• Pat Porter


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Don't mess with Chuck 26/07/2016 09:24

You probably see a dozen or more Facebook posts a day with humorous or inspirational sayings or messages. Some stand out, some make you think, others make you laugh.

This week, a Facebook friend re-posted probably the funnies post I’ve seen in a long time. Now I should point out, I love Chuck Norris witticisms. There are websites filled with different Chuck Norris quips, things like ‘Fying is afraid of Chuck Norris”, “Chuck Nor...
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No dog, no vacation 25/07/2016 12:17

A recent survey in the UK said 8% of people plan their vacation around being able to take the dog....only 8%?

Does Fido factor into your vacation plans?

You know mine does!


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Blue Jays.....buyers or sellers at trade deadline? 25/07/2016 09:47

With the Major League Baseball trade deadline coming up on Monday, August 1st at 4 P.M., this should be an interesting week in baseball. As always, teams that are contenders will be looking to find that one or two extra piece that can put them over the hump, while teams that have no realistic playoff hopes will be looking to build for the future.

In the National League, the top teams, like my Washington Nationals, the Dodgers, the Giants and th...
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Hot in NIAGARA! 24/07/2016 12:38

If you're like me, you've been getting through the last few weeks of extreme heat any way you can. A/C, pools, lakes, cold drinks, not much clothing. I like that one. As a spectator- hee hee! (Dirty old man- or just healthy and alive?)

A few laughs? Yogi Berra said, "It ain't the heat, it's the humility."

Sign in store window: It's so hot- no shirt, no pants, no problem.

Martha said to me on the phone last night, "It's...
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The heat is on...... 21/07/2016 09:37

The forecast is calling for quite possibly the hottest weekend of the summer this weekend, and while some people love it (those of you with a pool raise your hand!), there are many who dread the stifling heat and humidity we seem to be in for (Humidex values around 40-45 Celsius on Friday)

While Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Niagara and pretty much all of Southern Ontario, Niagara Region Public Health has issued a heat alert.

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The Perfect Set 20/07/2016 08:44

Tragically hip kick off their summer tour this Friday in BC with their final show in Kingston August 20th.

Canadian musicians were asked what would be their perfect Hip set list

My top 3: Wheat Kings, Locked in the Trunk of a Car & Fiddlers Green....oh, and Bobcaygeon and ...
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Wind turbines in Niagara and Haldimand/Norfolk 19/07/2016 10:11

My wife and I took a drive from Niagara to Simcoe on Saturday to visit with family. We hadn’t been there in a while, and I couldn’t help but notice how much the drive there had changed; that is, how many giant wind turbines there were throughout most of the trip. Now I have a few questions about these monstrosities. I’m going to throw them out there right now.

First, I’ve asked several people, and no one seemed sure, but wh...
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Crossfire Wrestling SUNDAY! 18/07/2016 20:58

Pro Wrestling returns to the Merritton Community Centre this Sunday at 4pm, with BRING THE HEAT V.

CODY DEANER, the Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion takes on local challenger from Niagara Falls- Jeremy Elliot.

Tuesday evening, I'll be speaking with Cody, sometime between 8 and 9pm on my Show. Then Wednesday, I'll be once again taking abuse from the INFAMOUS JAY MOORE, manager of Kongo Kong and the Beaters tag team. Jay has a habit of lettin...
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ROCKIN ALONG THE CANAL 18/07/2016 10:59

Last Friday night I had the pleasure of hosting another “Summer music festival” evening featuring the music from Woodstock. The mostly local musicians did a fantastic job recreating the classics from Crosby,Stills and Nash, Santana, The Band, Joe Cocker and of course the incredible Janis Joplin.

I looked around at the crowd during the evening and there must have been over a thousand people who were already to “light one up&rdqu...
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Scratch one off the bucket list 18/07/2016 09:47

Just back from a week-long vay-cay, had a chance last week to go see John Fogerty at Fallsview Casino in the Falls. I’ve been a fan of his since I was about 10 years old when one of my older brothers brought home a Creedence album and put it on the turntable. From the C.C.R. years to his two “Blue Ridge Rangers” albums to everything in between, I can hear John Fogerty music and love it each time.

