Remember the “Kraft Celebration Tour” in late August, when the temperature topped 40 C with the humidex as we gathered at the Sorting Gap Marina for the live broadcast of TSN SportsCentre?
Kudos to the “I Am Awesome (And I Know It!)” self-esteem and empowerment retreat for young women for making the semi-final round of the Aviva Community Fund competition—the lone idea to advance between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg.
The town is taking a proactive approach to our current economic woes by hiring Twist Marketing of Calgary to help establish a unified brand across Fort Frances.
Notwithstanding that it is almost 2014 and we’re only now getting around to finding a “brand,” any effort to move our community forward is welcome. Certainly it’s far better than simply sitting on our hands bemoaning our plight.
The debacle known as bear management isn’t the most pressing problem facing Ontario these days but it’s certainly a shining example of crass politics voters love to hate as all three parties scramble to woo voters.
The Progressive Conservatives take the cake, though.
Given the extensive coverage of the expense scandal that has plagued the Senate these past few months, it’s not surprising that most Canadians appear ready to give the upper chamber the boot.
As we pause at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to remember and thank those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom and values, it’s important to also not lose sight of the dual message of Remembrance Day.
It may not be an official town-sanctioned honour, but it’s great to see the creation of an annual award to recognize the contributions of local senior citizens.
There’s plenty of blame—and responsibility—to go around over the Senate expenses scandal that continues to engulf Ottawa.
You’ve got senators showing scant regard for taxpayers’ money by filing dubious housing and travel claims, and Senate rules so ambiguous to allow such a fiasco.
It would be easy to dump on organizers for deciding to make this year’s Santa Claus parade here a “stationary” one.
Pure lunacy, you say? An abomination that dares to mess with the tradition of jolly St. Nick waving to the children from his sleigh?
Few local issues garner as much emotion and controversy as school closures, and that’s certain to be the case yet again as the local public board wrestles with the future of Donald Young in Emo, Sturgeon Creek in Barwick, and Crossroads in Devlin over the next three months.