I can never resist a good debate, especially when politics is involved. Recently I had the opportunity to debate Canadian versus American healthcare on Facebook. It was short-lived. I guess the person whose Facebook page it was decided they didn’t want the debate there! EAVB_YHQVSKDEAR No problem. I’ll continue the debate here. I don’t have the original comment about … [Read more...] about Canadian and U.S. healthcare – a debate
Politics in Alberta, it seems, is a blood sport especially when one feels their turf is threatened. With the reigning Conservatives on the ropes in terms of their approval ratings, the Wildrose Alliance has seen support rise for its party. It seems like a natural thing, since they both occupy similar real estate in the political spectrum. The Conservatives are especially … [Read more...] about Thoughts on the Alberta Party & Alberta politics
Edmonton had its first major dump of snow. Winter is upon us! And, of course, many are complaining about the state of the roads. You know what? They have good reason to complain. Yes, I know, Edmonton is a big city and it’s a big job. Tell me something I didn’t know. What I do know is that I grew up in a place that got a hell of a lot more snow than Edmonton and it was dealt … [Read more...] about Edmonton snow clearing & budget rant
I understand why the city wants you to keep your sidewalks clean and sanded, and I don’t have a problem with it. Threatening to fine you or have contractors clean city sidewalks at my expense is something I do have a problem with though. The City of Edmonton has a bylaw that means you have to keep your sidewalk clean or you’ll be fined $100. They’ll warn you and then fine … [Read more...] about Clear your sidewalks!