I don't remember Assiniboia as being sketchy at all, don't think I said that. Hell, I was born in Red Lake, lived in McKenzie Island, Favourable Lake and Pickle Crow as a kid. The motel I mentioned, on the other hand, was kinda nasty. Nasty as in, bring a 12-ga for the bugs. I was only there the one night, can't recommend alternatives. But hey, that was 3 years ago, maybe it's a flippin' palace now, who knows The next day I was in Taber; that place was just weird. Seems to be a lotta hate there, of all kinds. I've travelled all over N. America, never had a bike vandalized, much less stolen, although I tend to avoid cities whenever possible. But I've seen my fair share of sketchy motels and campgrounds.