Dear Mr Daye,
Thanks for your feedback regarding the need for a bike rack
for the Beer Store on Church St. I think it is a great idea. I will follow up and
order a bike rack asap and have it installed at the store. Thanks also for your
kind words on our environmental leadership. Once again, thanks for taking the
time to write to us and look for the bike rack soon at the store.
Di PaoloDistrict Manager, The Beer StoreRetail Operations-GTA East
I went to The Beer Store today on Church Street in Toronto. They have a HUGE parking lot in a downtown urban location where many customers walk or bike. I couldn't believe it! What I couldn't believe even more was the lack of a bike rack!!!!?This is an organization that promotes their 98% packaging recycling rate, and it's wonderful, but lets see how 'GREEN' they really want to be.Please contact The Beer Store and tell them you want them to install a bike rack and promote cycling in Toronto!
The following is the letter I sent to The Beer Store today:
I was at your store on Church Street today, just north of Wellesley St. in Toronto. Why is there no bike rack at a store serving an inner-city urban market? I notice you have about half an acre of parking for cars. Including myself there were four other customers at the store with bikes today. They were all chained to fence posts, etc. I will be talking about this on my blog as well if you are interested: http://wwwthedaye.blogspot.com/
I would think that a consortium which promotes their wonderful 98% packaging recycling rate would want to continue in this responsible direction and encourage your customers to arrive at your stores by means other than automobile. I hope The Beer Store will become a force in the movement to promote safe cycling, develop bike lanes, educate cyclists, drivers and pedestrians on safe cycling and help to develop cycling infrastructure in the city of Toronto.
1) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.
02) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
03) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
04) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
05) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.
06) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.
07) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
08) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
09) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.
10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.
Just days after Janet Napolitano, the U.S. homeland security secretary, sparked a diplomatic kerfuffle by suggesting the terrorists took a Canadian route to the U.S. eight years ago, McCain defended her by saying that, in fact, the former Arizona governor was correct. Full Story
A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men.
The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms.
It has led to a call for condoms of mixed sizes to be made more widely available in India.
The two-year study was carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research.
A bumper harvest of maple syrup is the featured attraction at the annual Delta Maple Syrup Festival Saturday and Sunday.
"From what I heard people saying, it's been a really good year for syrup," Rob Rollins, first vice-president of the sponsoring Delta Agriculture Society told The Recorder and Times on Monday.
"There will be vendors throughout the village itself selling maple products and also on the fairgrounds."
Rollins said good weather in recent years has boosted attendance to a consistent level of 1,500 to 2,000 visitors who show up for a taste of the liquid gold and stick around for other entertainment and activities provided during the two-day affair.
Please visit the Delta Fair website!
Households with incomes under $110,000 would have been better off if the federal government had not cut the GST by two percentage points and had transferred the money to local governments, according to the paper.
For households with incomes between $110,000 and $200,000, the net gain of the GST cut does not exceed $50 per year, after factoring in the loss of publicly funded services, the study finds. Full Story
I agree with this study. Many of you reading this will fall into one of the two categories above. If you are making over 110K then does an additional fifty dollars a year matter? No, it doesn't. Not when that fifty dollars can go towards housing homeless, dealing with drugs and alcohol abuse, mental illness, etc. We all pay a little and that helps others, which also benefits us in the end.
A selfish way to look at this for me is like this. I would rather see all the crazy homeless people on the street, the ones who harass me on my way to work, given support and help and that way they won't be there to bother me, as well as having a better quality of life themselves. To me, its worth fifty dollars a year, even though I don't fall into the over 110K category.
Sergio Marchionne, the head of Italian automaker Fiat, told the Globe and Mail that Chrysler has until the end of this month to substantially cut its labour costs as a condition of forming a partnership. Full Story