In Manhattan's Times Square last week a big woman stepped out from the Hotel Astor, shouldered her way to a waiting automobile. The doorman stopped her.
"Sorry, lady," he said. "These cars are for the mayors." She gave him a look and said:
"I'm no lady. I'm a mayor."
She was indeed. She was fast-talking Anne Shipley, 46, Reeve (administrator) of the Township of Teck by official title and Mayor of Kirkland Lake by unofficial fact. She was in New York City to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
In Kirkland Lake no one would have made the Astor doorman's mistake. Anne Shipley...