6.1G/T GOLD OVER 6.7M (0.18oz/ton gold over 22.0 ft) ON EAST-WEST PROPERTY

Val-d’Or, Quebec, April 28, 2011 – Knick Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: KNX) (“Knick Exploration” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that drill hole EW-11-30 on the Raven Gold Zone returned 6.1g/t gold over 6.7m (0.18oz/ton gold over 22.0 ft), down hole intercept from 73.60 to 80.30m. The 6.1g/t over 6.7m intercept represents an intersection of quartz veining and altered host rock. Sections within this intercept as well as other assays will be posted on the web site. http://www.knick.ca/projects/eastwest/ The 6.1g/t over 6.7m intersection is part of a gold shoot on the western wing of the Raven Gold Zone.

 Preliminary assay results in conjunction with Knicks previous work suggests gold enrichment as sub-vertical shoots within the Raven Gold Zone. The western wings shoot includes 8.5g/t at surface, 4.98g/t over 2.25m at 17m vertical in hole EW-11-05 and 6.1g/t over 6.7m at 55m vertical in hole EW-11-30. Intercepts are down hole widths.

 Metallic sieve and fire assays are pending.

 At present data is being processed in anticipation of the Phase II drill program.
 Samples are being sent to Expert Laboratory in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec for analysis. Fire assay and metallic sieve methods are being implemented for analysis as deemed warranted.

Gordon N. Henriksen, P.Geo., Vice President of Knick Exploration, is the Company’s qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.

 Forward-Looking statement
Neither TSX Venture Exchage nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
 This Press Release includes forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties.  All statements within, other than statements of historical fact, are to be considered forward looking.  There can be no assurances that such statements will prove accurate and, therefore, readers are advised to rely on their own evaluation of such uncertainties.

Jacques Brunelle
President & CEO
Knick Exploration
(819) 856-1387
 
Gordon N. Henriksen
Vice President
Knick Exploration
(819) 874-5252

Trelawney Files Resource Report for the Cote Lake Gold Deposit

April 25, 2011 – Toronto, Ontario – Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. (the “Company” or “Trelawney”) (TSXV: TRR, Frankfurt: RTW ) announces that it has filed the report entitled: “Technical Report on the Cote Lake Deposit, Chester Property, Ontario, Canada” with regulatory authorities. The report dated April 21, 2011, was authored by William E. Roscoe, P.Eng., and R. Barry Cook, P.Eng., of Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (RPA). The report includes the initial mineral resource estimate on the Cote Lake Gold Deposit previously released on March 7, 2011.

The main highlight of the report is an Inferred Mineral Resource estimate for the Cote Lake Gold Deposit of 131 million tonnes averaging 1.00 g/t Au for 4.2 million ounces of contained gold at a cut?off grade of 0.3 g/t Au. The estimate and technical report conform to National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (NI 43-101). The effective date of this mineral resource estimate is March 4, 2011.

The Cote Lake Gold Deposit, located on the Chester Property halfway between Timmins and Sudbury in Northern Ontario, consists of low to moderate grade gold +/- copper mineralization which is associated with brecciated intermediate to felsic, and locally mafic intrusive rocks. Mineralization occurs in the form of disseminated and fracture-controlled sulphides which generally correlate to the gold values. Visible gold is commonly observed. The zones are bleached with the prevalent alteration being feldspathic, chloritic and biotitic. The nature of the alteration and mineralization is indicative of a porphyry-style deposit.

David Beilhartz, Vice President, Exploration for Trelawney Mining and Exploration, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has prepared or supervised the scientific or technical information for the property and verified the data disclosed in this press release. William E. Roscoe, P.Eng., of RPA, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved this press release as it pertains to the mineral resource estimate.

Trelawney is a Canadian junior mining and exploration company with a focus on Archean gold deposits. The Company’s current focus is directed towards the development and continued exploration of the Chester Project, located in Chester Township 20 kilometres southwest of Gogama, Ontario.

