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DELMER & CECIL DELMER AND CECIL As Canadian as it gets


impose your beliefs on us. We don’t try to impose ours on you. Another thing while I’m feeling feisty, if


there’s one thing that’s out of control it’s… POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. I was talking with some lads in the tavern


(yes there still are some) the other day and the topic got around to the older generation − namely veterans. The group I’m talking about are those who came through the worst depression in the history of our country (the dirty thirties) and then straight into a war. They fought for, and in many cases gave their


lives for a country that many of


Gidday, friends! It’s Delmer & Cecil visiting with you once again. Well, we just had an unnecessary election that cost us close to $400 million.


One of the only good things to come out of it was the proposed repeal of the stupid gun regis- try. All the lads in the country were dead against the damn thing.(I don’t think any crime near Jane and Finch in Toronto was carried out with a 410 shotgun!) The vast majority of urban crime in- volving guns was perpetrated with a handgun that in most cases was smuggled in from the states. The registry was supposed to cost about two million dollars and ended up costing us over a billion. It was all a knee-jerk reaction to appease city people who think all guns are bad. It’s a great source of peace and enjoyment to walk through the bush in the fall looking for partridge (grouse, really). I did it when I was a lad and my son shouldn’t be deprived of the experience. Many people don’t realize that the annual November trip to the deer camp is a deeply- rooted piece of our culture. It binds lads together and is as Canadian as it gets. If you don’t like hunting, that’s your opinion and right, but don’t


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them wouldn’t recognize as the one they fought for. Political correctness has warped and sapped many of the features they knew. Change isn’t always progress.


Here’s a view of some of the happenings


in the valley in the weeks ahead: June 3 − Hopetown Library presents “ Books and How to Read Them” a talk by Harriet Bungalow. June 4 − Point Alexander Hall: Pike Cleaning by Eddy Plouffe June 5 − Fort Coulonge- Spring Dance featuring “ Johnny et les “Red Devil Ramblers” avec la music de far ouest! June 11− Plum Hollow Theatrical Assoc. performs “The Colour Purple” And lastly, a reminder that the Cobden “Junior Embalmers Club” meets the second Sat. of the month in Derek Fowlers basement. Bring your own implements.


’Till next time, Tamarack’er Down Delmer & Cecil www.bounder.ca


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