Category Archive: Newspaper Articles

It’s really not that hard to find government efficiencies

May 2018 With one week to go in the Ontario general election, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford has made it clear that he will not be issuing a formal costed platform as the party has released all their promises with expected costs on the PC party web site, much to the dismay of allies and …

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Seriously Tom, do you hear yourself talking? – Former NDP strategist criticizes Conservatives

May 2018 Re:  “Ford and Kenny will cut for the rich” (Toronto Sun, 14 May):  Tom Parkin, a former NDP staffer and social democrat media commentator, criticizes provincial Progressive Conservative leaders Jason Kenny and Rob Ford for “…bribing voters with public money,” then goes on to outline how Andrea Horwath will give us all sorts of “freebies,” …

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A forgotten war hero receives long overdue recognition

May 2018 On 25 May 1918, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Sharpe stood at the window of his second-floor hospital room at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and leapt to his death.  Sharpe was a war hero, having won the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), and was a sitting Member of Parliament, having most recently won his seat in …

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The Big Apple – A unique roadside attraction

May 2018 Of all the roadside attractions, The Big Apple restaurant and bakery is one of the more unique ones you can find. Found beside Highway 401 in Colborne, Ontario, The Big Apple opened in 1984 and has evolved into a mini amusement park.  It’s easily spotted due to the large 35 foot high, 38 …

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Abandoned Ontario jail a favourite among urban explorers

May 2018 The crumbling ruins of Camp Bison stand as the sole reminder of a long-vanished town. Ontario has many ghost towns; towns that once bustled with people and activity but now are silent. The former Town of Burwash, south of Sudbury, is a favourite among Urban Explorers. Burwash was originally founded in 1914 to …

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As support for carbon taxes falls, have Canadians finally reached their tax limit?

May 2018 So a recent Abacus Data poll shows the Ontario NDP virtually tied with the PCs in the upcoming election.  In one sense, this should be taken with a huge grain of salt, given how American polls showed Hillary with a 90% rating just days before the election. However, I’m not going to take for …

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Crumbling resort hotel a relic of a by-gone era

May 2018 In the Catskill region of New York State lie the crumbling ruins of Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel. Opened in 1919 by Asher Selig Grossinger and his wife Malka, the resort was once the premier, and one of  largest of the Borscht Belt resorts kosher resort for Jewish clients from New York City. The luxurious …

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Western theme park now a crumbling ghost town

May 2018 In the Adirondack Mountains north of Albany, New York, families once flocked to Frontier Town, a Western theme park in the Town of North Hudsen, where costumed re-enactors would provide an interactive glimpse of American history. Opened on Independence Day in 1952 by owner Arthur Bensen, visitors to the 267-acre park where could …

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Roxham Road – A trip to the Twilight Zone

May 2018 On a recent road-trip, I made my way to the now infamous Roxham Road, the now-officially-designated unofficial Point-of-Entry straddling the Canada-American border at Quebec and New York State where economic migrants come to make their refugee claims in contravention of the Safe Third Country Agreement. As I was already in the States, I …

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Crowd gathers to remember fallen police officers in New York State

Submitted to the Albany Times Union May 2018 Every year, memorial services are held across the United States and Canada honouring police and peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty over the past year. This year, I made the trip to Albany from Toronto and was part of the crowd assembled at the State …

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