As Tallulah has turned three, I've caught myself thinking a lot about time. That night (after she'd gone to sleep), I went to take pictures at the Hullett Central Public School graduation ceremony and that feeling hit me even harder.
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Aside from Native Canadians, those of us who immigrated to the country or are descendents of immigrants, have different, often fascinating stories. I recently found out the story of Toronto's most recent Mayor, Olivia Chow.
Today, when the weather gets rather warm and we wish for a cooling drink, a stroll to the refrigerator will do the trick. Mechanical cooling of our homes, workplaces and stores makes our lives bearable in the heat of summer.
Maybe because it's 4:17 p.m. on a day that didn't feature an overly hearty lunch or because we're working on our Farms to Tables issue and I recently spoke with local superstar farmer Jeff Linton, but, as I write this, I have food on the brain.
The split between me and national news reporters was emphasized, last week, when you couldn't turn on the television without getting the latest update on the plight of a handful of rich men who had risked their lives on the submersible Titan.
Welcome back to The Chaff, your weekly wander within the wildly wanton and wonderfully whimsical world of wasting time and patience.
Greetings, my fellow Chaff-nadians! As everybody knows, The Chaff is completely committed and definitely dedicated to very real facts, and more importantly, facing them.
None of us want to be old, but two stories about developments in the media last week made being a retired newspaper publisher seem not so bad.
What started as a simple road trip and lunch out for six cousins (myself included) to celebrate the completion of a family history book became a hunt for the answer to a mystery.
Last Saturday, my neighbour Jeff Peters and I hosted The Blyth MS Ride, which is a ride we founded back in 2017. After expenses, it looks like the ride will have raised nearly $2,000
Chaff-ings and Chaff-lutations dearest Chaffies, Chafflers and Chaffarinos. For this week's The Chaff, there is no time to waste and no waste to time (don't get bogged down trying to figure out if "no waste to time" makes any sense...
Living, as we do in Canada, next door to the most powerful country in the world, a country that seems to take off in various outbreaks of obsession, can be interesting/frightening for Canadians.
Several decades ago, when the word "Amazon" only meant a long river or a group of tall people, local folks were already enjoying the benefits of shopping from home.
Cue the clip of George W. Bush with the "Mission Accomplished" banner on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln from 2003, because we did it my fellow Canadians: we have a sauce in this season of Hot Ones.
Each and every week, The Chaff mailroom is bombarded with sacks and sacks of letters from fans and foes alike demanding explanations for the confusing twists and disorienting turns too often taken in this column...
Here's a warning for all those readers who don't believe in climate change: This column is going to be all about our changing climate, so you may want to save the time and trouble it takes to read it.