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REG amuses...: BUGATTI auto surpasses 300 mph - Street model car capable of exceeding 300 mph. Continue reading
BRUNO's ramblings...: Remember Movember - The first big snow of November happened a few days ago. It was gone within a day or so. But the cold temps stayed around. Got my winter tires put on the car. Today we are supposed to… Continue reading
EDITORIALS: Poppies 1, Cherry 0 - Cherry may have done himself in this time but he was in the wrong. Cherry commented about the poppy campaign in memory of the fallen who fought in past wars. His criticism was that the poppies were not… Continue reading
From NAKINA...: - Math puzzles, pizza and pizzazz with good ole Norm. Readers WriteAnd at least two of them have zoomed in on this phenomenal bit of information they picked up from who knows where. The thing yours truly finds so… Continue reading
SCAMS, FRAUDS and HACKS: Phone ‘PORTING-OUT’ Scam - Here's a new one which we will write about in greater detail very soon, after more research is completed. The fraudster find personal information about you and open a phone account with another phone service, impersonating you. They… Continue reading
RICHARD's desk: Number of Canadians honouring vets rising - NICOLE THOMPSONTHE CANADIAN PRESS A new survey suggests more Canadians are planning to mark Remembrance Day this year, perhaps as a salute to the few remaining veterans of the Second World War. The poll commissioned by Historica Canada,… Continue reading
SCAMS, FRAUDS and HACKS: (PART 3 of 6) Reduce your telemarketing calls - Reduce your telemarketing calls: Register your phone number: Click the link to the Canadian govt's National Do Not Call The Canadian government service will not successfully block all telemarketers. "Fraudsters." "fraud callers" originating internationally are NOT BLOCKED. So,… Continue reading
SCAMS, FRAUDS and HACKS: (PART 6 of 6 ) Has your data been compromised? - Want to know if your data has been compromised? If you want to verify whether or not your email address has been compromised, there is an Internet service which will identify emails in databases of companies which have… Continue reading
SCAMS, FRAUDS and HACKS: (PART 4 of 6 ) TELCOS OBLIGED TO FIGHT SPAM - TELEPHONE COMPANIES OBLIGED TO FIGHT TELEMARKETING Bell Canada has just launched their UNCB ( Universal Network-level Call Block service ) supposedly free and for all their clients. You do not have to do anything as BELL completes the… Continue reading
SCAMS, FRAUDS and HACKS: (PART 2 of 6) How to stop phone spoofing - PART 2 ( 6 part series ) How to stop phone spoofing At this time, there is no ‘sure fire’ way to stop phone spoofing. The US government and the telecom industry are working together to put a… Continue reading
SCAMS, FRAUDS and HACKS: (PART 5 of 6 ) Have you been breached? - Has your email been breached ( put at risk )? “Breached” means you have visited a site on the Internet and that company has been hacked exposing a portion of its subscribers to fraudsters. Some very big companies… Continue reading
ERMA's desk...: A war cannot be won, so at best, if you can, count your losses and please do not forget. - The famous phrase of the writer, Rudyard Kipling endares us to remember, “lest we forget”. Remembrance Day November 11th, 2019. Lest we forget! This phrase means there is a lesson learned and we are cautioned not to let… Continue reading

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EDITORIALS:  __WE TOLD YOU SO . . . 
_______________Petty campaign leads to STRATEGIC VOTING
_______________Elizabeth May explains the flaws in our electoral system
_______________Sunday morning thoughts of Quebec
_______________Election 2019 – ‘KIDS kampaign’
_______________Who’s Canada’s Deep Throat?
  _________    ___Is Quebec again dividing the nation?

ELECTIONS 2019 … helping you
_________VOTE2019: section focusing on the Cdn election
_________SEPT:  ALL CANDIDATE FORUMS/DEBATES
________ Comparison chart of the MAJOR PARTY PLATFORMS

BOOKS: Canadian librarians pick the best each month
______Books we’ve read and reviewed
______Reviews by Heather S.:
______The Last Girl by Nadia Murad
______The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis
_ _  ___Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
 _  ____The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming , David Wallace-Wells

HEALTH – researched and professional advice:
______October: Isolation awareness month (Socializing is healthier for you)
______Nutritional advice from a professional, Lisa Ireland
_____ TRAVEL: Drug shortages may jeopardize insurance coverage

LIBRARY – a portal to a world of information:
_____Main page of Pickering library website

PICKERING – a small city but a urban heavyweight:
_____GUIDE to City Services and Leisure Programs
____ _Access the CITY SITES easily … See “Adults 55+” below

TUTORING – the best way to improving your digital device skills:
_____For power users ONLY…not for most users


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Mayor Tory refuses to attend Chinese flag raising at Nathan Philips Square. Protestors organize rally against Chinese human rights violations.
See VIDEO  Attend Pickering Library “Behind the news” presentation
October 22.  Click for DETAILS. 

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