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On Municipal Communications

In our corporate strategies meeting last week, I brought up what I thought to be an important issue on how the staff and council communicates big projects to the public. I said that: I’m thinking of something like Centennial Park where staff was here, public was here, and council was here. And everyone was on …

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Growth Shouldn’t Be Our Focus

Ever since campaigning for council in 2018, there has been this message floating around that Sarnia needs population growth. Somehow it worked as a campaign strategy for councilors saying they were going to focus on growing our population. More recently the mayor has been touting that “we need to get that percentage number up,” said …

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“The Battle For Justice In Palestine” Quotes

Some important quotes from The Battle For Justice In Palestine: The Case for a Single Democratic State in Palestine by Ali Abunimah. What an important read and should be required reading for anyone discussing Palestinians rights. So now let me qualify my opening claim: the Palestinians are winning the argument and Zionists are losing it. …

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Why Adding Secondary Dwelling Units Is Great For Sarnia

Back in August I made a motion “that staff report on reviewing our policies surrounding secondary dwelling units, especially to address the urgent and growing issue of student housing. This report should include the impact that the recent provincial changes have on our municipal policies, any possible collaboration with Lambton College, and an overview of …

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Logitech USB Unifying Receiver from Amazon Not Working and Finally a Solution

I lost my tiny little USB unifying receiver so I ended up buying a new one on Amazon. It detected fine by my laptop (on Windows 10), but for the life of me the Logitech Unifying Software failed to recognize it. I tried everything and went deep into Google to try and uncover the problems. …

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On Racism in Canada

I’ve had a few requests to do some clarifying on some of my comments around race and Canada on some previous conversations I’ve been having online. I thought I would post some of my thought process for what it means that as a Canadian, that we are all guilty of racism in one way or …

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Record Rates

the Amazon is burning at a record rate, glaciers are melting at record rates, kids are dying at borders at record rates, overdoses are killing at record rates, facism is increasing at record rates, andpopulist candidates are winning at record rates when will peace see record rateswhen will love set a record ratewhen will awareness set a record rate …

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