Wednesday, April 16, 2014
OPINION -- What does a child with Autism/Asperger’s look like? Would you be able to tell them apart from other people on the street? Can you identify a person who has diabetes ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
OPINION -- I just bought a new car. Well, not a new one exactly, but a new one to me and a very shiny one at that. It’s great, although I do have to admit to being a little intimidated by some ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
OPINION -- When we launched our new website last month we weren't sure what to expect. In formulating our online strategy we considered two facts: television is an important and powerful ...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
OPINION: I knew I was in trouble the moment I put on my shorts. Wait, let me backtrack a little. We’ve had some warm weather the past couple of weeks. It’s been nice watching the snow...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
OPINION -- Would that person ask any mother about the chances of their unborn baby having a much more common disorder, say, Down syndrome?

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
OPINION -- The Sunshine List came out last week. Like most people, I’m always curious – sometimes dubious – about the wages our mandarins are making. With their big six-figure ...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
OPINION -- It's no secret we have fewer young people than we should for a community of our size. While most areas of the country have experienced the effects of low birthrates...

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
OPINION -- How many friends have you got? I don’t have many at all.Some say that it’s because I continually write about local folks in this column...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
OPINION -- People often choose to interpret the words ‘shop local’ in the literal sense. To shop local means walking into a local store to shop. It’s that simple.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
OPINION -- Rarely have our councils been as speedy and resourceful as they've been these last few weeks when it comes to trying to stop proposed changes to the OPP billing model.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
OPINION -- Who doesn’t love Jason Statham? Homefront is a great movie starring Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. This movie will keep you on...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
OPINION -- OK, so first off I must apologize profusely. It seems that by mentioning spring in this column a couple of weeks back I could of – and indeed have – jinxed its onset...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
OPINION -- Justin and I visited home in Canada twice during our eight years abroad. We would have loved to visit every year – if only to satiate our family’s need to see our faces in 3D...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
OPINION -- I’m a stubborn person, which means sometimes it takes a harsh lesson to get through to me. Up until this week, I drove a 2001 Cavalier. She (yes, it was a she) was called ...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
OPINION -- Middle aged men with ponytails. I don’t quite know how I feel about that. In my past life in the city there were middle-aged men with ponytails and they tended...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
OPINION -- I was lying on my back when I realized I’d had enough of the winter. I had been trying to hold off joining the chorus of voices crying out for a little reprieve...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
OPINION -- Statistically speaking, 2014 is unlikely to be the first year of a new ice age, though many of us are starting to wonder. As we enjoy or endure the first day of spring...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
OPINION -- For me, video games are more than just something fun to do. They are a release for the pent-up emotions I keep inside...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
OPINION -- We are almost three months into the election year, and already I’m starting to get flashbacks.You see, I spent three years working for a big corporation.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
OPINION -- Let's be honest: if we were to make a list of the types of businesses we'd like to have in Haliburton County, a military testing site probably wouldn't be on it...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
OPINION: I don’t want to jinx it and be blamed for the mercury taking another dive into the double-digit minuses...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
OPINION -- For a moment, I thought that writing a bi-weekly column in a small town, about a small town, might be daunting.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014
OPINON -- Holy Crap! How can snow be this heavy, this hard? It’s like chipping away at the Canadian Shield. I must be dreaming. I’m in some nightmarish world...

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Thursday, March 6, 2014
OPINION -- When CityTV's Moses Znaimer hired the very black, heavily-accented Jojo Chintoh to be an on-air reporter in 1978, it wasn't to fill any quotas.

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