Saturday, January 06, 2007


Yvon Durell
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This is very sad news. Yvon Durell died today at the age of 77 years old.

This guy was a true Acadian hero.

He came into a time where Acadians kept to themselves and the Province was divided into two different cultures. < French and English >

Yvon bought New Brunswickers together.

I remember in the summer of 1977 <
I think? > He was acquitted of murder.

His lawyer was Frank McKenna.


The only reason that I remembered was because my picture was on the front page with Yvon in the Moncton Transcript < Irving paper > after I finished riding a ten-speed bicycle across Canada.

Yes, New Brunswickers have the right to be mourning because we have lost the last of the true Heroes.

Yvon Durell

We will never see the likes of Yvon Durell again!

My deepest sympathy to the family!


Do the Irvings own shares in the Globe and Mail newspaper???

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A few weeks someone suggested to me that I write a letter to the editor in the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper.

I quickly answered - Nahhhh..... They don’t print letters from New Brunswick.

The individual wrote a letter and it wasn’t printed.

I was given this little editorial.

It’s about a lawyer who was falsely arrested? I wonder if he was forced on the ground???

Question? I wonder why the Globe and Mail never covered my trial or the verdict?

I mean? If it was in the New York Times? Shouldn’t the story have been in the Globe and Mail also?

Do the Irvings own shares of the Globe and Mail?

Globe and mail

The lawyer had no pie

The Globe and Mail

Routine violations of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by the big-city police who detained Vancouver lawyer Alan Ward should come as a deep disappointment to the public. Mr. Ward, who has a 20-year-plus career of representing protesters and people with complaints against the police, found himself suspected — wrongly — of intending to throw a pie at then prime minister Jean Chr├ętien four years ago. In following their suspicions, Vancouver police acted in good faith and showed no malice or brutality. Yet the police, not just constables but their supervisors, still managed to ignore Mr. Ward's basic rights.

Mr. Ward was stopped by police after someone in Mr. Chr├ętien's entourage reported that a white male in a T-shirt had been overheard to say he intended to “pie” the prime minister. Mr. Ward is white and was wearing a T-shirt. When Mr. Ward began to yell at the officer who stopped him, he was handcuffed and detained for breach of the peace. Police said they were investigating him on suspicion of either pieing or intending to pie the prime minister. No Charter problem so far.

The police had the right to detain Mr. Ward for as long as the prime minister was in the vicinity, a judge said this week. But they held him — in a tiny cell three feet by six feet — and left him there for roughly four hours after the prime minister had left. He had no pie, was nowhere near the prime minister, and no report of a pieing had been made. The officers had no grounds to hold him. His supposedly short-term detention had become wrongful imprisonment under the Charter.

And why was he strip-searched? Because of an incoherent and illegal policy, drafted by the provincial corrections department and Vancouver police, that began unequivocally: “A strip search will be done for new prisoners.” (The rest of the policy set out factors to consider in individual cases when deciding if a pat-down search with a metal detector is enough.) The Supreme Court of Canada could hardly have been clearer in 2001: “Strip searches cannot be carried out as a matter of routine police-department policy applicable to all arrestees, whether they are arrested for impaired driving, public drunkenness, shoplifting or trafficking in narcotics.” A judge awarded Mr. Ward $10,100 in damages, of which $5,000 was to make up for the illegal strip search. If his case is indicative of how minor suspects are treated in custody in British Columbia, as it seems to be, there's a problem.

You're not in Saint John my Dear..... You can walk and breath some good fresh air!!!

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This might all change once this building crashed down.


The Irvings received this land for one dollar from CP Rail years ago. Who else can be the owner of the biggest eyeshore in Fredericton and get away with it???

You wait till the building crashes down. You wish to see and smell pollution? Wait and see.

Stay tuned!!!

Drug deal gone bad on Charlotte Street????

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I was surprised this made the front page of the Irving’s paper because it happened around 5:00pm last might.

I expected this story to be in the Paper on Monday.

I quickly went to the building where the action happened because a friend of mine lives there.


I was told that all streets were blocked off and more than 15 cops, detectives and three police dogs were in the area.


It was mayhem I guess?

What exactly happen? I’m not certain but from what I’m told?

A group of guys chase this individual into this building.

I guess it was a drug deal gone bad.

The drug problem is getting out of control in this Province and Shawn Graham better pay close attention to this issue.

The Queen of the activists Dorothy Dawson was in Fredericton this afternoon!!!

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While waiting for Dorothy to show up. I began to chat with this guy and he told me that he reads my blog almost daily.


Ever since the trial in Saint John? I received a lot of comments from strangers about my blog.

Word of mouth is a good thing. I believe the issue of blogging is starting to catch on in New Brunswick.

Do you wish to know what's going on in New Brunswick???

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Beautiful day for a walk near the Saint John River!!!!

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Helping to feed the poor at the Fredericton Soup Kitchen on a Saturday evening!!!

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I think that I will stay home for this you never know......


Revolution to come to Canada in the near future???

