I didn’t have to take out a bank loan today to fill my car’s gas tank! I shop at Safeway .. and that price includes my 7cents off as a Safeway Club Member .. but, it only took about $45 to fill my gas guzzler car! I think we’ve all noticed that gas prices are going down everywhere, but I thought I would pull out the chart for Winnipeg to see how the prices have been going on around here, since both the Canadian election (October 14, 2008) and the America election (November 4, 2008) Not Much of a surprise [More]
Well .. the Winnipeg Free Press Strike is over. My wife just told me on IM that it was really nice to be able to read it again … (she takes it to work in the mornings and reads it on her breaks). Me? I work at home on the computer all the time, usually with the TV on and didn’t really miss anything, as I either don’t care about the news or get it through other means (email, google alerts, CBC & CTV twitter alerts, etc etc etc). We’re glad to be back Updated: October 30 at 02:50 AM [More]
Well .. I get most of my news either online or by word of mouth – So this doesn’t affect me – but, it affects my wife. She takes the newspaper to work each morning to read on her breaks … According to Winnipeg Free Press The Winnipeg Free Press will not publish a printed edition on Tuesday. Free Press unionized workers left their jobs on Monday in a legal strike. Free Press management is continuing to negotiate with the union representing workers, whose collective agreement expired two weeks ago. A further meeting with a conciliator has been set for [More]
Saskatchewan vs Winnipeg Go Winnipeg Go! (I just wanted to say that … I enjoyed watching these CFL playoff games these past two weekends and look forward to next week’s Grey Cup game in Toronto. Kick-off is 5pm CST (6pm EST local time)
Story from Winnipeg Sun reproduced at Battling-Cancer.com I am an avid reader of Coffee News .. I read it every week since *AT LEAST* the Palatal Mongolian Stir Fry Restaurant opened up across the street a few years ago .. and periodically whenever I would stop inside Tim Horton’s to each lunch and enjoy an extra large coffee. There are weird news .. (of which I probably read before on the internet – but, that never mattered) .. there are local community news .. there are horoscopes .. and jokes .. and quizes and advertisements! This Coffee News publication literally [More]
Whew! I ended up in a coffee house reading a complimentary copy of the Winnipeg Sun newspaper … here are a few headlines today and a couple paragraphs that caught my eye ~ … ‘Peg crime capital – StatsCan says we’re No. 1 in nation CRIME RANKING Where Winnipeg ranked per capita among Canada’s nine largest cities (more than 500,000 people) Homicide — Rank 2 Robbery — Rank 1 Auto theft — Rank 1 Break-ins — Rank 2 Total violent crime — Rank 1 Total property crime — Rank 1 Total crime — Rank 1 — Source: Statistics Canada Violent [More]
* Also see my previous post: What A Terrible Thing That Happened Out There in Elie, Manitoba
I live about 35km east of Elie where this happened Friday night .. This could have caused a lot more damage and destruction and injuries had it hit Winnipeg .. Please Note: If you are a victim of a “Natural or Man Made Disaster” .. You might be eligible for some Taxpayer Relief. To enquire about this, call 1-800-O-CANADA or Talk to your accountant or income tax preparer extremely violent Updated Sat. Jun. 23 2007 11:03 PM ET CTV.ca News Staff A tornado that obliterated at least four homes in a small Manitoba town has been classified as an F4 [More]
If you recall .. as of January 23, 2007, a new American law required everyone entering the United States by air to have a passport. Apparently .. that creates too many lineups at the borders. Under the revised procedures, American air travellers would only be required to prove that they had applied for a passport in order to re-enter the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The temporary rules will be in place until September, according to reports. The shift could provide an economic boost to Canadian businesses that rely on U.S. consumers and [More]
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/boston-foreplay-longtime.mp3] – Foreplay & Long Time [audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/boston-rockandrollband.mp3] – Rock and Roll Band Brad Delp, Lead Singer of the Band Boston, Dies Boston lead singer Brad Delp dies at 55 Boston “Foreplay / Long Time” 8-25-04 – Florida I really liked Boston ..
Yes .. We All Should Be Pissed Off At News Like This By Steven Mufson The Washington Post WASHINGTON — It was a hard act to follow, but Exxon Mobil managed an encore. After ringing up the biggest annual profit in U.S. corporate history in 2005, Exxon Mobil on Thursday announced that it topped that number in 2006. Riding the wave of high crude-oil and gasoline prices, and despite depressed fourth-quarter earnings, the company reported a $39.5 billion profit, up more than 9 percent from the previous year. Its revenue of $377.6 billion exceeded the gross domestic product of all [More]
Naturally .. for the first Manitoban to make it to the Super Bowl XLI DA BEARS Other References Here Here Here Here Actually .. I probably won’t be watching the Super Bowl .. just not into it these past years. However – I hope our Brandon, Manitoba favourite does well and the whole province is wishing him and his team all the best for Sunday’s game .. Good Luck!
I noticed multiple searches in my refer logs wondering about passports, so I would just like to remind everybody about a previous post made last November .. It comes into effect Tuesday January 23, 2007
According to the Canada Post website .. the new rates effective January 15, 2007 are as follows .. Sending In Canada Sending To The U.S.A. Sending Internationally * In case you can’t read that … Normal letters are $0.52 now CDN
The following Notice of Tax Treaty Developments has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site. Tax Convention Signed Between Canada and the Republic of Korea http://www.fin.gc.ca/treaties/notices/korea_1e.html Signature de la Convention fiscale entre le Canada et la République de Corée http://www.fin.gc.ca/treaties/notices/korea_1f.html A new Convention between Canada and the Republic of Korea for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income was signed on September 5, 2006, in Ottawa. The Convention limits the rate of withholding tax to 5% for dividends between affiliated companies, to 15% for dividends in all other cases, [More]
This is interesting video that was forwarded to me in my Email .. It was quite fascinating, so I tossed it up onto my YouTube account .. It’s about the Lake Peigneur Disaster on November 21, 1980 The lake was previously an eleven foot shallow fresh-water lake until an unusual man-made incident on November 21, 1980. At that time, Diamond Crystal Salt Company operated the Jefferson Island salt mine under the lake while a Texaco oil rig was drilling down from the surface of the lake. ….. A resultant whirlpool sucked in the drilling platform, eleven barges, many trees and [More]
CTV.ca | Manitoba tornado called worst in 70 years Sad. Quite Sad. We crossed the path less than 24 hours earlier, coming home from Victoria Beach, Manitoba early. I know businesses out in the Lac du Bonnet and Pointe Du Bois area that I hope are okay and have no serious damage or casualties. Does anybody have any pictures? I will post them in here and in my gallery if you send them to me .. at… hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com
From personal experience, I’m sure Tara Birtwhistle and Johnny Wright are quite relieved to here about this! My own 2000, 2001 and 2002 income tax returns were amended from an initial audit where I, as an independent contractor, was deemed to be an employee of a company. What this meant to the company was a whole bunch of “employer share” of payroll deductions were being requested. What this meant to ME .. was that being deemed as an employee, all of a sudden my operating business that I had operating since 1991 became non-existent – all my deductions were ignored. [More]
HART’s mind works in mysterious ways …. I have kept a record of every Prime Rate change since January 1, 1986. I guess I’m anal that way. There are many times working on year end financial statements that I have to accrue interest on loan balances. Quite contrary to common belief .. “term loan rates” are not that common for business. Mind you, I shouldn’t say that as if I am making a fact, but rather an observation. Usually with my experience, when there are company loans that involve general security arrangements, I have noted that these loans tend to [More]