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Seeing things . . . from the future or the past

There is no doubt the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal decision which permits the zoning changes to allow a cement plant

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We won’t know what we’ve got ’til it’s gone

Sometimes, we wish we had kept these: all the strategic plans, vision exercises, restructuring studies, tourism plans …. other times,

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The entertainment value of gruesome news

That a doctor is being charged with first-degree murder – and that other suspicious deaths are being investigated – is

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Looking at things from different perspectives

Sometimes, we may be barking (no pun intended) up the wrong tree. We know trees are a sensitive issue these

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Making a historical investment

The 165-year-old Champlain Library building is in need of repair. Although $65,000 was spent to replace the brick on the

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Life. Can I bring anything?

There are times when doing the most simple thing can bring back a memory. I hang up my coat and

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What we are missing. Gatherings. Simplicity. Ease.

Complexity can creep up on us. One minute, we are living in a community where everyone knows everyone and it’s

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Municipal transparency. Are there rules beyond the rules?

Times have changed. Long gone are the days when a councillor would mention the name of someone “known” to be

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Environmental efficiency: Is there a future for Ontario’s conservation authorities?

During the past two years, changes in legislation and organization governing Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities are enough to raise the

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