scale was recently set for the mayor (to $74,362 from $69,582) and councillors ($27,604 from $23,598). Three of the four mayoral candidates support the increase while a fourth is opposed. At least they didn’t spend money on a consultant to tell them what they wanted to hear. ... Familiar ring part two: Abandoned grocery carts have become a big issue in Thunder Bay. ... Greyhound is mothballing its Sudbury to British Columbia bus run. Top three alternatives - plane, train or hitch-hike. ... The other day Donald Trump boasted that his poll numbers are the best any Republican president has enjoyed ... even Abe Lincoln. It was quickly pointed out ( on CNN not Fox) that polling didn’t come into play until 70 years after Lincoln died. ... If I’m a Blue Jays’ season ticket holder, in wake of the big sell off with two months left in the season, I’m asking for a refund.
TRIVIA ANSWER: (From July 12) Former Stormont MP Lionel Chevrier laid the cornerstone for the new federal building (now the public library) on Nov. 1, 1954. Chevrier had resigned his seat to become the first president of the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority.
TRIVIA: This future country music legend gave a performance at the Bob Turner Memorial Centre in the 1960s. He died in 1988 at age 52. In 2002, Billboard Magazine listed him No. 74 of the top 600 recording artists.
FINAL THOUGHT: A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.