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WALKING THE RIGHT WAY

“Always walk facing traffic.” That’s something I learned at my mother’s knee. When walking down a road, always face the traffic  ̶  that is, walk on the left-hand shoulder. So when I encountered two walkers on Monday who were walking … Continue reading

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SEVEN SECONDS TO LIVE

I know exactly what I want for Christmas. It occurred to me after I faced down two Mack trucks, one in each lane, side by side, racing towards me. The gift I have in mind will not help me after … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP WORRYING & LOVE NUCLEAR WASTE (5 of 7 Chapters)

5 ̶ Getting It There The nuclear waste will be shipped by road or by rail. And Mike, the NWMO spokesman, said that the public will be protected during the transport ̶ 100% guaranteed. Experts talk like that. And I … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP WORRYING & LOVE NUCLEAR WASTE (2 of 7 Chapters)

2 ̶ Handle It Gingerly The stuff, not the issue. The two NWMO reps at Bruce Hyer’s meeting were named Pat and Mike. I am not kidding. This is not an Irish joke. The only thing Irish about Pat was … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS ROADS (Conclusion)

Highway 17 was bare.  I travelled under heavy cloud cover. Now I could see the lake, Lake Superior.  It was open.  In some bays I saw waves battering the shores.  In the more narrow channels, ice still connected the islands. … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS ROADS (Chapter 1 of 4)

It’s been a month since spring officially began, and it has just snowed overnight.  Again. I am in Thunder Bay again, heading home soon, and the forecast is another possible 20 centimetres – 8 inches.  Everyone is so sick of … Continue reading

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