Funny Town

Charles Gordon

Jan 18, 2017

Ottawa: They like us! They really like us!

The world’s great cities don’t really care what the world thinks of them. Paris, New York — you can like them or not, as far...

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Jan 11, 2017

Challenge for the new year: smart car meets dumb street

When you look at the early headlines of 2017 you can be forgiven for thinking that this year might not be much of an...

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Dec 28, 2016

The year that was, and you’re welcome to it

January: Pick-and-pay system for cable television subscribers begins. It will completely fail to revolutionize television...

Kanata Kourier-Standard | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 21, 2016

Let's offer a helping hand to others this winter

In our white collar society, where the normal challenge is slow WiFi or limited parking, we don’t get much of a chance to be...

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Dec 14, 2016

Planning for new Civic campus a guessing game

It is no wonder that there has been so much passion over the proposed relocation of the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus. So...

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Dec 02, 2016

Downside of hockey is no fun at all

I happened to be on the other side of the world recently, tuned into CNN for a glimpse of life back on our continent — in...

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 01, 2016

Photo radar could increase safety around schools

It looks like we might have another go at photo radar here in Ottawa

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 01, 2016

Ottawa sure loves its football

Many commentators have made the observation that the Grey Cup was held in the wrong place. Well, it’s in the right place...

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Nov 30, 2016

Parking regulations make little sense

Warning: This column is definitely about First World problems. If you need to read about the troubles of people who are...

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Nov 30, 2016

Self-driving us to distraction

Once again the self-driving car is in the news.

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Jul 13, 2016

Piano at city hall a symbol of openness and inclusion

It's funny: just as I was thinking about writing something nice about the piano in the Ottawa City Hall lobby somebody wrote...

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Jul 06, 2016

There has to be a better way to travel in the city

People do manage to get downtown in Ottawa, in their cars. And some of them even manage to get out of downtown Ottawa. It’s...

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Jun 22, 2016

Homelessness needs to be faced head on

Regardless of what finally happens with Ogilvie Square, the debate over it will turn out to be helpful for the city and...

Orleans News | 1 Comment | by Charles Gordon
Jun 08, 2016

Technology does not serve public interest for ticket sales

Let’s count up the things the Internet has brought us since it began impacting our lives, roughly 20 years ago.

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Jun 01, 2016

Burning questions about laser pointers

People do behave badly and preventing them from doing so is one of the things we expect government to do. So it was with a...

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon

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