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Toronto Star, Dec. 24, 2006

by David Crane, business columnist

We might call them the "anxious middle."

Former U.S. secretary of the treasury Larry Summers does.
He argues that growing income and job insecurity among the broad
middle class at a time when corporate chieftains are racking up huge bonuses could spark a major anti-globalization backlash.

There's no question that the reduction of trade and investment
barriers worldwide, combined with new technologies, has put strong downward
pressure on wages of unskilled or semi-skilled workers.

But now it also threatens a growing number of skilled workers whose
tasks can be offshored to lower-cost countries, raising the anxiety level in Canada and many other countries. Companies now have much greater power to relocate activities to cheaper and more compliant countries if their Canadian employees push hard for
wage and benefit gains. The weakened role of unions has reduced the bargaining power of workers.

Recent numbers from Statistics Canada illustrate a growing gap
between those at the top and the rest of the country.

The top 10 per cent of Canadian families were the only group to
increase their share of national net worth ? homes, savings, family
cottages, stocks and bonds and other assets ? between 1984 and 2005.

They held 58.2 per cent of total Canadian wealth (not counting
pension plan contributions) in 2005, compared to 51.8 per cent in 1984. The bottom 50 per cent of Canadian families saw their share of national wealth fall from 5.3 per cent in 1984 to 3.2 per cent in 2005.

If pension savings are included, the top 20 per cent of families
raised their share of the national wealth from 68.5 per cent in 1999 to
69.2 per cent in 2005, and those in the next 20 per cent increased their share by a whisker, from 20.1 per cent to 20.2 per cent.

The bottom 60 per cent of families saw their share of national
income decline, from 11.5 per cent to 10.8 per cent.

One place where the gap in future well-being shows up is in the
level of pension contributions being made by families in different income groups.

According to a Statistics Canada study released in September,
high-income families are making much greater contributions to their
employer-sponsored pension plans and to their RRSPs than low-income families.

The contributions by families in the top 20 per cent rose significantly
between 1986 and 2003, while those for the bottom 20 per cent
showed no increase.

As a result, the study said, "the gap in family contributions to
RRSPs and RSPs between rich families and their lower-income counterparts widened over the last two decades." And this means that the preparedness of Canadian families for retirement, which was quite unequal in the mid-1980s, has become even more unequal since then.

This "could make the distribution of family income among seniors
more unequal in the years to come than it currently is."
Moreover, the growing shift from defined-benefit to
defined-contribution pension plans in the private sector could lead to even greater inequality among seniors because defined-contribution plans load all of the retirement risk on to individuals who may not be able to manage their plans well.

Shocks, such as the Harper government's sudden reversal of its
election pledge not to alter the tax status of income trusts, can
dramatically reduce potential income from retirement savings.

This threat of growing inequality in retirement reflects the fact
that there is also growing income inequality in family earnings. The
average earnings of two-parent families with husbands aged 35 to 54, who were in the top 20 per cent of earnings, rose 38 per cent between 1986 and 2003.

Those in the bottom 20 per cent saw their earnings stagnate.

In a recent commentary, TD Bank Financial Group economists warn
that since the wealthy own a disproportionate amount of shares, and if investment returns rise, the trend toward growing wealth disparity "will likely intensify."

Moreover, they warn, "this could be compounded by sluggish wage
gains in the low end and the financial challenges of immigrants ? the main source of growth in the younger, less affluent population."

The gaps are not as great in Canada as they are in the United
States, but they are growing and demand a response.

Two obvious measures are to restore progressivity in the tax system
and to invest in measures that increase opportunity, such as high-quality education.

As Summers argues, "meeting the needs of the anxious global middle is the economic challenge of our times." Right now, we are headed in the wrong direction.


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This Grand Mother from Nova Scotia tried to rob a bank a few months ago because of her addiction to VLT’S.

She wanted the Police to shoot her because she couldn’t stop playing the VLT’S.


The Government has a way to deal with people who’s addicted to VLT’S.



I bet we would be surprised of the amount of senior citizens who committed suicide after losing their life saving to these dreadful machines.

The Irvings continues to brainwash the children the Irving way is the only route to go!!!

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But the public are not allowed to voice their views. The Senate have got to investigate the Irvings. The citizens have to go underground and start a new paper. This style of brainwashing have been going on all week!!!!

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'Fueling The Future,' one school at a time
Sandra Davis
Published Saturday January 6th, 2007
Appeared on page C1

Editor's Note: A mentoring program where corporations partner with local schools to tackle poverty and illiteracy is gaining momentum in Saint John.

The only prize up for grabs is an opportunity to read a story aloud to the teacher.

So when Grade 1 and Grade 2 students at St. John the Baptist/King Edward School thrust their hands in the air yelling, "please pick me, please pick me," Tanya Horgan knows she is making a difference.

Planting the seed in students that reading is rewarding may be one of the biggest returns on investment that Horgan will ever receive.

