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Thursday, September 22, 2022

It has been a good summer for the gardeners. Of course, mine always excels. I expect it's because of my most diligent studies of the lunar system, the tides and the effects of the moon on a man's mentality.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The world this week as viewed by The Citizen's editorial board.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

After having the last week dominated with the extended ceremonies surrounding the death of Queen Elizabeth II, it's likely there will be plenty of air time devoted in the next few days for the 50th anniversary of the Canada-Russia hockey series, of...

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Seventy-four restaurants in Toronto were recognized by the Michelin Guide last week. Twelve earned one star, while just one achieved two-star status and no one earned a third star, the highest rating in the guide.
When the Michelin Guide announced...

Thursday, September 22, 2022

This week's editorials, on the page to the left, focus on some interesting topics like virtual meetings, whether the COVID-19 pandemic is over (having possibly become endemic) or not and a lack of faith in the Canadian healthcare system...

Friday, September 16, 2022

Some of your readers may have seen the recent online Brindley Auction in Dungannon.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Speaking with Margaret Vincent, who is the president of the Elementary School Fair committee, got me thinking about the pride of showing off my work.

Friday, September 16, 2022

While the death of Queen Elizabeth is, undoubtedly, a tragedy to those who knew her best, the push by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to designate Monday, Sept. 19

Friday, September 16, 2022

The lavish attention paid to the death of Queen Elizabeth II this past week had the perverse result of making me think about the loss of many others I have had the fortune to know on a more personal basis.

Friday, September 16, 2022

A portrait in full, That's certainly a choice

Friday, September 9, 2022

It will soon be Brussels Fall Fair time and I trust our Ag. Society has everything in hand to make it sparkle.

Friday, September 9, 2022

One of my favourite cookbooks is (and always has been) The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts. The men who ran the famed Montreal restaurant...

Friday, September 9, 2022

Take in the Blyth Festival's final play of the year John Ware Reimagined and while my review mentions a great many things about the play, it won't mention the handful of technical glitches that occurred that evening because...

Friday, September 9, 2022

When I heard the story last week from a national polling company that Canadians are angry, I at first dismissed it as a way the company had to get attention. Then I listened to a week of news stories and I thought I might be wrong.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Following the science?, A team effort, Where's the common sense?

Friday, September 9, 2022

Among the resources for a person interested in genealogy are the obituaries of days gone by.

Friday, September 2, 2022

In the long history of Brussels, I'm sure we have had our fair share of "characters". But perhaps none is quite as notorious as Jack Thynne, "The Kansas Farmer".

Friday, September 2, 2022

With the municipal election less than two months away, those throwing their hats in the ring to become a municipal council member for the first time should be getting ready for the possibility that they might win...

Friday, September 2, 2022

Reading Denny's story on Brian and Annette MacKenzie from our special issue on the Huron County Plowing Match reminded me of an ever-present cloud that has hung over Huron County for the last two decades: amalgamation.

Friday, September 2, 2022

As the 2022 Huron Pioneer Thresher Reunion approaches next weekend, I must confess my nostalgia for nostalgia kicks into high gear.

Friday, September 2, 2022

A new brand of bully, Shades of grey, One small step for mankind

Friday, August 26, 2022

Once upon a time, in the fair village of Londesborough, there was a carriage shop; the kind of place a fairy godmother would stop. Wait!...

Friday, August 26, 2022

Last week, as Jess and I were watching some television, there was a segment on about Peterborough. Not overly far from where I grew up in Pickering, Peterborough is a lovely smaller city (relative to the cities in that area) that...

Friday, August 26, 2022

Human beings have a funny way of hanging on to some practices, cultural touchstones and technologies tightly while being absolutely fine with others passing by the wayside.

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