Claude McIntosh – Mac’s Musings
As opposed to gradually suffocating the print version of its papers to fatality, Postmedia needs to simply obtain it over with a pain-free stroke of genius de poise.
The once-daily Standard-Freeholder thus several various other little as well as moderate documents in the earnings tested Postmedia stable will certainly be to 3 days a week by the end of the month.
It’s all component of a lasting strategy to discourage viewers – what’s left of them – off the print item as well as over to the e-edition. Flow has actually dived from 20,000 in 1989 to regarding 2,800.
At finest, the print version will certainly make it through as a regular paper, however I wouldn’t bank on it.
Under Postmedia, the paper – the as soon as paper of document – has just about erased its impact in the neighborhood. Personnel has actually been decreased to a handful – 2 committed press reporters attempt cover the city as well as areas – as well as it no more has a workplace with the 7 or 8 permanent workers functioning from house.
It’s back to the future, backwards. Some 80 years ago the S-F went from three-times-a-week to 6 days a week. And also in the very early 1990s it had a quick fling with 7 days a week.
As Bob Dylan sobbed, “Times are a’changin”.
ODDS AND ENDS If incredibly sniper as well as Putin admirer Alex Ovechkin missed out on targets as sometimes as the Ruskies that are heaving projectiles right into Urkraine, he would certainly be a whole lot further behind Wayne Gretzky’s NHL racking up document. The “Wickedness Realm” maintains urging that it does not deliberately target private citizens framework, this follows an additional apartment is struck by a rocket. …. Every Canadian resident needs to be called for to invest a day at the regional court residence to see exactly how justice jabs along. And also simply hope that you don’t obtain asked for court task as well as need to squander a day paying attention to a court’s “It’s-Your-Duty” lecture after listening to a list “justifications” for not offering. … It has actually long been stated that goaltenders are a strange type of hockey gamer. Robin Lehner, that is paid $5 million this year not to quit pucks for the Las Las Vega Knights (he is wounded), sustains that idea. With a $50 million debit dangling over his head, Lehner has actually declared insolvency. The declaring reveals that he invested $1.5 million to buy an unusual serpent collection for his reptile ranch.
OCCASIONALLY The death of previous Standard-Freeholder author Don Tomchick brings the lengthy checklist of living authors this scribbler benefited to 2 – Milton Ellis as well as Don Brander, 2 of the most effective to organize the S-F, long odds from the eccentric part-time Mormon diocesan they generated from North Ontario to run the paper as well as was gassed after almost trashing the area.
ODDS AND ENDS Sam Montembeault isn’t a Vezina Prize challenger. Not also shut. Yet buck for buck the Canadiens’ tender at $800,000 simply could be the most effective supporting cast participant in prime-time show. On the weekend break the 25-year-old, substituting the hurt Jake Allen, went back-to-back in the Large Apple as well as of the consolidated 77 shots the Rangers as well as Islanders terminated he made 74 quits. At the same time, the supposed goaltending future rested on the bench for each and every video game after being contacted from Laval. … New spin on a home-based household service: A mommy as well as boy have actually been billed by Florida police officers for running a whorehouse out of the household house.
RECALLING 2 significant fires in a brief stretch in January 1959 evaluated Cornwall Fire Division workforce.
On Jan. 27 fire damaged the Jacobs Structure at Pitt as well as Secondly roads. Fire teams, hardly recuperated from an amazing fire on Marlbourgh road 6 days previously, invested 7 hrs dealing with to include the Jacobs fire from infecting various other shops.
6 days previously, the majority of the very same fireman located themselves up versus a fire that began in the Web page Craft Co. structure. Fanned by solid winds, the fire quickly infected the neighboring three-storey framework apartment at 620 Marlborough St., leaving 23 homeowners homeless.
Fire Principal Lou Provider, that joined in at both fires, commended the job of his little band of fireman.
Of the 78-year-old Jacobs Structure fire, Service provider stated that temporarily he assumed the whole block was increasing in fires.
ADDITIONALLY THIS MONTH IN 1959 – The Broderick Residence at Ninth as well as Amelia roads was taken apart to include an industrial structure. The red-brick, two-storey residence began life in 1882 as resort as well as basic shop on the north side of Ninth alongside the CNR terminal. It was later on crossed the road. … 7 brand-new aldermen were vowed in. The brand-new participants were Ralph Carrara, Art Cardinal, Doug Fawthrop, Gerald Parisien, Larry Keen, Rheal Lemire as well as Larry Keen. Incumbents were James Ross, J. D. Murray, Bernard Miller, Harold Shields as well as Robert MacDonell. For the very first time, the launch conference was relayed survive CKSF radio. … Previous city cops constable Raymond Powell was provided a two-month prison term after begging guilty to getting into a city gas station as well as taking a collection of tires while working. He was terminated the day he was apprehended at the terminal. … Ted Saunders was called sporting activities editor of the Standard-Freeholder. He involved Cornwall from the Painesville, Ohio paper. He prospered Frank Orr that would certainly come to be a Hall of Popularity hockey author for the Toronto Celebrity. … Montreal Canadiens followers were disturbed after Terry Sawchuk of the Detroit Red Wings was called to the NHL initial dream team while Jacques Plante was delegated to the junior varsity. … Ron Muir as well as Daryl MacMillan racked up 2 objectives each as Cornwall Chevies bordered Whitby Dunlops 4-3 in an elderly A hockey video game. … A wind tornado that loaded gusts of 45 miles per hr downed trees, triggered power interruptions as well as left lots of tv aerials a twisted mess. … Rhome as well as Haas chemical firm intended a $2 million plant simply eastern of Morrisburg. … Comont Building and construction of Cornwall stated it would certainly construct 25 houses in a Morrisburg class.
FACT This Cornwall legal representative as soon as acted as head of state of the Canadian Bar Organization: 1) Rub Rudden, 2) Hugh Duncause, 3) Stanley Fennell, 4) Paul Rouleau, 5) Lionel Chevrier.
FACT SOLUTION Cornwall’s initial Satisfaction Celebration was kept in Lamoureux Park in September 2004.
ESTIMATED “You should keep in mind that some points lawfully right are not ethically best.” – Abraham Lincoln