Sorry about last few weeks – various things in the way. Today’s toon concerns the enormous worry everyone had about the tail of Tropical Storm Ana hitting the coast. We have – er – significant weather – but certainly not a hurricane type situation.
Happy Hallowe’en, Happy Municipal Voting Day to Ontario people (I’m assuming Ford Light won’t be taking office?!!) – our vote is a bit later.
The incumbent mayor, Dave Formosa, took out a full page ad in the paper (he’s in again as no one opposed him). After going on at length about his many marvellous accomplishments in past term, he then said, “Also, I am very concerned and disheartened to hear that we have a ‘slate’ running in this election.” Then went on to urge PR to vote the existing council back into office.
(PS There is no party, slate, cabal or any other covert or overt conspiracy running for city council – though a few of them ARE friends, have been for years.)
Municipal elections over and the people voted in some new excellent councillors… and in a separate referendum question, FINALLY voted to ok the city to borrow 3 million or something to build a NEW LIBRARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 76% in favour! (Unbelievable!! After over 25 yrs of dickering!! And running the tiny public library out of the very cramped basement of City Hall.)
Very heavy rains over past several days have caused many basements to flood. Including our beleaguered library which is still located in the basement of city hall. (Wasn’t as bad as comic – they mopped it up and were only closed for 3 days. No books were harmed. Still…). Perhaps we’ll actually have a new building before next year’s rains.
Scroll down – there are 3 toons today. Because my paper is only published once a week, and the Charlie Hebdo story broke the day after, I didn’t get a toon in the paper about it. So my editors agreed to print something. These were my ideas…they picked the Pencil (which was actually my absolutely first response, drew it as I was watching in horror.) I’m proud of the publisher and editor of the Peak today.
We’re one of the few communities in BC that’s getting the new Telus Ultra High Speed Fiber Optics. The town is festooned with heavy black cable. (Whatever happened to UNDERGROUND WIRES)???? Course I shoulda done something on that, but instead got into this bizarrely verbose toon idea. Jeez. Can’t win ‘em all (if any)…