For further information contact: Greg Gibson, President and CEO
416-363-8567 or ggibson@trelawneymining.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

Helena Guergis and Rahim Jaffer Story

The Helena Guergis and Rahim Jaffer scandal that broke out over a year ago had grabbed everyone’s attention, including my own. Then after a few months it was no longer top of mind and people had stopped talking about it, including myself. With this week’s launch by Guergis of an attack on the Harper government, the topic is back to the forefront and so are all the associated rumours and stories that never made it into the media. Even those that made it into the media were eventually withdrawn by the individuals that had originally provided the information.

So, as I’m reading the newspaper this week about how Helena Guergis has made herself the victim and the perfect poster child for women who struggle everywhere with false accusations that have destroyed their careers. Meanwhile, my mind goes back to the stories I heard from people that supposedly had a friend that was close to Jaffer or Guergis herself. Ofcourse, they’re just rumours right? But how can we be sure. A year is a long time for someone to tie up loose ends, shut a few mouths, etc. by persuading individuals to change their comments or recall of what happened.

As a result my curiousity is now up and I’ve decided to start gathering some information to try and figure out what the truth is about this situation. The way I see it, one of the most significant aspects of the scandal was that Guergis allowed Jaffer to conduct commercial business out of her office, which was unrelated to Guergis’ parliamentary work and in which she accompanied him to business meetings in respect to his commercial business. Wow, that to me sounds pretty serious.

Here is the information I’ve gathered so far:

According to Wikipedia, Guergis was born February 19, 1969. Her family has a history with local politics. Guergis attended Georgian College, where she completed an Ontario Real Estate program. After her graduation, she opened a bed and bath gift shop called “Final Touch” at the Rainbow Mall in Angus.
Links to webpages that provide information to this have either been securitized or removed.
1. Helena Guergis, statement at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, 14 October 2004. – access denied by parliamentary security system [http://192.197.82.11/committee/CommitteePublication.aspx?SourceId=85960]
2. CBC Canada Votes 2006, Simcoe-Grey riding entry – page has been removed [http://www.cbc.ca/canadavotes/riding/192/]

On April 13, 2010 Guergis’ former chauffeur told The Globe and Mail that Guergis frequently let Jaffer use her government-issued car for personal use. – “Chauffeur claims Guergis frequently let husband use government car”. The Globe and Mail. 2010-04-13. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/chauffeur-claims-guergis-frequently-let-husband-use-government-car/article1532461.

April 18, 2010 Ignatieff links Guergis to organized crime. According to wikipedia.org, they refer to an article [Ignatieff links Guergis, organized crime The Canadian Press April 18, 2010] with the following link – http://www.thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/754232. However it seems that The Spectator has removed that article. How convenient that now that Ignatieff is supporting Guergis whereas before he was linking her to organized crime. What deal has been made to cover up this story and gain co-operation between Ignatieff and Guergis – perhaps a plot to attack the Conservative campaign just a couple of weeks before an election?

On May 20, 2010 Federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson fined Guergis for failing to report details of a $800,000 mortgage liability. Guergis had purchased the Ottawa house with her husband Rahim Jaffer in November 2009. Guergis reply was “I simply forgot and I accept responsibility for this oversight, I have already made arrangements to pay the fine — within the 30 days I was provided to do so.” – CBC News – Canada – Guergis fined $100 by ethics commissioner”. cbc.ca. 2010-05-20. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/05/20/helena-guergis-mortgage.html. Retrieved 2010-06-02.

I’m beginning to see why Harper’s government no longer wanted her as part of their government.

If you have any information, comments or stories to share about these two individuals leave them below.

Links to articles and information about Helena Guergis and/or Jaffer and/or persons of interest:

May 27, 2010 – “Harper Told That Jaffer Misused Special Passport” – According to James Tavers of The Toronto Star, “Warnings that Rahim Jaffer was abusing a special passport issued to Canadians travelling on government business fuelled Stephen Harper’s doubts about the former Conservative caucus chair and his wife, Helena Guergis.” Tavers goes on “The warnings, coupled with misuse of Guergis’s cabinet office for backdoor lobbying, convinced the Prime Minister that Jaffer was falsely presenting himself as an insider.” – http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/814900–travers-harper-told-that-jaffer-misused-special-passport

September 21, 2010 – “Jaffer-Gillani relationship exposed in documents”. The Star article points out that
Documents show Rahim Jaffer and his business associates were actively seeking government money for a “green” project, contradicting the former MP’s assertions during Parliamentary testimony. In addition, The Star article points out that the documents add further evidence that the business dealings between Jaffer and Nazim Gillani were far more extensive than Jaffer had initially implied when he told MPs the two had no “synergy.”

