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".
What a difference 20 years can make. I don't mean that in the overarching manner so we can talk about the internet, social media and cell phones; I mean it in terms of 20 years that profoundly changed this community forever.
One of the fascinating side effects of the current pandemic is the lessons we've learned about how complicated and interconnected our world is.
While both my editor Shawn and I have shared some of the bad experiences we have had as journalists over the past few weeks in our editorial spaces, I hope that everyone realizes that the good outweighs the bad...
Students studying journalism, in Canada at least, are made to understand that they are an important part of the democratic system -- that the best way to have good government is to have informed voters...
Though I didn't necessarily plan it out this way, here is the third installment in somewhat of a series on media literacy and a bit of a peek behind the curtain detailing what it's like to be a reporter these days.