Back to school: Teacher says “Hope for the best, but plan for the worst”

The publishers of The Current asked me to be part of their back-to-school series, and I am pleased to have my writing published alongside Hayden Smith and James Di Fiore. I enjoyed Hayden’s positive piece, and I appreciate his desire to return to routine and socialization with peers. I also …

Porch Views: Corrective lenses, COVID-19, OHIP underfunding and the future of eye care

Editor’s note: Welcome back, Mark Woermke! We’re grateful that Mark found time for this Porch Views during his summer “holiday” as we know that between gardening and historical research there aren’t any real holidays at his house. His views on eye care in the province – particularly in rural Ontario – …

Porch Views: Goodbye Joan

Joan Kitts was buried on a rainy afternoon in the St. Lawrence O’Toole graveyard in Barry’s Bay beside her beloved husband Charlie. Her nine children and many members of their families, some cousins and friends accompanied her on that final journey. Her daughter Julie said that when they drove into …

Peplinski demands apology and $60K from Current’s owners; Council calls publisher’s professional qualifications into question

One of the items on the agenda for the August 27 council meeting was correspondence from Roger Paul, publisher of The Madawaska Valley Current, which identified potential grounds for recovering taxpayer money paid to township lawyers for legal work that, Paul believes, could have been avoided through using Alternative Dispute …

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