"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 11 April 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "SEE-SAW ...MARJORY DAWE": 

"I invited the one who refuted my comment on the Historical Society's finances to give us the facts. He didn't. Told me instead to research the society's budget. 
I get that from people .They accuse me of misleading but when invited ,they don't choose to set the record straight. It's too much trouble. "

Unfortunitly, their refusal to provide "the facts" is because when you ar ein a debate with someone like yourself, you are not going to believe the fact anyways. If YOU were to spend the time to gather the facts then you have a choice. You can either believe them and mea culpa to this board... or just let it sit. It appears that you are doing the latter and no one knows who was right.

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 11 April 2016 at 08:42


I know the Historical Society received $50,000 annual grant from the town since the 70's when museum took over the second floor of Church Street School. 

I know the purpose of the grant was for service received.. 

I know the service is no longer provided yet the grant has increased to $70,000. 

The town  now has a curator on the payroll providing heritage programming ,in a single room in Church Street School. Instead of the program budget replacing the grant, the budget is in addition to the grant. 

The  private corporation occupying Church Street School , with responsibility for heritage programming and culture, continues to receive a rent free facility with maintenance provided and annual increased funding close to $400,000 a year. Heritage programming is no longer their responsibility, but  they claim  more funding from the town is needed. because losing the room to the museum means revenue. 

Research of  neither the Historical Society's  nor the Culture Centre's budget  is  required to understand taxpayers are being shafted on both sides by the Council elected to protect their interest. 

No grand principle is involved. 

Nothing  more than who can shovel out the most funds in return for the greatest support in the next election.

No subtlety, no subterfuge, no pretense. 

Just give it away, hand over fist. 

Easy come. Easy go. 

It doesn't even show up in a Campaign Finance Statement 


Anonymous said...

Not interested in your topic. Been beaten to death and refuses to die.

Two years ago Tom Mulcair stood up to Harper and debated him into the ground. He was applauded and admired. Justin Trudeau's public impression during Question Period was that of a little boy.

How things have changed.

There is little consistency in our lives when others assess us. From pinnacle to the bog, almost overnight.

The NDP's options are second rate and they are destined to remain bog-bound for some time.

Can anyone remember the name of the Ontario NDP leader? It is a she. What has she said or done recently?

Anonymous said...

The society said they would help put together traveling shows to send to the schools. But it was going to be a costly venture.
Historical plays and presentations are already in the schools by reputable reliable groups. The onus now is on getting 3 new math teachers into each school to bring up those awful marks. Add the emphasis in English skills and there is no room at the inn for Show and Tell from our group. Not needed on board.

Anonymous said...

17:49- Not interested to know how your money is just being thrown out the window with no return year after year? Almost half a million $ each year and council rewards them with more.

Anonymous said...


Please get the mayor and councillors to STOP this FLAGRANT ABUSE OF TAXPAYER'S MONEY. Talk is cheap. ACTION IS NEEDED.

So what are you going to do about it?

Repeated and repeated and repeated words accomplish NOTHING.

Anonymous said...


Take a look at the potential leadership candidates of the NDP.

That party will be in the bog-wilderness for the next 20 years.

Anonymous said...

Some people are aware that money is going out far faster than it is coming in & that the development charges are slowing down. Highland is going to take forever to get sorted out and Mavrinac will produce nothing . it will cost the town - when the residents finally figure out what they want. Now it is passive stuff like hop-scotch !
BUT. And it is a big but. There is no will or push to change with this council. They feel secure.
I am not advocating any action at all - let another group take the reins this time.

Anonymous said...

The town curator is super. The Hillary House mooches could not have even kept one working for them. Too many trying to be the big boss.