The Strike Continues…

January 9, 2009

Bus drivers just rejected the city’s offer. The margin: 64.4%.
CP reports 2,300 bus drivers have been on strike since Dec. 10, 2008.

Yuck.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS 2

January 6, 2009

Another Elgin restaurant is breaking the law. Across the street from Oz Kafé, The Standard comitted its own liquor faux pas and is now closed until January 9th.
The crime? Serving liquor after hours.

Are Elgin Street restaurants worst than others? Or is the city cracking down? 2007 saw Fesco Bistro also closed for bad behaviour during the Senators’ playoff run.

It seems that Canadian politicians don’t wait for Halloween to dress up as their favorite foreign leader. First Stephen Harper spends a couple of years as Bush Jr. Jr., then Danny Chavez brings a bit of South American flava to St. John’s. Now it seems that Ottawa has decided to take up ‘the Chicago way.’

The CBC reported that Mayor Larry O’Brien will be tried for corruption this April on charges that he offered a rival an important job at the National Parole Board in exchange for stepping aside from the 2006 mayoral election. At least he thought ahead: if things go badly for Mr. O’Brien this spring, it would help to have some friends on the national parole board.

NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS

January 2, 2009

The Oz Kafé is still in the dark. The Elgin Street restaurant had its liquor license suspended after an inspector spotted a customer walking out from the patio with a drink.
Dinners will have to find a new spot to eat until January 7th.

UPDATE: Oz isn’t the only spot breaking the law. Across the street, The Standard comitted its own liquor faux pas and is now closed until January 9th.
The crime? Serving liquor after hours.