The feature I wrote about at my beloved cat Buckwheat on May 1 is the most popular story on my blog in 2009, according to statistics on the most popular posts compiled by Feedjit. Buckwheat died on November 7 at the age of 20 years and two months.
In second and third place are stories I did on the efforts of Cranbrook mayor Scott Manjak and a majority of council to expand the city's boundaries. Cranbrook voters rejected the plan first in the use of response forms in an alternative approval process, then in a referendum. The stories were on Manjak and his council supporters being given a lesson in grassroots democracy and about the failure of council to release a growth management plan to the taxpayers. It still hasn't been released at time of writing.
A referendum related story on the Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society, who led the grassroots movement against the boundary expansion, having created a defining moment in the city's history is also in the top ten.
Bill McLeod's feature on the strange disappearance at Amyot, Ontario, 50 years of two Chapleau men proved very popular.
Both features on popular nicknames in my home town of Chaplau, Ontario, are in the top ten with requests for more in 2010. Will do folks!
My Remembrance Day tribute to my father James E. Morris, is in the top 10 as is the story I did about the role of facebook in messages that I received on my birthday, then days later when Buckwheat died.
Rounding out the most popular of the year is the story about the late Mrs. A.W. Moore, Chapleau's greatest hockey fan.
Quite an eclectic mix. Thanks for reading
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