Commentary

Licence plate stickers on the way out-it’s about time!

March 9, 2022

MICHAEL RILEYStaff THE NEWS BROKE RECENTLY that the Ontario government was getting rid of licence plate stickers and the accompanying cost of renewing them each year by ...

Standing up for Ukraine is standing up for democracy

MICHAEL RILEYStaff RUSSIA INVADED UKRAINE on Feb. 24, despite a 1994 treaty it signed, the Budapest Memorandum, guaranteeing Ukraine’s sovereignty forever. The events over the past week have been ...

Emergencies Act a necessary evil …for now

MICHAEL RILEYStaff THERE HAS BEEN much debate since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government invoked the Emergencies Act back on Feb. 14 to address the Freedom Convoy ...

Maggie’s Resource Centre funding coming soon

MICHAEL RILEYStaff COVID-19 AND ALL the restrictions over the last couple of years have wrought havoc on many facets of people’s lives. One of these facets has ...

Some thoughts on the Freedom Convoy 2022

MICHAEL RILEYStaff LIKE EVERYONE ELSE across the country, and around the worldfor that matter, I have been closely watching the Freedom Convoy 2022, the convoy of truckers that ...

COVID-19 treatment innovations welcome news

By MICHAEL RILEYStaff NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON treating COVID-19 are always welcome news, especially for those of us with aged parents, like myself, who are more vulnerable to ...

Cat and dog adoptions spike during the COVID-19 pandemic

MICHAEL RILEYStaff I SAW AN ARTICLE the other day in the Toronto Star saying that pet adoptions had increased quite a lot since the CDC declared COVID-19 a pandemic ...

Questions for the elected

By Nate Smelle It’s 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11 and the temperature outside is a frightful -32°C. Logging onto my computer a bright red ...

Castles in the sand

By Nate Smelle For most of my life I have been an advocate of free speech. While covering the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two ...

Celebrating 2022 and beyond

By Nate Smelle According to our understanding of human history, some 4,000 years ago, ancient Babylonians became the first people to celebrate the arrival of ...

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