Category Archive: Original Writing

You can’t check out any time you like, and you can’t ever leave (until the government lets you)

February 2021 Canadian civil liberties seem to be under attack with the announcement that quarantine hotels have been established to “detain” those returning to Canada who don’t present a valid, negative test for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. I have mixed feelings about the idea of quarantine hotels. With the CCP Virus still ravaging …

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Video should have spelt the end of the Cherry Beach Express

February 2021 The Cherry Beach Express is colloquial term, referring to an alleged practice by Toronto Police officers of escorting undesirable people/criminals late at night to Cherry Beach, an underpopulated area in the Port Lands of Toronto, where rough justice at the end of a billy-club would be administered. This practice dated back to the …

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A shocking video has Barrie Police under scrutiny once again

February 2021 Barrie Police has attracted national attention in recent days, with the news of an as of yet unidentified Barrie Police officer (I’ll refer to as Officer BP for now) involved in the arrest of 20-year-old Barrie resident Skyler Kent. Kent reportedly attracted police attention when he rode his skateboard through a red light, …

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Cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline shows why Canada needs to build more of our own pipelines to tidewater

February 2021 As he promised in the American general election last year, newly-installed President Joe Biden made good on his promise to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, an oil pipeline that would have taken Canadian bitumen from Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf coast. Cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline shows why Canada needs …

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Bayview Park once a popular horse show venue

February 2021 The City of Burlington is a busy and rapidly growing city in the Golden Horseshoe area of southern Ontario. However, the sections of Burlington north of Dundas Street (formerly Kings Highway #5) are still rural, with busy farms, open fields and an abundance of livestock. Although the Aldershot area of Burlington is south …

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Some ideas for battling the next pandemic

February 2021 Congratulations to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on signing all the contracts he’s signed for vaccines to be delivered at some future date. You are a true hero to many Canadians and you deserve the Order of Canada for such an incredible accomplishment that few of us mere mortals could achieve. There are some …

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Easterbrook’s Foot long Hot Dogs – An iconic restaurant in Aldershot since 1930

January 2021 Anyone who has lived in the Hamilton-Burlington area of southern Ontario for the past 90 years has heard of Easterbrook’s Foot long Hot Dogs. Located in the Aldershot area of Burlington, near the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens, it’s been a favourite place for locals to gather and eat food since 1930. Housed …

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The politics of racism

January 2021 So why is it racist to call the virus that we know officially as COVID-19, the China Virus, when it’s not racist to call the variants that have recently been identified as coming from the UK and South Africa, as the UK variant and the South Africa variant? The name that I prefer …

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Trudeau is responsible for the disaster that is former Governor General Julie Payette

January 2021 The only good thing about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s non-answer to reporter’s questions regarding the firing of Governor General (G.G.) Julie Payette, after a damming report was issued that the G.G. office had become a toxic workplace had become toxic under Payette, is that he didn’t say anything along the lines of, “We’ve …

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Historic Dundas Town Hall is one of the longest serving municipal buildings in Canada

January 2021 The historic Dundas Town Hall in Dundas, Ontario, holds the unique distinction of being one of the oldest continuously serving municipal buildings in Canada. It’s served so long as a municipal building, almost 174 years, that it pre-dates Canadian Confederation itself. Completed in July 1849 at a cost of £2,500, the exterior of …

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