Monthly Archives: January 2013

Seasonally normal weather…

For March. Quirky, heavy snowfalls that are gone in a day or so, and lots of rain. But we’re not yet finished with January. We’ve had a blast of cold recently. But stepping outside this morning was like stepping in … Continue reading

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Setting Guelph apart

Lucky for us, we have distinguished our city, with two mentions in Maclean’s magazine – see the article, Part I, Part II, Part III. We made the list for wasting taxpayer dollars in notably stupid fashion, twice. Mention of the … Continue reading

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31 days in America

Found this graphic in the National Post depicting the number of gun deaths in the 31 days following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The data, as of January 15, 2013 totals 919 gun deaths since that horrific shooting at Sandy Hook … Continue reading

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Throwing out the Welcome Mat

Literally throwing it out. Don’t miss this Letter to the Editor, published in Guelph Tribune. Surely this isn’t the first time this type of enforcement issue has been raised regarding downtown parking. One more reason to return the meters — … Continue reading

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Sound familiar?

Just a quick post to share a quote by Czech presidential candidate Vladimir Franz, as reported by The Associated Press and picked up by the Toronto Star: “The (political) system is so enchanted with itself that it’s lost the ability … Continue reading

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Star’s Investigative Reporting

The Toronto Star is known for its investigative reporting. Check out this summary of how we have been kept in the dark, with related links: Culture of secrecy, 15 stories  

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Inconvenient truths

Received the following email from “Jamie” tonight: Mr. Chamberlain, You make me laugh in that you state the following: This past council was out of touch with most people’s realities. Interesting since you never won and I guess the majority … Continue reading

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They’re coming…

A quick post to say that my neighbour recently mentioned to me that the squirrels have started chewing on their green bin, even though it was left unlatched. I guess our squirrels are “hope for the best, plan for the … Continue reading

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