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Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Canada’s F-35 — the $46 billion dollar boondoggle

Later today, the Amsterdam based accounting firm Kynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG ™) will issue a report regarding the proposed procurement of 65 Lockheed-Martin F-35-A Lightning II fighter jets for the Canadian Air Force. If media previews are to be believed, the program will be way higher than the $9 billion originally claimed by PMS and Co. Higher than the $30 billion suggested some

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: Who’ll clean up Hamilton Airport now?

Just when we thought that it couldn’t get much worse for public health in Hamilton, indeed across the country — yup, it’s gotten worse.

In December of last year, I was writing about how the leachate run-off from the fire training facility at Munro Airport (YHM) had high levels of PFOS, the former active ingredient in Scotchgard ™. At least twenty times the legal limit for the chemical in “

Blast Furnace Canada Blog: More problems with Ornge

This week it was learned that there could be a nasty side effect (no pun intended) to the scandals that have plagued Ornge, the air ambulance service. Hamilton could lose on staff air traffic control. Why?

It seems that the company that was contracted to do air ambulance services, and ended up being a petty cash fund for its senior executives at our expense, was supposed to use Hamilton’s