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Trashy's World: DJ’s Roofing – anyone know about them?

If so, someone should tell the owner that a bunch of yahoos in one of their trucks (didn’t get the phone number and can’t find them with Google) ran the stop sign at the three-way stop at the end of my street last night (August 17) at about 7 pm… just as my 6 year [...]

Trashy's World: Banning scooters from streets…

It’s about time that someone pushed this issue up a flagpole! I don’t always agree with Councillor Clark, but the issue of scooters on city streets should at the very least be studied by city staff and recommendations put forward. There is going to be a tragedy one of these days and it would be [...]

ParliamANT Hill: SenAntor’s questionable expenses total $140K, audit reveals

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/09/pol-whats-expected-to-be-in-wallin-audit.html

Trashy's World: E Day in Ottawa South!

Woot! Come on everyone! Woot with me! I just don’t “get” people who don’t get excited about elections. It is the one tangible time when we, as citizens, can choose what a part of our democracy will look like. As we are CITIZENS, dammit! Not “taxpayers” as conservatives like to call us! CITIZENS!! And as [...]

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Kanata’s Secret Segregated Bike Lane

Yes, Kanata has a secret, or at least unpublicized, segregated bike lane on Huntmar Drive from Maple Grove Road to the Canadian Tire Centre parking lot, even if, for some strange reason, it is only on one side of the road.

This is not like the high profile (and more costly) Laurier Street Segregated Bike Lane (SBL). It is done on the cheap, with only the use of concrete curbs to separate the

Trashy's World: Citizen article on OCDSB playstructures

Great piece on the state of playstructures in Ottawa Carleton District School Board schools. I’m hoping the Board steps up in the fall and ups its funding commitment to playstructure renewal projects. I, as a parent and member of school council, would like our school’s volunteer efforts to focus on other things aside from playstructures. [...]

Trashy's World: B-Bye, Alfie….

… hope Sen fans give you an honourable reception when you return to the Scotiabank Place, er, Corel Centre, errrr, Canadian Tire Centre… or whatever they are calling that place out in the boonies these days! (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013

I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the City of Ottawa more as the guardian of roads and car drivers.

Information on this proposal and study is available on the City of Ottawa website

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Drivers from Hill

@davidakin Unlike Mr. Mulcair, I did not intimidate the officer. Unlike Mr. Mulcair, I received a ticket. I immediately paid the ticket. Ctd— Eve Adams (@MPEveAdams) June 18, 2013

@davidakin At no time did I identify myself as a Member of Parliament and since I do not wear an MP pin, I could not have pointed to a pin.— Eve Adams (@MPEveAdams) June 18, 2013

MPs should not be driving, they should be walking, biking, or taking the OC Transpo.

I love the way Parliament Hill security is now apparently leaking against unpopular MPs. This town isn't (Read more…)

Trashy's World: So, OC Transpo…

… when did it become OK to allow Christian proselytizing on your buses? I find this offensive: And just a couple of ad slots along is yet another ad for a church in Kanata! What gives? As I recall, there was quite a to-do when (if I recall correctly) the Canadian Freethought Association wanted to [...]

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Women In Short Pants Run Around, Bullying MPs

It’s always good to hear Elizabeth May speak in the House. Today was no disappointment, as she took the Prime Minster’s Office to task for being a totally unaccountable creation of the unwritten constitution, where $10,000,000 goes each year to die.

May: The guys in short pants who run around bullying MPs, muzzling scientists and harassing civil servants report to one boss. Is it not time to have accountability out of the PMO?

Pierre Poilievre: Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister does take responsibility for leading this country and the results speak for themselves.

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The Canadian Progressive: An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal [VIDEO]

An Ottawa rapper’s song inspired by Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal: 21-year old Corey Charron dishes out on fictional experience smoking cocaine with the beleaguered Toronto Mayor.

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Trashy's World: Another earthquake in Ottawa?

Update- looks like there were two quakes at 9:43 (4.8) and 9:53 am (4.3) outside of Arnprior, Ontario. —————————————- Did anyone else feel that? (8) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Mayor Jimmy Really Doesn’t Get It

The following twitter exchange exemplifies Mayor Jimmy’s petty reaction to criticism.

I suppose I should be thankful I have not been blocked yet, like so many of the mayor’s critics.

Jim Watson ‏@JimWatsonOttawa Pleased to join @Eli_Ward5 and @AllanHubley_23 and Cyril Leeder at Tanger Outlet ground breaking in Kanata pic.twitter.com/RXzKKT46gZ

Richard W. Woodley ‏@the5thColumnist @

Trashy's World: I may be here tomorrow, but….

