Fady Dagher was born in Lebanon, grew up in Cote d'Ivoire and came to Canada as a young man. He was a police officer in the city of Montreal for many years and a few years ago was hired as chief of police for the city of Longueil. A couple of months ago he became … Continue reading Me? Prejudiced? How is that possible?
Quebec city shooting and aftermath
Monday evening a man with a gun walked into a Québec City mosque and began shooting those who were there to worship. Within an hour, two university students were in custody, Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohammed Belkhadir. Before long, the police announced that only Mr. Bissonnette was a suspect, Mr. Belkhadir was a witness; he was … Continue reading Quebec city shooting and aftermath
Big Mistake at McDo
This is a departure from the type of article that I normally post, but I was amused by this account of a crime gone wonderfully wrong. Yesterday (Sunday) evening around 8:30 two young men entered a McDo in Besançon, France. One was armed with a shotgun and fired a load of buckshot toward the ceiling … Continue reading Big Mistake at McDo
Please slow down
It is winter in Saskatchewan. Last night there was a heavy fog; the fog deposited its humidity on roads and streets where it formed a sheet of ice. After a rash of accidents in Saskatoon this morning, the police issued the following bulletin: Speed limits are set based on ideal road conditions. THESE are not … Continue reading Please slow down
What is wrong with the world?
Yesterday at the Walmart checkout there was a lady with three children ahead of me. The oldest child, a boy of about eight, was sitting in the shopping cart. The mother kept asking him what happened to a small toy that he had picked up, and he denied knowing anything about it. Finally she wrestled … Continue reading What is wrong with the world?
Today’s weirdest news story
This morning, two young men walked into a Tim Horton's in Saskatoon and ordered breakfast sandwiches. They insisted that the onions had to be diced, not just sliced. The counter person explained that they could not do it. This led to an argument and finally one of the young men reached into the other's pocket, … Continue reading Today’s weirdest news story
Ce sont des choses qu’arrivent
We left home in the afternoon, foolishly leaving the curtains wide open to announce our absence to all the world, attended a church service an hour outside of Montréal, then drove a lady to her home on the west side of the city. It was after midnight when we returned home. The first hint of … Continue reading Ce sont des choses qu’arrivent
Here and there
Tomorrow is our anniversary and I am taking my wife out to dinner in a restaurant that opened just one week ago. The restaurant is in Moose Jaw, the city where our married life began 43 years ago. One of my cousins and his wife will meet us for dinner, we plan to visit two … Continue reading Here and there