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Politics and Real Estate

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:24 -- Anna Moscardeli

Hummmmm....This month do I talk about politics or do I talk about a recent home sale.  Although First Monday has monthly columns focusing on real estate, I decided that I would talk about one of my recent home sales with my seller’s encouragement and permission to write about it.

Do you ever have one of those nights

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:02 -- Anna Moscardeli

Do you ever have one of those nights where you just can’t sleep?  I hate when that happens.  It’s 3:11 am, and Rick Mercer was the first show I watched on TV.  Next it was something that I used to love to listen to—Question Period.  For those who may not be familiar with that program, it is a one hour show in which politicians battle it out in Queens Park.

Nothing is for free

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 16:36 -- Anna Moscardeli

Over the years the competition bureau has gone after companies for questionable practices against consumers.  It’s all over the internet… the Competition Bureau has accused furniture stores of deceptive marketing practices, along with certain gas stations for colluding with other gas stations for “price-fixing.”  There are even stories of consumers paying a much higher price for concert tickets than advertised.  It’s something that many tend to question.  


Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:19 -- Anna Moscardeli

Oh man! Is there anything else going on in this world besides what the Donald (Trump) is or isn’t doing, or who came on to whom?


Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:01 -- Anna Moscardeli

PTSD - Post-traumatic stress Disorder.  Few know about it, yet many have dealt with it and it’s usually hidden behind a closed door.  PTSD is defined as a mental conditional caused by witnessing or experiencing actual or threatened death, serious injury or violence.  It is the reoccurring thoughts or memories of those events that can seriously affect a person’s life for years to come.

Two things in life are certain

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 16:26 -- Anna Moscardeli

Two things are certain in life - death and taxes.  We know that one day we will die, and with the way government is handing out all this money, every one of us will pay.   Whether it’s at the gas station, at the grocery store, thru your local LCBO, the new tax on Medical marijuana or wherever else, in some way or another in the end, we will all pay.   Just keep an eye out and see for yourself.  

Do you ever wonder how much government collects in taxes?  Remember how the GST was supposed to be temporary?

Trucks and Accidents

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:09 -- Anna Moscardeli

No doubt my column, “vehicle crashes on some of Ontario’s busiest highways,” will rattle some feathers however, until matters are looked at massive accidents will continue to happen.  

Tribute to CEO McMichael

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:22 -- Anna Moscardeli I am sitting on an airplane returning home from an trip to Los Angeles California with my daughters.  Perfect time to write my column.  

Like her, hate her or love her-she’s one of the few women holding powerful CEO positions who are making a difference in what has usually been known in the past to be a man’s dominating world  - Janice McMichael Dennis.  She is Bluewater Power’s CEO and President and she is unlike many other CEO’s.


Tue, 10/03/2017 - 08:43 -- Anna Moscardeli

SCAMS, SCAMS, SCAMS, and more SCAMS.  I had been hearing about so many SCAMS so I decided to follow up with Lambton County’s local finest: OPP Community Safety Media Relations Officer Travis Parsons and Sarnia Police Media Relations Officer John Sottosanti with the hope that just maybe this story will help save someone else from losing their shirt because of these unforgiving individuals who prey on the unsuspecting where fraudsters are using opportunities to attempt to scam consumers and businesses out of their hard earned money.

Hard to believe it

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:10 -- Anna Moscardeli

Hard to believe it’s September already.  Another summer gone by too quickly.  Kids will be back in school and hopefully the new school year will bring them many joyful memories to reflect on in years to come.

For some students, they will be tormented by those who believe they are the cat’s meow when in fact, they are bullies who when confronted would probably not know what to do.  


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