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Follow Us on TwitterIn his lifetime, Chris Savard has spent time as both an elected official and a hot air balloon pilot. As such, FULL OF HOT AIR seemed to be an appropriate name for this column. Savard will provide his thoughts on a number of topics including hockey on this site, as well as politics and local issues on OurHometown.ca. His opinion combined with $1.60 will buy you a medium coffee at Tim's! You can email him at csavard@ourhometown.ca

SNAPSHOT - Green Heron on the dock
SNAPSHOT - Green Heron on the dock

Jul. 26, 2014: This morning I was standing on the dock and this Green Heron landed on the dock a few doors down. He was fishing for minnows. I grabbed the camera and in my rush, I didn’t get the settings quite right but here are some photos of his visit. Cynthia and I saw him a few weeks ago when we were out for a kayak ride. He came to this dock a couple of times today. FULL STORY

NHL Proposal - 2015-16 Expansion and Realignment
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NHL Proposal - 2015-16 Expansion and Realignment

Jul. 18, 2014: There has been a great deal of speculation in the media recently about Wayne Gretzky being part of a group that would bring NHL hockey to Seattle. Those rumours follow closely on ones that suggest that Quebec City is close to bringing back the Nordiques. Based on these two possible NHL destinations, I would like to make the following NHL expansion and realignment proposal for the 2015-16 season. FULL STORY

SNAPSHOT  - Neighbour knows best
SNAPSHOT - Neighbour knows best

Jul. 4, 2014: On Canada Day weekend, myself and the neighbours to the east and west were out on our docks fishing. My neighbour to the west and I caught nothing but weeds, but our neighbour to the east seemed to be pulling in fish after fish. Tonight after our boat ride, I decided to try my new lure. Ten casts in, I got a hit. Fish jumped out of the water and the jitterbug landed this large mouth bass. FULL STORY

Five possible destinations for James Reimer
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Five possible destinations for James Reimer

Jul. 1, 2014: Towards the end of last season, Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Randy Carlyle made it clear that Jonathan Bernier was his number one goaltender. As such, it is not surprising that James Reimer has requested a trade out of Toronto, as he believes he is worthy of that same status. Yesterday, former Montreal Canadiens rearguard Josh Gorges refused to waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto. It is rumored that the Buds were willing to part with Cody Franson as part of that deal. FULL STORY

Maple Leafs miss out on Brad Richards
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Maple Leafs miss out on Brad Richards

Jul. 1, 2014: The Chicago Blackhawks have signed centre Brad Richards to a one-year deal worth $2 million. Richards would have been a solToronto Maple Leafs. He had his contract bought out by the New York Rangers in June and based on the money he is receiving, it provided teams with the option of taking a chance on him. FULL STORY

Maple Leafs re-acquire Frattin, Bolland gone
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Maple Leafs re-acquire Frattin, Bolland gone

Jul. 1, 2014: The Toronto Maple Leafs have re-acquired forward Matt Frattin from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jerry D'Amigo and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Former Leaf Dave Bolland signed a five-year deal with the Florida Panthers worth an average annual value of $5.5 million. FULL STORY

Spezza traded to Dallas Stars
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Spezza traded to Dallas Stars

Jul. 1, 2014: Multiple media sources are reporting that the Ottawa Senators have dealt captain Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars. Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson are going south in return for Alex Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul, and a second-round pick in the 2015 FULL STORY

Has Kathleen Wynne given up on Windsor-Essex?
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Has Kathleen Wynne given up on Windsor-Essex?

Jun. 25, 2014: Yesterday, OurHometown.ca received a media release from Premier Kathleen Wynne and one sentence in particular in the release caught my attention: I will lead an open and transparent government that is guided by integrity and informed by the profound responsibility to make life better for everyone across Ontario – from Kenora to Cornwall to Chatham. FULL STORY

Ontario Election: 101 reasons not to vote for Kathleen Wynne
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Ontario Election: 101 reasons not to vote for Kathleen Wynne

May. 20, 2014: The reality is that this $5 million in funding for children with special needs is literally a drop in Lake Ontario compared to the wasteful spending practices of the McGunity-Wynne Liberals over the last 11 years. This amount works out to the equivalent of less than $50,000 per riding across the province. FULL STORY

SNAPSHOT - Indigo Bunting at our feeder
SNAPSHOT - Indigo Bunting at our feeder

May. 11, 2014: Today was a beautiful day by Lake St. Clair. We did a little yard work, filled the bird feeders and enjoyed the afternoon by the lake. Literally within minutes of putting up the oriole feeder we had a hummingbird and a Baltimore Oriole stop by. We also saw a large number of American Gold Finches this afternoon - who have not been regular visitors to our feeder. FULL STORY


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12Spits reload at OHL Priority Selection draft
13Last time Red Wings missed playoffs, Bush Sr. and Mulroney were in office
142014 Olympic Hockey Pool - ENTER NOW!
15Phaneuf already!  Locking up Dion for seven years is good for Maple Leafs
16SNAPSHOT - Typhoons Conquer Jay Peak
17Waterfront Tank Farm debacle falls on Lauzon’s feet
18Ontario Auditor General recommends assistance for children with Autism
19Harbour not a place to return Storage Tanks - MP Lauzon needs to answer
20Our Town, Our Team - Storm Reloaded
21Spits Rychel one of 25 invited to National Junior Team selection camp
22Bag of Pucks – Simmonds in Edmonton would be a steal for Oilers
23Spitfires Alumni - Ellis now paired with Jones in Nashville
24Tonight’s Three Stars – The NHL makes itself look like a joke
25Bag of Pucks - Reimer practices, a fit in Edmonton?
26Carlyle – Obviously, I made a mistake
27Randy Carlyle is to blame for Gong Show against Sabres
28SNAPSHOT -  Bears Trestman following in footsteps of Halas
29Williamstown native Ming named Assistant Captain of Kitchener Rangers
30Jonathan Bernier – Welcome under the microscope!
31Eastman raising funds with Bike for United Way
32Chicago Bears Post Game - Lovie and Urlacher are missed
33SNAPSHOT - A first look at Alfredsson in a Detroit jersey
34Appointing Marignani is the wisest choice for Windsor City Council
35Canadian doctors believe NHL too complacent on violence issues in hockey
36SNAPSHOT - Belted Kingfisher on our dock
37SNAPSHOT - Egrets, Herons and our kayaks
38SNAPSHOT - Turtles sunning on Lake St. Clair
39SNAPSHOT - American Goldfinch in the garden
40What’s in a number?  A listing of new numbers for NHL players
41Avalanche Star Matt Duchene and his random act of kindness
42Unscientific Study – Top Ten most popular NHL teams
43Phaneuf invited to Team Canada Orientation Camp
44Blackhawks, Bruins could learn lesson from Maple Leafs, no need to Bieber-proof
45SNAPSHOT - Lightning in Stoney Point
46SNAPSHOT - The quest for Gar Pike on Lake St. Clair
47Trading away Phaneuf would be a mistake for the Maple Leafs
48Twitter - Roenick goes off on Kovalchuk
49Reports suggest that Alfredsson will join the Detroit Red Wings
50With Horcoff gone, will Yakupov switch to number 10?

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