November 10, 2010 – “Guergis asks, Are you voting for me?”. Guergis, who was kicked out of the Conservative Party this year, is again under criticism for mailing out taxpayer-funded material asking people if they plan to vote for her in the next election. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/888409–guergis-asks-are-you-voting-for-me

December 15, 2010 – Guergis gives birth in Ottawa. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/907438–helena-guergis-gives-birth-to-healthy-boy

More to follow…

Real Estate Indications Show Drop In Prices

Yesterday I wrote a blog about how I had seen the price of a condominium unit at 12 Yonge Street drop by 7.5% over the last two months.  This morning I read in the Globe and Mail’s Real Estate section that real estate prices have dropped much more than that in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 2010. 

According to real estate expert John Pasalis of Realosophy Realty Inc., “For example, Rosedale house values show a 42 per cent decline, Q1 2010 to Q1 2011…”  Wow, that is one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Toronto with houses costing well into the millions.  Imagine owning a $1,ooo,ooo house and then seeing its price chopped to $580,000.  Maybe those homeowners can afford to loose a whopping $420,000 or maybe they have no choice.

Other examples of neighbourhood real estate price comparison between Q1 2010 and Q1 2011 show:
Humber Valley – down 36%
Allenby – down 23%
Bathurst Manor – down 17%
Chinatown – down 17%

As I said yesterday, if you’re thinking about selling your home sell it soon and if you need a place to live rent for now because it is 25% cheaper than ownership. In other words, home prices in Toronto are atleast 25% overvalued.

Great Panther Silver Reports First Quarter Production; Silver Increases By 15%, Gold Up By 45% From Q1 2010

GREAT PANTHER SILVER LIMITED (TSX: GPR; NYSE Amex: GPL; the “Company”) is pleased to report first quarter (“Q1”), production at its two wholly-owned Mexican silver mining operations, Guanajuato and Topia.

The mines produced 410,640 ounces of silver, 2,310 ounces of gold, 241 tonnes of lead, and 345 tonnes of zinc. Compared to production results from Q1 2010, silver is up by 15%, gold is up by 45%, lead is down by 17% and zinc is unchanged. The combined metal production, at 607,225 silver equivalent ounces, (“Ag eq oz”) is 7% higher than the last quarter and up 15% from Q1 2010. This is a very positive start to the year. Guanajuato metal production, at 406,419 Ag eq oz, is improved by 10% from the last quarter and is up 29% from a year ago while Topia silver production, at 137,219 Ag oz, is a quarterly record.

The following summarizes the main highlights for the first quarter of 2011:

Silver production of 410,640 Ag oz, up 15% from Q1 2010.
Gold production of 2,310 Au oz, up 45% from Q1 2010.
Combined metal production of 607,225 Ag eq oz, up by 15% from Q1 2010.
Record metallurgical gold recovery at Guanajuato of 91.5%, up 6% from Q1 2010.
Record silver production at Topia of 137,219 oz Ag, up 4% from Q1 2010.
Milling capacity records set at both processing plants.
Exploration drill results expand mineralisation at the San Ignacio property.
Exploration drilling confirms orebody extending to depth at Guanajuatito.
Increased NI 43-101 compliant Mineral Resources at the Topia Mine.
(Silver equivalents for 2011 are established using budget prices of US$1200/oz Au, US$20/oz Ag, US$0.90/lb Pb and Zn.)

Guanajuato Mine

Guanajuato Mine recorded a much improved quarter compared to both the previous quarter and Q1 2010. Under the overall guidance of the new General Manager for Guanajuato, several modifications are being made to enable the mines and plant to operate more effectively. Ore tonnes mined and processed increased to 42,980, up 10% from the last quarter and 23% from a year ago. Gold production increased to 2,217 oz, up 21% and 53%, while silver production, at 273,421 oz, was higher by 7% and 22% respectively. The average grades of 222g/t Ag and 1.75g/t Au were satisfactory and reflect the distribution of ore supply from the mines.

