Wednesday, November 15, 2017
In recent months, I ve noticed that I haven t been living quite as healthily as I did at the same time last year.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
These days when it seems that rural municipalities are becoming more and more dependent on grants from the provincial government, communities need to be creative about how they can rebuild some financial independence.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
As the last vestiges of the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) story list were erased from our office to-do white board, I looked back on the last 10 months of coverage with pride.
Friday, October 27, 2017
For the last 11 years, I have been lucky to be just down the hall from one of the most wise men I have come to know in my 35 years on the planet. Keith Roulston, as many of you know, has now shifted into full retirement
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The explosion of fury against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for his sexual exploitation of dozens of women under his power may be about more than the lowlife activities of one scumbag
Thursday, October 12, 2017
A little joke has been running through the village of Bylth over the last few weeks and if you caught my typo in the village s name, you already know what I m talking about.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Jacquie Bishop, chair of last week s IPM in Walton, should truly be an inspiration to us all. She took all that Mother Nature could throw at her not to mention over four years of what just about everyone else could throw at her...
Friday, September 29, 2017
Last week, as I sat down with my healthy dessert of a Granny Smith apple after dinner, I ran into an odd situation with Mary Jane.
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.
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