Plenty of ink has been spilled about the information age, which has since turned into the misinformation age, but it now seems the post-truth era is taking hold when it comes to basic history and facts, endangering more than the integrity...
Recently Huron County Council decided that just over a three per cent difference in prices wasn't worth keeping money here at home and instead voted to send it to a national company whose closest office is over an hour away by car.
It took some nerve for four Conservative premiers to fly into Ottawa last week and hold a news conference at which they demanded the federal government increase healthcare transfers to the provinces, but they have a point.
Earlier this month, 11 first-year students were dismissed from Northeastern University in Boston after they failed to follow physical distancing rules.
Late last week I came across a headline that made me think. It struck at something that has always stuck in my craw -- a real us-and-them concept that makes you wonder what goes on in the other houses
The defining emotion of our time seems to be anger. People are angry about having to wear masks to fight the spread of COVID-19. People are angry against police treatment of Black and Indigenous people.
As I was researching some story ideas for this week's editorial board meeting, I perused my regular news sites which include the BBC where, if you're looking for Canada, you have to click the tab that says "US & Canada".
What a difference 20 years can make. I don't mean that in the overarching manner so we can talk about the internet, social media and cell phones; I mean it in terms of 20 years that profoundly changed this community forever.
One of the fascinating side effects of the current pandemic is the lessons we've learned about how complicated and interconnected our world is.
While both my editor Shawn and I have shared some of the bad experiences we have had as journalists over the past few weeks in our editorial spaces, I hope that everyone realizes that the good outweighs the bad...
Students studying journalism, in Canada at least, are made to understand that they are an important part of the democratic system -- that the best way to have good government is to have informed voters...
Though I didn't necessarily plan it out this way, here is the third installment in somewhat of a series on media literacy and a bit of a peek behind the curtain detailing what it's like to be a reporter these days.
As anyone who has visited my office or has seen me strolling around in one of my favourite caps knows, I'm a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, or the Habs (short for Les Habitants) and have been since I was about five years old.
The release, last week, of video of a confrontation between Masai Ujiri and a police officer who stopped the Toronto Raptors' President as he tried to join his team on the court in Oakland...
You know what they say: opinions are like [the last stop in the digestive system]; everybody has one. Do journalists count when we talk about everyone? Are journalists people? The answer is yes, though some might disagree.
As a parent of a soon-to-be public elementary school student, my inbox has seen a fair number of e-mails from the Avon Maitland District School Board regarding the upcoming year and things are changing rapidly.
During the late 1960s, I and the other 3,000 students attending Ryerson Polytechnical Institute walked past the statue of Egerton Ryerson every day for three years without giving it a thought.
When I went to journalism school at Humber College, one of my first writing teachers made it abundantly clear that you would have to have a thick skin to do this job.