Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Queen Should Bow Out

The news from this year's Commonwealth gathering of the colonies is joyful as they continue to put the final touches on plans for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee next year. The only other monarch to spend sixty years on the…

Quote of the Week

Following news that an OPP constable was tasered by his sergeant in "an incident" October 14th at an Alliston detachment, OPP Association President Jim Christie declares that "you  really don't want to encourage this type of performance management".   Ya think?

Friday’s musings

The PH pumps: The pic on the left shows the catastrophic failure suffered by one of the two dysfunctional pumps at the Port Hope Water Treatment plant. It is hard not to speak to anybody who lives on the Lakeshore…

One year later

One year later and sitting in all his glory the mayor of Cobourg has survived a year in office – BTW so did his Council.So what has been the big difference for his subjects and minions – the citizens, how…

Port Hope Award for Nothing Much

Always looking to find humour in any of our local municipalities' activities, this latest from Councillor Rick Austin in Port Hope satisfies that mission well. In Northumberland Today's endless series of reports from various Councils, Mr. Austin is boasting now…

And the best union organiser is…

A Big Bad Boss:  The Municipality of Brighton is being dragged into the 21st Century by it's new leader – Mark Walas. A local businessman who is younger than the Brighton demographic is now applying  principles of the marketplace in…

Rally Against Roundabouts

Rumours have been circulating for awhile that the proposal to widen Highway Two, allowing for an extra lane in each direction will include roundabouts, but it was still a shock to hear that three of the stupid things are being…

Tory MP Takes on Unions

Last week a baby faced MP named Russ Hiebert, representative for South Surrey, Whiterock and Cloverdale, B.C. held a press conference in Ottawa to talk about his very own private member's bill, C-317, An Act to Amend the Income Tax…

Occupy the World

Here it is, early Monday morning with a promise of some sun at day time. This scribe has been inflicted with a sudden and acute case of severely f**ked up back, with no pain meds in sight, unless we count…