rent TWO hotel rooms next to YYZ for the same price as one in Saskatchewan.

I love the commercials enticing people to move there. Fun, sun, water, camping, hiking?.....Uh, that's like 4 months of the year folks.
 
2013-12-03 11:42:54 AM
I remember the last, and only, peeler bar in Saskatoon in the '90s was almost right across from City Hall. By the city's regressive liquor laws they could not serve liquor so they had $5 Cokes. They probably could have survived if energy drinks had been around then. The thing you need to know about Saskatoon is it was founded as a Temperance Colony (those same religious nutbars largely responsible for prohibition in the US); and had a complete ban on liquor for many years which resulted in Sutherland, the next closest town, having a booming stroll with dive bars and brothels and all the things the "good people" of Saskatoon really wanted, but NIMBY. A strong streak of NIMBYism and moral superiority/racism remains in the city today, in no small part because 75% of Gen X left the province entirely and very few returned. Lots of foreign-born people there now (largest %/pop of Hindus in Canada), but as long as they learn to hate the Cree they get along fine (especially because many first-generation immigrants rarely exercise their right to vote).

/farking hate my birthplace
 
2013-12-03 01:00:21 PM
wait wait wait

Saskatoon actually qualifies as a City???

Really??
 
2013-12-03 02:22:28 PM
For the benefit of the geographically challenged Saskatoon is a long 3 day drive from Tronna.
 
2013-12-03 02:41:20 PM
Was expecting the councilors to decide that many long (& city paid) visits to "inspect these establishments and determine their impacts on the neighborhoods" were needed.  The Mayor of Saskatoon needs 100 twonies for his fact finding mission, stat!
 
2013-12-04 03:31:37 AM

Hiro-ACiD: I remember the last, and only, peeler bar in Saskatoon in the '90s was almost right across from City Hall. By the city's regressive liquor laws they could not serve liquor so they had $5 Cokes. They probably could have survived if energy drinks had been around then. The thing you need to know about Saskatoon is it was founded as a Temperance Colony (those same religious nutbars largely responsible for prohibition in the US); and had a complete ban on liquor for many years which resulted in Sutherland, the next closest town, having a booming stroll with dive bars and brothels and all the things the "good people" of Saskatoon really wanted, but NIMBY. A strong streak of NIMBYism and moral superiority/racism remains in the city today, in no small part because 75% of Gen X left the province entirely and very few returned. Lots of foreign-born people there now (largest %/pop of Hindus in Canada), but as long as they learn to hate the Cree they get along fine (especially because many first-generation immigrants rarely exercise their right to vote).

/farking hate my birthplace


Really? I miss living in Saskatoon, Calgary is just too big for me. While this is stupid at least the province is going in the right direction.
 
2013-12-04 02:58:44 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Hiro-ACiD: /farking hate my birthplace

Really? I miss living in Saskatoon, Calgary is just too big for me. While this is stupid at least the province is going in the right direction.


I enjoy it for three days, maybe four days, and then I run out of family and old friends to visit and end up doing stuff like cleaning my Mom's basement or garage out of sheer boredom. Saskatoon has no night life, piss-poor transit, horrible roads in any season, and the winter is just too damn long and turns people into miserable asshats. Calgary has its pluses, but all the money here really farks up people's sense of basic decency (ie: the Calgary homeless shelters had no [none, nada, zip, zero] winter clothes to give out until the CBC made a public appeal) and fuels the worst "my shiat don't stink"ism you'll find west of Tarrana. A couple more years here and I plan to flee back to Victoria. Flowers in February is awesome..
 
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