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Thursday, May 13, 2021

If you were taking in CBC content on Monday morning, you may have heard the sad tale of Ross Miller, an octogenarian with Alzheimer's Disease, who was allegedly taken advantage of by sales people at The Source - an electronics store owned by Bell Canada.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

As someone who struggled to keep several companies viable over a half-century in business I'm not one of those who thinks profit is a dirty word, but it's disgusting when you make profits while hundreds of your clients die.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Recently, I decided to take a break from social media - the ever-popular giant that dominates the lives of so many these days. Between the negativity, arguments and misinformation, I couldn't do it anymore.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tough choices, The loss of a platform, Look beyond the borders

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Many years ago, I found myself in one of those vintage music shops that are a rarity these days (if any still exist). I was killing time while a friend shopped for some real you've-probably-never-heard-of-them kind of music and I decided to buy...

Thursday, May 6, 2021

After surviving four years of Donald Trump's presidency of our southern neighbour with so many ridiculous moments that you'd tell yourself "You can't make this up!", I fear I've become addicted to the absurd.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Over the past 14 months, I've wrestled with the idea of our responsibility, as a newspaper, in the pandemic, the lockdowns and the stay-at-home orders, especially when it comes to those who want to rail against said measures.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

A multi-pronged strategy, The times are a-changin', Charging ahead

Thursday, April 29, 2021

I'll warn our readers ahead of time that there's going to be some pretty modern pop culture in this column. However, the message is a timeless one: respect the creator's vision for his or her creations. Oh, and millennials are just the worst, aren't they?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

As North Huron and Morris-Turnberry Councils prepare for a negotiation session to try to solve the cross-border servicing issues between the two municipali-ties, it's interesting to note that we're in the 20th anniversary of the shotgun weddings...

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The other day, on a walk with Jess (and a sleeping Tallulah) we talked about filling The Citizen each week. I relayed an analogy to Jess that I had first used when talking to Publisher Deb Sholdice.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Life goes on..., Stuck in the middle, We need a captain

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Becoming a father in the last year, my world has obviously changed. I got thinking about that over the weekend as I listened to my wife chat with my nine-month-old daughter as she changed her diaper.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Effectively leading a country, a province, a county or even a municipality takes a special kind of person: to be that kind of a leader, you need to be ready for people to not like you.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Canadians are hardly in a position to criticize U.S. President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September. After all, we brought our troops home 10 years ago.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Maintaining perspective, Here we go again, A promising direction

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Years and years ago, when I watched Bowling for Columbine, the Academy Award-winning documentary, for the first time, I remember I was blown away by its confrontational nature.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

A couple weeks back I was trying to figure out where our relatives had purchased a chair they gifted to us. The chair, which was "the feeding chair" when my daughter Mary Jane was nursing

Thursday, April 15, 2021

With U.S. President Joe Biden taking baby steps toward controlling the epidemic of gun deaths in the U.S. and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau making much bolder moves by introducing legislation to ban the sale of assault-style weapons...

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The arts endure, Thinking ahead, It knows no borders

Thursday, April 8, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn a lot out of society, both good and bad. One thing I've noticed as of late is the rapid increase in the unironic use of hyperbole that is absolutely ravaging the landscape.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

A little while back the CBC announced the cancellation of Kim's Convenience, which sucks. Kim's Convenience is a CBC show featuring the antics of a South Korean family in Toronto, whose patriarch and matriarch run a convenience store.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

How you feel about the state of democracy these days largely depends on whether you are a "glass half full" or "glass half empty" sort of person.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

An unequal impact, The lucky ones, Half-measures

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