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  1. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/us/alex-harvill-death/index.html
  2. I totally agree with scrapping the traveller jails mandatory hotel stays as they are completely ineffective at stopping the spread of this disease. The federal government began imposing the hotel quarantines in February 2021, well before the Delta variant began ravaging India in April. Guess what? The Delta variant is here and is expected to become the dominant strain in Peel Region within a month, and it has been detected here in Ottawa as well. However, I don't agree with setting travellers free after their first test, because there have been documented cases of people being paroled
  3. National Post: Trudeau tests negative for COVID, exits hotel quarantine in Ottawa after 12 hours I'm just going to leave the link here and allow folks to draw their own conclusions.
  4. My wife and I got our first COVID shots today. Everything went smoothly at the clinic and we're both feeling fine so far. I'm looking forward to when fortysomethings can apply for earlier appointments for their second vaccines. I also found out today that our school board will be ending the school year three days earlier than planned so the students can return their laptops and clean out their desks during the last full week of June. I've never looked forward to summer vacation so much as I am this year!
  5. Toronto Sun: Epidemiologist says school closures about keeping parents home So this health expert is fine with using children as pawns to keep their parents at home. He's obviously one of many who wants to crush COVID regardless of the cost to society at large. I just hope he's happy with all the therapy our children are going to need once this disaster is all over. Oh, by the way, online therapy was as successful with my girls as online schooling was--not at all.
  6. "A hotel in Ottawa is currently being prepared for him and Trudeau — and the delegation travelling with him — will remain there until his PCR test comes back negative, sources in his office said." This sounds to me as if he and his team will be staying in a hotel without any other travellers, which reduces the risk of them coming down with COVID. If he really wanted to show he's serious about these restricitions, they'd stay in one of hotels near Pearson with all of the other international travellers and see what they have to endure for three days after arriving.
  7. I doubt anyone on this trip will face time at all in the Hilton Prison for Travellers. Trudeau et al will deem the trip essential and avoid going into quarantine. "Rules for thee but not for me!"
  8. Agreed. My younger daughter is in Grade 1 and does so much better in the classroom than she does on a laptop, possibly because she can get teacher/educational assistant support, peer pressure from other hard workers, and the lack of competing distractions, such as doing just about anything else on her laptop. She loves art and music class, math is a crap shoot, and she does almost nothing in English or French. During those two classes, she complains about being bored and then proceeds to watch YouTube videos or plays on any of a number of apps available to her. Another issue is having
  9. I found these two photos of Philadelphia Airport shuttle buses, one from ebay and the other from WorthPoint. Both photos were taken in 1985 and show 35' Orion I buses with extra-wide exit doors positioned in front of the usual position. I've seen 40' buses with this option but not 35' buses!
  10. Ottawa Citizen: COVID-19: Ontario schools to remain closed for in-person learning until fall; Ottawa reports 42 new cases Great. Just great. Our spineless premier caved to his scared-sh*tless advisors and is keeping schools across the province closed despite pediatricians screaming that children need in-class learning to resume immediately for their mental well-being. Because eleven Canadian children have died of COVID since the pandemic began, 2 1/2 million kids in the province and their parents have to suffer through online learning until September. According to the e-mail I go
  11. BUMP! Last week, MTB Transit Solutions tweeted this photo of a Pembroke Transit Glider, a TTC Orion V and an unidentified Fishbowl at their facility in 1993:
  12. MAJOR BUMP! Last week, MTB Transit Solutions tweeted this photo of a Pembroke Transit Glider, a TTC Orion V and an unidentified Fishbowl at their facility in 1993:
  13. I never actually noticed that until you mentioned it just now! It looks as if OC ordered the extra-tall rear windows on their 1992 Orion V buses as well. I don't have any rear photos of those buses of my own, but I did a Google search and I found that the 1992 Orion V rear windows seem to be the same height as those on the 1997 and 1998 buses. I suppose the reason I didn't notice is that the windows weren't that much taller, maybe just a few inches, and there were no other bus companies operating non-air-conditioned Orion V buses in Ottawa at the same time. However, it is apparent when
  14. National Post: U.S. border agency says COVID vax not essential; Canadians could be denied entry ...and it was nice while it lasted.
  15. American actor and comedian Charles Grodin (The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, Beethoven) has died at age 86: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/charles-grodin-heartbreak-kid-broadway-dead?cmpid=fb_fnc&fbclid=IwAR2bTV8YVzPd66p3-FJkv7tOu7PoMd_jjoK0t0mBWnsuIFV_6Fx8GPriqso
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