Saturday, July 31, 2010
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
What's fascinating to me is that while he's pumping out this stuff a la 'Fox News', he's also ruminating on notions of tolerance.
I have no delusions as to what the Metroland group of area 'community newspapers' are all about. They're the modern equivalent of the barber shop discussions or the hair salon gossip-catchups...they're a little bit of news, a little bit of 'good news'. (Of course, the core truth with these papers is that they probably only exist because they're delivered with a massive pile of retail flyers...in addition to having ads of their own within the publication itself.) So the tone is not the same as for The Spec, for example.
And yet... I'm seeing almost zero leadership on their part in respect to the role a 'community newspaper' should be displaying, at least in my neck of the woods (I am referring of course, to Stoney Creek), and Mr. Cripps is probably the worst example. If he's going to wax so poetical about substantive issues such as municipal identity, then can we please get the whole package? Otherwise, shouldn't he just have his Dave Barry/Gary Lautens-esque 'column' placed in a more frivolous section, and actually feature someone who has a true journalist's bent?
(And while I'm at it, why-oh-why isn't this group of papers in the 21st century, with an online presence that features message boards (we ARE talking 'community', after all...) and stories updated in real-time and not just according to their weekly publication dates? Honestly; you're either in for a penny, in for a pound in this newfangled 'Internet' thing...and right now, the Metroland group is sitting in a ditch, not even on the fence, if I may be so bold as to mix my metaphors.)
Well done, Mahesh for calling out Mr. Cripps on this baldly egregious column. Would that Mr. Cripps would respond. *sigh*
Saturday, July 24, 2010
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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I had an appointment on Locke Street South the other day and, while driving back from it, I saw some shops that looked interesting.
I spotted a parking space and pulled up, my mind working on which place to check out first.
To my chagrin, there was a large box nearby that read “Pay Here First” and I simply drove away. I can't help but wonder how many people will do the same thing in downtown Stoney Creek now that parking meters have been installed.
Mike Matheson, Stoney Creek