Politicians have lots of different backgrounds. While some politicians dabble in public relations or commercial endeavours before running for office, others consistently run business into bankruptcy after inheriting millions.
When the FBI recently revealed they had arrested 13 men in a plot to kidnap and assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, many Americans probably wondered "can this be happening here?"
This week, we've chosen to celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Citizen, the newspaper I've been a part of for the last 14 years, first as a reporter under Bonnie Gropp and then as the editor for just over the last 10 years.
Earlier this week news broke that, in the middle of a pandemic when people are spending more time than ever at home, Netflix will be increasing the cost of its streaming service by at least one dollar per month in Canada.
As the case count for COVID-19 surges across the country, the term "COVID fatigue" has become part of our vocabulary. It comes in several different varieties.
Sometimes it takes an act of God or some other type of strange intervention for someone to find their true calling in life. And sometimes it almost happens against someone's will or through tragedy, which can make the journey tough, but fruitful...
Last week the Blyth post office received a long overdue facelift, complete with new boxes and a renovated front desk. And as I walked in, following a straight line from the front door forward to where my box used to be...
Recently I ran into a headache getting a prescription renewed by my city-based specialist. I'd called my doctor's office well in advance but then the bureaucratic runaround began.
If you look to the top of the two pages you're looking at right now (or, if you're viewing this online, the header you found it under) you'll notice you're reading The Citizen's opinion and editorial section...
As this pandemic drags on with no end in sight, it's hard not to be discouraged by a number of things many of us encounter on a daily basis: the woman going the wrong way down a one-way aisle at the grocery store...
As Americans prepare to go to the polls in just over a month's time, candidates for offices ranging from the local dog catcher to the President of the United States will proudly talk about how wonderful democracy is.
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".