Opinion Columns

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”

Assembling the puzzle of public health to keep community safe

Assembling the puzzle of public health to keep community safe

Kristina Nairn, public health nurse, HKPR District Health Unit Phones are an essential tool in the fight against COVID-19. For weeks now,… Continue reading “Assembling the puzzle of public health to keep community safe”

Earth Day 50 years on: It must not be business as usual

Fifty years ago this week, 20 million people celebrated the first Earth Day. They came together on April 22, 1970,… Continue reading “Earth Day 50 years on: It must not be business as usual”

Essential workers: Sorry, but memes are not enough

As Ontario enters its second month of COVID-19 protocols, you don’t have to look too far on social media to… Continue reading “Essential workers: Sorry, but memes are not enough”

Government sides with immuno-compromised renter

Since the arrival of COVID-19 in North America last month the elderly and immuno-compromised have been identified as the two… Continue reading “Government sides with immuno-compromised renter”