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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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How to keep geocaching from being banned

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Outdoors, Security

Once again, a case of a geocache being exploded by the bomb squad is in the news.  It’s probably fair to say that most people who hide geocaches understand that there is a risk that any given geocache hide will meet its end that way, however, it seems clear that some hides are much more […]

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