Opinion Columns

A people’s new economic normal

“All of my sweat, blood and tears were in my business.” In Fenelon Falls, Sandy’s well-known bakery has closed for… Continue reading “A people’s new economic normal”

The Icelandic fish sticks revelation

Common sense is apparently what my grandmother had and what I lacked, at least as a child. This information was… Continue reading “The Icelandic fish sticks revelation”

Flying the coop: Time to change bylaw on backyard chickens, woman says

Once upon a 100-acre farm, there where many ducks and chickens, each of them with their own silly personality. Chewy,… Continue reading “Flying the coop: Time to change bylaw on backyard chickens, woman says”

Farm country, Canadian Shield…anything but “cottage country”

Farm country, Canadian Shield…anything but “cottage country”

It started earlier than usual this year. With Toronto residents looking to isolate themselves at their vacation homes, the first… Continue reading “Farm country, Canadian Shield…anything but “cottage country””

Reality check: Having things to look forward to is a privilege

I’m a pretty positive person, and I literally give thanks every day for my good fortune during the pandemic. Most… Continue reading “Reality check: Having things to look forward to is a privilege”

Gen Zed? Climate Crusaders? Jury still out on generational name for young cohort

Gen Zed? Climate Crusaders? Jury still out on generational name for young cohort

Of all the memes and jokes that ran their courses in 2019, one is still very much proving its relevance:… Continue reading “Gen Zed? Climate Crusaders? Jury still out on generational name for young cohort”

Pandemic-era comedy performance by Grignon at Cambridge Street United

It’s not that I was nervous. After more than 30 years as a touring standup comedian, playing way too many… Continue reading “Pandemic-era comedy performance by Grignon at Cambridge Street United”