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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Last Saturday, as Denny and I cruised through the streets of Brussels slowly and in the bed of a pickup truck, we pontificated about some of our controversial opinions... regarding Christmas movies.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The dozen or so workers at the archeological dig on the show I was watching on TVO were working  meticulously, brushing away dirt as they unearthed the history of an ancient settlement in England. I thought to myself, only a prosperous country...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Newspapers, especially those in small communities, have always been there to inform residents and reflect the community back to itself. That's why so many newspapers carry names like the Mirror or Chronicle or Observer.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Every Huronian in Huron County liked Christmas a lot. But the council in Morris-Turnberry did not!
Led by Deputy-Reeve Zinnch, the council hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Canadians mark Remembrance Day on Monday, an annual occasion to remember those who risked their lives, and in some cases paid the ultimate price, on behalf of their country.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

During the Rural Talks: Climate Change in Huron County conference in Blyth last week, a gentleman rose during a question session and, after telling any beef farmers present to cover their ears...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Our love and protection are the greatest gifts we can give to those we care about. This holiday season, please consider showing your love by giving gifts that help promote safety and prevent injury.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

As Fall Prevention Month winds down, this is a final call for advocacy, both environmental and personal, to take action to avoid injuries from falls.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ah, winter! The season many love to hate!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The motto says it all "It takes a community to prevent a fall: We all have a role to play". Welcome to the third article in the Fall Prevention Month series.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Health Care Workers play a crucial role in preventing falls with older adults. Regardless of your work setting or health care designation, there is much to be gained by joining the Fall Prevention Community of Practice...

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November is Fall Prevention Month and The Citizen's community is lucky to have one of the country's foremost experts in the field living in its midst.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

As the election campaign drew to a close, there was a constant parade of people and groups on the nightly news complaining that their favourite issue was ignored -- from mobility problems to lack of low income housing.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

As someone who came of age at Ryerson University during the days of Yorkville's Riverboat coffee house, The Citizen founder Keith Roulston seems much more qualified to quote Joni Mitchell at you, and he does, but I'll see what I can do.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

When I went through the journalism program at Humber College, I studied alongside people who wanted to be just like famed journalists Hunter S. Thompson or Anna Wintour; taking over the world one piece at a time.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Given that hundreds of thousands of Canadians took to the street in climate change marches last Friday, it might seem strange to say that the biggest hindrance to fighting climate change is democracy.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Like many around the world, I've found myself tremendously inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. Her school strike for climate, which began as a solo protest outside of the Swedish parliament, has inspired millions to take action in an effort to...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

With the federal election campaign officially beginning last week, you owe it to yourself and your country to vote, of course, and to ensure you make an informed decision about who you want to lead Canada into what is sure to be a tumultuous...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

While the Canadian media, in months past, searched hard for scandals to embarrass the government, it paid scant attention to a real scandal the 1,500 tonnes of Canadian garbage that has been rotting in Manila, Philippines since 2014.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

One of my favourite television shows is the now-discontinued medical comedy Scrubs. I enjoyed it since it first came on the air in October, 2001 right through to its eight season (though it went to nine).

Friday, May 17, 2019

Change is inevitable. I m nowhere near the first person to say that but it is truly a fact of life. And, as they say, you can either change with the times or get out of the way those are your two options.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

I got into a bit of discussion with some people recently who apparently thought I was a Liberal or NDP supporter. I politely told them I m not, I m a journalist and that means, outside of when I mark my own personal voting ballot, I m impartial.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Personal experiences and interactions are the core of how we become the people we are. When we meet someone face to face, when we go somewhere and feel its ground under our feet, when we have to make a choice devoid of options, it changes you.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The ongoing rancorous debate over the Ontario government s budget demonstrates once again that everybody wants something from government they just don t want to pay for it.

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