Business

Can Walmart Accomplish Zero Waste by 2025?

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell The problem with living in the city is you put your garbage out at the end of the driveway and just lik...


Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop

“I find it difficult to trust my eyes. Things are never what they seem.” – Emory R. Frie, Enchanted Forest  For almost 20 years we lived in a townhouse condo unit where the heat (electric) and hydro costs were covere...



Purchasing Groceries Online

“It’s nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.” – Gianni Versace Before our move to Loring, Ontario last year we carefully considered many factors such as the availability of medical services, bee...


Customer Service You Should Expect

“Customers may forget what you said, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” – anon There are different components that define what may be considered requirements of “good” customer service. Ideall...


Windows XP – Going, Going, Gone!

“(XP) needs to die!” – Anil Somayaji If you are reading this on a computer running Windows XP – you are no longer being supported by Microsoft. Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on Windows XP after ...



Barrie Burger’s Barbecue Sauce Makes Its Way To Campell River, B.C.

– jim young In the picturesque town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, life is idyllic. While the rest of us have come to expect commodities we order from electronics to clothing to be on our doors...


Who’s Your Customer?

Photo by Dider (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons – jim young In a capitalist society, the price of most items ...


Hospital Chicken Wings

Hospital Chicken Wings

– by jim young (Read this entire article to discover how you can get ½ pound of FREE Chicken Wings) There are only 2 reasons you would want to visit the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Neither of them is good. But if ...



Nino’s Pizzeria – Whatever Happened To The Customer Is Always Right?

– jim young Nino’s Pizzeria is the first recipient of Dog On A Root’s “Dog House” Award. I have periodically enjoyed the pizza and other dishes from Nino’s, both eat in and take out since the mid 1970s. Last Sat...