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Sure, I’ll support your kid’s team/school/whatever…

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules

… just send your kid around to ask/sell me the item. Yes it’s that time of the year again, and time for a little rant that’s near and dear to my heart. That’s right folks… when your kid’s hockey team, or school, or whatever organization he/she belongs to needs to raise money and sends your […]

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“Yield” is not the syntactic equivalent of “Stop”

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules, Travel

From the Ontario Driver’s Handbook:       A stop sign is eight-sided and has a red background with white letters. It means you must come to a complete stop. Stop at the stop line if it is marked on the pavement. If there is no stop line, stop at the crosswalk, marked or not. […]

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South Keys plaza – Ottawa’s most expensive parking

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

I got my car in November 2004. Life was good. But lately (since October 2005) parking at the South Keys plaza – for the purpose of patronizing the shops there, has or will cost me: A new set of licence plates: $100 A new bumper: $1022 2 door dings, as yet unrepaired, but let’s say […]

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