Thursday, September 14, 2017
Novelist Margaret Atwood, usually the darling of Canadian (as in Toronto) media, found herself on the wrong side of a heated debate in the past couple of weeks.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
For those who grew up around farming, even many years ago, events like this weekend s Thresher Reunion bring their youth flooding back.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario set off a national debate last week when it approved a resolution that called for the name of Sir John A. Macdonald to be removed from all schools.
Monday, August 28, 2017
On Sunday night Major League Baseball did a really good thing with its first-ever Little League Classic, held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, as the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals played each other to a 6-3 Pirates win in front of just 2,600
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
I m always amazed that, for creatures so reliant on vision, human memories can be tied so closely to smell and taste.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
That story in last week s paper about Belgrave native, and Western University professor, Tom Cull calling for more of the history of Canada s First Nations people to be taught in schools made a good point.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
This week marks a bit of a milestone for the Scott family in Blyth as my daughter Mary Jane will be attending daycare most week days going forward.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Over the weekend I spent a bit of time installing some of the remaining cupboard safety latches throughout the house as Mary Jane has taken to (assisted) walking around the house.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
It says something about the state of our current media landscape that I read the obituary of the legendary Merle Tingley in a Toronto newspaper.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Much has been made by Publisher Keith Roulston and others even more so in Canada s sesquicentennial year about Canadians telling their own stories. It was a revelation when Canadians began to recognize themselves as noteworthy
Thursday, June 22, 2017
In this business of ours, sometimes you get complaints and other times you get compliments. There is the old rule of thumb that generally you only hear the complaints (people don t go out of their way to tell you you re doing your job well)...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Sometimes the proximity of events kicks off a chain of thoughts. That happened for me recently.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The Ontario Liberal Party has left a bad taste in the mouths of a great many rural residents of the province.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
This week it was great to chat with Huron County Cultural Development Officer Rick Sickinger about the art projects he hopes to roll out for this year s International Plowing Match. It reinforced what I already knew about Huron County.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Friday was a great day in Blyth. Everyone said so. In the early morning hours of Friday, May 19, I walked around town and everyone I spoke with would exclaim that it was a big day for the village.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Several months ago my entire family was on edge as my eldest sister, Tory, lay clinging to life in a hospital bed first in Sarnia and then in London.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Years ago and we re talking years ago I confused the entire office of The Citizen in Blyth when I returned from Belgrave after taking a picture I thought was quite creative.
Friday, May 5, 2017
May is here at last the most optimistic month of the year. It s the month that begins on the verge of spring real spring when things come back to life, not just the melting of snow and ends on the verge of summer.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Cha-Ching! Cha-Ching! Cha-Ching! Can you hear that noise in the middle of some conversations? I certainly do.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Listening is one of those things that seems simple, but so many of us fail to do it effectively. To listen to someone speak and be engaged, understand what they re saying and retain information is not something many of us do well.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
When I first sat down to tackle the issue of a proposed change to North Huron s waste program, I had envisioned something light-hearted referencing comedian Yakov Smirnoff but...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Last week, David Sparling retired from the Fire Department of North Huron after over 25 years as a firefighter, three and a half of which he served as the department s chief .
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Most of us have probably had days when the world gets to us and we feel the urge to retreat to a cabin in the bush but few of us actually do it...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
It s always nice to see the community come together when someone important and beloved passes away. That happened in Blyth last week when family, friends, colleagues and community members said goodbye to former Blyth Fire Chief Paul Josling.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Last Monday night, Central Huron Deputy-Mayor Dave Jewitt, in speaking about council s consideration of abolishing its ward system, said it felt as though council was, and I m paraphrasing, trying to find a solution in the absence of a problem.
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