The Guanajuato plant achieved record gold recovery and excellent silver recovery of 91.5% and 89.2%, respectively. Many improvement modifications were made throughout the plant such that a new record milling rate, of 1,050 tonnes per day, was achieved while operating an average of 15 days per month. During the second quarter, five new 5.0 cubic metre flotation cells, supplied by Outotec, and a third set of cyclones, supplied by Krebs, will be installed. These modifications are expected to facilitate further improvements in metallurgical performance.

Production stoping of the Santa Margarita vein progressed well and gold grades and production improved sharply. Gold grades of the ore extracted from the Santa Margarita vein averaged 9.8g/t Au and contributed almost 50% of the gold production at Guanajuato. Overall gold production increased to 2,217 Au oz which was 21% higher than the previous quarter and up 53% compared to one year ago.

Production from the Los Pozos area on the 310, 345 and 380 metre levels continued to set new records and accounted for over 50% of the silver production. Exploratory diamond drilling from the 390 metre level has intercepted the orebody below this level and an access ramp is being driven to establish a fourth production level later this year.

The Cata Clavo production was 1,000 tonnes below plan towards the end of the quarter due to a mechanical failure of the ore hoisting winch in the internal shaft. The winch has since been repaired and production has returned to normal. The ramp haulage system is being upgraded and extended such that during the second half of the year the inclined hoisting shafts of both Rayas and Cata will be redundant which will eliminate current bottlenecks to production efficiency.

Mining of the Guanajuatito North Zone was restarted on the completion of an access ramp to the 120 metre level. Exploratory development on vein confirmed the indications from diamond drilling. A ventilation raise has been completed and stoping has commenced.

Underground diamond drilling totaled 3,066 metres; 1,833 metres drilled in the Valenciana area, 936 metres to test the depth extensions of Los Pozos, as well as various drilling targeted towards the new San Telesforo zones plus ore definition. During the second quarter, two additional drilling rigs will be added. Drilling will restart to test the deep extensions of both the Rayas Clavo and the Guanajuatito areas.

Results from the fourth quarter, 2010 drilling of the Guanajuatito area were successful in extending silver-gold mineralization below the current level of mining on the 80 metre level, down to the 245 metre level. The new mineralization has been defined over a strike length of approximately 100 metres and for an additional 150 metres vertically. Two mineralized zones are interpreted from the data – the Veta Madre zone, and a slightly deeper Footwall zone.

Typically, the mineralized portion of the zones pinches and swells with true widths varying from less than one metre to 4.6 metres. Typifying the above observations are Veta Madre intersections for UGG10-008 that intersected 8.52g/t gold and 1,300g/t silver over a true width of 0.61 metres, and UGG10-009 that intersected 0.87g/t gold and 241g/t silver over a true width of 3.59 metres. The best and deepest (245 level) Footwall zone intersection returned 2.77g/t gold and 839g/t silver over a true width of 1.72 metres in UGG10-021.

Ore development on the 120 level and a ventilation raise has been completed in preparation for stoping. Ramp development to subsequent stope levels for future production will re-commence. Given the good exploration results to date, further exploration potential along strike and the advancing ramp depth, additional capital has been committed in the form of a deeper electrical distribution network.

San Ignacio Property

Initial 2011 diamond drilling at the San Ignacio Mine property, Guanajuato has continued to intersect numerous zones of silver-gold mineralization including the Melladito and Nombre de Dios zones.

Following the success of the first four drill holes (see news releases dated October 28th, November 15th, and December 21st 2010), ESI11-005 was angled easterly from the first site to test the southerly strike extent of the mineralization beyond holes ESI10-001 and 002. Hole ESI11-005 intersected five silver-gold mineralized zones, including the Melladito and Nombre de Dios zones, a new Melladito hanging wall zone that assayed 1,404g/t silver and 5.04g/t gold over 0.90 metres and a zone between the two principal structures that returned 356g/t silver and 3.77g/t gold over 1.75 metres.

