After talking to Bob Gorski on the phone Sunday, it struck me that most of us are still alive and kicking more by chance than good planning.
Bob and his wife Lucy are the
The Gorskis obviously like the outdoors because for years they spent weekends in northern
He went to the internet and found only one lakefront cottage for sale in the Kincardine area.
He drove up during the week, phoned ReMax and asked for a realtor. It happened to be Trevor Clark and they went and looked at the cottage at the foot of the 7th in Kincardine township.
The place was a little run down and Trevor asked him if he was sure his wife would like it.
He bought the cottage.
Friday, he happened to look over the lake from that cottage and saw the boaters in trouble.
Luckily, the Gorskis have a kayak.
But chance had a lot to with that rescue: a visit to Inverhuron nine years ago; the fact that the only cottage available was at the foot of the 7th; that Bob and Lucy happened to be at the cottage on the weekend; that they have a habit of looking out over the lake. Call it chance, fate or luck, but it resulted in the rescue of three young men.
Hopefully, the rescue will remind readers that
The lake claimed the lives of two swimmers last summer; it should always be treated with respect.
If you are boating, follow the rules; if you’re swimming, don’t do it alone and be wary of huge waves as an undertow can quickly pull you into deep water.
You almost need a crow bar to get information out of public officials today. At one time, the pay of every person employed by the public was public information.
Look at some of the issues in the news last week. The Canada Pension Fund lost $24-billion last year. The four top dogs received bonuses totalling $7 million.
The person who was hired to run e-Health
Why the bonus? For being loose with public funds?
She has handed out $5 million in contracts to consultants without asking for tenders. Some consultants are charging up to $3,000 per day. Life is tough.
If all this information were easily available to the public, as it should be, would the people of this country be paying such huge salaries to those on the public purse? The only reason we know about e-Health
When governments talk about Access to Information, you should get scared. It’s just another way of saying we’re hiding as much information as we can.
Notice how almost every public body today – police, fire, hospitals, school boards and on up – all seem to have information officers.
That’s basically so only the party line gets out to the public.
Information is power and the bureaucrats love it.
By the way, according to the