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May 2016

Just imagine, fire all around you?

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Just imagine what it must be like to see a wall of flames approaching your home?

To feel claustrophobic from the smoke and heat that is surrounding you?

Not having to be told to evacuate because you can smell the danger all around you.

Like you’re in a race against nature’s monster to save you’re most prize possessions including your life, while you are fleeing for it?

Not knowing where you’re next meal will come from, where you will sleep, your next tank of gasoline, who you can call on?

Wondering where your family is because your cell phone is dead, jammed, or concerned a tower is knocked out.

Knowing you must, at that moment, be anywhere but here.

That has been the life for people of Fort McMurray as a major forest fire races through them.

A moment to realize what is precious.

A moment to realize the need to help…

You can do so by contributing to the Canadian Red Cross.

There is a link on our website.

Hugs all around tonight!

I’m Scott Thompson.


Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

We go live to Fort McMurray as evacuation expands. 905-645-3221


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Are we paying for an LRT or fancy streetcar?

May 4, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Hamilton and Metrolinx have unveiled their first preliminary look at our new LRT.

As you can imagine it has generated both positive and negative reactions to the plan.

I have always said that this whole project is waste of time and money IF it is not connected seamlessly to a major transit hub like GO Transit.

No activist or politician ever considered this during the first phase of the project until Premier Wynne said, no connectivity, no money.

Then everyone spouted, ‘no problem’ as if that was their first stage plan the whole time.

Now we hear that the James St. A-line connecting to the GO is not even an LRT, but a glorified street car.

Street cars suck! Ask anyone who lives near a line in Toronto.

They are an inefficient way to transport people and slow vehicular traffic to a crawl.

That’s why most cities got rid of them decades ago.

An LRT avoids all that.  That is the point of having LRT.

Why would you build a world class transit system then ‘cheap out’ and ‘street car’ the small section that connects the city to the rest of the world?

That’s like sailing the St Lawrence Seaway and then having to portage half way to get to your destination. Simply stupid!

Have we learned NOTHING from the stadium debacle?

I’m Scott Thompson.


Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

We talk to Fort McMurray as their town burns. 9095-645-3221





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Another cash grab for the Wynne Liberals

May 3, 2016 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

When I bought my new car a few years ago I decided to buy new license plates.

My old plates were 14 years young pitted and ugly, and figured a new ride deserves new plates.

All was well for a couple of years then I noticed them starting to peel.

By the time I realized what was happening the five years had passed to get them replaced for free.

Now looking ragged I have no recourse but to spend the $40. to buy yet another set.

If you are caught with a plate that the police can’t read the cost is much higher.

The problem was traced back to the production of the plates in 2012.

To say the Ontario government was slow to rectify this issue is an understatement.

But the real crime is that instead of just giving new plates to those who have a registered bad plate, it is up to you to be proactive before the time limit is up.

Other provinces have simply replaced their defective plates, no matter the age.

No such luck in Ontario where the Wynne Liberals are using their defective plates to hose you for another $40.

Why should we be surprised?

Have you checked your electricity bill lately?

I’m Scott Thompson.


Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

LRT plans revealed. International Village BIA demands stop. 905-645-3221






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