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View Room Comments for Thursday, May. 22 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014   by: The Soap BoxWelcome to the View Room. This editorial feature is for you to post comments. To comment on a specific news story please post your comment directly under the news story.
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David Poluck 5/22/2014 7:15:35 AM Report

Happy Thursday more sleep until it's Friday!
Bobby Nerves 5/22/2014 7:40:07 AM Report

Good morning DP, wait till Justin Trudeau takes command of this country, then you'll be happy every day day, till then only Thursdays.

Think positively.
Time is over. They have everything in boxes ready to go.

Bobby Nerves 5/22/2014 7:42:09 AM Report

You see, is gonna be that good, everyday will have the value of two, day-day!

Yes, we love you.
Mr. Poster 5/22/2014 7:43:43 AM Report

I still feel Harper will announce his retirement just before the next election. Watch for John Baird to run for the Conservatives...and win !!!
Bobby Nerves 5/22/2014 8:09:42 AM Report

It could be, everyone is a winner!

That's what a contest is all about; you have to go in with a winner mentality. But there is only one chair to fill.

BIG BROTHER 5/22/2014 8:38:19 AM Report

Now Russia wants an explanation from the British government, as to just what Prince Charles meant with his description of Putin, as Hitlerian.

The water is getting murkier!!
Wisenheimer 5/22/2014 9:05:53 AM Report

Wow! Brilliant political discourse, so early.
Wisenheimer 5/22/2014 9:09:21 AM Report

T.D. and RBC report another good quarter.
Great dividends to boot!
Can't go wrong buying and holding these two.
Resident 5/22/2014 9:24:45 AM Report

Cara Flannigan is the Green Party representative. I've been wondering who it was going to be. The Greens platform seems realistic to me (from what I read in the article).
theprotector 5/22/2014 9:36:11 AM Report

irishfey 5/22/2014 9:44:35 AM Report

Morning... Finally a photo of Rod Fremlin posted in the Local News section under... "Ozzi shows up in the funniest of places"... See, he's not a ghost after all ,lol
TFinn 5/22/2014 9:51:07 AM Report

What comes after the first two consecutive days of sunshine and above 18 degrees C ..??





Labour Day ….seems like that anyway… :~(
irishfey 5/22/2014 9:51:13 AM Report

PRO.. Go back to bed ,lol
flyhawk25 5/22/2014 9:58:34 AM Report

We now have photos of all the candidates but one.
Of course there are more pictures of David O than even his grandma has.We have Celia dressed as an orange popsicle, the Green candidate's professional shot and even the Libertarian in a group shot of stoners parading for ...well I'm sure they'll remember tomorrow.Totally.
But the best we can get from the PC candidate is his stand-in.He seems to be taking his stealth approach from Bryan Hayes who says he's in Ottawa.And puts his photo on buses.I suspect he might be driving one.
I love political campaigns.Even when one candidate prefers to remain anonymous.
Budster 5/22/2014 11:21:10 AM Report

I enjoyed last night's reference to electing a whole bunch of independents. That would be one way of getting the power back into the peoples hands. As it stands now, Northern On. doesn't have a chance of being heard from unless Orozoonie gets back in. If that happens we will be stuck with the same old same old again for another life time of tax and burn. I don't know if we can afford that to happen. I know I can't afford it.
irishfey 5/22/2014 11:22:24 AM Report

FLY.. see my post from 9.44 this morning...
Wild Turkey 5/22/2014 11:47:46 AM Report

Irish---your 9 something post is wrong---o.
For a photo of the real Rod Fremlin--check out Island News March 14 issue, as referenced by another poster last week.
Hunter101 5/22/2014 11:55:45 AM Report

You know, everyone praises David O. for being so good and representing our city so well.

I don't feel that way, and even if he did represent us well, we are getting screwed with all of the WASTED tax money that the un-elected premier is throwing away by the bushel.

All I can say is this:

David O., you stood beside a government that wastefully spent tax money and made cuts to the healthcare system including pharmacy and nursing. You won't be putting a sign on my lawn, ever. You need to rethink what we as Ontarians want and not just what we as Saultites want.

