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Teens getting the short end of the stick, old people get away with killing people…

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

This post isn’t very Christmasy because I saw something in the paper this week that is decidedly Grinchy. Back in November, I wrote this article dealing with Ontario’s move to stick it to young drivers. Ontario has slightly backed off from that position, but they’re still going ahead with the bulk of that legislation, and […]

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New driver legislation in Ontario – an unfair shot at teens

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

In response to the new Ontario government initiative regarding new/young drivers, I sent this letter to my Member of Provincial Parliament (who also happens to be Premiere) today: Dear Sir; As a citizen of Ontario and indeed, one of your constituents in Ottawa, I am writing to you to express my feelings regarding the recent […]

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Why don’t I have a Conservative party sign on my lawn?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

I got called today by the local Conservative riding association to ask if I’d put up a lawn sign for Elie Salibi, the Conservative candidate in my riding.  This isn’t a surprise in and of itself as I have been a long time Conservative party member. However, I have declined to support the party with […]

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Geocaching as a maturing hobby – The Urban Cache

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors, Security

This post on geocaching has generated some nice comments, so I thought I’d open up a related entry for further discussion. Up until quite recently, at least around Ottawa, there was a lot of “space”… NCC land, Crown land, city parks, etc. belonging to land owners who were sympathetic to geocaching. This allowed Ottawa geocachers […]

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