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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Over the past year I've watched in wonder as my four-year-old daughter has proven time and time again that she (and likely her entire cohort) is stronger and more adaptable than most adults in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

With the approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine last week and the other vaccines on the way, Canadians at last have the hope of returning to something like pre-pandemic normal in the not-too-distant future.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Last year I did a story on Alvin and Pam McLellan's 1969 Pontiac Beaumont, which Alvin was restoring for their 40th wedding anniversary. During that time, I spoke with Alvin about his day-to-day vehicle...

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Buttergate, The cost of the soapbox, Three fingers pointing back

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Reading the room, Into the shadows, Private power problems

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Last week Facebook, with Mark Zuckerberg at the helm, took its next step against real journalism by blocking out true news sites, along with some collateral damage that could really harm the people of Australia.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

My late friend Greg Sarachman and I talked a lot about politics. He said in recent years he could see a marked shift in The Citizen's editorials and columns into the political realm, taking stances with which he personally agreed...

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Living is learning, and sometimes we learn that what at first seems illogical has logic behind it after all.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

During a recent Zoom meeting with my neighbours, it appeared Newfoundland and Labrador were the big winners. Two of the five couples identified the island province as the best vacation they've ever had, while others expressed their desire to visit.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Ten years, one month and five days ago, my bespectacled photo first appeared in the box to the right as I took over this space for the late, great Eric Dowd.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The stories of the 50th anniversary of the great blizzard of 1971, published in The Citizen a couple of weeks ago, were a reminder of how much the climate has changed.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Justice is not always just, Take it seriously, Find the same standards

Thursday, February 11, 2021

With Donald Trump now sliding into obscurity, my days of mentioning him should be over. However, the world of make-believe and post-truth he ushered into the world continues to plague us.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

It's funny how you can always find a microcosm of larger events if you look close to home, all you have to do is keep your eyes and ears open and, sure enough, you'll be able to apply the lessons learned to something close to home, or vice versa.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Having grown up on a farm at a time when self-sufficiency was a goal, I've always been dubious about free trade, but I never thought it would endanger Canadian lives.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

In the spotlight, The winds of change, Entitlement comes with age?

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Eagle-eyed readers of last week's issue of The Citizen likely noticed that a story from page one regarding COVID-19 statistics in Huron-Perth didn't continue over to page two as intended and that mistake was on me.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

As the snow floated down day after day last week, slowly accumulating to daunting depths, I had only the arrival of a flock of cardinals at the feeder for distraction and I began to envy all those people who really embrace outdoor winter activities.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Here at The Citizen, we often reflect on the legacy of our work (or at least I do) and how it affects our readers and community members. I know I've written about this before, but the relentless week-after-week style of the work we do here...

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The race is on... for some, A little research, Step up

Thursday, January 28, 2021

One mistake can haunt someone for the rest of their life. That has always been true and it remains true today. Some newspapers, however, are looking to remedy their role in that process, working to alter the past with the help of...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Over the last two weeks, there has been a lot to be disappointed about between our province's leader allegedly being part of a group of premiers that wants Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to "go to war" over the Keystone XL Pipeline

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci had just completed a thorough explanation of the new U.S. government's plans to vaccinate 100 million people for COVID-19 when a reporter asked a question that you just knew was going to bury everything else he'd said.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Perhaps a silver lining, Our pipe(line) dreams, The dawn of a new day

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