Commentary

Watch for wildlife

June 21, 2022

By Nate Smelle TRAVELING THROUGHOUT ONTARIO’S Cottage Country at any time of year, it is always wise to keep an eye out for local wildlife ...

A race to the bottom

By Nate Smelle In the wake of every election, political scientists and journalists traditionally devote a week or so, making sense of the statistics spit ...

A safe space?

By Nate Smelle Over the past two months I have received correspondence from the parents of three different children studying at schools in North Hastings, ...

Weathering the storm

By Nate Smelle Lakefront dwellers along with those who spend a significant amount of time at higher elevations are gifted with the unique opportunity to ...

Diversity is strength

By Nate Smelle ANYONE WHO HANGS their hat in North Hastings between the spring equinox and the summer solstice finds themselves in a uniquely rich ...

A good time to celebrate our best

By Nate Smelle It is after midnight on May 10. I am sitting beside my first bonfire of the season; watching the flames swallow up ...

Punching in

By Nate Smelle It’s fair to assume that almost everyone reading this has had several jobs throughout their lifetime. For many of us, especially those ...

The limits of democracy

By Nate Smelle It is that time of year when the break of dawn arrives well before 6 a.m. Stepping onto the front porch last ...

Say their names, learn their stories

By Nate Smelle What can be said about the killing of Patrick Lyoya that hasn’t already been said about George Floyd, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, ...

The other ‘F’ word

By Nate Smelle Freedom is not a word to be used or taken lightly. Nor are words such as fascism, or terrorism. So why is ...

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