2017-03-13 Mon

Queen Street Congestion

I wrote a few weeks back about the latest scramble to run around waving the hands in the air screaming “We can’t afford it!” and “The sky is falling”.

Three plans are put forward for resolving the King Street problem of people finding that they can walk home faster than the streetcars can get them there.

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Now the Queen Street streetcars will be shelved for the summer while work is done.

Here’s an idea: while the streetcar power is turned off, remove all the overhead cables and support posts, and while the track-layers are out there, have them rip up the old tracks and not replace them with new tracks.

Repave the road, ban kerb parking between Dufferin and Broadview between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and sell the oldest streetcars for their scrap metal value.

Run buses in the future.

Clear Thinking

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Think about this.

A boy, who was 13 at the time of the shooting, “had recently obtained a firearm for personal protection”.

Now what I have just written is not necessarily true. Perhaps the lawyer has another client, the fellow who was 18 at the time of the shooting.

Either way, what is an 18-year old doing allowing a 13-year old to take possession of a gun?

What 18-year old is mature enough to allow a 13-year old to possess a gun?

What sort of guns were you allowed to tote when you were thirteen years old (natives of Alabama and Mississippi need not respond).