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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

THE CONTRARIAN So, Little Red Riding Hood is tripping along through the forest on her way to her grandma’s house, enjoying the scenery and the birdies and bunnies who seem to follow her everywhere, red hooded cape unbuttoned, red hair … Continue reading

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CORPORATE AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL WARMING

  THE CONTRARIAN The following is an excerpt from an article in The Guardian, a British paper, which I have copied from a Canadian blog called “Local Food News – World”, Dec 12/16 issue. It was addressing the problem of … Continue reading

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NATURAL DISASTERS

THE CONTRARIAN Hurricane after hurricane, then the volcano disaster in Mexico makes one think about world-changing natural events in the past. EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES — Mount Tambora is a giant apparently dormant volcano in what is now Indonesia.  On April … Continue reading

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HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

THE CONTRARIAN I try to stay out of current affairs, but I think an exception is OK where I have some specific knowledge. I was amused to see our federal member punishing our province on the highway project, even though … 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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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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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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