The Halloween holiday seems to get bigger every year with more elaborate decorations and kids' costumes, but, for me, it seems to fade in importance - or maybe I just get older (and grouchier).
Back in March when a handful of hockey players said they would not be wearing Pride-themed jerseys, there was a fair bit of debate. As a result, the National Hockey League (NHL) brought in a wholesale ban on any themed jerseys, including Pride jerseys.
As Canadians struggle to come up with a just, and civilized, position on the current war between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip, one of the things that may trip the balance is that Israel purports to be a democracy
The Integrity Commissioner's Report on whether The Pumpkin is actually just The Chaff is complete and provided in its entirety below:
On social media, the most trustworthy and encouraging place on earth, there is a thing that people say (type) when they come across something so absurd that it defies human logic. "I hate it here."
Pumpkin-folk, squash oglers and other ornery gourd enthusiasts, welcome back to The Pumpkin, blah, blah, blah, who cares? It's hard to remain focused this week because we're being investigated by the freaking Integrity Commissioner...
If you're my age, you probably thought the hubbub over race in America was a thing of the past. But, just when you did, racism has raised its ugly head again.
This past Thanksgiving weekend, our teenaged grandsons challenged the older males in the family to a few games of Trevett.
Apologies in advance, as this column is going to equate politics with the word "thrill" and we all know that isn't the case. Not. One. Bit. The title references a B.B. King song. I suppose that's kind of cool.
Being an old farm kid, and having spent all my life (aside from three years in university) in one of the most productive farming areas of the world, I have always held Thanksgiving Day up as one of the most important holidays of the year.
Pumpkins and salutations one and all. Welcome back to another edition of The Pumpkin, your number one, very good source for all the pumpk-INs and pumpk-OUTs of the gorgeous gourd that's got it all
It is difficult to think how much my life has changed in just a short time. Thank you so much for being the maid of honour at our wedding in July (between haying and harvest, you know).
Remember the concept of the bustling city, full of activity, excitement and noise? Of course you do. I certainly do. Growing up in two Toronto suburbs (Pickering and Scarborough)...
Everybody shut up! There's definitely, absolutely, without a doubt, for sure, totally no time for pleasantries this week at The Chaff because "Chaff-ston, we have a problem."
In a week when Ontario Premier Doug Ford decided he was risking his government's electability in pushing the sale of portions of the Greenbelt around Toronto for new housing, there was an even bigger scandal continuing in Alberta...
You can't just go around annexing parts of other countries - well, unless you're a ruthless dictator - nor do I think Justin Trudeau would consider such a move, neither practically nor politically, but, hear me out: Minnesota for Alberta - straight up.
In the grand tradition of fighting for what truly matters, The Chaff would like to draw your attention to a crisis of monumental proportions that has befallen us.
The season changes from summer to autumn, and yet, the wildfires continue to burn in northern Canada and the lower mainland of British Columbia in the worst fire season we have ever experienced.