CBS Democratic debate an unadulterated shitshow

Opinion After a somewhat promising debate in Nevada, the Democratic Party virtually imploded last night as candidates desperately tried to light a spark under their campaigns, mostly by relentlessly attacking each other while interrupting one incoherent sentence with yet another incoherent sentence. With most of the candidates focusing their ire …

A walk to the pond

Do you remember the smells of your childhood? Yeah, me too. Specifically, my sense of recall for the fragrances of the cottage in Quebec where my family visited as a child is instant. It’s also intoxicating. It’s a mix between general cottage mustiness, the lingering aroma of my grandmother’s cooking, …

In an Orwellian world, only comedians can save us

“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” — George Orwell. These performers remind us of something paramount; comedians don’t provide the example of what they can get away with saying, they provide us with the blueprint of what everyone can say.

Update on complaint against BLR Fire Chief

Brudenell Lyndoch Raglan (BLR) Township Council held a special meeting on Friday morning, November 1, to consider the result of an investigation into allegations against its Fire Chief, Jordan Genrick. Genrick was accused of several instances of misconduct, including three alcohol related allegations, as well as an alleged personal grudge …

Girl makes a mark with superpowers

Tasha Rankin doesn’t always have a lot to say, but that hardly matters. She seems to leave a mark wherever she goes. Locally, Tasha already has quite the following. She is a popular student at St. John Bosco School in Barry’s Bay, and has turned heads with her amazing abilities …

Councillors spar about alleged death threat

At the August 6 Council in Committee meeting, CAO Sue Klatt reported on an agenda item entitled “OPP occurrence filed.” This related to an episode that occurred at the Council in Committee meeting of February 7 2019. During that meeting Councillor Ernest Peplinski was alleged to have used “unparliamentary language” …