More Freezing Rain for Ottawa

Normal Weather for Ottawa in the Winter I’m sitting here and watching the snow fall outside. After enjoying a warm weekend for January, where the snow was melting, and I could walk the dog without his feet freezing, we are getting dumped on with snow again. We’ve had some extremely cold weather this winter unlike […]

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The Downside of the #MeToo Movement

Raising Awareness With #MeToo By now just about everyone on the planet that has access to a television or radio has heard of the #MeToo campaign which promotes ending sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. I applaud such an initiative as I believe there should be no harassment of any type in the workplace […]

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Newborn Found Abandoned Behind Plaza in Toronto

  Newborn Baby Found Outside Toronto Plaza Some disturbing news from this morning when it was reported that a newborn infant was found behind a shopping plaza in Toronto. The infant was found just before 11am local time near Keele Street and Lawrence Avenue. The newborn is believed to have been delivered in the alley […]

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Old Vehicles Equal Old Problems

The Joy of Vehicle Ownership Like many people, we own an older vehicle as we don’t want the payments and maintenance schedules that come with owning a new vehicle. No worries about having to make appointments for oil changes and doing things like changing the brake fluid at 24,000 kilometres. However, unlike new vehicles, you […]

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Ontario Minimum Wage Increase Not Going Over Well

Ontario Raises Minimum Wage It’s been a little over a week since the new minimum wage increases took effect in Ontario. The governing Liberal party decided some time ago that it would raise the minimum wage in the province to $15 an hour and that this increase would be raised in increments and be fully […]

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RIP Kenny Shields

A Rock Icon Passes On I know that it’s been some time since his passing, but I was saddened when I learned that Kenny Shields had passed away last July. For those that don’t know who Kenny Shields is, he was the singer for the Canadian rock band Streetheart. There are some who say that […]

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Political Perks

Just a Christmas Break Late last month it was reported that the Christmas vacation Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family took to Aga Khan’s personal island in the Bahamas violated ethics rules. I recall hearing about this trip shortly after it occurred and was wondering at the time how it could not have been […]

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It’s A Canadian Winter

Damn It’s Cold Out There! No doubt the reference to the cold weather is something most Canadians have heard frequently over the last week or so. Once again, this winter we are hearing the term “polar vortex” and it’s a term that many are still confused by and wonder what exactly does that mean other […]

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Happy New Year!

Welcome 2018 First and foremost, I want to wish everyone a happy New Year and may you all have health and happiness in 2018. As I mentioned yesterday, 2017 wasn’t the best of years for us and I for one am glad that it’s over. I had many plans for 2017 and was hoping it […]

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Good-Bye 2017

  So what did 2017 have to offer? Not much. It’s been a somewhat tough year with my wife’s mother passing away in February, which made the next few months rather tough. I was hoping to get several websites up and running, but that didn’t materialize, and I only managed to get a few posts […]

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