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 […]

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 […]

Newspaper Distributors

January 9, 2012

Here is a partial list of where the paper is available. Will those of you who have picked up copies for distribution please add where you have left copies in the replies here. The first few of the newspaper boxes(35) will be on the street in the next few days, and we’ll start getting the […]

About our advertising (To Catch a Spy)

January 8, 2012

Rather than have anyone waste any more of my time I’m going to post this. If you are interested in supporting what we are trying to do with an ad for your business please contact [email protected] or [email protected]     After they couldn’t penetrate my tinfoil lined fedora, someone from Metroland came for a peek […]

Help us choose our new logo.

December 21, 2011

Rachelle has been working on a new logo for us, we wanted something a little brighter. We have it down to a few choices. Let us know what you think. [poll id=”37″]  

Occupy Movement:What’s the point?

November 18, 2011

As the City of Toronto and others are going to court to evict the Occupy Movement from the public parks I don’t know why the protesters even want to continue. What’s the point? What are their conditions to leave the parks? What is it exactly that they are trying to accomplish? My “left wing” ways are well […]

A day in the life of an Occupy Wall St. Participant

November 11, 2011

Hags to me and asked me to forward this to Brendan but after watching it I think it deserves to be posted. It’s well worth watching. (Warning, explicit language at the end. Margaret, cover your ears, I don’t want your delicate conservative ears.) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2qqRFYv3ao&feature=player_embedded#!

A New Cambridge Paper

November 9, 2011

As most of our regular readers are aware, we are going to be launching a new monthly paper. Everything has been falling into place for this for months, one thing after another. We have no intention of “competing” with The Times. We are preparing a three month trial run, starting in December, of The Citizen […]

Pissed on by Angels ( This is not a biker story!)

November 6, 2011

Today I find myself able to really relax for the first time in almost a year. I did nothing today; the first Sunday I’ve had off in almost a year. I think I am where I am supposed to be. Sometimes an artist is driven by a force, a compulsion, an irresistible need to create […]

Main Street Questions

October 8, 2011

Why did the city rebuild just one block of main Street? Do the merchants to the east not deserve the granite curbs, benches and trees? Did the city partner with a developer? If so who selected the changes? Will the remainder of the street be done? Is this another “Mayors Project”? Another shot at marking […]

Why Kathryn McGarry is the best candidate for Cambridge

October 4, 2011

 I wrote this two weeks ago and, if anything, the polls are tighter now than they were then. Rather than repeat myself  on every single post it’s easier just to bring this back up. Once again people, we are looking at a minority government, let’s pick the person who will do something for Cambridge. I […]

We are not a Liberal, Conservative or NDP site. We are a Cambridge site.

September 28, 2011

We find ourselves making this statement time and time again. With the number of new readers finding us because of the election  I’m going to do it once more, and hopefully we won’t have to do it again for awhile. The owners of the site, myself and Jimm Hillis, are political opposites, even with our choices […]

Is it time for Cambridge to send a woman to Ottawa and to Queen’s Park?

September 10, 2011

In light of Hag’s latest, I thought i’d bring this one back up. I wrote it back in March. With both Federal and Provincial elections within 6 months of each other we get a rare chance to get a look at all the candidates for all the parties at the same time. Imagine for a moment […]

Don’t ruin it for those who truly need it.

August 4, 2011

I have never written to a newspaper before, but I am finding it quite difficult to keep quiet after reading the latest article in the Cambridge Times about another person caught faking cancer. What is it with people? First Ashley Kirilow, then Jessica Ann Leeder and now Cambridge teacher Breanne McGuire is facing charges. I […]