Editorials, Letters & Political Commentary

Letter – Stuart McLean

I am still reeling from the shock of losing one of the threads that so deeply tied me to Canada in its entirety. No one but Stuart McLean could conjure a deeper connection to my country and my roots with his sweet stories of which I would just have to hear the ending, even if it meant another few minutes ...

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I Lost Someone Today…

Feb 4, 2017 …and as I sit here in heartache, pain and anger bordering on rage, I know I am not the only one who has lost someone today. Parents lost a child, friends lost a buddy, employers lost a hard worker, and I lost a young person suffering from a wounded and broken spirit. I am going to personify ...

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Greyhound – Any Responsibility for Stranded Passengers?

Jan 25, 2017   On December 14th, 2016, a Greyhound bus from Vancouver, making its way along Highway 17, was stopped dead in Wawa. Highway 17 from Wawa to Batchawana had been closed at 2:43 a.m. due to whiteout conditions. The radar image from Montreal River shows the intensity of the storm that morning. With the highway closure, passengers disembarked ...

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From the Park – Sgt. Charles Byce Monument in Chapleau & Bears

  There is no shortage of news coming out of Queen’s Park in the last couple of weeks. Watching the evening news is akin to watching a province wide convention of illusionists trying to amuse and mystify the masses. Recently it seems that every time you turn around another minister is behind a podium announcing some new program or grant ...

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