Category Archives: Morning Report

Merry Christmas Folks

Well Christmas is finally upon us.  Just wanted to thank all those that have taken the time to drop by, Email, write and call me through out the year.  Sure means a lot to hear from you as it is you that keeps me writing.  Our new book “Moments In Time, should be out  around June first of 2010.  We are home for Christmas this year and family is heading our way.   So………………Merry Christmas everyone and yes, I really do meanMerry Christmas,” not just happy holidays or happy winter break, etc.  Click On Image To Enlarge, Just For You.

Merrychristmas

Santa Has Protection These Days

This article in the paper yesterday got my attention, as my son Karl works on Base for NORAD.  Nice to know these folks are keeping an eye on old Santa.

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Hiring Folks From Other Countries Question

Hey George.  what do you think of this article I read in the paper today.

Certain groups of foreign-trained workers will know within a year of applying for certification whether their training will allow them to work in Canada, the federal government said Monday.

Beginning in December 2010, foreign-trained architects, engineers, financial auditors and accountants, pharmacists and registered nurses will be among the groups that fall under the new framework, Minister of Human Resources Diane Finley said in Toronto.

Well let me tell ya.  First off it never ceases to amaze me when our powers that be get to thinking that these things can help our economy and is good for our country.  First off there is millions of folks that live right here now out of work.  There are lots of our own for that matter that have a lot of these qualities and can’t find work.  How about putting some of our own through training to do the job, as I bet most would only need a bit of upgrading to qualify.  Second thing is, if you look at all our pharmaceutical companies now, you will find way back somewhere that they are all owned and supplied by off shore countries.  Also just take a look at who is handing out the prescriptions now  a days.  Also take a look at our most of our doctors. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what is going on here.  What ever happened to; Made In Canada, or for that matter, Born and Educated  In Canada?  One has to remember as of years ago, you have to look after yourselves before you are any good to anyone else, selfish some say.  Yes it is, but that is  the correct way of doing things   So there you go.   Again My Opinion Only

Loring & District LSB Meeting Dec. 7th, 2009

Well just thought I would let the folks here in our area know when the next LSB meeting is and hope to see you all there.

LOCAL SERVICES BOARD OF LORING, PORT LORING AND DISTRICT
P. O. Box 148,  Port Loring,  Ontario  P0H 1Y0

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING
At the ARGYLE COMMUNITY CENTER IN ARNSTEIN
Monday, December 7th,2009 at 7:30 pm

Wild About Nature Camp-4-Kids, Take A Look!

Got a note from this lady which has a family event and different other things happening so thought you might like to take a look.  Just click on the link in the message below and it will direct you to her web site for more info.

A quick note to let you know that construction of Nature’s Corner, a natural history centre located in Restoule, is just about done!
Wild About Nature Day Camp-4-Kids will resume in December whereas the adult seminars, family events and special days for children 7 years and under will be added to the programming in the new year. Please check the website www.naturecamp4kids.ca for updates.
I’d sure appreciate you spreading the good word around.
Happy World Fisheries Day on November 20th.
Diane Bourdon
Woodland Presentations

Quick Good Morning From Port Loring Ontario

}Good morning.”  Cool morning here so far, with frost on the pumpkins showing all  its beauty.  Guess some say there isn’t anything beautiful about it, but I say.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, just like the old days when my Grandfather was alive.  Nothing nicer to look outside on these cold mornings and watch the smoke slowly curling up over the trees and bowing down to the earth below.  And to see the frost glistening off the grass and trees is something all in itself.  My wife and I just love it.  The old wood furnace is perkin’ away as well as the coffee, which aroma is now letting me know that it’s time to go and get a cup.  Enjoy your day.

Letter Of Appreciation From The Powassan Library

Well got a letter from the Powassan Library yesterday,  letting me know how much they appreciated my coming down awhile back. It was a real fine night for sure and had a good turn out too. The folks that run the library did a real find job and should be commended. The food was great and nicely laid out. They made me feel welcome and was a relaxing evening.    I got to say though, their punch was fantastic.  My wife even got their recipe before we left.  I should be the one thanking them. So………I will.  Thanks folks!

Card Of Appreciation November 2009 Powassan Library
Card Of Appreciation November 2009 Powassan Library
Powassan Library Card To Me
Powassan Library Appreciation Letter November 2009

Events Or Interesting News You Want To Share

I have been meaning to mention here that if you have any events, pictures, or good informative news to share with folks, send them along to me in an E-mail with your name and things, or reply here at the Blog and I will do my best to get them put on the Blog.       [email protected]  is the place to send things.   Have a great day.

Port Loring Ontario, A Place To Raise Your Children, Start A Business, Or Just Settle Down.

You know for most my life I have lived in the country. Moving here to Port Loring, Ontario was just one more of our adventures in trying to keep  us alive and well. In Niagara where we farmed it has grown to enormous proportions and  you might say folks don’t have any elbow room any-more.  Here in Port Loring that problem is solved.   For those that want the simple life with a country backing, well this is the place for you.  We are a growing area. but still with in our growth rate to get bigger, without loosing what I call necessities in life.   Homes are readily available at a very reasonable price in and around our area, and lots of good land if you choose to build your dream home.   We are still an unorganized area, but don’t let that worry you, as through my eyes it is an advantage point, as there are a lot of things not in place to hamper a fellow or gal, when the urge strikes to doing certain things.  Also  remember this, being unorganized doesn’t mean we don’t have rules to follow, and that any one can do what ever they want, as it doesn’t. We have our own Board here called the LSB, that takes place every month, open to the public and things are getting done.  I can vouch for that, as I am on the Board, newly elected  and lots of good things are about to happen and have happened.  Guess what I am saying is, we have lots to offer here in Port Loring,  so why not put it on your list of places to visit, you will be surprised in what you see.  And when in town, stop in and see my wife and I, we would love to see you. Coffee is always on. Should say here too, if you need more info on our growing community, feel free to get in touch with either my wife or I.   You can reach me here on the Blog or at :   [email protected] or 1 705-757-1640  Take Care, George & Ruth Walters

7.5 Billion Dollar Aid Package For Pakistan. Kind Of Makes You Think, Huh?

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a $7.5 billion aid package for Pakistan.
You would think this new Government would be looking after its own before spending huge amounts of dollars on other countries. But hey! Who am I, we have enough problems of our own here in Canada. Just thought I would throw in my two cents.

