www.thehumm.com February 2012
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New Commuter Route
I ride the To bus into Ottw ech dy, which ws orer-ly routed through Crleton Plce nd took bout 90 inutesech wy (I know!).However, strting Jnury 2
, the route hs been chngedto strt in Crleton Plce, then coe through Alonte onthe wy to the city, which ens it is now direct shot roAlonte to Ottw!It now derts the Alonte Aren t 6:37am nd rrivesin Ottw (Queen nd Bnk) round 7:40am. Te new routesses Algonquin nd unney’s Psture, beore nishing tOttw U. In the ternoon, the bus derts Ottw U t 4:25pm, ndrrives bck in Alonte t 5:50pm.I hoe this ens we cn get lot ore Alonte residents out o their crs nd into nice, wr, scious coch bus. You don’t hveto swee snow o bus, you know!Te Route in question is 502, ri 2. I you contct To, theywill x you coy o the new schedule I sure. Te new routehsn’t yet been osted to the OC rnso site, but I igine it willbe shortly, to here: <www.octrnso1.co/counity-events/ru-rl_rtner_routes>I hoing to gin soe ublicity or the route chnge, so tht wecn get lots o eole on the bus, reduce trfc, nd sve the environ-ent! Also, I don’t wnt the bus line to hve n excuse to revert to theold bus route. Alonte Exress Bus! News t 11! Let e know i youneed ore ino, thnks, nd kee u the good work!
— Danielle Wojtyniak, Proud Almonte Resident and Transit Taker
The Making o This Month’s Artbeat
: Tought this ight do or the “Get Involved, Get Con-nected” issue in Februry. Tis crtoon ws insired by ersonlexerience o quite soe yers go, when Lind nd I nd couleo Ottw riends went out to Pkenh to go round their grooedcross-country ski tril.I hve never hd sense o blnce, nd cross-country skiing hdbeen, or e, n unesy lg o uncesing rustrtion inter-sersed with oents o sheer terror. On this dy, the other threewere hed o e nd, soe distnce behind us, other, dd, ndtwo littlies were coing long s we heded uhill towrds the endo the tril. Uhill on skis ws never sure thing or e, nd s I -roched the to o the rise, I elt ysel beginning to sli bckwrds.Norlly t this oint I would hve llen, but on this dy o iny,I intined y blnce, nd incresed y seed bckwrds downthe grooves o the tril soehow reining uright until I cnnonedinto the oor unsusecting ily behind e, scttering the to theour winds. Tis ws obviously sign. I reoved y skis, wded outto the rking lot, nd hve never been bck.I gld tht tht excruciting oent hs nlly borne ruit.ook long enough…
— Cheers Bill
: I love it!! And y I lese run your exlntion s well? Itde the crtoon ll the ore oignnt or e…
: By ll ens run the text — though I cn just icture in yind’s eye the ultitude o reders who hve built u entl ic-ture o the crtoonist suern — hndsoe, dshing, devil-y-cre, tke chrge kind o guy, only to hve it dshed by the inclu-sion o tht exlntion, but go hed, truth is ore iortnt… Iguess… sigh… you’re sure they cn hndle oignnt???
: It just kes you ore hun, Bill. You don’t wnt to intii-dte the.
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