Posts Tagged ‘News’

Canadian Banks: Love to Hate

MaxPower April 27th, 2009

Canadian Banks are getting some hate from the international community. Why? They are too good. We give banks a lot of stick around here too, but everyone has to admit that our hyper-conservative banking industry, what with an oligopoly and fees + fees for everything at least isn’t collapsing around us. Way to go! (?) […]

Ontario Gov’t Backs Down on Driving Restrictions

MaxPower December 9th, 2008

The Ontario Government has backed down on and withdrew the plan to restrict drivers aged 16 to 19 with a G2 graduated licence to just one other teen in a vehicle. We had previously talked about the issue here and here. “We certainly did get comment (and) we said we would listen to what people […]

Yup, Ouch

MaxPower November 18th, 2008

As was posted here yesterday on speculation, the Ontario government did indeed bring forth a series of “tough new” licensing rules and laws aimed at young drivers. There are a few clarifications from the previous speculation but the basic concept is there and includes the changes being for a 3-year term (until 19 rather than […]

Ontario Teenagers: Ouch

MaxPower November 17th, 2008

The Ontario government is expected to introduce tough new legislation tomorrow that will further restrict the privileges of young drivers. New measures affecting young new drivers are expected to include: * A total ban on alcohol consumption * A ban on more than one teenage passenger * Zero tolerance for speeders – one ticket and […]

Spotless Sun

MaxPower October 20th, 2008

Update here on about the sun being quiet and sunspotless. I’ve talked about it here and here back in September and here in August. As you can see from the picture above, the sun remains quiet. There were a few small sunspots last week but the number of spotless days in 2008 is now […]