Valentine’s Expressing Day is about Love

February 11, 2015

February 14 is the one day devoted to love; the one-day permission is granted to show your romantic,mushy side without ridicule. You are allowed to purchase delicate, lacy things, fine wine and scented candles. You can express yourself in a poem or letter,not only reminding the recipient how much you love and adore them, but […]

Doug Craigs Election Platform

February 3, 2014

Farewell to the old boys club

January 7, 2014

The election is over and the collective Cambridge complacency has sealed our fate for the next four years. Less than 30% of eligible voters actually voted, but you can bet your sweet bippy that more than those 30% will spend the next four years bitching and whining. We have four new members of council, with […]

Pipeline not worth the risk

October 7, 2013

As the Spin Doctors from Enbridge Oil continue to sprinkle their kidinky dust on the residents of Cambridge and surrounding areas they find that they are losing their bamboozle factor. Recent protests and coverage from the mainstream media has raised awareness of the potential disaster in our midst. In our first issue, in January of […]

All aboard for the Craig express

July 24, 2013

Mayor Craig wants back into the LRT debate. In 2011 our esteemed leader withdrew from any debate on the proposed Light Rail Transit because of a potential conflict of interest (his son owns property in the area of the Cambridge Bus Terminal.) The LRT had been in the works for 9 years before that, but […]

Teach the children well

July 24, 2013

Just as our kids were beginning their summer holidays, the Ministry of Education in all its infinite wisdom decided that it’s no longer acceptable for kids in Grade 7- 12 to receive a zero  when they hand in their work late, or even fail to complete the work at all. With this new policy, students […]

Read our lips… No new taxes!!

June 18, 2013

On May 27, Metrolinx, the provincial agency tasked with improving public transportation in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area, brought forth its grand plan to help raise revenues needed to bring their “Big Move” plan to fruition. Among some of the “revenue generators,” (love that new talking point) put forth, were raising the HST one […]

I have the worst job in the world

May 2, 2013

My job sucks. I have the worst job in the world for 2013, at least according to a recent article in The Toronto Star. They reported that, according to a study of 200 jobs by CareerCast.com, “reporting has been ranked as the worst job of 2013 because of low pay, high stress and instability.” “Ever-shrinking […]

Cambridge, the new Cinderella not so fairy tale

May 2, 2013

Surprise, surprise, once again the city of Cambridge gets the proverbial shaft when it comes to dealing with the region. We in Cambridge have always felt that the region loved dumping on us. But if plans go ahead for the proposed biosolids plant in our city, than wouldn’t that just be the icing on the […]

You helped me live my dream. ( My last column in the last edition of The Cambridge Reporter)

November 7, 2012

This is my column that appeared in the final edition of The Cambridge Reporter when they closed.Next week I’m going to deliver papers to my old paper route from 1971. Talk about full circle! Now how freaken’ cool is that? You helped me live my dream; [Final Edition] Sep 19, 2003. pg. A.14 Autumn 1971. My […]

It’s time for Cambridge Artists to join the Region

July 8, 2012

It’s time for Cambridge artists to join the artists of Waterloo Region The Cambridge art community has always been pretty isolated from the rest of the region, and it’s time to change that. This was really driven home to me when, earlier this year, I was honoured to be named a finalist for a Waterloo […]

Crack Whore

May 28, 2012

  In my youth, a group of us used to hang out, spending our days and nights getting together, traipsing throughout the town, hanging out in the local park to throw a ball around, going to friend’s places for movie night, or to enjoy a barbecue, the typical things teenage kids do. We all didn’t […]

Uncle Robby Update:Communication Breakdown

March 7, 2012

I just wanted to post a quick update on my Uncle Robby’s status as a lot of people are asking, and I have a column in this issue about it. Susan Bridges and I have been meeting with and talking to various officials regarding my uncle, who suffered a stroke over a year ago and […]

Abort Girls in Canada?

March 6, 2012

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Journal, (a publication that my doctor endorses), shed light on something many may see as an unsavoury cultural practice. It seems that Asian Canadians have a blatant preference for boy over girl babies. The editor Mr. R. Kale, informed the medical profession that upon getting the baby’s sexual identity […]

Building Gold on Contaminated Ground?

March 5, 2012

The city is building Green Buildings on shaky ground, and trying to fool everyone with a fog of green smoke surrounded by gold mirrors. Silver isn’t good enough, our council wants Cambridge to be the greenest city in Canada. We already have the “greenest” city hall in Canada, and as of March 5 all new […]

My Uncle is living in my Hell

February 27, 2012

This will appear in print this month. The greatest gift I have is my mind. One of my worst fears is to be trapped in my own mind with no way to communicate my thoughts to the world. That would literally be hell on earth for me. I cannot describe the horror, and then rage, […]

Politicians are Economically Illiterate

February 13, 2012

Do you ever wonder how we got ourselves into this mess? How western countries, rich beyond all human experience, are so broke. How countries, any country, can owe so much money, and it’s leaders can seem so blasé about the fact. Maybe, probably even, the problem is the politicians are all economically illiterate. Oh sure, […]

Slip Sliding with the Spin Doctors Editorial by Scot Ferguson-Barber

February 2, 2012

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away  Slip Sliding away Paul Simon As we have been watching our water pipes disintegrate across the city we have to wonder what would happen if it were oil? The oil pipes were also built 40 years ago. […]

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 […]