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Thursday, July 30, 2020

There are, in fact, stupid questions. That isn't to say there aren't also stupid answers, but contrary to the comments a lot of my grade school and even some high school teachers made, there are in fact stupid questions.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

With Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, last week urging Canadians not to give in to pandemic fatigue, it's fascinating to read an article in Walrus magazine about just how much public health officials...

Thursday, July 30, 2020

To bank or not to bank, The Buffalo Blue Jays, Working towards the good

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Since having Tallulah late last month, Jess and I have been really keeping to ourselves. We haven't been out for big walks or holding court at the east end of King Street and there's a good reason for that: V.I.P. access for her grandparents.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Imagine if your neighbour won the lottery and tax officials came along and said you had to pay more taxes because of your neighbour's good luck. That's about the position the region's farmers find themselves in...

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Nearly a decade ago, Ashleigh and I were considering becoming property owners. We were looking at homes in Huron County and debating whether or not we should keep renting an apartment. It was an exciting time in our lives.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

A Royal plan, Trust the professionals, Bars before books

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Among the things Canadians have The reason we import so much food into learned in the pandemic re-education program is a lot more about our food system.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Over the weekend, as my wife, daughter and I huddled in our trailer hoping the weekend would last longer than the rain, my daughter complained about the lack of choice in entertainment in the trailer.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Here at The Citizen, we have written extensively about voting with your wallet. While protests, social media posts and Letters to the Editor may all have their place, the one way to truly show your support or lack thereof for someone or something...

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Progressive thinking, Above and beyond, One mask at a time

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Clear, Honest and Fair, New Directions, We Grow 'Em Good Here

Thursday, July 9, 2020

With graduation having just passed us by, I think it's time to revisit some of those tropes or cliches that are typically told to people graduating, especially those moving on from secondary school.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

As I sat last week in the Stratford hospital beside my wife Jess and our new daughter Tallulah Rose, this life was all very new and strange for the three of us. In that room was where I first experienced the fear associated with being a parent.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The fun has pretty much been taken out of celebrating patriotic events like Canada Day, nowadays, by those who are sure to say the country is so flawed there's little to celebrate.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Aren't those "I'm not saying A, but..." sentences great? They immediately tell you that someone is saying something -- they just might not want to be tied to the comment later on.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

If you've ever watched a television series like Downton Abbey or a movie that gives you a view of both the served and the servants, you know that it takes a certain sort of personality to be able to pull off having servants. I'm not sure I'm up to it.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

There are two parallel reckonings taking place in our current social and political times but they don't seem to be working towards the same goal, leaving some behind.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

We're finding a way, Movin' on up, What's behind the mask?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

If you travel around Huron County, you may notice a fair number of recreational vehicles, be they camping trailers, pop-up tent trailers, truck campers or motorhomes, in people's driveways and now the Scott family has one in theirs.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Here's hoping that the current movement to root out racism in our society won't run out of steam when some followers push it too far -- as humans, given our nature, always seem to do.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

When I was young, there was a show called MADtv, similar to Saturday Night Live, and it spoofed a video dating service with "Lowered Expectations", a bit featuring utterly undateable people trying to find love...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

We must call it out, Green over fairness, Canada must do better

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Here at The Citizen, we make a point to celebrate our history and the history of our communities. Whether it's 'Looking Back through the Years' on page four or our regular Throwback Thursday on Facebook...

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