A Canadian made automobile that cant be sold in Canada and no one seems to know about…and other amusing items

Rick Mercer had an interesting feature on the show this week, the ZENN car. That's right, a Zero-Emission, No Noise car ( hence the name ZENN) that is fully battery operated and can be plugged into any electric outlet to recharge. It runs at a cost of pennies per mile, and  is fully made in … Continue reading A Canadian made automobile that cant be sold in Canada and no one seems to know about…and other amusing items

Taser use worldwide controversial at best

I'm embarressed. I'm embarressed by the RCMP's handling of this entire Robert Dziekanski fiasco, and although I wish one could offer reassurances to visitors from around the world that this isnt indicative of what to expect, I can't. My faith is in the RCMP is tenuous, at best. Not because the 4 officers failed to … Continue reading Taser use worldwide controversial at best

Michael Moore’s ” Sicko” a must see for all British Columbians – including the Campbell gov’t.

If you havent seen Sicko yet, this cold weekend is a great excuse to stay indoors and warm up to the the sad truth of the medical system in the most arrogant country in the world, the United States of America. This film clearly shows the disparity of care in what is often claimed to … Continue reading Michael Moore’s ” Sicko” a must see for all British Columbians – including the Campbell gov’t.

Is it News, a”Hot- Topic”, or an infomercial ? Profit motives coming to a station near you…

There has been much talk about conflict of interest in political news lately, and it’s laughingly sad to see what has become of past and present politicians when presented with “golden” opportunities. Connections are everything, and the general public rarely is privy to the relationships - corporate and personal- that reveal and significantly alter that … Continue reading Is it News, a”Hot- Topic”, or an infomercial ? Profit motives coming to a station near you…

Cancer diagnosis hits home

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Blake appeared with visibly swollen and teary eyes on the sports news last night, as he talked about his recent diagnosis with a  rare form of leukemia. The look in his eyes , and what he must be feeling right now really hit home for me, and brought me back to a … Continue reading Cancer diagnosis hits home

Give your head a shake, Premier

The recent announcement by Premier Gordon Campbell that buses would  once again be returning to alleviate the Port Mann bridge congestion, actually had me thinking there was hope for Metro Vancouver - until he finished by saying it would take 6 years to do it. Give your head a shake Premier! 6 years just isn't going to cut it out here, … Continue reading Give your head a shake, Premier

Appearing at a Corus Station Near You- Talk Show/Talk Radio – Idol!!!

A funny thing happened on the way to the blog this morning - a slew of emails from individuals back east (Toronto and Montreal), asking about my experience winning CKNW's Talk Show Idol contest, and how/why I won. Apparently the two Corus stations are hosting their own versions of the contest which ran recently in Vancouver, … Continue reading Appearing at a Corus Station Near You- Talk Show/Talk Radio – Idol!!!