Thursday, February 22, 2018


At a certain point, the dramatic turn of events surrounding the Strait area’s recent municipal and school board elections defies description. We now have three new mayors and we’ll soon see a minimum of two new wardens sworn in. Three...
I figure it’s about time I write about one of the great joys of my life these past few years: baseball. I am a baseball mom and a Toronto Blue Jays fan. I’m not a lifer Jays fan, though I...
This week, meet two very different Canadian comics who used their fame, wit and creativity to remind us all that there’s nothing wrong with finding either humour or pride in the simple act of being Canadian. And, as an added...
“Sorry I’m late for the meeting. I was just getting into the polling booth when I got your call. Now, what’s all this about?” “I’m afraid it’s about your son. He’s been incredibly disruptive in the classroom, the playground and...
With everything going on in Washington, D.C. recently, I didn’t really put much thought into a women’s march. At first I thought it was just a bunch of people joining together to protest Donald Trump, but I chalked that up...
Some Strait area residents have not only been left without power for prolonged periods of time during inclement weather, but also phone service. On Christmas day, 14,564 people in the Strait area were left without juice due to a winter...
We are looking forward to getting back into the House of Assembly to hold the Liberals accountable for our crumbling education system. We’ve taken our time to carefully consider the recent report on education. While some ideas merit discussion and...

Peace in the park

I had some flexibility in my schedule after running a few errands on a recent weekday afternoon, so I decided to spend a little time in a place that I visit all too infrequently. Of course, it wasn’t my first...
At about 7 a.m. in the morning on Thursday, February 16 in Ruai, Kenya, 280-plus students were on parade to pray, sing and give words of welcome to Fr. Duncan MacIsaac (Stella Maris and St Margaret’s parish priest), representing...
The world didn’t end last weekend. If you’re reading this, you’ve dodged the apocalypse yet again. September 23 came and went and you, like me, still have to pay your bills, walk your dog, and fold your laundry. That Saturday...
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