Peter Parks (Street Articles Author)
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Typing up a profile always seems to be difficult for me. I can't understand why as I started my working career as a typesetter way back in the pre-computer days. I was always good at writing small articles and ad copy as well as layout and design. I have had a long and varied work-life and now that I am retired I look forward to helping the younger generation to achieve their goals and dreams in any way that I can be of use. I am a fierce environmentalist and a firm believer in Green Energy. I do believe that fossil fuels belong in the past. We have pushed our poor planet to the limit through our own ignorance. Now that we KNOW better we must DO better.

Phaeton.

Canada's Looming Health Care Crises
As Health Care plans go, Canada's plan is rated near the top of the heap, but does it really go the distance? There are thousands of Autistic children out there who are cared for by very loving parents who are able to give them the care and loving comfort that…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Autism   May 12, 2013  
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Colonel Chris Hadfield
Another first for Sarnia's favorite astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield. While blissfully zooming across vast reaches of space Col. Hadfield led a Nationwide Singalong with schoolchildren all across our great nation. From the Island of Newfoundland in the east to Vancouver Island in the west, Thousands of students across this great…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking   May 11, 2013  
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Solar Panels: Wave Of the Future?
All across North America Solar Panels can be seen sprouting up here and there. A sure sign of things to come. Most notably these Solar Collectors are appearing all around the Great Lakes Area of North America. There are also stories of these systems springing up in the UK and…
By:  in  Computers and Technology  >  Personal Tech   Apr 25, 2013  
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Sarnia: Security Hot Spots II
During my life in Sarnia I have held down several jobs to keep the wolves away from the door. One of these jobs was a taxi driver. I really enjoyed that job and for the most part the people were terrific. I remember one day that dispatch sent me to…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing   Apr 23, 2013  
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How One Mans Ingenuity Benefits Entire Community
This is a story of how one man's ingenuity benefits entire community. In a small community in South-east Asia where the houses were so close together that even on the brightest of days the sunlight barely reached the ground. This resulted in people spending most of their life in darkness.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Lighting   Apr 23, 2013  
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Our Golden Sun
Mother Nature can be extremely cruel at times. She has visited us with many destructive forces through the centuries. Who among us has witnessed the horrendous destruction of Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Avalanches, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, Volcanic Eruptions and yes many, many more destructive calamities set upon us by Mother Nature. On the…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Environmental   Apr 23, 2013  
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Sarnia: Security Hot Spots
The horrifying events of the past few days in the United States, the bombings in Boston and the explosion of the fertilizer plant in Texas, reminded me of a frightening incident that happened to me one evening in the pre-dawn hours. I was delivering newspaper bundles to carriers in Corunna…
By:  in  Writing and Speaking   Apr 23, 2013  
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Sarnia's Own Mike Weir
The 2003 Masters Tournament got off to a disastrous start. Thursday began with rain coming down in buckets. The forecast for the rest day was pretty glum, looked like an all day rain so the officials decided to cancel the rest of the day with a promise to begin the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Apr 17, 2013  
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Sarnia: Sports Stars Past And Present
Millions of Hockey fans around the world would probably never have heard of Phil Esposito, if it had not been for Tommy Norris. Mr. Norris was the manager of the Sarnia Legionnaires Jr. "B" squad. It appears that Phil Esposito had tried out for the St. Catherine Tee Pees junior…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports   Apr 16, 2013  
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Sarnia: Interesting Anecdotes
We first encountered the Port of Sarnia back in the early 1800's. Long before any great influx of settlers arrived the area was first explored by that great French explorer LaSalle. He was drawn to the area by the beautiful, large, natural harbour now known as Sarnia Bay. He arrived…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Apr 16, 2013  
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