Monday, March 29, 2010

Earth Hour observance

We observed Earth Hour again by stopping all non-essential energy consumption. So, as usual, we lit some candles, and watched the Habs on TV. Our personal overall drop in electricity use had to better the provincial average, which was a reduction of only about four per cent in hydro use during that hour.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Honk for spring

Another sign that we have almost said adieu to Old Man Winter -- the wild geese have returned.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Ronna tagged me, so I found this photo of a singer, doing a Bon Jovi thing, at the 2008 Auto Expo in Hawkesbury, where throngs converge on the main drag to rev engines, kick tires, and contemplate the role of the automobile in the evolution of civilization.

Alexandria on the map

Good news, sports fans. Alexandria population 3,100 (on a busy Saturday), has advanced to the final 12 in the race for the 2010 Hockeyville title. The town has been showing its passion for the game over the last several months, gaining national media attention.

Monday, March 8, 2010


One of the many duties performed by the Hawkesbury Fire Department is the rescue of unfortunates who fall through thin ice. This "victim" voluntarily broke through the ice of the Ottawa River and waited for his colleagues to rescue him during a drill on a warm Sunday morning in early March. Often, firefighters are called upon to save people who run out onto the thin ice to bring their pets back to shore and to reel in anglers who literally get wet feet when they retrieve ice-fishing huts. Ice rescues -- just another sign that spring is just around the corner.