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Birds on the brain

March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020 By Nate Smelle “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”– Albert Einstein If someone would have told me ...

Understanding the essential

March 24, 2020 By Nate Smelle It has only been a couple weeks since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, and ...

Beyond COVID-19

March 17, 2020 By Nate Smelle It is often said that hindsight is 20/20. Still, despite the truth to be found in this cliché when ...

Political correctness

March 10, 2020 By Nate Smelle What I love most about this gig is the access to information one has as a journalist. As frustrating ...

Accessible facts

March 3, 2020 By Nate Smelle Our greatest strength as a community comes from our ability to work together towards a common goal. Sometimes our ...

Foundations in quicksand

Feb. 25, 2020 By Nate Smelle So far the news in 2020 has been anything but boring. Locally and provincially, we have seen some 200,000 ...

On the table

Feb. 18, 2020 By Nate Smelle In terms of bringing people together there is no better piece of furniture than the table. Whether used for ...

Actual prevention

Feb. 11, 2020 By Nate Smelle Every spring since the first of three 100-year-floods hit cottage country in 2013, communities throughout North Hastings have had ...

Just addicts

Feb. 4, 2020 By Nate Smelle Very little good ever comes out of the closure of a homeless shelter. However, at least since the overnight ...

Cuts to our future

Jan. 28, 2020 By Nate Smelle Over the past few months we have learned a lot about the Ford government’s intentions when it comes to ...

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