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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Good news for Dome Mine ...

It was satisfying this week to find out that they're extending the life of the Dome Mine for a few more months, no doubt in response to the gradually increasing price of gold. I got a whiff of the story Thursday night and as luck would have it, I bumped into the mine manager about 15 minutes later at a social event. I pulled him aside to see if there was any truth to the story. You can imagine my surprise when he confirmed it, and then unloaded the details on me.
It was funny when I asked the mayor for a comment and at first the mayor didn't believe me, then said how pleased he was at the good news.
I just hope the price of gold keeps moving north. I have lots of geologist friends who assure me there is still lots of gold beneath Timmins that hasn't been found yet ...

A good trip to Sudbury ...

So the next time you go to Red Lobster, try out the Garlic Linguine Lobster, and then order a side of scallops and then order a side of stuff mushrooms. Oooh yeahh. That's what I did this weekend when I dropped in to see Jennifer, Scott and Nathan. Tyler was away at camp. So it was a very pleasant weekend in Val Caron. I think it has been about two years since I visited Red Lobster and so it was a good time for a repeat visit. So it was the best seafood meal I have had in some time... Although I have had some delicious seafood treats in Westree Sur La Mer!

So yes it was indeed a nice visit. Everyone is well and I convinced myself I have to hit the highway a bit more often, if only to go shopping at Costco with Jenn. They had the best deals on socks and underwear!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Nice things eh?

Well it was kind of nice to get noticed. I was fortunate to be honoured, along with three of my colleagues, as a finalist in the Ontario Newspaper Awards. I didn't expect it. But it was nice regardless. One award for city hall reporting, the other for feature reporting on a story about mining history. So Sarah Moore, who was also a finalist, was kind enough to attend the awards night in Hamilton and to bring back these tidy little pieces of etched glass. I put them someplace special ... next to my whiskey bottles!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

So I picked up a little blonde...

I saw that Guinness had this new American style lager the other day, so I grabbed a couple. After all, I am a true fan of Guinness Irish Stout. I figured why not. It is called Guinness Blonde. Well, I am sorry to say I took about three sips and that was all I could manage. I poured it down the kitchen sink. I find it too bitter. Now I've read a few reviews and most folks seem to like it. But I have to be honest, it just wasn't to my taste on Sunday. So I will keep the other can in the fridge and wait for a really hot summer day and try it again. In the meantime, I am keep my taste buds well sated by enjoying a new bottle of Graham's Tawny Port. OMG it is such a treat. I was thinking about it at work today and my mouth was watering. So before bed tonight, two ounces of that lovely port will send me off into dreamland.
And before I sign off, I was so pleased yesterday when Jennifer texted me the happy news that Tyler has his driver's licence. Wow, I remember what fun it was to get a licence. I am so happy for him.