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Thursday, April 23, 2020

The past several issues of The Citizen, inclusive of this one, have focused on how people, groups and organizations in Huron County have made things work despite the pending threat of the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020

After a half-century of sitting on more boards and committees than I can remember, I'm still amazed at how, when it comes to making decisions, two heads are better than one, and often 10 heads are better than two.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Inquire, enact change, Walking the walk, A border's a two-way street

Thursday, April 16, 2020

When this pandemic is over, everyone, from you and me to Prime Ministers and Premiers, is going to have learned that the world is a whole lot more complicated than we ever imagined.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

During some downtime last week I took the time to watch a few episodes of Chef's Table, a Netflix show about the world's best chefs and, predictably, it made me yearn for a long-forgotten world populated with travel, restaurants and time with friends.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

We really need a new metric to measure the important things in life. We have way too many situations measured by the number of deaths or deadly situations they cause and that way of keeping track seems to be a bit archaic.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Over the past two weeks I've written my sad column about COVID-19 and my positive column about the virus -- now it's time for my angry column and a little reminder to people that it's not all about them.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

For most Canadians, the recent wild roller coaster ride of world stock markets' panicky reaction to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic seemed like something to be watched from afar. After all, we're not playing the markets. Oh yeah?

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, 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.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Easter has always been the poor cousin of Christmas when it comes to holidays, but during my lifetime, it has faded even farther into the background.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

For all the acres of newsprint that have been covered by ink with facts and speculation about the SNC-Lavalin controversy, for all the hours of television air time used up by talking heads giving their opinions, how you feel about the situation...

Thursday, March 28, 2019

In the acclaimed show Mad Men, all about the advertising industry in the 1960s and 1970s, there is a scene where protagonist and advertising guru Donald Draper is interviewing a potential copywriter and, as Draper flips through...

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