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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...