Calgary - Jul. 28, 2014: I'm fighting back -- peacefully. On Thursday, July 31st at 6:00 p.m., I'm hosting my own rally. It's partly in support of Israel. But it's partly for Calgarians to strongly reject this imported Hamas-style violence.
This is Canada -- not Gaza. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Jul. 24, 2014: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the crash of Air Algérie Flight AH5017:
“I am saddened to learn that Air Algérie Flight AH5017, carrying 110 passengers and six crew members on board, crashed in Mali. The flight was headed to Algiers, Algeria from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It is confirmed that Canadians are among the victims. FULL STORY
Parade of nations for the Developmentally Challenged
Cornwall - Jul. 24, 2014: The Seaway Lighthouse 3rd Rail Modular Club held its 3rd annual train show at the Long Sault Arena on July 19th and 20th. The Seaway Train Show, which will be held the 3rd week of July every year. There were two raffles, one for a Via Rail trip from Cornwall to Halifax return, for two people including a sleeper, a value of $2056. The winner was Gail Ball from Chesterville. FULL STORY
Cornwall - Jul. 19, 2014: At Cornwall Square, one of our top priorities is the safety and well-being of our patrons, tenants and the broader community we serve. The pedestrian bridge replacement project is on schedule. Phase one of the project (East bridge replacement) has reached the stage of reopening to pedestrian traffic; there will be minor cosmetic elements that will be completed in the upcoming weeks. FULL STORY
Toronto - Jul. 7, 2014: According to a recent random telephone survey of 600 eligible voters in the City of Toronto conducted by Nanos Research for the Ontario Convenience Stores Association, if an election was held today John Tory (39.1%) currently leads Olivia Chow (32.7%) and Rob Ford (21.7%) among decided voters. None of the other contenders have above 5% of decided votes. FULL STORY
Calgary - Jul. 3, 2014: As the next federal election approaches, I can't help but think global warming/climate change/climate disruption will be a big issue. I also think the next Prime Minister may be eager to pass some type of global warming/climate change/climate disruption legislation to change the weather... like a carbon tax. In fact, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said he was in favour of it the other day. It may astound people who know me, but I'm all in. FULL STORY
Perth - Jul. 3, 2014: The Canadian Army Veterans (CAV) – Sicily Motorcycle Unit will be holding the 3rd annual Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) Highway 43 Memorial Ride on July 5th, 2014. The ride will honour our Veterans, and in collaboration with The Royal Canadian Legion – Ontario Command, will raise funds for Operation: Leave the Streets Behind for the ‘Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund’. The fund provides financial assistance for Ontario Veterans to obtain housing, furniture, food and medical care during their time of need. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Jul. 1, 2014: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark Canada Day:
“One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown and QuébecCity, our Fathers of Confederation first dreamed of a united Canada, prosperous, strong and free.
“As we mark the 147th anniversary of Confederation, we can proudly say that their great national dream has indeed come to fruition. FULL STORY
Windsor - Jun. 26, 2014: The City of Windsor and Your Quick Gateway (YQG) have reached an agreement with Samsung Renewable Energy on a solar farm to be located on Windsor International Airport lands. Windsor Solar LP, is planning to engage in a renewable energy project to be located on lands within the Windsor International Airport, which is owned by the City of Windsor and operated by Your Quick Gateway (Windsor) Inc. (YQG), and will occupy 400 acres. FULL STORY
Stoney Point - 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