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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Ciao, Chaff gang! Off the top, we are eager to express, exuberantly, just how greatly we appreciate our devoted coterie of Chaff-ers, our creepy collective of Chaff-ies and the cheerful chumps and wild-eyed whackos known only as Chaff-os.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

As I approach my 77th birthday next week, among the first of the "Baby Boom" generation, I recently stumbled across a guest column in The Globe and Mail that spoke eloquently for my generation.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

The need for oversight, A little class, perhaps?, Share the road

Friday, January 12, 2024

What do we want? Trudeau to go! When do we want it? Now! Those are the sentiments shared in recent polls of Canadians. Late last year, 72 per cent of all respondents to an Ipsos poll said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Friday, January 12, 2024

Bravo, brava and brav-neutral to all of you Chaff-onnoisseurs and devotees of the utterly absurd! Welcome back to The Chaff - your weekly masterclass in unclassy and asinine madness.

Friday, January 12, 2024

Two items recently struck me when I read about them on the internet. In one, Globe and Mail columnist Marcus Gee celebrated the birth of his twin granddaughters, hoping they would grow to enjoy watching the squirrels...

Friday, January 12, 2024

Pay up and close down, The good stuff, Being the change

Friday, January 5, 2024

Preparing a review of the year that was is standard operating procedure for the first issue back here at The Citizen. Not only is it nice to look back, but it's something that can be prepared ahead of time, allowing the hard-working editorial team...

Friday, January 5, 2024

Arrivederci to the year 2023! Last year's year is officially banished to The Chaff's rubbish bin to rot forevermore alongside a mostly unused copy of a language guide entitled Learn to Speak Italian Starting with the Word for Goodbye - a book that...

Friday, January 5, 2024

It was fascinating, just before the holidays, to watch CTV London celebrate the 70th anniversary of what was originally known as CFPL London.

Friday, January 5, 2024

A new year, a new hope, The 2024 ticket, Putting the 'Can' in CanCon

Friday, January 5, 2024

In our 2024 age of sending written messages around the world in the matter of seconds, it is difficult to imagine a time when communication was rather difficult.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

In this 21st-century world that we live in, Christmas has become an all-encompassing event that stretches from late September, when the dollar stores begin to display sparkling decorations, through to the Boxing "week" specials that haunt us for...

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Many, many years ago, the folks at The Citizen looked inwards at Christmas and we wrote our annual holiday feature stories on ourselves.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Well, hello! Welcome to The Chaff's look back at the year 2023. What a year it was! It began with the month of January, which arrived on the heels of December 2022.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

As Christmas approaches, pollsters have been sounding the news that most Canadians are tightening their purse strings this year when it comes to holiday shopping, with 47 per cent saying they don't plan on spending...

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Middling moves forward, A cracked veneer, Accessible for all

Friday, December 15, 2023

Huron East Council recently defeated a motion that would consider engaging the services of FlashVote, a survey company that aims to hear from a consistent swath of residents on a number of topics when searching for the opinion of the people.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Hey everyone out there hula hooping and having fun during this festive stretch of good cheer and heaping portions of Yuletide crumbles.

Friday, December 15, 2023

As Christmas approaches, I must say that, as an old man, I'm happy to see only a skiff of snow on the ground. It wasn't this way when we first moved here in the 1970s when we had some of the fiercest winters we ever experienced.

Friday, December 15, 2023

The most wonderful time, The last can of Who-hash, Move over Dungannon!

Thursday, December 7, 2023

At home on the Loughlin compound, as we've struggled with the ability to watch television due to spotty internet connectivity (I won't litigate here whether it's due to bandwidth being syphoned

Thursday, December 7, 2023

In an unforeseen turn of events, Santa Claus, the perennial symbol of yuletide cheer, has decided to embark on a sabbatical this holiday season, effectively putting the kibosh on Christmas.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

As Christmas approaches, we seem to be in a blend of the new and the traditional. Shopping experts suggest the expectation that people will spend less this year, as the rising cost of food makes people think twice...

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