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Thursday, June 11, 2020

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.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

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.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

We need clarity, Follow the money, Some time to think

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

After three and a half years in office, U.S. President Donald Trump has finally done something I can totally support.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Community erosion, In the line of fire, A time for real change

Thursday, May 28, 2020

She said, he wrote, Light? Or more tunnel?, A growing concern

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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...

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

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

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Proceed with caution, After the aftermath, It's not in God's plan

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A community's foundation, Staying in the game, Now isn't the time to quit

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020

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

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Everybody's had their routines disrupted by the social distancing required to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

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.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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

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