Trashy's World: The anti Uber argument…

… reminds me of the old story of the electric light and the candlestick makers… NO! The candlestick makers said. We invested. We thought our industry would last forever! The electric light makers don’t have to go by the same rules! IT ISN’T FAIR!!! It is sad and unfortunate that the candlestick makers are going ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Don’t Break Out The Bubbly! Carding Continues Across Canada :-(

In Ontario (and elsewhere in Canada), race has been a factor in determining who rightfully belongs here, and who is, by default, an intruder to be wary of. Betraying Canada’s mantra of multiculturalism, a constant cloud of suspicion follows dark-skinned Canadian citizens every day. Whether they are walking while Black, driving while Black, flying while ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Don’t Break Out The Bubbly! Carding Continues Across Canada :-(

In Ontario (and elsewhere in Canada), race has been a factor in determining who rightfully belongs here, and who is, by default, an intruder to be wary of. Betraying Canada’s mantra of multiculturalism, a constant cloud of suspicion follows dark-skinned Canadian citizens every day. Whether they are walking while Black, driving while Black, flying while ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Les Plumes des Peau-Rouges de Nepean attérissent sur le Rouge-et-Noir d’Ottawa

La région de l’Outaouais va bientôt accueillir un nouveau club de football. Ce sera la 3e fois que l’équipe renait de ces cendres : les Ottawa Rough Riders ont fait faillite en 1996, et encore en 2006, sous le nom «Renegades». À l’époque, les partisans Franco-Ontariens (et Gatinois) s’attendaient à ce qu’une équipe en difficulté ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Ottawa’s RedBlacks, Redskins and Blackface

The National Capital Region will soon welcome a new CFL football club. This will be the third time the team rises from its ashes: the Ottawa Rough Riders went bankrupt in 1996, and again in 2006 under the Renegades moniker. At the time, Franco-Ontarian football fans (and those in nearby Gatineau, QC) expected a club ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Ottawa Bells Rang but No One Woke Up

The City of Detroit has become the butt of jokes for its upside down procurement priorities. The downtrodden Motor City has made a series of poor investments over several mayoral tenures. The most famous of which was Mayor Kilpatrick, a charming showman who never met a camera he didn’t like. The people enjoyed his flashy ...

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio April 18 2013: Earth Day special | Ottawa takes on climate change

Download: earthgauge-podcast-april18-2013.mp3 This week we celebrate Earth Day and look at why cities are so important in the fight against climate change. I have two features on the program today: Interview with Jed Goldberg, president of Earth Day Canada Presentation by Alex Wood of Sustainable Prosperity from the City of Ottawa Greenhouse Gas Roundtable We also ...

Earthgauge Radio: EG Radio this week: Earth Day and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cities

On Earthgauge Radio this week, it’s Earth Day! I’ll be speaking with the president of Earth Day Canada, Jed Goldberg. We talk about what is being planned for this year’s event on April 22 (Monday) and we discuss the role of Earth Day activities at a time when many environmental problems around the world seem ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The O stands for Originality, aka the oxymoron to "Ottawa"

This article was published in The Huffington Post Canada. Read it here and post a comment! This week is momentous for legions of moms and women in general: the “Big O” is comin’ to town. Yes, the former Queen of Television, the one then-Senator Obama called “possibly the most influential woman in the country” , ...

Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio November 29, 2012: international climate science, Ottawa climate politics, and the growing movement to protect Canada’s waterways

Download: earthgauge-podcast-nov-29-2012.mp3 This week on Earthgauge Radio, we’re talking about climate change and the protection of Canadian waterways. I have 3 features on the program today: Radio EcoShock‘s broadcast of a speech by the top U.K. climate scientist Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research My interview with John Bennett, Executive Director of the Sierra ...

Trashy's World: Friday miscellany…

First, I am sorrow-filled for yet another young person who has taken their own life because of bullying. The message that bullying is not acceptable and can have disastrous impacts – well, it’s not getting through. Not well enough, anyhow. As a Dad, this is becoming increasingly difficult to watch. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… So the City of ...

earthgauge: Interview with Charles Hodgson of Ecology Ottawa on the City of Ottawa Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Download: charles-hodgson-ottawaghgs.mp3 Click the audio player to hear my interview with Charles Hodgson of Ecology Ottawa who produces the excellent blog climateottawa.ca. Right click here to download the interview. We discuss the recent City of Ottawa greenhouse inventory and what is going on at city hall with regard to Ottawa’s commitment to reducing GHGs. As ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Ottawa’s Fashion Week: Bringing Blackface Back

[Written Sunday, Feb 19 2012] Ottawa Fashion Week is a growing staple in the nation's capital, which brings together local residents and the burgeoning home-grown fashion industry in a unique style. Having attended last year, I noticed the mix of cultural backgrounds, shapes and sizes on both the designer and runway models' roster — something ...