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.
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.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
With a future wife working in the safety training world at Bruce Power, I hear a lot of corporate speak at home terms that don t necessarily translate into usefulness here at the offices of The Citizen.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Just a few weeks ago I started a column with the same sentence I m about to write: This is not the first time I have written about this, nor do I feel it will be the last.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Hollywood has always been known for its magic but its moviemakers have a trick even U.S. President Donald Trump must envy they can make whole countries disappear.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
This is not the first time I have written about this, nor do I feel it will be the last. I know that because no matter how many times local politicians suggest getting bigger and it s voted down it always reappears in a slightly different form.
Friday, January 27, 2017
The dawn of a new, very scary era is upon us. Anyone who consumed news in the 48-hour period following U.S. President Donald Trump s inauguration will know exactly what I m talking about.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
As Canadians enter 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation, I m hoping that we may be able to rediscover the fascination with our country and its stories that helped make us proud to be Canadians when we celebrated the Centennial 50 years ago.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This week, we here at The Citizen begin a new series of stories in the nine-month lead-up to the 2017 International Plowing Match (IPM) and I think it s going to be a good one.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
During a recent meeting of the Blyth Business Improvement Area (BIA) it was revealed that the typical measurement used to identify the need for a stop sign or traffic light at a location is the number of collisions that occur there.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Recently my wife Ashleigh and I got into a bit of a debate about the role social media would play with in the life of our just-over-three-month old daughter, Mary Jane.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Last week I was reminded just how much people change or, rather, just how much people can stay the same, depending on who s asking and who we re asking about.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Growing up in Goderich you can get a feel for what growing up in Toronto is like people really do think it s the centre of the universe.