When we told friends last week that we were off to
How wrong they were.
We had a great couple of days – number three was a different story.
When we got up Saturday, the TV news said Highway 400 was closed because of weather.
After a few phone calls, we discovered the
So we hopped a train to
What’s the lesson here?
Actually, there are several.
Our highways are closed on a regular basis and the province doesn’t seem to give a damn. Have you ever heard a politician say the government will improve plowing or upgrade Highway 21 to minimize the number of times it is closed each winter?
I remember the federal government holding hearings in the early 1970s to consider the Canadian National Railway’s plan to disband passenger service to Kincardine. The bus companies promised that regular, reliable bus service would be available if the CNR were allowed to end passenger service to Kincardine.
The truth is, in the winter, it’s easier to get to
There is something wrong here. This area needs links to the outside world in the winter.
Maybe every time Highway 21 closes, the local politicians should scream for a fix.
Although many Canadians seem to hate
We saw a musical (Billy Elliott), a movie (The King’s Speech), toured the distillery district and attended the auto show. We had no need of transportation – we walked everywhere.
The auto show, which runs until Feb. 27, features the new vehicles from all the manufacturers – more than 1,000 cars and trucks in 600,000 square feet of space.
The cars range in price from $12,000 or so into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. The high end vehicles cost more than many houses do. Can you live in a car though?
The high-end sports cars are as sharp as their price tags.
If you’re a car buff, the show is likely worth attending. Anyway, the place was packed Saturday afternoon.
Closer to home, I keep hearing reports of con men phoning elderly people in nursing homes saying a relative is in trouble and that money is needed immediately.
These amoral creative types could likely make more money selling legitimate products. But that likely wouldn’t be near as much fun as fooling some gullible old person.
Maybe the con men get their ideas from watching our leaders at work in
Last week, International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda appears to have lied to Parliament.
I could care less if she cut funding to the left-wing KAIROS group.
I do care that she lied in the House.
An honourable person would resign if caught lying.
What does that tell you about