Things don’t change much over the years. With the annual run of summer thunder storms pending, I expect Hydro None will be busy pulling downed trees off power lines. Ma Bell has promised to remove the massive dead elm tree threatening to take down the power lines on our street […]

One item on the social calendar that has been sadly lacking over the last couple of years of the COVID pandemic has been the local auction. Let’s face it; all those treasures you have stashed away may need to be recycled. Some probably haven’t seen the light of day for […]

Ever wonder why seniors are so cranky? Well, we have reasons other than regretting our misspent youth. That’s so far in the past, shrouded in the rose coloured mists of time we generally only remember the goods bits. No – crankiness pretty much revolves around current events aggravated no doubt […]

Last week Stratton lost one of its most dedicated community enthusiasts. Bryan Bonot could well be described as the life blood of Stratton’s reputation as a hotbed of recreation for curling and fast ball. A memorial held at one of his favourite spots, the Curling Rink was not so much […]

Nothing defines being a senior more than the Pill Routine. When we were younger it was probably only the odd vitamin pill or some antibiotics for an ear infection or a severe chest cold, or maybe a stepped on rusty nail. But as the years roll on there seems to […]

Country kids get to experience a whole different set of life experiences that the townies are denied.Aside from the privations of the outdoor privy and cold winter mornings, there were not too manycountry life experiences I would rather have missed out on. The smell of freshly mown red clover is […]

I’ve spent the last few days wandering across the wilds of both northern and southern Ontario remembering my youth. Did not see any brown until I got past Sault Ste. Marie and was beginning to suspect that the white was permanent and went on forever. However bare ground did appear […]

Its spring and the roadsides and lawns will soon be turning a beautiful yellow. Time for a rededication. It’s that time of year again when the lawn warrior girds himself for battle. Weapons belt bristling with digger, snippers, three varieties of weed killer, and other assorted instruments of war, the […]

It was an absolute cacophony of sound when I walked up to the Debating Table at the Bakery in Rainy River the other morning. All ten voices were going at once, talking…no… shouting over each other. Envelopes were being waved and fists pounded on the table. Cups were sloshing and […]

After two years of Covid panic and the unending winter of 22 while we hid in our caves fearfulof contact with any other plague carrying human, are we ready to step back out into the real world? Is it time for a road trip? How many more booster shots before […]

If you ever worked with animals, protocols for personal space are very evident and they change depending on the situation. Cattle are real social animals. Just watch them during this hot weather when they are free to roam the pasture at will. When they head in for a drink, there […]