Archive for September, 2009

Forgive my suspicions on this new deal

September 23, 2009
Forgive my suspicions on this new deal

Guelph Mercury, 09/23/09 Happy days are here again. Yeehaw. Government money is once again falling from the sky for one of Guelph’s favourite corporate welfare cases, Linamar Corporation. This week, the city’s largest employer celebrated another gift from taxpayers, a $54.8 million “repayable,” interest-free loan handed over by none other than Prime Minister Stephen...
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Where are the claws for pet owners?

September 15, 2009
Where are the claws for pet owners?

Guelph Mercury, 16/09/09 Cats do strange things to people. People like the Cat Lady of Kitchener, who gave over her house to hundreds of them and slept with goggles over her eyes to protect them from being gauged out. More on her later. But for now, let’s talk about this bitter feud that has...
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Run for your lives, the yuppies are coming

September 2, 2009
Run for your lives, the yuppies are coming

Guelph Mercury, 09/02/09 Just a short jog from the heart of downtown, in an overgrown, vacant lot near the Speed River, a tiny little battle is brewing. OK, it’s hardly a battle at all, more like a scuffle, but it’s just the kind of thing you’d expect in a city where some people don’t...
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