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Friday, December 16, 2022

Last month was the annual Harvest Stag in Brussels. A wonderful event. But it also coincides with the annual Gentlemen's Club Boycott of the annual Harvest Stag.

Friday, December 16, 2022

You don't need me to tell you that we live in the era of selfies. Everyone takes them every day, whether it be for social media, or just to preserve a memory, we are constantly taking pictures of ourselves and our loved ones.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Some of you may have already heard, but, like anything else, it's not official until it comes from the horse's mouth: I've officially left North Huron Publishing and The Citizen.

Friday, December 16, 2022

With Christmas approaching, the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol is bound to be told and retold in the next couple of weeks. So much has changed, yet so much remains the same since 1843 when Charles Dickens first published the novella.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Reaching a milestone, Is it 2025 yet?, Paging Mr. Trudeau

Friday, December 16, 2022

Tonight, as I sit by the light of the fireplace to write this letter, it is a poor substitute for being with you as we were last Christmas.

Friday, December 9, 2022

Hard to believe that our neighbours to the south, the Disunited States of America, are already through the mid-term primaries. That got me to thinking, our next provincial election is really only around the corner.

Friday, December 9, 2022

When it comes to the creative process, it's hard to get started (nothing is more horrifying than a blank page with a cursor blinking back at you or an empty canvas eagerly awaiting your first brushstroke)...

Friday, December 9, 2022

While I spent last week's column talking about how great people are when they are giving, we also have to remember that there are a lot of spoiled, selfish people out there who just want to worry about themselves and knock their neighbours down a few pegs

Friday, December 9, 2022

It was about this time of the year (well maybe a little earlier) that I used to write an editorial or column reminding people to shop at home.

Friday, December 9, 2022

The rise continues, Playing by the rules, A step in the right direction

Friday, December 2, 2022

Clare McGowan grew up nurtured by a close-knit community known as the McGowan Settlement. It was here, in 1852, that her great-grandfather, Robert McGowan, and his five sons purchased 1,000 acres on the second and third concessions of...

Friday, December 2, 2022

Too big to ignore, The beautiful blackout, A promise is a promise

Friday, December 2, 2022

Most organizations in this world are meant to be meritocracies. At least that's how they're designed. It doesn't always turn out that way, but at least that's what we're going for.

Friday, December 2, 2022

We're blessed in Huron County to have people and community groups who routinely go above and beyond and help out our neighbours and friends, and there is no better time to recognize those efforts than now...

Friday, December 2, 2022

It's hard to believe, but his response to COVID-19 helped Doug Ford get re-elected as Ontario's Premier in a landslide in the provincial election earlier this year.

Friday, December 2, 2022

I am pleased to report that the Brussels Christmas Parade Committee has been hard at work and this year's parade will no doubt be the best parade ever seen in Western Ontario.

Friday, November 25, 2022

I was driving at the north end of town the other day and came upon two gentlemen carrying a large object out of the back of a truck. As I got closer, I realized my mistake.

Friday, November 25, 2022

From politics to our new corporate overlords, many people and organizations seem ready to double down on the experience of former leaders being better than the ambition of new candidates and it could lead to some dangerous situations in the future.

Friday, November 25, 2022

The big 27th United Nations Climate Change conference wrapped up on the weekend, but, for many people, it's already old news and not worth worrying about -- or at least changing the way we do things to head off the problem.

Friday, November 25, 2022

While soccer may not be the religious experience here in North America that it is in other parts of the world, there's no denying that the World Cup is one of the world's most important sporting events.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Hate begets violence, Case closed?, The new way

Friday, November 18, 2022

Dear Readers, this is an original column from 1968. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent or the guilty.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Our pioneer forbearers had limited means of communication. In the early days, messages and letters were carried by folk who happened to be travelling in the vicinity.

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