My vote at this point, instead of being well defined, is just anything except Liberal. I've seen what McGuinty/Wynne have done and the result is a ruined Ontario.
cathyh 5/22/2014 12:14:37 PM Report

I don't believe the conservatives have a candidate running for our district. If they do have a candidate where is he, what does he look like, what does he personally stand for or would he just push the party line? If he is shy, why is he running for a public position? Those are just a few of my questions.
irishfey 5/22/2014 12:14:57 PM Report

Sorry W.TURKEY... I know Rod on a personal note and that 'is' him , in the " circle"".....
Wild Turkey 5/22/2014 12:33:11 PM Report

Irish---sorry my bad---(When Rod Fremlin frowns, he doesn't "look" like Rod Fremlin).
irishfey 5/22/2014 12:51:01 PM Report

W. Turkey... That's ok ,np.
irishfey 5/22/2014 12:59:15 PM Report

W.T.. ,LOL,, Rod isn't frowning, he always looks like that.... He might be thinking.. " What the heck did I get myself into " ,lol.. He really is a nice guy and I',m sure he will do his best.....
flyhawk25 5/22/2014 1:26:37 PM Report

Hudak is promising a million jobs.
Unfortunately he is the only one who seems to believe it.
The research says that it is next to impossible but why not try.After all Rob Ford claims to have saved Toronto a billion dollars so if promising 'a chicken in every pot works' throw it out there.
Even the chickens don't believe him.
notpc 5/22/2014 1:53:52 PM Report

Here's a link to a G&M article indicating one of the risks for any province that continues to believe that deficit-financing is the way to go. Ratings agencies that determine how much interest a government pays to borrow are warning the provinces that a ratings downgrade is a real possibility. Given that Ontario has the highest debt/revenue ratio of all, by a wide margin, we are the most vulnerable to that.

When a province has to pay higher interest, those costs get downloaded onto citizens in the form of even higher taxes and fees. Worthwhile stuff to think about with an election coming.
trishc6905 5/22/2014 2:03:07 PM Report

I am posting a comment here due to the fact that the comment board for the story I wish to comment on has been disabled.

Many people like to make comments about how their tax dollars are "wasted" on the
First Nations communities. With regard to the article where Victor Mitchell (mayor of Moosonee) has been charged with misappropriation of grant money. What people don't seem to know is that Moosonee is NOT A RESERVE. It is a community that was founded in 1900. Follow this link and educated yourselves.
nanag 5/22/2014 3:17:38 PM Report

I have Shaw for both internet and cable.

I am thinking of switching to Bell for satellite t.v. and internet. this switch is primarily for cost only..the latest offer I just received from bell appears it will be cheaper than what I currently pay Shaw.

Any comments?? Any likes/dislikes concerning Bell ? especially internet?
mallet 5/22/2014 3:28:46 PM Report


Be very careful regarding internet via satellite, I know some people who have that and after a certain amount it slows down by percentages to nearly dial up speed. I have bell for tv and thats okay but there is a lot of junk programmes I would not pay for except they are in the bundle/theme for station I want. In my area there are certain ways of getting the internet, I have been with TBAYTEL now for a couple of years and find it reasonable. Download speed is 1 mbps and up load .50 mbps and I am well out in the boonies...
cathyh 5/22/2014 3:43:10 PM Report

So when one goes to the polls in next month's provincial election does one vote liberal, NDP, green, libertarian? Certainly not conservative because they seem to have only a phantom candidate. I guess see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, is their platform for this go around with the voters.
steelworker 5/22/2014 3:56:48 PM Report

So I guess your choices are thieves,supporters of thieves,enviro-wackos or fruit loops.
redranger 5/22/2014 4:00:23 PM Report

A month ago I finally got fed up with the high Shaw bill I was paying for TV, internet and phone. I had a long online chat with a Bell rep and discovered I could knock about $50 per month off my bill. I phoned Shaw and discussed this with them. They found a way to rejig my services by removing some channels I never looked at and changing my phone preferences. They left the internet as it is. The result was a reduction of $55 per month in my Shaw bill. At the end of the phone call with Shaw, I asked the fellow if he could throw in any more incentives. He gave me a further $10 reduction for 6 months.
So, I suggest you do what I did and you will probably not have to change at all.
nanag 5/22/2014 4:07:25 PM Report

Thank you Mallet ...

redranger..thanks for the info

I was thinking of doing just that... calling shaw and telling them I am thinking of switching to see what they would do to keep me. I will have to give it a try :)
mallet 5/22/2014 5:34:41 PM Report

I have a couple of questions and I am wondering if anyone can give me an reasonable answer...