Hole ESI11-006 was drilled from a station 150 metres west of the first drill station to test the Plateros vein (the vein that hosted the former San Ignacio Mine operation) near surface and the Melladito vein at depth. The most westerly vein intercept, which is not interpreted to be the Plateros vein, but possibly a new zone, returned 175g/t silver and 1.67g/t gold over 1.35 metres, while three deeper zones of silver-gold mineralization appear to correlate with the Melladito vein and the new high grade hanging wall zone intersected in ESI11-005.

The third section of drill-holes, including ESI11-007 and 008, was drilled easterly from a site approximately 50 metres north of the setup for ESI10-003 and 004. Hole ESI11-007 intersected ten mineralized zones including the Melladito zone that returned 421g/t silver and 3.08g/t gold over 3.80 metres, the Nombre de Dios zone that assayed 854g/t silver and 4.20g/t gold over 1.45 metres, and a footwall stockwork zone with 824g/t silver and 2.10g/t gold over 0.75 metres. Hole ESI11-008, drilled under ESI11-007, intersected three mineralized zones, including the Melladito and the Nombre de Dios zones and a Melladito hanging wall zone that returned 662g/t silver and 1.75g/t gold over 0.50 metres. All appear to demonstrate good vertical continuity as they have on the other drill sections. Overall, the mineralization has now been traced by drill core intercepts over a vertical depth of more than 300 metres and a strike length of more than 150 metres.

To date, results from eight San Ignacio drill holes have been published. Drilling continues and, for the quarter, totals 3,726 metres with the twelfth drillhole in progress. A new NI 43-101 compliant resource is being prepared for the San Ignacio property for publication in the second quarter.

The Company has started the permit application process, including preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment, in anticipation of a positive decision to establish a mine portal and drive a decline ramp from surface to access the veins for underground mining. During the course of development, any ore from the San Ignacio Mine property will be trucked to Great Panther Silver’s Guanajuato plant for processing, where the capacity currently exists to double ore throughput.

The San Ignacio Mine property covers approximately four kilometres of strike length on the La Luz vein system, which is parallel to, and five kilometres west of, the principal Veta Madre structure that hosts Great Panther Silver’s main Guanajuato mines.

Topia Mine

Topia recorded another excellent quarter with metal production of 137,219 oz of silver (a record), 92 oz of gold, 530,587 lbs of lead, and 760,308 lbs of zinc, from milling 11,013 tonnes of ore. This totals 200,806 Ag eq oz, 3% higher than the previous quarter and 5% higher than the first quarter of 2010. Ore grades averaged 420g/t Ag, 0.33g/t Au, 2.32% Pb and 3.42% Zn.

The plant was extensively modified between Christmas and the second week of January 2011. Four 2.8 cubic metre flotation cells were added to the flotation circuit and the grinding circuit was reconfigured to provide for additional capacity. The processing capacity was raised to 275 tonnes per day (“tpd”) with metal recoveries of 92.3% for Ag, 79.0% for Au, 94.1% for Pb and 91.5% for Zn. In addition to processing the 11,013 tonnes from the Company’s mines, 2,208 tonnes were custom milled for a local miner, thereby increasing revenue and keeping unit costs down.

Mine development continued to extend known areas and provide access to new mining areas with a total of 2,093 metres advanced. Preparations are underway at the La Prieta mine for commencing exploratory development in the second quarter. This is a past producing mine with modest mineral resources and large exploration potential and is expected to add silver production by year end.

A total of 510 metres of underground diamond drilling was completed. Drilling was carried out to test for additional resources at the Argentina Mine between the second and third levels and at the San Miguel mine. Results from the drilling are being used to direct further exploratory development.

Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (“RPA”) of Vancouver, B.C. has delivered an update to the ongoing mineral resource development at Topia (see news release dated March 7th, 2011). The 2011 RPA mineral resource estimate comprises Measured & Indicated (“M & I”) Mineral Resources of 171,000 tonnes at 864g/t silver, 1.56g/t gold, 7.53% lead and 4.37% zinc (7.44 million silver equivalent ounces), a 36.3% increase over the 2009 resource estimate. In addition, RPA estimates 285,000 tonnes of 868g/t silver, 1.5g/t gold, 6.5% lead and 3.7% zinc (11.91 million silver equivalent ounces) in the Inferred category, a 109.3% increase over the previous estimate.

