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 Website highlights: 

When was the last time you read something positive coming from a political representative? Well, here is something to restore your faith in politicians, a politician who speaks out for her constituents risking engaging herself with powerful institutions and maybe even her own powers that be. Check out the details at
Jennifer O’Connell, a young politician with old time ethics and values.


Dining out? Was it memorable?
Give us your feedback. If we publish your review, we’ll buy you a glass of wine. [ Limited time offer and conditions apply* ]

Details at  ‘Too your health!



Elections, elections and more elections

Elections everywhere: national, provincial and municipal. We endeavour to stay on top of the election news at ELECTIONS but we urge you to do your part: VOTEIt’s your democracy; safeguard it by voting. Some elections going electronic to convenience voters. So politicians are doing everything they can. What about you?

Can they be puttn’ us on…as usual?




Apr. 11 request for policy summary to all three provincial parties with the results:

NDP has responded, See  BROCHURE.

LIBs responded after a month but then they are scrambling like crazy in this campaign.

Ford, NO RESPONSE: the leader who claims he responds to every call from every constituent.  Emails are ignored, even after 5 weeks !

We have a policy/platform summary now. See POLICY SUMMARIES


The new Pickering Public library policy focuses on  numbers rather than  people now. Sadly, our community institution is becoming more impersonal and sterile. Is that Pickering you want?

March madness in the stacks
Stacks of books but who goeth there? Book clubs. 
Read the new “Kill and fill” policy the PPL is considering at NEW REVISIONS PLAN and the response of the George Ashe Library Book Club at RESPONSE.

Health: body, mind and soul.
Though we have focus on memory and the brain, other areas of health are still very important. Visit our various categories:  HEALTH and MEMORY There is a particular guide older adults are advised to consider and examine. See CARE PLANNING.


Check out the new Wellness category to see where you might change some of your lifestyle to improve your health. Click on 8 LIFESTYLE CHANGES.



And  good planning means good documentation

The “Estate Organizer is an example of good documentation which you should consider doing as part of your later years planning. Check the details at  Estate Organizer


 From the “great Pickering Prognosticator”

Top 10 predictions for 2018

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The latest 12 posts:

My opinion, strictly speaking...: Indian Horse, a conscience moving movie - Indian Horse, a movie that pricks the conscience of many in its audience. Another polarized group harmed by the powers that be, the current leaders of the establishment of the era. About the movies, my opinion; strictly speaking. We … Continue reading
My opinion, strictly speaking...: Decisions, decisions, decisions! -  My opinion, strictly speaking... Making an informed decisions in this provincial election is complicated by candidates who muddle campaign speeches with platitudes, diatribes and irrelevancies. How is a voter to make an informed decision? My opinion, strictly speaking... … Continue reading
EVENTS: - Artfest on the Esplanade: "A Lishman Celebration" Saturday, May 26, 2018 Esplanade Park, Pickering Civic Complex 11 am - 5 pm Every summer, Esplanade Park comes alive with music, dance, crafts and singing, along with children's art areas and … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: May 21 - Rotzy must still be frozen as he displays a mellowness which belies a castigating tongue, a snippy snarl of snarky subterfuge in opposition to the status quo. The world is upside down in the near North when Rotzy … Continue reading
PROVINCIAL: SUMMARY OF THE POLICIES/PLATFORM of the major provincial parties -  To make your election life a little easier, we are grateful to the Toronto Star for the summary of the major provincial party campaign platforms. PLATFORM: Increase minimum wage to $15 on Jan. 1 Expand to senior citizens the … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: May 14 - Rotzy was watchin' out for her but closed his eyes, drifted off and missed her. But she delivered. Rotzy received a twoonie. Yup, you would never guess it but veteran Rotzy dismissed the Tooth Fairy the way he … Continue reading
BOOKS: BEING MORTAL - The last chapter, the last page, they come for us all. Some people plan for the times. Others leave it as dealing with the inevitable is depressing and difficult. Gawande's "Being Mortal" deals with a very difficult stage … Continue reading
RICHARD's desk...: MP Jennifer O’CONNELL proves how valuable she is as our MP - Jennifer O'CONNELL is the MINISTER of PARLIAMENT for our federal riding of Uxbridge-Pickering-Ajax and we should be proud and thankful we have such an MP representing us. Read what she wrote to the Nuclear Safety Commission in Ottawa when … Continue reading
From NAKINA...: May 7 -  Rotzy dishes it out...again. About Dr. Suzuki, walleye fishermen donations to his freezer, and his cole slaw. Even the NHL takes a lickin' I think. We're all dying to try out his northern famed slaw now! "From Nakina"... … Continue reading
RICHARD's desk...: Happy Mother’s Day to Counillor Shaheen Butt’s mom ! - Councillor Shaheen Butt's mom is incredible. Courageous, determined and motivated, she lives every day with a drive and energy beyond expectations. Happy Mothers day to you Mother Butt. Ama, the mother of city councillor Shaheen Butt, celebrated her … Continue reading
NEWS: Little BLACK BOOK of passwords - Got a little black book of passwords? No? You should have one except it should not be in a hard copy, actually written down somewhere. It should be stored in the 'cloud' which can be accessed from anywhere … Continue reading
MUNICIPAL: I bumped into the mayor the other day…. - Fermo and I were out for a walk the other day, when we bumped into the head honcho of our fine town, Mayor Dave Ryan. He responded to my questions with some of his own and the friendly … Continue reading


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They sing with the angels now!

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