Monthly Archives: September 2010

Cambridge gets a Royal Flush. A winning hand or money down the toilet?

September 26, 2010

(Sorry about the headline, readers, I couldn’t resist it. Scot) This is a column that ran in the Times shortly after the city purchased the Royal Hotel. I’ll post my thoughts on the current situation as a reply, and I encourage you to do the same. Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t […]

Doug Craigs State of the City

September 26, 2010

CAMBRIDGE — Mayor Doug Craig praised community volunteers, social agencies and local businesses in his annual report card on the city. He put groups like the self-help food bank and The Bridges homeless shelter in the spotlight for ensuring everyone gets a helping hand. “They take care of everybody and we have to take care […]

On-Line Voting and the young crowd.

September 24, 2010

Elections Canada has a good argument for allowing Canadians to vote electronically, and MPs should give it serious consideration when they reconvene in the fall. Allowing online voting could well be an effective way to engage young Canadians in the political system. In a report released a couple of weeks ago, Elections Canada said it […]

Chat Monday Night

September 22, 2010

I have reinstalled the chat widget, and we will be hosting a chat on Monday starting at 8 as the results come in.

My Choices

September 15, 2010

Like all members of this city, i have an idea now of whom i want to vote for in October. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, and i would be disappointed if everyone did agree with me. I am not going to go through all the wards but i have a few things […]

Time for a Change at the region.

September 11, 2010

The one race that i intend to watch is the Regional Councillor race, because in my mind it is time for a change and big time! Claudette Millar and Jane Brewer have been our representatives there and we need new blood at this level especially now with the lRT and rumors of Amalgamation popping up […]

Labour Day..Enjoy

September 6, 2010

Labour Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s. The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced back to April 14, 1872 when a parade was staged in support of the Toronto Typographical Union’s strike for a 58-hour work-week.[1] The Toronto Trades Assembly (TTA) called its […]