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Published by Around&About, 2018-07-26 15:12:17

Around & About July 31, 2018 Issue 31, Vol 22

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Citing financial difficulties with needed
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Canada, Huron Central’s parent company,
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Cleaning Cleaning Typical of a Callahan cartoon is the apartment in Portland, Oregon that I

www.rrcs.ca 705-862-1914 illustration of a blind man and his seeing- conducted in the spring of 2001. “Then

eye dog being escorted across the tarmac an editor will usually tell them that I’m
to a waiting airplane by a stewardess who wheelchair-bound and the attitude changes
says: “We arranged a window seat for your immediately.”

dog so you can enjoy the view.” And don’t call him handicapped. He

Funny? Cruel? Possibly. Offensive to loathes those euphemisms like “otherly

sight-challenged people? Some, but not abled” for being in a wheelchair, and

necessarily all. “sight challenged” for the blind. “Call me

How about the sketch of a man with two a gimp, call me a cripple, call me paralyzed

prosthetic hooks for hands being refused for life but don’t call me something I am

a drink by the bartender: “Sorry Sam, you not.” he says.

Crown Realty (1989) inc., Brokerage can’t hold your liquor.” Callahan remembers little of his senior
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Too easily dismissed as “that paralyzed into a light standard and condemned John

cartoonist”, John Callahan, the most to “that pesky ol’ quadriplegia”.

New Clients Always Welcome controversial artist ever to appear in the With a prior talent for drawing, Callahan
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Formerly deal about what you thought of his work. right hand and direct it slowly across a

He cared only that you think. And laugh sketch pad with his left hand. Labourious

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Continued from page two... Memorial Bench Dedicated To
Well-Known Espanola Man
up to 10 cartoons a week this I loathed the woman-hating
Dice Clay and I abhor Howard
way for Oregon’s Willamette Stern, America’s foremost
authority on humour that
Week. Near the end of his comes with a stench. Because
John Callahan is genuinely
life he was syndicated in 75 funny. Unlike Clay and Stern,
Callahan is insightful and most
newspapers. of all, he makes you think.
Humour is often the knee-
Callahan seemed incapable of jerk reaction to what we fear
and have no control over. On
creating a cartoon that didn’t a daily basis humour is the
shock absorber that gets us
offend someone. He once did down the bumpy road of life.
In crisis, it’s a shield we throw
an illustration of a dark-skinned up against the fearful unknown
giving us time to think things
street beggar wearing a sign: through. Humour is the
healing balm that soothes the
“Please help me, I’m blind and frightened soul, but in John
Callahan’s case, that word
black but not musical.” This is spelled b-o-m-b. And,
like the all great humourists,
one managed to infuriate just Callahan’s best victim is often
himself.
about everyone except a black The title of the biop movie of
John Callahan’s life, played
man who confronted him in a by Joaquin Pheonix, comes
from the caption of one of
restaurant and then shook his his trademark cartoons which
was also the title of his last
hand after Callahan admitted book. The illustration shows a
tired posse that finally comes
the piece was his. across a broken wheelchair in Photo - Bench with family Jamie Richer, Earl, Lisa, Evan and Aiden
the desert. Says one deputy Lovean. Photo provided
Angry letters claiming to another: “Don’t worry, he
won’t get far on foot.”
to represent four million A memorial bench dedicated the pier would be the perfect
For comments, ideas and in memory of a well-known spot since their dad loved to
Americans suffering from copies of The Legend Espanola man, Rolly Richer, fish there.
of Zippy Chippy, go to was installed at the Black Rolly passed away in February
dementia responded to www.williamthomas.ca Creek Pier by his daughter and was well known for his big
Lisa Lovean and son Jamie smile, outgoing personality
Callahan’s “Alzheimer Richer. and helping hand.
The Espanola Game and Fish The bench dedication took
Hoedown” cartoon in which Association members agreed place early July.

a confused square dancer was

unable to “return to the girl you

just left”.

Tasteless? “Hell yes” says the

artist, “I think a lot of this stuff

is in bad taste. But it’s funny.”

Callahan saw his cartoons Dippity–doo-dah!
Our POOL is
as a badly needed, one-man
1 NOW 2OPEN 3
backlash crusade against

political correctness. “There is

black humour in everybody’s

life. Many families deal with

Alzheimer’s or cancer by

making jokes about it.” He

claimed. “So why is it a crime

to share this stuff in a cartoon?”

