Probably $52 million sounds like a lot of money to most people so when the sale of The Toronto Star to NordStar Capital was announced recently, it caused shrugs among the general public.
We may very well be seeing the dawn of a new day as extended periods of protest seem to have brought about elemental change in the way the United States polices itself.
The Scott family had a pretty big scare last week when my daughter, Mary Jane, spiked a fever of 39°C (102°F) on the evening of May 27, leading to concern that somehow we had brought the possibly-fatal COVID-19 virus into our home.
With people dying from COVID-19 and infections remaining consistent in many parts of the world, the virus is certainly no laughing matter. Having said that, something has been nagging at me: we may be witnessing the end of the handshake.
Oh boy, that was a hot weekend for May, wasn't it? It got to the point that, at the Scott household, we actually turned on the air conditioner to let Mary Jane get some sleep because having the windows open was just heating up the house...
There's always a reward for the not-inexpensive hobby of feeding birds, but perhaps the reward is never as rich as it is at this time of the year -- particularly in a time of physical distancing because of the pandemic.
Forcing myself to write another column about the positives in life might feel a bit like a parent forcing a child to begrudgingly apologize -- dragging heels, crossed arms and a hanging head -- but I figure it's only right
A number of years back (just under 10, actually) I started penning this column and, thanks to some co-workers, the name of 'Denny's Den' for this column space was born. I've written about this before...
Given that Canada has a minority government, you'd think that the Liberals and the Conservatives would want to expand their support for the next election, but both seem stuck worrying about the supporters they already have.
As we mourn the great Jerry Stiller, the comedian and actor who died last week at 92, it feels like it's time for a good, old-fashioned airing of grievances.
Saturday was a full day of work that saw us subdividing a rather long, narrow room into two more useful spaces with the erection of a false wall which, in turn, allowed us to put up numerous bookshelves.
Lost amid the dominance of COVID-19 news coverage, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II almost slipped by unnoticed May 8, as did commemoration of the Canadian Army's liberation of Holland three days earlier.
Last week, residents throughout this community and all over Canada opened their mailboxes to find an unsolicited free copy of The Epoch Times, a publication few in Canada had likely ever heard of.
I know I don't have to tell most readers of The Citizen this, but community newspapers are the place to find out what's going on and the importance of that relationship with our local community is becoming more and more prevalent
In my professional life here at The Citizen, which is inching closer and closer to 15 years, I've always been mentored to avoid emotional extremes. In other words: don't get too high on the highs or too low on the lows.
As the world navigates the tricky waters of the COVID-19 pandemic and there seems to be room for little else in the news cycle, Canadians may have missed a meaningful anniversary as one of the most selfless projects in the history of our country turned 40