Brock University master’s of Philosophy student Michael Cameron will be presenting a talk titled: “All Writing is Cut-up: Philosophical Adventures with William S. Burroughs”, as part of the Research in Progress Colloquium Series 2013-2014.This event is free and open to the public.For more information contact: Prof. Athena Colman, Philosophy, GLN 282; telephone: 905-688-5550, ext. 3323
Daily Archives: October 7, 2019
Residents of Southern Ontario woke up Monday to a scene from a Christmas card. The snow fell through the morning, forcing drivers to find their brushes to wipe off their cars and homeowners were shoveling their sidewalks.The November day looked more like a January day. And the winter wonderland is not over yet. Forecasters say the south end of Niagara will be in the bull’s-eye of a lake effect blast.The winds began to pick up before the dinner hour. It began snowing more heavily. Forecasters are telling people here to brace themselves for blizzard-like conditions.This is what’s heading our way — bone chilling temperatures, gusty winds, and enough lake effect snow to make travelling treacherous.Niagara region has brined 1,700 kilometres of roadways.Now comes the salt.Dave MacLeod, Niagara region: “We’re looking at continually going for the next two and a half days, in advance of the storm, right around the clock? You bet ya!”By the time it’s over they’ll have put down about four-thousand tons of salt.It was slippery this morning. A man was rushed to hospital with a broken leg and lacerations to his face when his car plowed into a city transit bus on the Glenridge Hill near Brock University. By noon, Niagara police had already dealt with about 20 collisions.It rained in Fort Erie in the afternoon, but the forecasters are predicting that by Tuesday night, the shoreline of Lake Erie will see more than 30 centimetres of snow.“Snowblower’s ready. Shovels are ready.”Some people are refusing to believe it.“Can’t you tell?. I’m still in my summer shoes.”Forecasters are saying that the morning commute will be dicey on Tuesday morning.
WASHINGTON — U.S. producer prices rose modestly in June, another sign that inflationary pressures remain subdued.The Labor Department said Friday that its producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches consumers, rose 0.1% last month, same as the increase in May. Wholesale prices rose 1.7% from June 2018.Toss out volatile food and energy prices and wholesale inflation rose 0.3% last month from May and 2.3% from a year earlier.Inflation has remained tame throughout the record 10-year economic expansion, even as the unemployment rate has dropped to a very low 3.7%. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cited persistently low inflation this week as a justification for potentially lowering short-term interest rates at the Fed’s next meeting late this month.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press
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CALGARY — A new poll suggests a growing proportion of Canadians say they are feeling the effects of higher interest rates.The quarterly MNP consumer debt index survey says 43 per cent of Canadians say they’re feeling the effects of higher interest rates, up five percentage points from three months ago.The poll done for insolvency firm MNP also said 51 per cent of respondents fear rising interest rates could impact their ability to repay their debts, while 33 per cent agreed that rising interest rates could possibly push them towards bankruptcy.Canadians warned to climb out of debt before it’s too late, as threat of cooling housing markets loomsCracks are starting to show in Canadians’ credit quality, RBC warnsScotiabank CEO shoots down global watchdogs’ red flags over Canadians’ debtForty-seven per cent said they do not believe they’ll be able to cover all living and family expenses in the next 12 months without going into further debt.The poll comes ahead of the Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement later this week.The central bank has raised its key interest rate target three times since last summer, moves that have prompted the big banks to raise their prime lending rates.The latest MNP poll was done between March 12 and March 16 and included a sample of 2,001 Canadians that were interviewed online.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population.
Sanchuk said a 46-year-old operator from Port Colborne was charged.The event, which is always on the second Sunday in July, draws a lot of boats, swimsuit-clad revellers and alcohol-fuelled parties on the remote Pottahawk Point, off of Port Rowan or Turkey Point in Lake Erie.Some years there have been 10,000 people and more than 2,000 boats at the event where some boaters line up their vessels so that people can climb across.Many others like to stand around and socialize in the waist deep water.This year’s turnout was smaller, Sanchuk said. High water meant the usual standing area wasn’t as comfortable as normal and there was little shoreline available.Some boaters reported being unable to get their boats out of boathouses due to the high water.Police were watching for impaired boat operators, checking boats for proper safety equipment and responding to emergencies.Early Sunday, a woman was burned by a barbecue and at least one impaired boater was arrested.“We’re not here to ruin people’s fun but people seem to think nothing will happen to them because they’re out on the water,” Sanchuk said.“Out here, seconds can make the difference between life and death so we’re asking everyone to be responsible – especially if you’re carrying people in your boat.”The OPP Marine Unit received calls through the 911 system and could respond to zone areas that were marked out along the shore.Sanchuk said boaters should understand that “impaired is impaired, whether you’re on land or water”.He added that alcohol sometimes causes Pottahawk partierss to do foolish things, such as try to swim to shore – a distance of at least five kilometres.At the Port Rowan marina, Katherine Atkins of Hamilton and her husband, Stan, were preparing to launch Wine Goddess Too but planned to steer clear of Pottahawk.“We don’t like Pottahawk,” said Atkins.“We’re going somewhere quiet to float.”SGamble@postmedia.com@EXPSGamble Norfolk OPP picked up the passengers of an overloaded boat that sank during the Pottahawk boating party Sunday. Police patrolling an annual offshore party near Long Point had to contend with a capsized boat, an impaired driver and a partier burned by a barbecue.The annual Pottahawk boat party Sunday was smaller and calmer than previous years, only attracting about 500 boats, said Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk.One boat started to sink at about noon. Officers from the OPP Marine Unit helped the operator and captain to safety but said the boat was heavily overloaded.“People wonder why the police have to be out here but that’s one of the reasons why. There were five people on that boat.”