So why, I ask myself, do I find

John Callahan so darkly funny, Aquafit* Diaperfit* Parents & Tots*
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The Espanola Police Service when the police investigated
Aug 7 – 16 & Aug 20 -29
has compiled a report looking 45 collisions involving 84 Limited space available

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to compile statistics relating involved other motor vehicles. Around&About July 31, 2018 Page 3

to motor vehicle collisions in There were only two reported

town. injuries, which is down 83%

In the first six months of 2018, from the same period in 2017.

there were 23 reportable motor The officers use the

vehicle collisions involving information to develop

44 vehicles. These numbers compliance programs with

are down significantly from traffic laws and increase

the same time period in 2017 awareness in the community.

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First The UK, Now Travelling Across Continued from front page...
Canada For Heart & Stroke
Huron Central Railway Has Supporters –
He already cycled across the Patterson is heading west and Strategies Developed
United Kingdom and is now hopes to arrive in Vancouver,
travelling across Canada for B.C. September first. which would be split evenly funding application to tap into
Heart and Stroke. Photo: Gordon Patterson between the federal and the National Trade Corridor
Sixty-one-year-old Canadian of Edinborough, Scotland is provincial governments. Fund was rejected by Transport
Gordon Paterson from cycling across Canada for the The line is a vital part of the Canada because it didn’t have
Edinborough, Scotland says Heart and Stroke Foundation transport system for Domtar in matching dollars secured first
he’s raised 3/4’s of his 5,000 and its Scottish counterpart Espanola, EACOM in Nairn from the province.
pound goal in Scotland and and shared his story with Centre and Essar Steel Algoma A Ministry of Northern
nearly half of his $10,000 goal Around&About reporter, in Sault Ste. Marie. Development and Mines
in Canada. Rosalind Russell. Photo Butland and the city expects spokesman told Northern
The money is for the Canadian provided by Rosalind Russell new premier Doug Ford to make Ontario Business before the
Heart & Stroke good on his campaign promise provincial election that Genesee
Foundation and its to fund the railway’s track & Wyoming had not even filed
overseas counterpart. program with money from the a funding application with
Paterson dropped Northern Ontario Heritage Fund NOHFC.
into The Moose (NOHFC). If provincial funding can be
studios on Monday, “With the premier saying, ‘yes secured, Butland said he received
July 16th to share his we support this,’ it’s pretty hard assurance from Sault MP Terry
story. for him to go back on this. He Sheehan that the railway can
Paterson adds he made all sorts of commitments apply again to the trade corridor
cycles for very for Northern Ontario.” fund.
personal reasons; The loss of the railroad would Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
his mother did not be devastating to a single-mill owns the track but contracts
survive her stroke town like Espanola and would out the operation to Genesee &
while his father has. jeopardize the viability of the Wyoming Canada, the Montreal-
forest products industry in the based parent company of the
Greyhound Route Cancellations Highlight region. For the Sault, it would Huron Central. Though CP
Growing Public Transportation Gap remove one of two Class 1 pools the freight (mostly steel
railways for the steelmaker. and forest products) coming
Algoma Manitoulin provinces and leaders of Butland and Joe Fratesi, the off the Huron Central onto
city’s retired chief administrative its transcontinental line at
Kapuskasing MP Carol affected municipalities to officer, are the municipality’s Sudbury, the responsibilities to
point men on this file. In maintain the track and bridges
Hughes says when Greyhound quickly form that plan. 2009, Fratesi was primarily are delegated to the short-line
instrumental in working with operator.
abruptly cancelled several But, apart from the immediate the province and the federal Moreover, Butland said the
government in putting together short-line operator told him that
crucial bus routes in need, the party is renewing the $33-million track aid package this would be the last time they
when the Huron Central ask for a government subsidy,
Northeastern Ontario and west call for the implementation of threatened a closure within 30 that after the next five years the
days. That funding pool has line would be economically
to British Columbia last week a National Transit Strategy to since dried up. sustainable.
Butland said they’re proposing Genesee & Wyoming did not
it left a gaping hole in public expand transport services and to send a delegation to the divulge their future business
Association of Municipalities plans to him.
transportation options for ensure that every Canadian of Ontario (AMO) conference “So, this is a ten-year plan as
in Ottawa in August to lobby on opposed to a five-year plan,”
many small communities. has access to transportation. the railway’s behalf. The annual said Butland. “It’s not a public
AMO conference is a once-a- promise (by the railway), but we
She says in some ways the Greyhound Canada is making year gathering where municipal will be pursuing that on July 25.”
leaders get scheduled face-time Butland hopes Huron Central
news is not surprising since drastic cuts to its services with provincial cabinet ministers. management remain true to
Butland said they’ve also their word, acknowledging
public transportation has across Canada including requested a meeting with new that communities like the Sault
Energy, Northern Development can’t periodically be threatened
been in decline in Canada Northern Ontario. and Mines Minister Greg with rail service withdrawal
Rickford, who holds the purse with a huge ask for millions of
for decades and Greyhound’s Stuart Kendrick, senior vice strings of the Heritage Fund. dollars. Currently, there is no
“Hopefully we’ll have transportation infrastructure
recent decision is just the latest president says despite their everything in order at that time, funding pool to assist short-
and we’ll have the stakeholders line railroads in Ontario, who
in a string of developments best efforts over several years, there to make our final push.” fall under the jurisdiction of the
Earlier this year, the railway’s provincial government.
that have created a crisis for ridership has dropped leading

people living outside of urban to the cancellation of routes.

