Wednesday, June 25, 2014
OPINION -- There was a time when Jane had been on top of her game. She knew her goals, they were attainable and she was able to overcome the obstacles. But lately her ...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
OPINION -- Nancy Wright-Laking was the cornerstone of Reeve Barb Reid's municipal restructuring. At the time of Wright-Laking's hiring two years ago, Reid justified both the passing-over of local candidates and the use of a recruitment firm ...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
OPINION -- Let’s talk finances. When I was growing up, I took classes in middle school to educate me on finances and keeping a budget. Needless to say, none of this prepared me for a job or actually taught me how to obtain said money to keep my necessiti

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
OPINION -- It’s graduation week. For a community newspaper, that means seven or eight ceremonies in three days, a bunch of photos and hundreds of names. It takes a bit of planning to properly ...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
OPINION -- Yes, there are a few new additions to the Jones household. New additions that are so sweet and cuddly that we are having to fend small children and their mothers off with sticks for fear of smothering...

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
OPINION -- I started to write this on a portentous June day, Friday the 13th, which also featured a full moon. It was also the first day for the new provincial government.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
OPINION -- As I sit and write this column I await with eager anticipation the arrival of the barber, for it is that time of year. No, not my annual shearing! The barber is picking me up for our weekend chasing lakers on the annual spring fish.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
OPINION -- We live these days in a world full of rules, so many that it’s inevitable that some of them will be stupid. And because more and more rules keep popping up, the spread of stupid ones tends to decrease respect for the good ones, too.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
OPINION -- I drove for the first time in almost two decades this past Monday. That might be surprising to many of you in the Highlands, where a lack of public transportation means that life is tremendously easier with access to a car.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
OPINION -- All people are equal, all animals are equal, and these are fundamental truths in a cruel world. We all breathe air, eat, have the same bodily functions, and we are all part of a greater whole.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
OPINION -- It was the worst fathers day ever. In 2005, my dad was recovering from brain surgery for a pair of metastatic tumours. By that time, five years into cancer treatment...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
OPINION -- My visit to the high school last week, to watch students vote in their mock election, left me in an introspective mood. Melinda Snyder, a teacher at the high school, had her students...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
OPINION -- When Richard’s father Jeremy was born, his mother thought he was a changeling. This was due to the fact that Jeremy was the second born and didn’t look at all like his older brother...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
OPINION -- I have a confession to make. It pains me to do it, but I believe that there are some things, some heinous acts, that you just have to own up so that you can sleep at night...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
OPINION -- Sophie Abagail Martin, the full name of the stubborn little dog that lives in my home. Loveable, playful, and sometimes a bit too instinctive for her own good, but this night was different.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
OPINION -- About a year ago I wrote a What’s Up column called ‘Write Your Book’. In it I said that everyone has the makings of a book in them. I also wrote about some of the things I had...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
OPINION -- “Oh England my England how I missed the taste of thee...” Not quite correct I'm certain, but near enough to poet William Ernest Henley's historic words and perfectly suited to my current state of mind...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
OPINION -- I have been writing my columns for three months now, and I’ve been wondering how many people are impacted by them. A few days ago I was in the bank making a transaction. A woman at the window next to mine ...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
OPINION -- During an interview last week, my subject referred to me as the Girl on the Gull and remarked the bugs must be bad where I live. I don’t actually live on the Gull River, though I believe the bugs are probably bad there ...

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
OPINION -- Russell Brand is perhaps one of the unlikeliest prophets of democratic reform. The British comedian and former user of hard drugs has lately been shaking up the British ...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
OPINION -- The winter to spring transition is horrendous for some, pleasant for most, but I am indifferent.I like winter for the fact that it is quiet throughout most of the season. The only thing I dislike about the winter is ...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
OPINION -- Sunlight spilled through the spring garden like syrup on pancakes. Molly and Sue sat at Molly’s outdoor table taking it all in, thirsty after the long winter. Sue had come for a weekend...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
OPINION -- This is your roving Outsider, on course for far away lands and experiences the likes of which have never been witnessed before by Canadian man (or woman). I send you this missive ...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
OPINION -- At lunch today, a colleague mentioned her mother was worried about the future. A life-long resident of Haliburton, she's concerned that newcomers will change the character and feel ...

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