Awesome coach training session tonight! Loved it! CRUSHED IT! Some notes: 1) The other coaches were at least 5 yrs younger than me. The majority were 25-35. I guess most guys don’t father a child at 44. Testosterone-challenged woosies. 2) Being one step above sedentary for a year and then, well, doing wind sprints for [...]

The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More to spearhead Mother Earth Day commemoration in Ottawa

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Idle No More movement for Indigenous rights and sovereignty is scheduled to spearhead the commemoration of Mother Earth Day in Ottawa. Activists are expected to confront the Harper government’s agenda against Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. In an earlier press release, Idle No More explained this insidious agenda: to weaken all [...]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: World Press Freedom Day celebration to highlight free expression in tough times

By: Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom | Press Release: OTTAWA, April 2, 2013 – On May 3, 2013, editors, writers, politicians and policymakers from across Canada will celebrate freedom of expression and its champions during a luncheon at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The lunch and awards ceremony mark UNESCO-designated World Press Freedom Day and will [...]

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The Scott Ross: The Need of a Canadian National Monument

Canada has no real national monuments.

Mostly it’s because of the irony; towering statues and obelisks that promote pride in Canadian humbleness or simplicity would tend to miss the point. But that problem assumes Canadians would look upon a 100ft copper maple leaf with arrogance and not their common reverence for the natural world around them.

Some may say we don’t need any large showy structures, that national monuments are grandiose and idealistic. However there’s nothing more idealistic than believing Canadians are so above human nature that they have no need for symbols to inspire them.

We are known for

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Supreme Court hears laptops and cell phones search and seizure case

By: BC Civil Liberties Association | Press Release: OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada will be hearing arguments on March 27, 2013 in R. v. Vu. The Court will look at whether a search warrant for documents can also allow the search and seizure of personal computers and mobile phones [...]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Journey of Nishiyuu: A quest to solidify bonds between First Nations

A quest undertaken by the youth of Great Whale to solidify the traditional bonds between First Nations By: Chief Stan George Accompanied by one experienced guide, 6 youths from the community of Great Whale, located in Northern Quebec on the shores of Hudson’s Bay, have commenced a sacred quest that is [...]

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Stompin’ Tom Connors Stomps Out

Farewell to a Canadian music legend who made folk music cool. Stompin’ Tom is bound to provoke cultural references for years to come.

Listen to Corb Lund’s cover of Stompin’ Tom’s Hockey Song. It has a bonus verse too. “It’s culturally important to hear that song.”

Here’s one of my oldest blog posts:

June 16, 2002 I just got back from the Live from Rideau Hall concert. WOW! I had great fun despite the drizzling rain. Look at Stompin’ Tom in action.

ADDED from 2002:

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu under scrutiny over relationship with employee

Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu in spotlight over reports he is in romantic relationship with one of his employees on Parliament Hill. By: Joanna Smith | Published by Toronto Star on Tue Mar 05 2013: OTTAWA – A Quebec senator is in the spotlight over reports that he is in a romantic relationship with one of his employees READ MORE

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Over $400 a day to Travel

Wrote this a couple weeks ago, and forgot to publish it. Here it is, in some hindsight. ***

The math outlines the extreme expense incurred by Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin to travel.

Wallin’s travel expenses, which total more than $350,000 over the past 27 months, are currently the subject of an audit.

350K/27mon/30days/mon= $432.09/day roughly She must be absolutely exhausted, because it would take me flying between Ottawa and Regina, and staying in a hotel nearly every other day to make that kind of expense work. The senator from Wadena really must be a workaholic.

This amount doesn’t consider

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The Canadian Progressive: In Ottawa, An Evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin: The ECO Tour

  (Edited) by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Jan. 26, 2013: The Eco Tour comes to Ottawa! Join award-winning geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin for an evening of discussion of how to create a truly sustainable future. The finer details: What: An Evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin: The ECO READ MORE

The Disaffected Lib: The Power of the Carbon Bubble

The Carbon Bubble has arrived.  It has finally emerged as a subject for consideration and debate.   Hardly a day goes by that there isn’t some discussion of the Carbon Bubble.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the Carbon Bubble arises out of the calculation, based on pure physics, of how much CO2 our atmosphere can carry if we’re to have much hope of staying within the 2C safety limit for global warming.

You see, once you know the maximum greenhouse-gas carrying capacity the atmosphere can be permitted to hold, you can subtract the amount of atmospheric CO2

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