The production rate from the Topia mines is increasing each year and is planned at 36,000 tonnes in 2011. Additionally, there are other mineralized veins that are not included in this resource estimate. By applying reasonable estimates of 50% mining dilution and 80% mining recovery, management expects the current resources to support a mine life of at least fifteen years. It is anticipated that, with additional drilling, the resource will continue to increase. This “rolling resource” is typical for underground mines as it is often not cost-effective to define a large resource/reserve in advance of mining.

Outlook

The strategy to accelerate production to 3.8 million Ag eq oz in 2012 remains unchanged. Topia production continues to excel and Guanajuato production is showing a very positive trend under new management.

New NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource/reserve estimates by RPA have been published for both operations. Resources for Topia support mining and mine expansions while the plant capacity has been increased to 275 tpd. Resource estimates for Guanajuato support the medium term production goals and plant capacity has already exceeded what is required to achieve these. The resources did not include estimates for the Guanajuatito area and the San Ignacio Property. The resource estimate for San Ignacio is being prepared for publication in the second quarter and is expected to add significantly to the total resources, thereby supporting longer term production goals at Guanajuato.

Robert F. Brown, P.Eng., Vice President of Exploration for the Company is the Qualified Person for both the Guanajuato Mine and the Topia Mine, under the meaning of NI 43-101. Aspects of both mines relating to mining and metallurgy are overseen by Charles Brown, Chief Operating Officer for Great Panther Silver and its Mexican subsidiary, Minera Mexicana El Rosario, S.A. de C.V.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.greatpanther.com, contact B&D Capital at telephone 604 685 6465, fax 604 899 4303 or e-mail info@greatpanther.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Robert A. Archer”

Robert A. Archer, President & CEO

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information within the meaning of the Securities Act (Ontario) (together, “forward-looking statements”). Such forward-looking statements may include but are not limited to the Company’s plans for production at its Guanajuato and Topia Mines in Mexico, exploring its other properties in Mexico, the overall economic potential of its properties, the availability of adequate financing and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to be materially different. Such factors include, among others, risks and uncertainties relating to potential political risks involving the Company’s operations in a foreign jurisdiction, uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, physical risks inherent in mining operations, currency fluctuations, fluctuations in the price of silver, gold and base metals, completion of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, the inability or failure to obtain adequate financing on a timely basis, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010 and reports on Form 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov and Material Change Reports filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators and available at www.sedar.com.

Real Estate Prices Dropping In Toronto

Despite what the headlines have been saying about Toronto prices staying firm, the evidence shows that prices for condominiums in the downtown core have already started a steep decline.

Two months ago a  two bedroom condominium (NO DEN) at 12 Yonge Street was selling for $450,000.  Today I saw a two bedroom PLUS DEN in the same building going for $435,000.  That is a drop of about $35,000 ($450,000-$435,000 plus $20,000 for the den)  in just 2 months.  This represents a drop in price of 7.5% ($35,000/$470,000).

Beware if you’re buying a condominium in Toronto, the bubble seems like it has begun to burst.  If you need to sell soon, sell now not later.  If you need a place to live, rent the condo because it is 25% cheaper than owning.

Now is a time to be smart not emotional about real estate.

Obituary: John B. (Baptiste) Thibaudeau

A longtime resident of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada passed restfully at the St. Thomas – Elgin General Hospital on April 12, 2011.  John began life on October 15, 1928 in Chesley, near Glenelg and Artemesia Townships, Grey County, Ontario, whre the Thibaudeau family first homesteaded. John spent his childhood and youth in St. Thomas, with his parents John Stewart and Alice (nee Pryce) Thibaudeau and two surviving sisters Colleen Thibaudeau-Reaney (London, ON) and Sheila Lambrinos (Owen Sound, ON), attended Scott Street and Wellington Street Schools and later graduated from the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute (STCI).

John Took leave from the University of Western Ontario (UWO), London, ON, to enter the 408 “Goose” Squadron at the Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF), based out of RCAF Station Rockcliffe, ON. For several years John participated in many exercises, including mapping the far north and other remote areas of Canada, from specially equipped Lancaster Photographic Aircraft. Upon leaving the RCAF, John participated as a Peacekeeper iwth the First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF-1) in Egypt. John retunred with his  young family to St. Thomas in 1957, completed an Honours Bachelor of Science and an Althouse College Secondary School Teachers program at University of Western Ontario and like his father entered the Teaching profession. Over nearly 30 years, John taught Geography, the Sciences and Math to thousands of students attending East Elgin (Aylmer) and Arthur Voaden Secondary Schools (St. Thomas).

