Commentary

Respecting the essentials

September 16, 2020

Sept. 16, 2020 By Nate Smelle IF THERE WAS ever a year in which the day-to-day contributions of the working class deserved to be celebrated, ...

Seven shots in the back

Aug. 26, 2020 By Nate Smelle Waking up just before sunrise on Monday morning to the singing of Black-capped chickadees, I switched on the news, ...

Into thin air

Aug. 19, 2020 By Nate Smelle There is nothing more valuable then the time we spend with the ones we love most in this world. ...

Preventative medicine

Aug. 13, 2020 By Nate Smelle When I think of what I love most about this part of Ontario, wetlands are way up there on ...

The butterfly effect

June 30, 2020 By Nate Smelle Watching Stage-2 of Ontario’s reopening unfold has so far been an incredibly interesting and enlightening experience. It has been ...

A human being

June 23, 2020 By Nate Smelle What can be said about the killing of George Floyd that hasn’t already been said about Eric Garner, Breonna ...

Out of the woods?

June 16, 2020 By Nate Smelle Bit by bit the world is changing. With Stage-2 of the province’s economic reopening underway in most communities throughout ...

Of trees and shrubs

June 9, 2020 By Nate Smelle Every time I look in my backyard I am reminded of a day more than a decade ago that ...

The new normal

June 2, 2020 By Nate Smelle “We are in this together,” seems to be the message resonating from most political, religious and corporate pulpits these ...

The cost of a life

May 26, 2020 By Nate Smelle Every moment we are alive from at least our first breath until our last we are learning. As we ...

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