Ottawa

The World According to Justin

Welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Well it’s been a couple of years now since Justin Trudeau was elected as Prime Minister of Canada. In that time I’m not really sure what he’s accomplished. I know that going into the election Justin Trudeau promised a lot of change that would take place if he was […]

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More Hate Crimes in Ottawa

West End Mosque Falls Victim to White Supremacists It looks like culprits are back at it in Ottawa with another incidence of a hate crime. During the overnight or early morning hours of Tuesday, someone put white supremacy posters on a mosque in the west end of the city. This unfortunate event happened just one […]

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A dog in the snow

Clean Up After Your Pets

This is something that should not have to be brought up, but unfortunately that often isn’t the case. Many times I take my dog outside to do his business and I run into a mound of dog crap on the sidewalk that someone decided would be too difficult to pick up. There is absolutely no […]

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Louise at 50

Celebrating My Wife’s 50th Birthday

Happy Birthday Louise! It was a great evening. You only turn 50 once and although we celebrated a few days after the fact, it did turn out to be a good night. We ended up going to the Mandarin restaurant in Orleans as Louise really enjoyed that restaurant the last time we went on Christmas […]

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Ottawa Shootings Up For 2018

Happy New Year It hasn’t exactly been a great start to the New Year in Ottawa regarding shootings in the city. We aren’t even a month in and there have been 11 shootings with 2 deaths and a total of 6 victims to date. And it appears that there are no areas of the city […]

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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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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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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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