Monthly Archives: January 2012

Stop the presses!

January 30, 2012

I just received a call from City Hall that they have a copy of the Emergency Plan from Enbridge for Cambridge. (Two weeks ago I was told it wasn’t on file here. Kind of funny how it magically appeared) I want to see it before we go to print. Everything else is in layout but this issue might […]

Doing Life in Lamebridge: Word on the street

January 30, 2012

I’m having a few problems putting audio clips in but this one had clips from “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles” httpv://

Enbridge is not a Cambridge Problem?

January 26, 2012

I’m very tied up with the February issue right now, and I had to wait to see how this played out before we go to print. I’m just going to put a bit here for now to give you an idea, there is a lot more to come. Sue taylor and I met with Mayor […]

Grand Ballrooms hide dirty secrets

January 17, 2012

Susan is the  Director of Care for Comfort Keepers. She has asked to post columns about some of the situations she sees in her work that she feels should be discussed. Mr. X had been placed in a local retirement home after his wife died a couple months ago, she was his caregiver. Mr. X has […]

I’ll smoke cheap cigarettes until the day I quit (Originally published in The Record February 04, 2008)

January 15, 2012

The notice of the government logic in raising the liquor prices reminded me of a column I wrote several years ago when I was on the Community Editorial Board at The Record.  I’m a pariah, a social outcast, a smoker. I have been sucking on the insidious things for 35 years.I know I shouldn’t smoke […]

Higher booze prices for social responsibility?

January 15, 2012

I’m just going to toss this out and let everyone play with it. The Ontario government says it sets bottom prices for all beverage alcohol products to promote social responsibility. “Minimum prices are maintained to discourage immoderate consumption, especially among the most vulnerable, such as younger drinkers,” a Ministry of Finance statement sent out Friday […]

Getting the word on the street!

January 14, 2012

We currently have ten boxes, with another 25 we are working on getting here from Belleville. We put the first few out today.  There’s one at King and Argyle, with another one going to Giant Tiger in Preston Tomorrow. There is one at Main and Ainslie, and another in front of our office that is […]

Wait Times Suck!

January 13, 2012

Last week, my daughter’s elderly mother-in-law went sent to St Mary’s Emerge at the behest of her Oncologist. She was experiencing high fevers, headaches and was so weak she could barely walk…complications from the removal of a section of bowel (cancer) about a month ago. She arrived at St Mary’s at 2.30 in the afternoon […]