"It was the light in their eyes when they were picked - they were just so proud," said Horgan, who volunteers at the South End school as a literacy mentor. She is one of about 70 Irving Oil employees and retirees who continue to give their time regularly.

Nothing is off-limits for the group that is, as Irving Oil puts it, "Fueling the Future".

They have a hand in everything from preparing and serving breakfast and dishing out lunches for the Chicken Noodle Club, to helping kids develop reading, math and science skills.

They help coach sports teams, conduct school-supply drives, buy hockey equipment, supply transportation to and from events and have started a Duke of Edinburgh/Outward Bound Program.

Sometimes, volunteers' involvement is more about being a friend and a positive role model than anything else.

The relationship between Irving Oil and the school is part of a program called Partners Assisting Local Schools (PALS), a six-year-old project that has corporations forming partnerships with Saint John schools.

St. John the Baptist/King Edward School serves the South End, an area where about 42 per cent of the population is poor, according to Statistics Canada's low-income cut-off threshold.

On this day, Horgan and more than 20 other volunteers from Irving Oil were out in full force scrambling 40 dozen eggs, frying ham and pancakes, buttering toast and making the rounds with syrup and jam, as they cooked nearly 300 breakfasts for students and staff. It may sound like a lot of work, but the school's fifth annual Holiday Breakfast is anything but.

As servers take their places at stainless steel chafers, Horgan and fellow volunteer Dawn Carr break into an impromptu holiday jig, just about the same time when eight hockey players for the Saint John Sea Dogs arrive to make sure the milk and juice cups are kept filled. As they circulate the long tables filled with steaming plates, their mascot, Splash, introduces himself - with hugs to the children.

Kindergarten students Jonathan Bernard, Nick Torrie and Cassidy Theriault are all smiles when Splash greets them, just as the older students finish up their meal and pick up the treat bags that Irving Oil has provided.

"Our school is the best," declares Grade 8 student Terence Curnew as he prepares to head to class.

On average, Irving Oil employees each volunteer about an hour a week. The time they spend with the students has proven to be invaluable, says Cynthia Dupere, the teacher who co-ordinates the partnership at the school's end of things.

"It gives the kids an opportunity to take part in things," she says. "They get to go on field trips and sometimes it's reading with them one-on-one or working in small groups."

The volunteers' influence is already trickling down the school's Leadership Club. Two additional Irving Oil volunteers make a big difference to parent/facilitator Mary Doiron, she said.

"We have a better chance of doing some of the activities and events because we have the help of the volunteers," she said.

Before Irving Oil's involvement four years ago, the Kindergarten to Grade 8 school relied on a small group of parents in the Home and School Association to help out with extra-curricular events. They numbered less than 10, said principal Mike McCaustlin.

"They were pretty active but they were the same small group year in and year out it seemed," he said.

Since Irving Oil came on board, students are able to take part in things they couldn't before. Even transportation was an issue.

In fact, on the same day as the Holiday Breakfast, the Grade 4s and 5s went to a sports jamboree at M. Gerald Teed School. Without the help of the volunteers, they probably would not have been able to attend, he said.

But there are also benefits that aren't as easy to measure.

"I think a lot of it is intrinsic, as far as the adults spending quality time with the kids," said McCaustlin.

"I hear them. The volunteers tell me that, when the summer comes, they're anxious to meet with the kids again in the fall and the kids have said the same thing."

Irving Oil staff became involved because they realize the importance of helping children living in "economically challenged areas" do well in school, said company spokeswoman Lisa Savidant.

If they graduate and become productive citizens, it follows that the cycle of poverty many are caught up in will end, she says.

God's Minute!!!

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They're Back! More Church Bulletin Bloopers:

( JOB 9:27 * NIV )

Dear Charles,
We all have days when we feel overwhelmed with life's
many problems. However complaining about then doesn't
change a thing! So why not smile instead of complain, for
it is said; "Smile and the whole World smiles with you, frown
and you frown alone!"

Now what better way to find a smile than to laugh with joy.
So enjoy today's message, and let it be said; "OUR MOUTHS

Therefore Charles, today's message is one that was sent to
us by one of our Dear Subscribers. It will bring a smile, as well
as, a laugh or two. It contains words that were found in Church

Thank God for Church ladies with typewriters. These sentences
actually appeared in Church Bulletins or were announced in Church
Services. So sit back and let us begin.....

Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at
Calvary Methodist. Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on the Water." The sermon
tonight: "Searching for Jesus."

Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in
the recreation hall. Come out and watch us beat Christ the King.

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of
those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled
due to a conflict.

Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile
at someone who is hard to love. Say "Hell" to someone who doesn't
care much about you.

Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

Miss Charlene Mason sang "I will not pass ! this way again," giving
obvious pleasure to the congregation.

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a
nursery downstairs.

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the
help they can get.

Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more
transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests
tapes of Pastor Jack's sermons.

With My Love & Prayers,
your servant Allen
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Apostle Paul Ministries, P O Box 55996, Hayward, CA 94545
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Service with a smile.....

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Who do you trust the most???

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