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Archive for March 16th, 2010

600 pound woman makes me wish I hadn’t clicked a link

March 16, 2010 @ 18:48 By: gordon Category: In the news, Seen on the 'net

A story posted on the National Post’s blog caught my attention in my RSS reader and screamed “click me”. The headline was “Woman aspires to weigh 1,000 pounds” and was based on a Daily Mail story.

So I clicked. And then I wished I hadn’t.


Warm weather means turn your engine off

March 16, 2010 @ 12:37 By: gordon Category: Environment, Weather

I just checked the Environment Canada website and at noon today the temperature was 10C. This means that Ottawa drivers risk running afoul of the by-law enforcement officers if they’re observed idling their cars for more than three minutes if the temperature is 5C or warmer, taking into consideration the windchill. I don’t recall hearing about anyone being charged since they started enforcing it a couple of years ago, so perhaps Ottawa drivers are turning off their engines when they’re waiting to pick someone up.

What do you think of this by-law?