Swearing In

Swearing InKudoos to those who have stepped up and into a role at Shire Hall. I don’t envy the amount of reading and absorbing that councillors, especially new members will have over the next few months. Best of luck to you all, and I look forward to seeing you in the funny papers.



This cartoon was originally published in The Wellington Times, November 26, 2014.

Bath Water

Bath WaterNormally I would try to avoid this kind of cliché, but Council itself has become a tired trend. They continually commission studies, consult experts, poll residents, spending countless hours and dollars to get top notch information on a particular subject, and then in the end, throw it all away and decide to do nothing. More time is needed, more options desired, all the while they burn through cash as if it was simply growing in the dried up fields around them.

This cartoon was originally published in The Wellington Times, April 16, 2014.

Council Rollercoaster

Council RollercoasterI spend a fair amount of time criticizing our local council. Not that they don’t deserve criticism, but it should also be noted they have a tough job, and it is doubtful that they will please everyone with the decisions they make. As I see friends and acquaintances sending in papers to run for council in the upcoming election this fall. I wish them the best of luck, and I’ll see them in the funny papers.

This cartoon was originally published in The Wellington Times, April 2, 2014.

Leading the Charge

TurdalsWith all of our County council’s flip-flopping, poor decisions, reversed decisions, hand-wringing and hand-throwing-up-in-the-airing going on over the past couple years in regards to industrial wind turbines, I have no idea where they stand either as a group or individually. It seems that whenever anyone does make a stand, it doesn’t last very long. Who can point me in the direction of a decision by our council, or a firm non-retractable statement one way or another?

This cartoon was originally published in The Wellington Times, March 19, 2014.

Whine Industry

Whine IndustryAlthough it isn’t perfect, the Prince Edward County wine industry is something to be proud of. Yes, many of the jobs that come from wineries are seasonal, and there’s the argument that this kind of industry can make it difficult for people here to buy their first home due to rising property values. I’m not sure though what industry that gives people jobs, brings in tourists and ups the overall economy wouldn’t also raise housing costs. In the end I can’t quite figure out why our council and development office turn their noses up when it comes to wine. Sour grapes maybe? Read more here.

This cartoon was originally published in The Wellington Times, March 5, 2014.