Opinion Columns

The Liberal-NDP agreement: What’s all the fuss?

Less than five months ago, Canada’s governing Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party announced an agreement for the remainder of the 44th Parliament.

Many incumbents remain on the sidelines in municipal race

When one scans the list of declared municipal and school board candidates planning to run in the October 2022 elections, it becomes obvious that some incumbents who were expected to announce early in the process are taking their time before entering the public fray for another round.

It’s a plastic world

Cool Tips for a Hot Planet series

Cleaning out my parents’ house a couple of years ago, I found my child-sized wooden kitchen cupboard. 

Rules of the road

Whether you’re here for the summer or live here full time, there are some unofficial rules of the road to make note of in Kawartha Lakes. Consider this a survival guide to blend in better.

I want my flag back

If someone had told me three years ago that soon a Canadian flag would make me feel uncomfortable or even angry, I wouldn’t have believed them. But here we are. 

Medical Assistance in Dying is only humane with a livable income

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is widely accepted as a humane, safe way for terminally ill or suffering patients to end their lives with the help of medical professionals. But that can only be true if someone has a livable income.

Here’s to 50 more

It seems like a lifetime ago, but sometime around August 2017 I cold-called the publisher of a new local news site I had come across.