Events Going On Here In Port Loring 3rd/4th/ & 5th. Have Fun

Well haven’t bee on here the past few days, just been busy.  Old vegetable garden is growing great this year and think I might have some fresh broccoli within two weeks, so that is exceptionally good for this area. Tomatoes are all out in full bloom, so won’t be long for them either and gotta’ say, I can’t wait as I sure enjoy fresh tomatoes.  My lovely wife does up around forty jars a year for winter.  Also very healthy for you, especially if you mix them with fresh broccoli.  This morning I got most of the garden hoed up and looking good.

We also got a lot going on here in Port Loring this weekend, so figured I would let you take a look.  Info is belowMy favourite is the frog race, but as it says, if you do take part, make sure you bring your very own champion frog.  So should make for an interesting weekend.  Oh and if you can’t read the flyer to well, just click on it and it will open a bit larger for those eyes that are not quite up to snuff.   Hmm………… like mine, come to think of it.  Talk Soon

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The Economy Here In Canada

You know for the past few months now all that I have heard is how bad our economy really is.  I for one don’t really think it’s as bad as some would have us believe. Sure we have lost tons of jobs but that isn’t because the economy is bad, it’s happening because we don’t make or do anything for ourselves anymore here in Canada and when other countries get into hard times we feel it.  What we need is to be a lot more self efficient and start looking after ourselves.  Some folks say well that is being selfish, I say it’s not that way at all, as one has to look after themselves before they can help others.  That’s a fact.  I also think the media has every one so paranoid that they don’t know what to do.  If you think back a few years we had a recession and it was worse than the one we are in now.  So what to do?  Well sure save a bit of money for a rainy day and sure pay off them debts, but don’t let it stop you from living a good healthy life.  If everyone starts to hord their money, you can bet no good will become of it.  And remember this, don’t believe everything the Powers That Be is telling you, especially a liberal view on things.  My old Dad always told me, “George you got a mind of your own, you don’t need anyone else doing your thinking for ya.”     My Opinion Only

Mike Harris~Interesting Comment

Mike Harris: Ontario Liberals have spent the province into have-not status
Posted: November 20, 2008, 8:00 AM by Kelly McParland
Full Comment Just Click On The Link Worth The read

Mike Harris: Ontario Liberals have spent the province into have-not status – Full Comment

Port Loring Weather Report Jan. 13/2009

Cold
A couple of evening snow showers; otherwise, very cold with clearing. Winds from the NNW at 7 .
Low Tonight -23 °F maybe a bit colder.  Sooooo stay warm and keep them home fires burning. Talk Soon

Cool Morning

Well cool morning here when I got up. Down to 29 degrees. But they say it is going to get warmer as the week goes forward.  Which is ok with me as I burn wood for heat living here in the North.  So far I have burned around a full cord I would think, so it looks like it’s going to be a long season.  Usually we burn around 16 face cords a year to heat this old house of ours.  In my eyes wood heat is the only way to go here in the north, as if one had to pay for oil, gas, or hydro he would for sure have to have a good job, paying good wages.  For us old folks though we make do with what we got and wood is our only way to keep warm for the money we got coming in.  Not complaining mind ya, as my wife and I have been self efficient all our lives, not relying on anyone.  Just the way it is. Have a great day.  Talk Soon

Gun Auction Creemore Ontario

Saturday March 15 2008

Start: 9:30 AM
Preview: 8:00 AM SAME DAY

The Royal Canadian
Legion Hall
Creemore, Ontario
SIMPSON SPORTING AUCTIONS

FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION
to feature

Antique & Modern Firearms, Winchester Rifles, Muskets, Handguns,
Ammunition, Militaria, Edge Weapons, Decoys & Outdoor Collectibles
from the estate lifetime collections
of the late Mel Hoyle of Belleville and the late David Dees of Etobicoke,
with important inclusions from Toronto, Sudbury, St Catherines
& local estates & private collections.

including

RIFLES: Remington 572, 788(2), 7400, 66, Ruger M77, Mini-14, Mini-30, Savage 1899(4), 340D, 63M, 1919 NRA, Marlin ’92(2), 1895, Knight MK-85, CIL Anschutz, NAACO, Cooey, Browning BL-22, 1900, BAR Mk2, Mossberg, Lee Enfield, Squires Bingham, etc.

WINCHESTER RIFLES: Models 1873(2), 1876, 1886, 1892(3), 1894(2), 94(5), 94AE, 100, 62A, 68, 70, 72, 77, etc.

SHOTGUNS: Winchester 97, 12, 12DU, 2200, 1300 Defender, FEG O/U(2), Remington 48, 58, 870, CIL, Mossberg, Browning Citori (20ga), Auto-5, Stevens, Zabala Hermanos, Rosson, Wilmont, etc.