John was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, partner, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. He was also a peacekeeper, colleague, teacher, educator, friend and much more. Always, he supported, encouraged and cared deeply for his family and friends. John possessed a bold spirit like his mother, a quick wit, was curious about human worldly affairs, an avid player and fan of some sports and played bridge enthusiastically, winning many tournaments as a Life Master. John held great respect and a lifelong passion for all in the natural world. He seemed most at home in this world while in the outdoors; at the seashore, in the forest, walking freshly ploughed fields hunting for arrowheads, cooking the perfect burger on an open campfire, collecting rocks and fossils, on the water, fishing and sharing these experiences in the compoany of family members, his partner, friends and his dogs. John is affectionately remembered as a man whose insights, wisdom, principle of fairness and ways of being in this world continue influencing and guilding the life experiences of his surviving partner Lana Johnstone (St. Thomas, ON), 4 children: Sandra (Clyde) Adkin (London, ON), Steven (Marg) Thibaudeau (Kitchener, ON), Shelley Thibaudeau (Cochrane, AB), and Scott (Carolyn) Thibaudeau (Walkerton, ON); 10 grandchildren: Nathan, Sydney and Nolan (Sandra); Danielle, Matthew, Victoria and Andrew (Steven), Lindsay and Cory (Scott); one great-grandson: Jay Tyler Oldham (Nathan); Dana Thibaudeau; and Mrs. Frances Cline. Nices and nephews James Reaney and Susan Reaney (Colleen) and Chris Lambrinos, Tim Lambrinos and Alice Lambrinos-Idemudia (Sheila) also hold many fond memories of adventures and experiences with their uncle and brother John, his dog Ebony and continue sharing these with their children and extended familes.

PSI Seminars

I was surfing the internet when I came across a website with the explicit mandate of exposing a huge fraud that is destroying lives.  The owner of the website claims that PSI Seminars is a cult that is designed to pressure people into taking the expensive seminars that range into the thousands of dollars.

The webiste is www.psi-lies.com and the stories that are posted demonstrate just how relationships and lives have been destroyed.  One story in particular is about a woman who was persuaded to take the course by her close friend.  The short of it is that she came back from the seminar and 30 days later left her husband. A year later she’s maxed out her credit card paying for more and more courses on becoming more spiritual.  Meanwhile, she’s gone onto eharmony looking for a relationship. The man goes on to say that she’s put out feelers to see if he’s willing to get back together with her.

My advice to him is not to waste his time with such a week woman that she would destroy her life-long relationship so readily after returning from a week of brain-washing, programming or whatever you want to call it.  There are lots of good women out there, they actually out number the men. So say goodbye to this looser of an excuse for a woman and find yourself someone who is serious, reliable, local and able to commit.

Purchasing Analyst Toronto 3 plus years experience strong excel

  Purchasing–Analyst ( new) Toronto GTA  ( local only please) note that this post requires 

advanced excel skill ( pivot) and at least 4 plus years of relevant experience -Reviews acquisitions with vendors for product detail -Maintains inventory and purchase order system and generates  analysis, and reports   please respond in word format and in confidence to: Barry.blostein@sympatico.ca executive search Toronto  905-763-0728  

Stationary Engineer 1st class Ontario

career posts for Mechanical Engineer, Stationary Engineer, Human Resources, Purchasing   1. Sales Savvy  Mechanical Engineer leed (hydronic-geothermal)-heatpumps  (BC -, Alberta)

 

.NEW Stationary Engineer 1st  Class Ontario  

Demonstrated electrical and mechanical knowledge of boilers,pumps, emergency generators and compressors as well as maintenance experience of sale plus auxiliary and stem in a pulp and paper environment. Candidates must be proficient with preventative maintenance ,health and safely and fire regulations.   Candidates must currently hold a 1st class Stationary Engineer license , experience supervising a safe.

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