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Remembering Peter Shepel

Twenty years ago today,  Vera’s brother Peter was buried. He was 42.  (In the image on the left, Peter occupies the centre, with Vera on his right, and brother John on his left.)  He had been diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the tender age of 14. He wasn’t expected […]

Remember Polish Independence Day

On 11 November Poland celebrates the National Independence Day. The date commemorates events from 1918 when Poland regained its independence after 123 years of partitions. Since 1795 Poland was divided between Austria, Prussia and Russia. The World War I which ended in 1918, was a defeat to all those major […]

The New National Is An Acquired Taste

Here are my 10 observations, in no particular order, by Warren Kinsella in Huffington Post. Four anchors? Seriously? That’s not a newscast, that’s a sequel to “Split”, the movie. Multiple personalities make for memorable horror flicks, but not so much a serious newscast. The sum of the four is less […]

Is it health care, health-care, or healthcare?

WASHINGTON — Several former Obama administration officials were on their regular Wednesday morning conference call this week, plotting against Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, when Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, said on CNBC that his party should shoot for “the lowest common denominator” […]

Bell Fibe Review Update

It has been years since I posted a review about Bell Fibe service.  It is time for an update.   Yesterday, Bell Fibe lost signal four times, at 10:00AM, 12:45 PM, 3:15PM, and 6:15PM, then this morning at 11:45AM.  (Yes, there is a pattern there.)  Each time, the system required […]

Legalisation of Cannabis and The Mill on the Hill

http://ipolitics.ca/2017/04/15/liberal-push-to-legalize-pot-not-changing-young-minds/ “‘Some teens say their likelihood of using weed hasn’t changed since the Liberal government announced details of its legalization plan — though they say it’s made them more aware of information on both sides of the debate. Government officials announced Thursday that cannabis would be made legal for recreational […]