Opinion Columns

Finding a sense of peace and serenity within life’s stresses

It’s not too late for a New Year’s resolution, including big ones like finding ways to de-stress and start anew…. Continue reading “Finding a sense of peace and serenity within life’s stresses”

Sir John A Macdonald: His past is our past

Sometimes when I walk by Lindsay’s iconic municipal building — our former Town Hall — I look up at that… Continue reading “Sir John A Macdonald: His past is our past”

Council should vote ‘no’ to Ashmore’s pipeline promotion of oil sector

Among the many items that the City of Kawartha Lakes will consider at the January 15, 2019 meeting is a… Continue reading “Council should vote ‘no’ to Ashmore’s pipeline promotion of oil sector”

The intersection of rights in a complex world

When property rights intersect human survival rights, events occur that challenge what it means to be human. On the one… Continue reading “The intersection of rights in a complex world”

Broken glass, shattered faith: MPP’s office a snapshot of future unrest

It jars us, to see violence in Canada – especially small-town Canada. Whether that violence is perpetrated against people or… Continue reading “Broken glass, shattered faith: MPP’s office a snapshot of future unrest”

Election extended — here’s what we know

Last night at around 7 p.m., the City of Kawartha Lakes Clerk, Cathie Ritchie — invoking powers given to her… Continue reading “Election extended — here’s what we know”

Well, you can’t say this is a boring election

Believe it or not, there are some smaller municipalities in Ontario where the municipal election is no big deal. We… Continue reading “Well, you can’t say this is a boring election”