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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Thursday, March 6, 2014
OPINION -- Not in my back yard. NIMBY. It’s a term used to describe people who fight against any development they believe will negatively affect their interests.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
OPINION -- If words were as deadly as bombs, Armatec Survivability representatives would be missing limbs. That’s because local residents and seasonal property owners who attended a recent information session hosted by the tank manufacturer...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
OPINION -- Population is up by 11 per cent over the last 15 years and, as we already know, we’re getting older. Seniors now comprise 27.9 per cent of permanent residents, compared to 22.4 per cent in 1996. Though the labour force increased...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014
OPINION -- And so I bathed in the glory of it all.
I soaked up the exuberant pre-game atmosphere, the excitement of the game itself, the elation at the goals, the pride
of Canadians on top of the world.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
OPINION -- It’s the county’s slogan about which most, if not all, Highlanders have an opinion. Whether you like it or hate it – or even understand what the hashtag is doing there - you have to respect the county for trying something new...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
OPINION -- In 1982, as the newly elected president of the St Andrew’s Junior High School Computer Club, my first official duty was to acquire for the group a copy of the Eliza program, an early foray into artificial intelligence...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
OPINION -- What amazing athletes. What death-defying sports. What the hell are those kids thinking when they opt to compete in the moguls? Don’t they know that they’re looking at a world of arthritic knee joint agony...

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
OPINION -- This being an election year, we can expect to hear from the perennial pool lobby, a group of earnest would-be swimmers who have been trying to get a recreation centre built in our community.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
OPINION -- The engine screamed, its high-pitched whine audible above the loud rap music that I’d slammed into the CD player, such was my foul mood.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
OPINION -- I’d never paid much attention to snowcross before and knew next to nothing about the sport. Hockey yes – especially here in a county that has developed so much talent on the ice.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
OPINION -- One of the currents crisscrossing the Highlands lately concerns the steady drip-drip of public sector contracts lost by local businesses. It’s an important topic because for most of the year...

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Thursday, February 6, 2014
OPINION -- Hey, look who it is. It’s Kyle! You know Kyle, don’t ya? You’ve got to. He’s here, there, and everywhere. He’s the guy who installs your satellite TV. He’s the guy who serves you coffee at Tim’s. He’s the guy who fixes your computer.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
OPINION -- While this was an exuberant weekend full of hockey in Haliburton, quietly there was something very special happening on the ice in Minden, too.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
OPINION -- A Facebook post from a friend in Blighty tipped me off to this horror story, and, with a few clicks of the mouse, I’d confirmed the sorry tale as true.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
OPINION -- The lower part of his face cracked, into a sneer. “You should be out on the hill, buddy, that’s where the action is. Not sitting here playing with feathers and tinsel!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014
OPINION -- It’s one thing when private residences are poorly maintained – at least then the damage done is often isolated – but when downtown businesses have to block off parts of the sidewalk because of snow and ice buildup on their roofs...

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
OPINION -- That was what set us to drinking. The day had been a washout. Wet and weary we trudged back to camp and divested ourselves of sodden boots and coats.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
OPINION -- Normally in these types of deals, there would be contractual arrangements to ensure a smooth transfer of the critical systems and data necessary for the operation: client lists, ad bookings and ad management software, design software, accounts.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
OPINION -- I knew we were meant for each other very early in our relationship. After only a year together, she agreed to move to the Highlands with me so I could advance my career in a profession that I am truly passionate about.

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