The above phrase (take a step back, breathe deep) is advice that was once given to me by a teacher when I was much younger. As a kid (and let's be honest, as a 35-year-old now), I would often get worked up about something that, in the long run
Now that the counting of ballots in the U.S. presidential election is finally complete, President-elect Joe Biden faces the almost impossible task of repairing a country nearly torn apart by its support or opposition to his predecessor, Donald J. Trump.
Part of me wanted to write an obituary for the Donald Trump presidency, detailing the names of people we'll never have to think about again, but it seems a bit early for that.
Economic development can be a very important part of making a community succeed when it comes to attracting and retaining new development, ranging from residential to commercial to industrial projects.
When a hurricane, flood or some other natural disaster hits a country, people may complain that their government didn't respond to help victims quickly enough, but they generally don't question if the emergency happened at all.
How many times have you been talking with a friend or a family member about something in the news and one of you has neglected to elaborate on a talking point, saying they only read the headline?
Among Halloween, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day and, on the horizon, Christmas, COVID-19 has taken its toll on regular celebrations this year.
As American voters prepare for election day next Tuesday, I can't help thinking of the family member we used to speak about as being "wired" differently.
Maybe it was all that congratulatory back-slapping in last week's issue as The Citizen marked its anniversary, but it got me thinking about what we do here every week and how, just like so many other jobs, it runs deeper than the final product.
Politicians have lots of different backgrounds. While some politicians dabble in public relations or commercial endeavours before running for office, others consistently run business into bankruptcy after inheriting millions.
When the FBI recently revealed they had arrested 13 men in a plot to kidnap and assassinate Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, many Americans probably wondered "can this be happening here?"
This week, we've chosen to celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Citizen, the newspaper I've been a part of for the last 14 years, first as a reporter under Bonnie Gropp and then as the editor for just over the last 10 years.
Earlier this week news broke that, in the middle of a pandemic when people are spending more time than ever at home, Netflix will be increasing the cost of its streaming service by at least one dollar per month in Canada.
As the case count for COVID-19 surges across the country, the term "COVID fatigue" has become part of our vocabulary. It comes in several different varieties.
Sometimes it takes an act of God or some other type of strange intervention for someone to find their true calling in life. And sometimes it almost happens against someone's will or through tragedy, which can make the journey tough, but fruitful...
Last week the Blyth post office received a long overdue facelift, complete with new boxes and a renovated front desk. And as I walked in, following a straight line from the front door forward to where my box used to be...
Recently I ran into a headache getting a prescription renewed by my city-based specialist. I'd called my doctor's office well in advance but then the bureaucratic runaround began.
If you look to the top of the two pages you're looking at right now (or, if you're viewing this online, the header you found it under) you'll notice you're reading The Citizen's opinion and editorial section...