One.. why does my electric toaster vary in toasting colour from one day to the next one the same setting???

Two... what the heck are all the numbers that repeat across the new "smart" meters reader face??? I have tried a couple of times to ask but whether I choose the wrong time but they always seem to have "a heavy volume of calls at this time" when I call to ask..

Has anyone else ever wondered what they all are... I have a problem with this new system, both from the time of use and the delivery charge being more than the consumption charge...
lookaround 5/22/2014 5:48:00 PM Report

Speaking of fruit loops Steels you made your presence with such intelligent gusto...NOT
rockbanger 5/22/2014 6:38:26 PM Report


Talking with my wife...
We got such an offer and tried it. Not worth it.

In the end Bell nickel and dimes you after the honeymoon of 6 months or so.

Do the call Shaw thing and barter with them..
They do want to keep you and you are better off in the long run.

cathyh 5/22/2014 7:08:20 PM Report

Well steelworker better that I know who I vote for rather than an illusion. Is Fremlin staying out of sight because he knows he can't win or is it because he doesn't know anything about politics? I would rather take my chances on a candidate that is not afraid to be in the public eye than one who lurks in the shadows.
soowat 5/22/2014 7:57:17 PM Report

I had Bell during the winter and most of the time I was lucky if I got half the channel for which I was paying. When I called to complain I think I was told that I had snow on the dish. The next person to whom I talked told me(I think) that trees were in the road. Ad vised him that this wasn't a problem when I signed up. He told me ,I think, that there were probably more leaves. I advised that this was January. He didn't grasp the concept until I explained that they aint no leaves on trees in January in Northern Ontario. Shortly after this I switched back to Shaw. On the very rare occasion that I have problem,the person to whom I speak knows what he /she is talking about and can state their responses clearly
irishfey 5/22/2014 8:13:09 PM Report, You "worded" your post very well as to not offend anyones language. I have Bell as I cannot get Shaw here. Sometimes Bell adds things on to my account, ( Without asking) such as call waiting etc. and gives me a deal on it then hike the price up! I pretty much gave up on fighting with them on the phone as i couldn't understand a word that was said. I did learn though that if you want to speak to someone that you can understand,, press 2 for French,, they can speak both and i get more lucky there... When we first moved here I got stuck paying the other owners phone bill for three months, don't even get me started on that one!.... Good luck .....
mallet 5/22/2014 8:23:58 PM Report

My experience with Bell has not been that bad as far as TV service is concerned. Internet and phone has been a little different though, anyone familiar with Dial Up will understand, and until recently (last 2 years) there was little or no cell service north of the Soo, until Tbaytel came along. After that Bell came through with cell service and also Rogers. We had a "Bag Phone" from Rogers that always seemed to hit the U S towers at Bay Mills or Rudyard, and for some time took off the roaming charges which were horrenous and then without warning would not do so anymore, we got saddled with a $700 bill one month. In the end we settled, not for the full amount but to get lawyers involved would have cost me more, I would rather send smoke signals than use them again. With little or no competition the three main cell servers have you over the perverbial barrel, and with the government wanting to make money over the airwaves it is likely to remain so.. I just wish the CRTC and the Min of Industry had some cojones and would let a lot more in...
Bobby Nerves 5/22/2014 8:32:56 PM Report

If there is a moderator in this site, could you have the necessary human touch to close the comments just below the notice of a person that die while under custody.

It is a life lost and Canada do not punish the family for the crimes of one of it's members.

Please show some decor and close the comments as some people can't understand that sometimes, things are better untold.

I don't know the deceased, but I know what kind of society I would like to be part of.

Thank you for your prompt intervention.

bounder 5/22/2014 9:08:08 PM Report

Re: Bell TV very expensive, lots of channels carrying the same stuff. A friend told me he and two other guys bought 4 receivers and one fella signed up and gave Bell all the numbers of the receivers, picked a bunch of good packages gave his friends the other receivers and they all had dishes also, split the bill three ways, true or not it can be done.
irishfey 5/22/2014 9:26:27 PM Report

Bobby... Good post. I did a bit of " reporting" there also!.. No need for that kind of talk, a life was lost that was precious to someone.....
flyhawk25 5/22/2014 9:51:11 PM Report

Well said.
Sometimes our kids make bad choices but they are always our kids.
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