July 22, 2010
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April 5, 2009
Spudtopia, an offshoot of this genus of giant potato, Tuber Gigantus Butleriana, was founded around the turn of the century. After discovering that giant potatoes could be grown, there was much hope for solving the problems of hunger and homelessness – after all, now, not only could everyone afford, they could simply grow their own sustenance and housing! Anyone who came to this community was given spoons and yearly, granted a huge potato from the annual crop, thus they not only ate well, but carved their own dwellings while so doing! Alas, in The Great Bake of 1912, when fire spread so disastrously throughout it, the promise of this grand utopian community ended.
November 8, 2008
Fire crews are at the Brunswick Hotel, where a massive blaze has destroyed the 153-year-old building. The building had undergone an unauthorized, partial demolition on October 19 but was shut down by an Ontario Ministry of Labour investigation on October 20.
August 13, 2008
January 9, 2008
November 23, 2007
Last week there were a couple of good ideas. Alas, the Londoner only publishes weekly and one can only hope that the story keeps it’s legs. This is part of the cartoon I did Thursday evening for submission Friday, based on a story from November 17th’s London Free Press by Jonathan Sher;
City hall nemesis Allan Patton is threatening to go to the Ontario Municipal Board if his client, developer Vito Frijia, isn’t issued a permit to cut down most of a woodland. While Patton must wait until Dec. 1 to file an appeal, he says he’ll do so unless Frijia is given the green light to cut acres of trees that residents are fighting to preserve. “If the city doesn’t issue a permit by month’s end, the appeal will be in the OMB office in Toronto the next day by courier,” Patton said yesterday. As threats go, that’s a [concern] along Adelaide Street north of Windermere Road for residents who can’t bear losing a woodland that’s larger than 10 football fields. Many are chagrined Frijia plans to use the property for a driving range when there is one practically across the street.
Then this story; $700,000 deal may save woods shows up in this days (Friday’s) paper and spins a very different polish on the apple.
The fight to save a north London woodland from a developer’s axe and a future as a driving range took a major turn this week when city council voted behind doors to offer $700,000-plus to the developer
April 20, 2007
From the Free Press storyPublic fails to buy Sifton scheme to build office tower
Facing 150 angry residents of Oakridge Acres who oppose plans by Sifton Properties to build an office building along the Thames River, an official hired by the company began by saying she didn’t expect to change anyone’s mind.She didn’t.…Wiebe maintained her composure, keeping her presentation focused on the planning process except for her one comment that drew the loudest jeers of the night.Asked by a resident if the office building would block the views of neighbours, Wiebe said that view was already obstructed—by trees.
Yep. Pave the World. That’s it. The trees are the obstacle.
March 7, 2007
Update : September 2012 This post is consistently the top hit count for this blog, even up until the present. I suspect it has more to do with “Love” and “Comics” as keywords in the title. I have coloured a version and set it up as a poster, postcards, greeting cards and notecards on the samu press store.