A few things stand out from the show: fir...
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A Quick Dip in the Pool! 17/07/2016 06:51

It's a hot Summer this year in Niagara. Nothing is as refreshing as a nice swim, either in one of the public areas or in your own pool. If you already have a backyard pool, the cost is not huge to accommodate family, friends and neighbors.

Generally, a 20,000 gallon pool holds about $90 worth of water. If you have the water delivered by truck, the cost to fill the pool will cost you about $400. Electric costs to run your filter, running five to twenty four hours a d...
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Pokemon will save us! 15/07/2016 09:44

The UN has tried it for years

Tribunals, Governments and Non Profits have tried too

None have succeeded.

But Pokemon will

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I'm a cheapskate, unless.... 11/07/2016 09:35

There are some things in life we refuse to cheap out on

Mine….hair/body products and concert tickets...oh, and playing sports, and chocolate

I look at it as an investment in my future Tongueout

What do you refuse to skimp on?

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No No No 07/07/2016 09:16

I'm pretty adventerous when it comes to cuisine...I'll try anything once

But this?


I don't care how cool it's name is

Not putting that in my mouth...EVER!

You? and, while we'r...
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Leafs in Niagara 05/07/2016 10:15

Despite the fact we’re in the middle of anheatwave, hockey is still grabbing headlines in Toronto and here in Niagara, mostly due to the presence of Leafs first overall pick Auston Matthews at this week’s development camp, which has moved to the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls. From Tuesday to Thursday, there are on ice practices involving about 40 Leaf draft picks and free agent invitees. The sessions are closed to the public. However, on Friday morning,there is a scri...
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It's JULY. Kids are home. 03/07/2016 07:34

By now, the kids are possibly beginning to get bored around the house. The big excitement of the end of school may have passed, and the little people are saying, "Mom I'm bored. There's nothing to do. All my friends are away. It's too hot outside. What can I do?" This complaining actually ends rapidly when you actually give them something to do- as in chores.

Canada Day Long weekend is almost over. The good news is that in less than a month, it's time for anoth...
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The Motley Crue Movie is coming..but not he one we expected 28/06/2016 13:32

Whatever happened to the movie about The Crue that was to be based on the book "The Dirt"?

Remember that from a few years back?

They always said they were close to casting...but then changed directors and delays, delays, delays.

Guess we'll never see that movie....

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Hockey Hall of Fame is becoming a joke 28/06/2016 06:42

The Hockey Hall of Fame has four new inductees. Former Leafs coach Pat Quinn has been voted in as a builder.Meanwhile, Eric Lindros, former goalie Rogie Vachon and Russian winger Sergei Makarov have been voted in as players.I certainly have no problem with Pat Quinn getting in the Hall as a builder, it’s just too bad he passed away before being bestowed the honour. Lindros? Maybe, maybe not. As for Rogie, hey, why not? But here’s the kicker. Sergei Makarov in the Hockey ...
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You and friends forever! 27/06/2016 10:20

Look at this face!

This face needs your help...

Baloo is heartworm positive and has been at the shelter for 2 months. He needs a foster family to care for him while he undergoes treatment

He's a great boy!

For more info, check out Match Dot Paws

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Canadian kids get overlooked again by the Leafs 27/06/2016 09:09

The NHL draft has come and gone, and you have to like, for the most part, what the Canadian NHL teams did. Granted, all seven teams missed the playoffs, so were assured of relatively high first round picks as a result.
As for the Leafs, picking Arizona-born forward Auston Matthews at # 1 overall was pretty much a no-brainer. The Leafs also owned two second round picks, and used them to select a Russian and Swedish right winger. It did not take Don Cherry long to get on Twitt...
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