Government Contracts to Paint Lighthouses

The title is a tiny bit misleading. The government is not contracting to paint the lighthouse (is not doing the job themselves using government personnel as in the olden days) but is contracting out to private persons to do the work previously done by government workers. An interesting article on the Peggys1 Cove lighthouse in […]

Humour – Government Policy

I received the following in an email today. Based on yesterdays’s MCTS announcement, I think this applies. Government thinking sometimes is so adverse to public wishes that I think government ministers must live in another universe. ***************************** The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that; “When you discover […]

Careers In The Federal Public Service – Big Oops!

If you are looking for a job in the Canadian Government Public Service, the government has a most helpful webpage called Careers in the Federal Public Service (click photo link below for a larger size): In the middle of the page above you can Search to see if a specific job is open – a job […]

Bill S-215 – An Act to Protect Heritage Lighthouses

Since April 2000 Canadian Senator Pat Carney has been working hard to get a bill through Parliament to protect Canadian Heritage Lighthouses. It passed during the week of May 7, 2008. This bill will include buildings and equipment, including the main light on many of these stations – some being very old first-order Fresnel lenses […]

Lighthouse Automation Could Loom Again

Harper will need to watch his backbench, by Stephen Maher Read the above article from the National Post online – September 16, 2011 – my condensed version below. – JAC On May 2, 2011, Harper’s Conservative Party won a majority government in the May 2011 federal election, by winning 166 seats. With this majority the Prime Minister (PM) can plan […]

Ontario – Point Clark Lighthouse

– from Market Wire website   July 26, 2011 14:20 ET Government of Canada to Restore Point Clark Lighthouse National Historic Site  POINT CLARK, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 26, 2011) – The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced the award of a $622,000 contract to restore Point Clark Lighthouse […]