Opinion Columns

Council eyes tear-down of east-side historical properties to allow for apartment building

It’s a property with a now well-documented past but an uncertain future. There are competing interests and City Council and… Continue reading “Council eyes tear-down of east-side historical properties to allow for apartment building”

LEX re-imagined for 2020 but no midway or grandstand shows

Remember your rural neighbours

When summer brings day after day of rain, do you think of your fields, your construction contract, your weekend plans… Continue reading “Remember your rural neighbours”

Mike Puffer a big part of our caring, supportive community

Think about what contributes to a caring, supportive community. Any list would include the service clubs and the churches. Arguably,… Continue reading “Mike Puffer a big part of our caring, supportive community”

Benns’ Belief: This land is our land — and we must protect it

“We no longer see the world as a single entity. We’ve moved to cities and we think the economy is… Continue reading “Benns’ Belief: This land is our land — and we must protect it”

New study shows major job and income challenges for Kawartha Lakes

Quitting a job: What if you want to take it all back?

Quitting is a normal part of any employment relationship. Any employee contemplating doing so will have hopefully made the right… Continue reading “Quitting a job: What if you want to take it all back?”

Worker cooperatives: A path to equality

Worker cooperatives: A path to equality

Quickly. Can you name five cooperatives? La Siembra Cooperative sells delicious Fair Trade chocolate bars, my bank is the Waterloo… Continue reading “Worker cooperatives: A path to equality”

Our shared destiny: Understanding life in small towns

People who reside in small towns, much more than in large cities, have a shared destiny. We are not lost… Continue reading “Our shared destiny: Understanding life in small towns”