Working and waiting

Hard to believe anything could take the headlines away from Covid-19, but the proposed Greater Ottawa Correctional Facility has done it. The announcement on...

The Answer to Everything

From the beginning of human civilisation, we have been trying to come up with the ultimate Answer to Everything: the one statement that would...
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Celebration Day

I remember, way back in 2007, when we celebrated Kemptville’s 150 year anniversary, there was a long list of events and projects put together...

Standing on guard

In late June that year, word got round that there was a young foreign family newly-arrived in town. They were staying in a hotel...

Don’t like it, don’t read it

by Victor Lachance Readers’ reactions to my recent Fundamentals of Journalism opinion editorial, and Times Editor David Shanahan’s rebuttal, included the argument that, if someone...
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Taking care of business

Time never stands still. The only constant in life is change. Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. So many ways of thinking about...
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It’s only words

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

Local news poverty

In the past week, CBC radio have had two programs dealing with what has come to be called Local News Poverty. The idea is...


I think this week we could have published an issue with nothing but articles, letters and posts about the proposed jail in “Greater Ottawa”....


There is a saying popular among planners, bureaucrats and politicians, one which you have heard many times: “Growth pays for Growth”. The idea is...
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