We shall overcome

Let’s face it: most of us are thoroughly fed up with covid, restrictions, and all the other irritating aspects of life these days. And...

Walk on

Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of the Times for 2021. To be honest, I wasn’t sure about wishing you a...

And so this is Christmas…

Everyone has a favourite Christmas carol or two. Some are older, religious ones, like “Away in a Manger”, or “Joy to the World”. Others...

Who knows where the time goes?

Time plays strange tricks on us. Last week, without warning, it struck me that it has been forty years since John Lennon was murdered....

A better vision for Kemptville

by Victor Lachance If you’re like me, when the provincial government announced its plan for a prison in Kemptville, you were curious about its implications...

Respect

There was a genuine touch of irony in the news that, just the day before the public “consultation” was to be held regarding the...

Helplessly Hoping

As we face the oncoming Winter and grope our way towards the promise of Spring, by February, the cold and snow will seem to...

It’s only words

Language is a magical thing, made up of words, designed to express ideas, explain thoughts and concepts, and describe the world around us. And...

Heroes

There is a saying that I’ve often heard among veterans: "The real heroes are the ones who didn’t come home". I understand what they...

Winter is coming

Our community has been dealing with the realities of COVID-19 for eight months now. In March, none of us could have predicted how long...