centres. The Toronto route to Sudbury

Hughes adds in the short-term, will continue, but not go

New Democrats are calling beyond that stop.

for a federal funding plan that Stops in Whitefish, McKerrow,

ensures there is no interruption Espanola, Webbwood, Massey

or reduction in bus service for and along Highway 17 will no

affected communities. longer exist effective October,

She says they are asking leaving Ontario Northland and

the government to team up its new routes, to pick up the

with the premiers of affected service where it can.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board is a Massey Area Museum presents Discovery Camp –
municipal service management organization created by the Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16 & 23. children ages 6-12. Hands-
provincial government to oversee the local planning, on History! Games, role play, crafts, and more. For more
coordination and delivery of a range of services and info call the museum at 865-2266
programs divested to the municipal order of government. Massey-Walford Horticultural Society 55th Anniversary
The specific programs our DSB is responsible for are: & 54th Flower Show – Thursday, August 9 at the Royal
Ontario Works, Social Housing, Emergency Medical Canadian Legion Massey. Lunch at 12:00, followed by
Services (Land Ambulance), and Early Learning and Child Flower show until 3:00 p.m.
Care services. Pickle Ball & Tennis at the Espanola Courts – Courts are
open daily. Equipment available at the rec centre.
The following Employment Opportunity is now available to Clothing Donations – Donations for overseas relief can be
anyone interested in joining our highly dedicated workforce. dropped off at 80 Withers Rd. Massey. Also footwear, bedding &
sewing supplies. Call Ray Brubacher at 705-844-9992.
PATIENT TRANSPORTATION ATTENDANTS United Church of Espanola – WEARE OPEN – United Church
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Carol Hughes’ Column - Asylum Seekers Stories Are Being Sensationalized

The government appointed a new notion that a country as wealthy foreign policy has supported the the fact that under the current
minister last week to deal with as Canada will go broke if we oppressive and violent regimes administration, the US will never
asylum seekers crossing into help people fleeing oppressive people are fleeing. be safe for asylum seekers.
Canada from the United States. and violent regimes. These In Canada, anyone entering as an They say the government has
Many are saying this won’t solve same political actors often asylum seeker or refugee goes been slow to criticize US policies
any problems and that we need have little to say about the through a legitimate process on immigration including the US
to change our policy on the Safe bigger causes of job insecurity, to determine if they will be travel ban targeting Muslims and
Third Country Agreement with a diminishing revenue stream accepted. Furthermore, long the policy forcibly separating
the United States. Others see due to decades of corporate tax term studies have shown that children asylum seekers from
the creation of a minister as an cuts, or why people find they most refugees have a positive their parents. New Democrats
attempt to mute criticism from have stagnated economically. impact on our economy and tend have also consistently called
the right which considers asylum Instead, they toss around the to settle into being productive for adequate funding for
seekers as illegal border crossers notion that asylum seekers are members of communities and immigration services and to
coming here to take our jobs. not legitimately entering Canada job creators. suspend the Safe Third Country
What is clear is that the politics of and are here to take jobs. There But there is often little room agreement which forces asylum
immigration and, by extension, is no acknowledgement that we for facts in these emotional seekers to make dangerous
those who seek asylum has have a well-established process arguments and we have seen border crossings. The process
become a defining issue of this to determine whether someone time and again that the politics these individuals will have to
era. Mostly it is being used as a fleeing to our country deserves to of America will always have an go through once in Canada will
wedge which is unfortunate for be granted asylum. influence on our own debates. remain the same. Without an
the majority of people who tend What has complicated matters is In many ways the current adjustment from the government
to hold moderate opinions on the political climate in the United government was not prepared we will continue to be caught off-
most issues and for the refugees States and the notion that people for the extreme politics of guard and allow for a dangerous
themselves. are only coming here as economic Donald Trump, but that doesn’t debate that is taking away from
Despite that, many politicians migrants. In many instances the mean they don’t have to adjust. other important issues that
use it to whip up fear about migrants originate from Central New Democrats are encouraging affect the lives of many more
jobs, lost identity, and even the America where American the government to finally face Canadians.

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