"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday 2 November 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "SOMETIMES THINGS HAVE TO GET WORSE BEFORE THEY GET...": 

I think home delivery in Aurora is finished but it isn't like the end of the world. 

Mail is still delivered and we have a notice at the post office which blocks mass mailings. 

The weird thing is that for a longtime we did not use the fax machine.

 Lately it has have to be plugged back in - offices and businessesare asking for fax numbers. 

Gonna cost for the paper though 
Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 2 November 2015 at 16:05


Anonymous said...

I still get my personal bank statement by snail mail. It makes the bank pay more than they do in interest.
One small petty victory.

Anonymous said...

"Mail is still delivered..."

But not collected - the outgoing mail slot on our new CMB was locked today.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the carrier was off sick ? Try tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

C. Watts, in a piece headed "peace signs" rambles on about election signs, and how tacky some are getting.

I think election signs should be as tacky as the candidates wish just so long as the attack ads continue to spout venom.

Let's have an election free for all. Don't hold anything back.

Go CW.

Anonymous said...

Have a look at your service fees... I would hazard a guess that YOU are paying for the mailed statement. A small defeat.

Christopher Watts said...

My rambling blog post wasn't so much about election sign design being tacky as much as they were being plastered everywhere requiring a bylaw to reduce clutter.
It is interesting when one watches the October 6th General Committee meeting with respect to the issue of these traffic signs raised by Clr. Kim that a) bylaw didn't even know about an initiative driven by the Communications department (way to communicate!) and b) the town is exempt from their own sign bylaws. Maybe that is how the town got to a) because why would they bother communicating internally about things if they know they don't fall under the same scrutiny.

From all the recent election signs none were as tacky as the design abomination of these traffic signs. Their overall size, selected font size and text placement makes them ineffective when seen from a car, the audience they are supposed to serve.

Anonymous said...

No one requires mail to their home daily. If you are running a business from there, make your own arrangements.

Anonymous said...

Before spring there will be a council meeting about the sad state of those signs and there will be someone
hired to study their effectiveness.

8:33 Seniors get service fees waived.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just me, but who cares about the election signs. They were up for 2 months, if that. Then they come down, and everyone was pretty good at taking them down on a timely basis. There were almost 30 candidates, we were going to see a lot of signs. What's going to happen if the next election we see 40 candidates? We're going to see a lot more signs. My point is we see this once every 4 yrs for about 2months. Those nasty pole signs and plastic bag signs with wire that you see at intersections that advertise all sorts of BS are more a pain to see all year round then a bunch of election signs.

Anonymous said...

11:04- Disagree with you. There are many seniors still living in their own homes that can't walk to their mailboxes, as well as those with disabilities. I'm happy that exceptions have been made for them.

Anonymous said...

And there is a whole year before the American election ! The cost is astronomical !

Anonymous said...

It does take a doctor's letter but you can get one at the clinic at the same time as their flu shots. And then it will take a while
as we are just finishing up the last of the box installation. Student volunteers can't do it because they are not ensured to handle
mail. Otherwise it would be a good way to earn volunteer points being outside and maybe helping with snow removal too.
The waiving of service fees for seniors in tiny, about $5:50 but still it helps.