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Friday, June 21, 2024

A very sad advertisement was found in the Feb. 11, 1848 edition of the Huron Signal.

Friday, June 21, 2024

You've all seen a television show or a film before that has a scene in which a photographer - maybe a journalist or a cop - is going through his or her pictures and spots something...

Friday, June 21, 2024

Yabba-dabba doomsday, e'rybody! The Chaff is back to snack on some facts while attracting some gnats to make stacks on stacks on stacks of gnats on gnats on gnats - Gnat Stacks - they make a great snack and that's a fact.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Two totally unrelated news items last week seemed to connect for me in a way that brought new relevance to the world in which we live.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Dome worry... about a thing, Another set of eyes, Hazardous to your health

Friday, June 14, 2024

For those who have been involved from the very beginning - look just to my left for an example of one of those people, Keith Roulston, one of the founders of the Blyth Festival - it must be amazing to see the Festival marking its 50th anniversary season.

Friday, June 14, 2024

X may mark the spot but, for some troubled teens on TikTok, ticks are marking the licks. The Chaff has been following a twisted new trend and we know that you're not going to like it: tick licking.

Friday, June 14, 2024

My two younger daughters and I will be attending the opening night of The Farm Show: Then and Now at the Blyth Festival's Harvest Stage Friday night, giving my daughters a chance to see a show that was first produced before they were born.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Promises kept, A golden anniversary, More alike than not

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Just as Toronto has the iconic CN Tower to identify its cityscape, so too does Wingham with the stately twin sentinels that guard its main street.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Long-time readers of this column - and I know there are dozens of you - will never grow tired of my Seinfeld references. Even as young people try to make the claim - erroneously - that Friends is the superior show...

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Whoopsies! The Chaff has gotten itself into a bit of a dangerous situation this week. We were supposed to be writing an insightful column about an issue that is relevant to the community

Thursday, June 6, 2024

While yesterday, June 6, marked the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy during the Second World War, we're currently witnessing thousands die in a war in the Middle East that also owes its origins to another war.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

The fight for airplay, Making history, Welcome to all

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Video may have killed the radio star, but the internet will kill us all! And that is why The Chaff is proud to announce that we're going online!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Last week, Jess and I finished a Netflix documentary and, over the course of the three hours, we learned a lot before arriving at that most holy of documentary staples: the information dump at the end.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Checking the polls recently, it seems assured, unless things change wildly, that the next election will see Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre as Canada's next Prime Minister.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Add friend?, With a cloth or something?, Farming into the Future

Friday, May 24, 2024

Before we leave the farmhouse kitchen, there is another item to take a look at and that is the sewing machine. Ours was a Raymond treadle model in a wooden cabinet.

Friday, May 24, 2024

If you're like no one, you're busy plotting out your strategy for the busy film season ahead. Whether it's summer blockbusters or film festival darlings, there is going to be a lot to see this year and surely you want to be on top...

Friday, May 24, 2024

Uh-oh, Chaff-o! The Chaff is back for another whack at the weasel. And as the Karate Kid's Karate man used to say, "Whack on! Whack off!"

Friday, May 24, 2024

Sometimes, if you're my age, it can seem like you're living history all over again. That's the way it seems when it comes to the medical situation these days.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Don't say climate change, Golden boys, Don't be scared, be prepared

Thursday, May 16, 2024

The other day I was reminded of the sheer joy that a new discovery can yield when you're a young person. As we get older and it takes a lot more effort (and, often, money)

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