Friday, July 1, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Today's guest host was Mike Finnerty.
Part One of The Current
It's Friday July 1st.
As William and Kate join the nation for Canada Day, a new poll finds that over half of young Canadians are indifferent towards
That certainly explains the thousands who have gathered to shrug.
The is the Current.
Parking Meters - Judi Partridge
It has been exactly a year since parking meters arrived in Waterdown and Stoney Creek -- both communities which are now part of the amalgamated city of Hamilton in southwestern Ontario. And the controversy that came with the meters isn't going away. Parking meters have been routinely vandalized and broken, city council is still divided on the issue and business-owners are furious. We heard from Derek Thornborrow, an optometrist at Waterdown Optometry.
Judi Partridge has been fighting against those parking meters ever since the idea was first raised two years ago. She is a Hamilton city councilor from Ward 15 for Flamborough which includes Waterdown. That's where we've reached her.
Parking Meters - Bob Bratina
Bob Bratina is the Mayor of Hamilton. He wasn't in office when the parking meters came in, but he has nonetheless been saddled with trying to decide what to do next. He was in Hamilton.
Parking Meters - Roger Williams
Parking Meter Trivia
The first parking meter in the world was set up on July 16th, 1935 in downtown Oklahoma City.
The first parking ticket was issued in Oklahoma City a month later when Reverend C H North stiffed the new fangled meter a nickel while he went into a grocery store. The ticket was dismissed.
Ironically, nickel-rich Sudbury Ontario was the first Canadian city to install parking meters. That was in 1940.
And Edmonton got its first parking meters in 1948. A few days later Edmonton became the first Canadian city to report the theft of a parking meter.
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