The Ring

A Clean Fight

It wasn’t a typical Thursday night for me. Instead of my usual routine of organizing my collection of beer bottle caps while listening to Kenny Rogers, I headed off to the fights. The event was The Clean Fight — a fundraiser for iDE-Canada, organized by In This Corner (ITC) Boxing Fitness Centre. 14 women raised…

Net Debt

It’s worse than you think

There is this show on the cable network Slice called Til Debt Do Us Part. In it, host Gail Vaz-Oxlade helps couples solve their spending problem and the crushing debt burden that it caused. There is a moment in every episode after Gail does all her calculations that she meets with the couple – usually…

Spending Increases

UPDATED: The Premier is “probably” lying.

UPDATE: It had come to light that the $5.5 billion that the government said or implied it would invest on core infrastructure isn’t really $5.5 billion. Minister Steve Ashton clarified that this figure includes anticipated cost sharing from the Feds. See here and here. How much are they going to spend? No one knows. Not…

poppy two

I never really knew my neighbour

I never really knew my neighbour. In fact, now that I think about it, I didn’t even know his last name. He was a veteran. He lived across the street with his wife, who suffered badly from Alzheimer’s. Though he spent most of his time indoors he would wander out sometimes in his sweat pants…