By John Rafferty

On Remembrance Day, we honour the ultimate sacrifices of those who served Canada in war and in peace. We honour the veterans who returned, and the more than 100,000 Canadians who never came home from distant shores. We remember the brave men and women who fought in two world wars, […]

By Mitch Calvert, Staff writer Who says politics and hockey don’t mix? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, you would know that U.S. Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin—a self-described hockey mom—has been making regular references to the aforementioned “hockey mom” phrase, looking for an […]

The Dance Community Club will host a roast beef supper this Sunday (June 22) from 5-7 p.m. at the Dance Hall. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children aged six-12. Those five and under eat free. Come out for a delicious meal of roast beef and all the […]

When starting seeds indoors, you do not have to worry about the weather, insects, or the myriad of plant diseases and fungi that can affect your outdoor vegetables, trees, or flowers. There is, however, one disease you must be concerned with when starting seedlings in the house or greenhouse and […]

By its very name, Remembrance Day, we give honour to those who have served our nation. Close to 120,000 Canadians have died defending our country since the First World War. What sorrow it brings to think of those young people who never had the opportunity to savour life or to […]

The secret to a happy, long, and lasting marriage is mutual respect, devotion, and truthfulness, right? Well, maybe the truthfulness part should only be attempted as a last resort. The Pearl of the Orient and I have kept the knot tied for going on 39 years and we hope to […]

As mentioned in last week’s column, the annual harvest supper is set to go this Sunday (Sept. 23) from 5-7 p.m. at the Devlin Hall. This event is the main fundraiser of the year for Guthrie United Church. Several volunteers work for three days to stuff turkeys, make pies, peel […]

Alex Cruickshank - Out of Bounds

Logical thinking has never been a strong suit of mine. For whatever reason, I seem to think differently than most. My view of the world makes perfect sense to me, but often leaves my friends shaking their heads and asking, “What were you thinking?” Such was the case last week. […]

Ken Boshcoff

The recent posting on the website, YouTube, of a video clip highlighting some neglected areas in Thunder Bay was shocking to see. As you know, I am a strong advocate for Northwestern Ontario. I always stand up for the best interests of our communities and emphasize the positive rather than […]

Jenni Condon - The Way I See It

So let’s wrap it up—the 2006 Winter Olympics have come to an end (that’s it . . . already?) with a full 2-4 of medals for Canada—not bad at all.It seems like it flew by, and I feel like I could have watched curling religiously for another 10-12 years straight […]

A spanking team of bay trotters pulling a wagon cantered down Second Street East, right through the car traffic, and say didn’t I hear some cheering as if their presence was very welcome and maybe long overdue. Spectators were rejoicing over this alternative to gasoline which is no longer a […]

You don’t have to believe this story, but once upon a time I became a choir boy at St. John’s Anglican church—and almost passed out one hot summer day during the service. We had been enjoying the beach at Pither’s Point Park beach on the July Saturday before—and to say […]