2005


  • Toronto Zoo

    Toronto Zoo


  • TO Zoo

    I don’t know if I will get to the Yorkdale Mall today, but today the plans are to scout out all the major TV studios, the Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Nathan Phillips Square, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Police Museum, Redpath Sugar Museum, Canada Sports Hal of Fame,, and Old Fort York.

    Here is a funny story from the Toronto Zoo yesterday, at the Polar Bear exhibit the massive bear came out of the water to take a dump, and there was a school class there watching, and they started ewwing like kids do, and when the bear was finished he turned around fast and roared at the kids and scared the living daylights out of the kids one was so scared that she fell on her but and started crying.


  • Trip to Toronto 2

    Before I get started about what I did yesterday, what is it with Alcohol trucks this week the beer truck yesterday, and now today a vodka truck over turned in Hamilton.

    Anyways I went shopping on Bay St. in the morning yesterday, then went back to my hotel room to drop it off. Then I was heading to the zoo, but then I realized I left my Phone in the hotel room so I did not go to the zoo, but since I was all the way out at the Kennedy Station anyways I took the Scarbough RT subway to the end of the line.

    Scarborough really reminds me of Saint John in all reality, there are very few sky rise buildings, lots of trees in the middle of town. The not so crisp smell, and about as clean looking. If I moved to Toronto Scarbrough may be one of the first places I consider.

    I spent the rest of the afternoon trying to visit every subway station. I gave it a break after returning from Kippling station and went for supper at Subway in the entertainment district.

    I went to see the musical Evita last night it was an amazing show. I think I am starting to develop a liking to the performing arts. It was very well acted and very well choreographed. I was sitting pretty much in the dead centre of the second balcony in the Prince of Wales Auditorium. It is almost as nice as the Royal Alexandria but lacks the old historic look. I think I might see some more theatre when I return home to Saint John.

    After the show I decided to finish the final leg of visiting every subway station. At 11pm exactly I arrived in the final one Downsview. There is a large mall up there that I might go check out tomorrow called the Yorkdale Mall.


  • Visit to Toronto

    Last night I went down to the entertainment district and since I jumped on the wrong direction subway, and then the wrong subway station by one station, I was 5 minutes too late to see a show. Momma Mia is being preformed at the Royal Alexandria and Evita at the Prince of Wales Theatre. So then I browsed the strip of restaurants to find a place to eat, but went a few blocks away to Hooters instead. Once again the food was terrible but I had an incredibly nice waitress named, Autumn. After that I headed back to the Hotel and stopped at the Odeon Cineplex and was told by the beggar out front that Moolaite was a good movie. Well it wasn’t a was so board that a fell asleep during the second half.

    I tuned in this morning to Breakfast Television like I normally do and there were two news items I found interesting first was Molson Beer truck flipped over. Then the Parliament vote to get rid of the government.


  • Johnny’s Coupons Website

    Johnny’s Coupons Website

    While employed with Johnny’s Coupons I redesigned johnnyscoupons.com that included about 50 pages of content and an SSL OSCommerce shopping cart. This site includes a CSS table and PHP includes for the menu and footers.


  • Toronto, Election, and LiveSaintJohn

    While once again it is getting to be that time for my annual trip to Toronto. This year I am spending 5 nights in Toronto. I have not done up my itinerary yet, but top on my list of things to see is the Hockey Hall of Fame, a Mervisch Play, and Queen’s Square in Toronto.

    Wow, can’t you just smell the sweet scent of a Federal Election? Unfortunately, I’ll be in Toronto during the CSM but hopefully, the Election call will be shortly after I return.

    And when I return LiveSaintJohn.ca is going to get up and running. I will spend a little time adding content, and restaurant reviews.
    CIAO FOR NOW… CEFM


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  • Montreal Conservative Convention

    Montreal Conservative Convention


  • 4 more days!

    The conservative national convention next week should be very interesting. I’ve been looking forward to it for so long. I am leaving Saint John on Wednesday and will be returning on Sunday.
    I’ve been busy reading all the amendments and there are some I really disagree with but it should be interesting to hear what others think while I am in Montreal.

    To finish off I am going to add a letter that I sent around last week about the creation of the Young Conservatives of Canada, which I think with slight amendments in the future should be the best youth program of all the political parties in Canada.

    Greetings Fellow Conservatives,

    It is difficult to make a decision on this resolution. Clearly option “C” of maintaining the things as they are is not acceptable. It is defiantly very important to have strong youth involvement in the party.

    Option “A” of creating a Young Conservatives of Canada seems to be a reasonable proposal and better than option “B”, but has several obvious flaws. The first flaw is that it places the President as a voting member of the National Council, this further diminishes the impact of the provincial elected councilors, and allows an opportunity, although not likely, for someone who is not of voting age to be on the National Council. In addition the age of membership in the Conservative Party of Canada should not be lower than the age of 16.

    It also does not promote the communication between campus clubs, and the local EDAs. If option “A” is to be passed it should limit one Young Conservatives of Canada council per electoral district and make an amendment in Electoral District Association constitutions to keep up a spot on the directors for a campus club, starting at the next Annual Meeting, where the place may be filled if an organization does not exist, but does not remove any member as a director until the next annual meeting. If a campus/youth club is formed during the year, they will not hold a directors place until the next general meeting. Also the Campus/Youth organization will be considered a committee of the EDA, to allow for Fundraising, and providing tax receipts under the riding associations.

    Charles E. Frees-Melvin
    Convention Delegate/Director
    Saint John Conservative EDA
    www.sjconservative.ca


  • New Business

    While it is noted on several pages of my website that I am starting a new business venture and it will circle around my site at LiveSaintJohn.ca more details will be available soon.