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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Last week, before they left for South Korea, Jess and I had dinner with Jeff and Janice Peters. Clearly, conversation was dominated by talk of the Olympics in PyeongChang and their son Justin s experience there thus far.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Driving down our country concession early last Friday afternoon we encountered a trail of beer cans tossed out a car window by someone who evidently didn t think beyond his own immediate urge to be rid of this garbage.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
When writing my column, I try to stay away from identifying individuals (except for politicians and celebrities) but when someone starts making claims on my behalf, I change the rules.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
In my years as a journalist for The Citizen, one of the most difficult of my tasks has been court reporting. The most difficult aspect of that difficult task is the ever-powerful victim impact statement.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
There was a tremendous feeling of jubilation last week throughout Huron County when Hockey Canada announced its men s Olympic roster. Justin Peters, a Blyth native now playing in Germany, is one of three goalies on the team.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Every year, journalists across the globe dread the end of December beginning of January for one reason: budgets.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
If you re making New Year s resolutions and you re a user of social media, I hope you ll resolve to use these powerful media responsibly in the coming year.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
On Sunday, I saw a Christmas tree covered in women s underwear and socks. It s true. I was sitting right there at the Blyth United Church and I saw it with my own two eyes. There s even a picture in this week s Citizen to back me up on this.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
The scene in a St. Thomas shopping mall last week could have been from a satirical movie if it hadn t been so serious.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Being a first-time father who has to spend so much time away from his first born isn t an easy task to take head-on, believe you me.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
There is very often a direct cause and effect related to most societal problems. Those who don t think so simply have their heads buried in the sand.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Such is my ignorance of what s fashionable in food (or anything else) that I had never even heard of the U.S. restaurant chain that caused great excitement in Toronto this week by opening its first Canadian outlet at Yorkdale Mall.
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 12, 2015
As Central Huron Mayor Jim Ginn said at last week s Huron County Council meeting, it s time for everyone to share the road in Huron County.
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