Opinion Columns

Time flies. Should we?

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

When my daughter headed off to university in 2014, we promised her a family trip to Europe after graduation.  In 2019, we fulfilled that promise. 

Five things I learned at the swearing in of the new council

The swearing in of a new council is like no other event for someone like myself who covers the nitty-gritty of municipal government.

Bill 28: Ford government shows it has no respect for democracy

The Ontario government has introduced Bill 28, an act to prevent and outlaw strike action by 55,000 education workers across the province.

10 things I learned about municipal politics in Kawartha Lakes

Every election is an event unto itself, and much can be learned from each and every election cycle.

We should exercise caution in getting rid of monarchy

With the Queen now buried, an argument that has gone on in Canada for decades will be rekindled and intensified:… Continue reading “We should exercise caution in getting rid of monarchy”

We need to talk about cats

Kawartha Lakes needs a more serious plan to deal with free-roaming cats.

In June, Kawartha Lakes City Council voted to adopt a two-year stray and feral cat pilot program requiring pets to be licensed, prohibiting free-roaming cats beyond one’s private property, and increasing funds for current stray management.

Disability in Kawartha Lakes: A century of raising awareness

Just in Time local history series

In 1900, a letter from Samuel Suddaby, clerk of Somerville Township, crossed the desk of George Lytle, publisher of the Lindsay Watchman-Warder.