Monthly Archives: March 2008

Windsor, Ontario mayor hears a Who

I took the kids to Horton Hears a Who over the weekend. It’s standard kid movie fare but the plot centers around the Mayor of Whoville. The way the Council handles the ‘in-camera’ session is worth the price of admission. … Continue reading

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It’s the Economy, Stupid Podcast – Week 4

Here is the podcast version of It’s the economy, stupid for Week 4 – keep the feedback coming.

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Centreville plant

Responding to my post earlier this week about a Centreville firm joint venture in China, a poster sent a really nasty reply related the good TJ story on the subject. In it, the writer states: Thomas Equipment Inc. has inked … Continue reading

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Codiac, New Brunswick is a safe place to live

Maclean’s has its list of safest and most crime ridden municipalities in this week’s edition. Apparently they took the top 100 municipalities by population and cross referenced them against the RCMP crime database. The problem is that the RCMP coverage … Continue reading

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Sigh

Just took a quick look at the 2008-2009 NB budget. Read the summary here. Marginal increase to Business New Brunswick’s budget. Still only $7 million for ‘investment attraction’ and ‘export development’. Out of a $7 billion budget. That’s a nice … Continue reading

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Cities using the Web to engage

I stumbled across this blog, A Better Oakland, yesterday. It seems to me that a blog like this is a wonderful way to start engaging people in a wider discussion about their city and its development. Cities will spend hundreds … Continue reading

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Centreville company going global

This does the heart some good. I don’t know the scope or scale of it but…. Thomas Equipment Inc., a company of Osiris Corporation (OSRS), announced that it entered into an agreement in principle for the production of Thomas Skid … Continue reading

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Harper’s largess and other odds & ends

The folks in southern Ontario want Ottawa to shell out even more to prop up the auto sector there. Apparently, the $1.6 billion already announced in the past three years + all the new tax breaks has not been enough. … Continue reading

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It’s the Economy, Stupid Podcast – Week 3

Here is the weekly podcast. The format is getting better every week. Thank’s to Mike for the music and the tips. Weekly Podcast – March 16

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Yacht manufacturer sets up on PEI

PEI’s on a roll. Recently, they landed a major animation firm and now a manufacturer: An Italian company with worldwide sales in yacht and boat parts expects to begin production in Montague early next year with an eventual staff of … Continue reading

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