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Thursday, October 21, 2021

When I was in public school, I had a teacher who was fond of the saying, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander." The teacher didn't use it in the sense that some people do, which is to say what's good for a man is good for a woman...

Thursday, October 21, 2021

While I was alive during Ronald Reagan's presidency (I was actually born during his first term), I don't exactly remember much about it, being the age that I was. A look back through popular culture that has come since, however, shows...

Thursday, October 21, 2021

When the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was given to two journalists who have risked their lives to report the truth, suddenly my career as a community journalist  seemed pretty safe and unimportant.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The right direction, Above the law, Doing their jobs

Thursday, October 14, 2021

North Huron Township Council and its members often find themselves in my crosshairs in this column because of their comments or their seeming inability to get along with their neighbours

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The culture war that's tearing the U.S. apart and causing friction here in Canada is mostly about change: those who see the need for it and those who resist changing.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

While I usually leave the business of council bashing to Denny (and, to quote Lt. Aldo Raine in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, "Cousin, business is a-booming") I do have to say that becoming a father has...

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Behind closed doors, Consistent inconsistency, Keep it clean

Thursday, October 7, 2021

It's great that the world is turning to the internet and apps to help share what they have, creating markets for under-utilized assets, but it has to be done in a logical way, or else it's definitely going to create more problems than it solves.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

It really was just a matter of time until our newspapers, social media and broadcasts were flooded with stories of businesses openly defying the provincial government's proof of vaccination system.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

An article by freelancer and fellow Rural Voice columnist Jeffrey Carter in one of the other farm newspapers really highlighted for me, as Thanksgiving approaches, how privileged are the lives we lead in Canada.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Truth and Reconciliation, Whose side are you on?, Last year's heroes

Thursday, September 30, 2021

When the calendar turns to October, I'll mark 15 years with The Citizen. It's hard to believe that it's been that long, but it's also hard to believe that it's gone by that quickly. There is part of me that feels like I've been a journalist for...

Thursday, September 30, 2021

The past two months have almost felt like they may have taken place before the COVID-19 pandemic. I've covered the Huron County Plowing Match, as well as markets, fairs and other special events and the number of people

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Who'd have thought that the U.S., where to be accused of being a socialist is equated with being a communist, would be ahead of Canada in adopting a socialistic idea like employee ownership.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Playing dirty, Frustrating, yet fair, Shorthanded

Thursday, September 23, 2021

After years as the MPP for Huron-Bruce in Dalton McGuinty's Liberal provincial government, Carol Mitchell lost her seat in 2011 to Conservative Lisa Thompson. I recently came upon my reporting from that election...

Thursday, September 23, 2021

North Huron Township's Sept. 13 council meeting left me shocked and in utter disbelief as people were so racially insensitive in the handling of the Blyth Business Improvement Area's (BIA) request to review infrastructure naming.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Part of the reason the "old days" seem so golden is that time is a wonderful anesthesia.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Aw snap..., Don't think twice, it's all right, Giving them what they want

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Everything about this federal election has been disappointing. It makes sense to start at the beginning and be clear that it's disappointing that it was even called.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

On the page previous to this, you'll notice The Citizen's editor Shawn Loughlin reminding everyone how important voting is when it comes time for the upcoming election, and while it is crucial we all get out and vote, it's only part of the equation.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Ask most Canadians what privilege they most appreciate compared to their American neighbours and they'll probably say our health care system. Who would have mentioned, (until recently) our fair, honest, trustworthy Elections Canada?

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The winds of change, It is happening again, Still a ways to go

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