Monthly Archives: October 2012

Thanks for making me a favorite

Bumped into an old friend who mentioned he has made my blog a favorite. Thank you! Thank you to everyone for checking in, through the highs and lows of how often I post for turning the curve. I comment in … Continue reading

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# 000 7971

Point of curiosity. Exhibition Park. I snapped this photo Saturday, October 13th, on the heels of the new waste bins being delivered to households in our neighbourhood. This grey bin is still there, empty, just in from the corner of … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience

If you have been following what I’m up to, you’ll likely know that I now have a column in the Guelph Mercury every third Friday of every month, called Civil Disobedience. See below for links to my columns. In writing … Continue reading

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Vilification 101

At a special council meeting Wednesday night Ward 3 Councillor Maggie Laidlaw stated that Ward 1 Councillor Bob Bell was “presuming low income people don’t care about the environment” — Rogers TV coverage at 3:15. That, for suggesting that those taking advantage of a rebate … Continue reading

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Going walking

My family and I enjoy our park, Exhibition Park. The other day the sunlight in the trees, with colours, was just incredible. And it’s a gorgeous park to drive past, with the impact of all of the trees. It’s discouraging to know how it’s not exactly the urban … Continue reading

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Turned completely around

Guelph is applying for permission to accept waste from the USA. Politics aside, the powers-that-be must be having sleepless nights. It must be that bad. They bet the farm, and bet large, on a facility for composting waste. Only, it’s much larger than what we need, … Continue reading

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Yikes!

We received our MPAC property assessment notice in the mail today. There’s been a jump in property value for us. And the City says it needs an 8.5% increase in taxes to maintain present levels of service?!

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