daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: 40 candidates now running in Edmonton’s Municipal Elections

There are 246 days until Edmontonians go to the polls to vote for their Mayoral, Councillor and School Board candidates. While it may feel like a long time away, candidates for the October 16, 2017 have started coming forward to campaign and prepare their bids for public office. As I have done in past elections, I have created a ...

PostArctica: Beaver Situation Takes A Turn For The Weird

Was down at the river today just trudging through the lower trail when I spotted some chicken wire fences wrapped around some trees. As I had blogged about a problem with beavers aggressively attacking trees on the Verdun waterfront, I assumed there might be a connection.   So this is all good, except, and I ...

PostArctica: At The Monument

Funny, I hung around this park in front of Verdun City Hall in the 70’s and there are a zillion crazy stories about what that was like. So last month I was walking through and saw all these young people gathered around the actual monument and I was getting thoughts like,  way to go, folks, ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: City assessed school property at sale price #nlpoli

City councillor Jonathan Galgay attacked the school board and the provincial government over the sale of IJ Samson school for $189,000 after the purchaser put the thing on the market for 10 times that much. Galgay wrote to the provincial auditor general asking him to investigate the sale. Two things. First,  a property is worth ...

PostArctica: Three

PostArctica: View of Verdun

Taken from a window on the fifth floor at City Hall.

PostArctica: View of Verdun

Taken from a window on the fifth floor at City Hall.

PostArctica: Disgraceful Street Work In Verdun

For many, many years one of the most common pedestrian complaints on Wellington street has been the less than ideal condition of the granite tiles that run up the center of the sidewalks. People have tripped and fallen from getting a foot stuck on an uprooted tile or one that has sank or is to ...

PostArctica: Construction On Gordon Avenue, Verdun

After being a vacant lot for 6 or 7 years condos are finally being built at the old CKVL location and also at the former parking lot across the street. Inevitable, perhaps, but two of the biggest obstacles in preserving worthy heritage properties, and CKVL was an Art Deco building of some significance in Verdun, ...

PostArctica: Construction On Gordon Avenue, Verdun

After being a vacant lot for 6 or 7 years condos are finally being built at the old CKVL location and also at the former parking lot across the street. Inevitable, perhaps, but two of the biggest obstacles in preserving worthy heritage properties, and CKVL was an Art Deco building of some significance in Verdun, ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Paris Rising, Montreal Falling, Neither Bodes Well

The two great French cities of the world, well, Montreal used to be worthy, are having some development conundrums.  Paris has decided to add a dozen highrise buildings but away from the city centre – the Eiffel Tower must always be the dominant structure there. So Paris does have limits, like Montreal, on how high ...

RedBedHead: The Fall Of The House Of Ford

Taking a moment to pray for peace You gotta admit that it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Rob Ford is a bully and a hypocrite – quick to condemn the perceived weakness of others, to pounce on the supposed privileges of unionized workers or the effete absurdity of riding a bicycle instead of driving ...

RedBedHead: The Fall Of The House Of Ford

Taking a moment to pray for peace You gotta admit that it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Rob Ford is a bully and a hypocrite – quick to condemn the perceived weakness of others, to pounce on the supposed privileges of unionized workers or the effete absurdity of riding a bicycle instead of driving ...

RedBedHead: The Fall Of The House Of Ford

Taking a moment to pray for peace You gotta admit that it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Rob Ford is a bully and a hypocrite – quick to condemn the perceived weakness of others, to pounce on the supposed privileges of unionized workers or the effete absurdity of riding a bicycle instead of driving ...

The Canadian Progressive: Rob Ford’s former staffers’ emails, telephone records ordered destroyed: sources

The Toronto Star reports that the emails and telephone records in Rob Ford’s office, which may reveal information about the mayor’s crack cocaine scandal, are disappearing. They were ordered destroyed this week. The post Rob Ford’s former staffers’ emails, telephone records ordered destroyed: sources appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Walking Turcot Yards: Transport Quebec warns motorists: stay away from Turcot Interchange this weekend

It was built below specs and has been poorly maintained.  Saving on maintenance costs in the first 3 decades created  full time maintenance contracts that has cost, and will cost taxpayer’s, over 100′s of  million of dollars to maintain a structure that is scheduled to be torn down.  Somebody has done alright with that. But ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Goverment Talking Corruption Free Turcot

To say I am behind the times on Turcot would be an understatement.  Seems I have drifted into focusing a lot of my online attention into relaying the ongoing tragedy that is our federal government under Stephen Harper via Facebook and occasionally Twitter in recent years. Of course it is all interconnected when you  follow ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Richard Bergeron of Projet Montreal in Verdun on Sunday

How To Put Montreal Back On Track with Richard Bergeron Sunday, March 24, 3pm Centre culturel et bibliothèque de Verdun 5955, avenue Bannantyne Verdun (QC) H4H 1H5 Canada   ***English below L’association Projet Montréal à Verdun a le plaisir de vous inviter à une conférence du chef de Projet Montréal, Richard Bergeron, le dimanche 24 ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Corruption Probe Just Keeps Scoring

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows – Bob Dylan C’mon, tell us how you voted for Tremblay again and again and how much you thought he was a good mayor – Neath Turcot Union Montréal manager was on engineering firm’s payroll CBC News Posted: Mar 12, 2013 2:52 PM ...

Walking Turcot Yards: The Strange Case of an Environmentalist Environment Minister

It’s been interesting to see the media making so much of Daniel Breton’s long  and illustrious  “criminal” life. You would swear being poor automatically made you a breaker of rules, a natural born cheat who only knows deception and wild behavior. Anyone who has ever attended a public consultation with the BAPE  (Bureau d’audiences publique ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Tremblay Resigns!

One of the things that stands out in my mind regarding the merger of the cities on Montreal island involves former Verdun Mayor, Georges Bosse.  After the merger Bosse became a key player on Montreal’s notoriously secretive Executive Committee. Soon after he was the City’s main shill for the massive, and awesomely ill conceived, Devimco ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Montrealers Getting Screwed By Tremblay

C’mon, tell us how you voted for Tremblay again and again and how much you thought he was a good mayor. Tell us you had no idea that there was corruption at City Hall. And tell us us how you figured out that voting for a guy who was “not a separatist” actually did the ...

Canadian Progressive World: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Official White Supremacist Portrait: PHOTO

Our Ford, the (Lord) Mayor of Toronto is rabidly right-wing. No doubt about that. After all, he recently proposed exiling Toronto’s convicted criminals, most of whom tend to be persons of color. Fellow Conservative and immigrant-bashing minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Jason Kenney, endorsed the idea. Still, I would never have imagined the Mayor of ...

Trashy's World: A year on…

… since the Ontario municipal elections. Time flies. So how have things gone here in Ottawa, anyhow? Has the School Board addressed some of the issues around communication and transparency?… issues that I campaigned on last year. Are they any closer to solving their long-term infrastructure deficit? Has the City Council lived up to its ...

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