Happy birthday to us!

Nov. 30 is the official birthday of this Bells Corners blog – my first two posts (Bells Corners Bike Parade and City cancels community association elections) went up on Nov. 30, 2010, after Rick and his managers and cronies pulled the plug on the LVCA and the rink.

I was pissed at the dirty politics, the way fat-cat City managers waste tax dollars, Rick’s skullduggery and the bureaucratic monkeyshines, but mostly I just started blogging for the fun of it. I never expected I’d still be at it a year later, approaching 100,000 hits.

WordPress.com deserves some of the credit – their product is great and it’s absolutely free – no charge for hosting and no ads.

I’d like to thank everyone who’s been reading this blog and especially the dozens of people who have commented.

Since my very first post was about the 2010 Santa parade, here’s a movie about the 2011 event, which featured the Bells Corners FREE Bike-taxi.

I was delighted to spot Rick in the crowd. I had blogged that I’d be piloting the bike-taxi “with an effigy of a notoriously corrupt politician riding on the back.” I wrote that tongue-in-cheek – there are strict rules for the parade (no one can dress like Santa, so as not to spoil the climax of the parade, you can’t advertise, etc.), but Rick fell for it and showed up at Elgin and Laurier, hoping to see something he could complain about.

giving a ride to the Beavers

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5 Responses to Happy birthday to us!

  1. wanderer says:

    Congratulations are in order! Keep up the good work, especially now that our city council managed to pass this year’s budget in less than two hours, dealing with billions of dollars within that time period. No delays, hesitations or arguments. It was a done deal by the time anyone even knew it was over. We deserve better than that. To have everything discussed and agreed to in committees so as to facilitate the brevity of the budget meeting, and to be able to deal with billions of dollars so quickly, speaks to me of back room deals and no public discussion to speak of. Our council of yes men and yes women have lived up to their names. Jim must be happy to have so many bobble heads around the table. Makes his job much easier, doesn’t it?

  2. margaret says:

    happy birthday … greetings from Germany … to think I can still keep up with the news in BC thanks to you … I’ll drink a gluhwein (mulled wine) at the Christmas markets in your blog’s honour

  3. Rich Littleton says:

    It’s a safe bet that RC and staffers read this blog every morning, as it’s the best source of local news in Bells Corners.

  4. Terry says:

    Great job, Craig. Always lots of interesting stuff about Bells Corners in here. I read it regularly. Thanks for doing this web site. Terry

  5. Brian says:

    Happy Birthday! Bellscorners.wordpress, better than Sun TV!

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