It appears, for the time being, the 3500 people layoff at U.S. Steel will not affect Nanticoke. In a release posted on their website, U.S. Steel says they will temporarily concentrate production at four of their plants, including Nanticoke, while temporarily idling work at three other facilities until customer demand improves.
Here’s some pics of the first significant snowfall of 2008-2009, in Delhi.
Layoffs Hit Lake Erie Steel
Up to 100 people worked their last shift for the forseeable future this week. An employee with US Steel at Lake Erie says about 100 employees will be off work as of Monday. The company is looking at cutting back to 12 shifts per week from 21, and possibly closing one of its plants. It would be the first layoffs at the plant in 29 years of operation.
So when will McGuinty start making sure jobs aren’t shrinking in Ontario? I don’t see any plans for Auto and steel workers; the heart and soul of the manufacturing in this country.
…. where you wish you had your camera in the car. Yesterday at 6am, I was on my way to Welland. Looking up the highway I was seeing tinges of red. Not thinking clearly, since I hadn’t even had coffee yet, I was assuming “Hmm…. the sun is coming up earlier all the time.” I watched as the red would sorta flicker and disappear, and I changed my mind. “Nah, it’s low level fog reflecting the street lights. Cool.” And I thought no more of it.
After stopping into Tim’s and getting my daily ritual, I descend on the highway again, only to be detoured off at Ireland Sideroad. Of course, the usual “bah, fucking police roadblocks, I wonder what accident prompted this?” Well after I turned left I found out.
A huge fireball was erupting on Highway 3 that you could clearly see one concession over. I literally said “Wow!” (Yes, I am still a kid when it comes to that) and I look into my backseat. No camera. I always used to carry my camera, for moments like that. Not this time. So instead I slowly drove until I couldn’t see it no more, and annoyed, went on to Welland.
Moral of the story — Carry your camera. Cause this is the best picture anyone has, and it sucks.
An elderly lady is recovering from minor injuries after being hit by her own car. She parked her car at Boston Pizza in Simcoe and forgot to put it into park just after noon today. When she got out of her car, the vehicle rolled and hit her. EMS, Norfolk County Fire and Rescue and the Norfolk OPP came to help and took the woman to the hospital.
Three men from the GTA will be answering to drug charges after police recovered 2426 pot plants in a greenhouse on Charlotteville Road 8. They have each been arrested and charged with Production and Possession for the Purpose Schedule II over 3 kg of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
Why is Simcoe still the last bastian of price gouging in the area? I forgot how overpriced the gas was in this town until I returned to work here 4 weeks ago. Since then, I’ve watched as prices dropped in Delhi, Scotland, Brantford, etc…. down as low as 1.28 and Simcoe was still holding out at 1.35. I was so pissed filling up friday cause I knew I couldn’t make it back to Delhi on what I had. Even Vanessa, the wee lil gas there was 1.32. Tell me the rationale behind that!
I know it corrected a bit over the weekend, but you wait, Simcoe will be back to it’s gouging ways by Wednesday.
Tobacco use isn’t down hardly at all, according to Toby Barrett, the MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk. Barrett says nearly 40 per cent of tobacco smoked in the province is from illegal sources – due to a direct lack of enforcement. Barrett goes on to say why would any smoker shell out $50-$70 a carton when they are available for between $6 and $20. Barrett says high taxes are the main culprit and he is calling for similar cuts that helped solve this problem back in the 90′s. While the McGuinty Liberals are touting their tobacco policies are responsible for a decline in smoking, Barrett says 75 percent of this ‘decline’ is actually people just buying illegal smokes.
Lets face it – Toby gets it. All you need to do is hit up Indian Line Road, or any of the main roads around six nations to know this. these roads are busier than ever, carrying carton after carton of unlicensed, unchecked, untreated smokes where the government is getting nothing in return for them. Meanwhile, none of the age rules apply; I’ve heard story after story of parents being able to send their child in to “buy smokes for them.” Where is the enforcement of the age rule there?
Not to mention – buying illegal native smokes mean you are sponsoring the terrorism currently underway in Caledonia and Brantford. So McGuinty – fix it. Now.
Port Dover, a town with over 4000 residents, is losing it’s only full-scale grocery store. Port Dover IGA will be closing when their lease expires in 4 weeks. After the end of August, Port Dover shoppers will be left with either Giant Tiger, or travelling to Simcoe. The current landlord of the property says an announcement as to future plans could come within the next week or so. The lease agreement expiry explains why Port Dover IGA hasn’t been renovated and moved back into the “Foodland” chain, where almost all the former IGAs (including the location in Woodstock) have moved since Sobeys decided to dump the IGA name a few years ago.
Some cool pictures this morning as a thunderstorm approached Delhi. Note the really thick cloud wall, Kinda like watching the SkyDome Rogers Centre close at a Blue Jays Game.