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THE EMPIRE AND THE ALIENS

THE CONTRARIAN PART 1 The Center of the Empire is a magnificent city of stone buildings, on the shore of an inland lake – no, not Ontario, this is not another Contrarian rant against Toronto.  The lake is in the … Continue reading

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CHINESE PEACHES

  THE CONTRARIAN PART ONE – CLOVERBELT —  I am happy to see the name “Cloverbelt” being resurrected and used widely in rural Dryden.  We now have the Cloverbelt Country Farmers Market, the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op, the Cloverbelt Abattoir … Continue reading

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WALMART SUPERSTORE

THE CONTRARIAN Back about 20 years or so, we had ‘inside information’ that our Walmart store had the highest sales density per floor area of any of its stores (in Canada? or the entire world?). So the writing was on … Continue reading

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SASQUATCH

THE CONTRARIAN Here is a story run as a series of articles in some small weeklies, melded into one post Part 1   April, 1987 was a disastrous month for the Fisher family.  Our farm was visited by a Sasquatch, with … Continue reading

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PROPORTIONAL REPRESTENTATION

THE CONTRARIAN   The colonial system. All the smart worthy people live in the center, and the rest live in the colonies.  This creates a powerful drag, almost like gravity, moving everything toward the center, the biggest city.  It works … Continue reading

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TALE OF TWO CITIES

THE CONTRARIAN One city, call it Ernie, is growing rapidly, with a solid industrial base, vast natural resources, highly educated and well paid work force, low taxes, up-to-date municipal infrastructure, new residential developments happening all over.  Surrounded by natures resources, … Continue reading

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Bright young lawyer needed

THE CONTRARIAN As city engineer I went to court on a few occasions, either as a witness or to support one of our guys. On one occasion our case was delayed, and I sat through the case before ours.  That … Continue reading

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