Goodbye to the Grand Old Girl

Posted: December 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm   /   Columnists

DukeDome closes It is never easy to say goodbye. But like an old pair of sneakers, the Wellington and District Community Centre on Niles Street is tired, and weary, and the time has come to bid farewell. That occasion will be this coming Friday night for the Wellington Dukes. They will take the ice at […]

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Yes, Virginia

Posted: December 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm   /   Columnists

December. It’s here. It’s cold outside. The snow decided to tough it out. The parades are done and the lists are made and the parking lots at the shopping centres are full. The Sally Ann bells are ringing (maybe even at the Eaton Centre) and the CAS Angels are on the tree. The Food Bank […]

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Round ball notes

Posted: December 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm   /   Columnists

A look around the NBA in December Despite the fact that I have not poured a lot of ink into basketball columns this year, that does not mean that I have ignored the game. As a sports fan, that would be difficult to do. The news stream coming out of Miami in the last few […]

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A piece of cake

Posted: December 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm   /   Columnists

After writing on the world pecan shortage, I feel more than qualified to suggest how the Irish debt crisis might be attacked. Now I grant you that paying off the EU and IMF the more than $100 billion they are putting into Ireland is a tall order. But heck, we’ve got to start somewhere. My […]

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Christmas for Mom and Dad

Posted: December 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm   /   Columnists

A Hallmark Christmas! When I was a kid, I know my parents envisioned a family Christmas of greeting card proportions. Snow on the ground, beautifully wrapped gifts under the perfectly decorated tree, every cookie on the plate would have been baked and decorated to perfection and all of us kids looking spic and span like […]

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Chilly scenes of winter

Posted: November 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm   /   Columnists

The road to the Grey Cup Last Sunday’s semi-final between the Saskatchewan Rough Riders and the Calgary Stampeders was played on the frozen tundra of Alberta, in the meanest weather conditions. At times, the mercury was registered at minus 20 degrees, give or take a few degrees with the wind-chill factor. Now we have not […]

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Posted: November 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm   /   Columnists

Dear Suzanne, Recently you reminded me heart disease is the number one killer of women in Canada. Indeed, heart disease claims the lives of one in four women in this Country. Imagine that! Every single one of us knows someone with heart disease and, because women tend to think of cardiovascular disease as a male […]

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Man of La Mantra

Posted: November 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm   /   Columnists

Everyone acknowledges the popularity of low-stress exercise forms such as meditation, yoga, tai chi and pilates. But there is an elephant in the room—actually, just outside the room—and a Wellington area man sees that as a business opportunity. The elephant, according to Mel Alfer of Swamp College Road, is the male of the species. Apart […]

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Interesting season

Posted: November 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm   /   Columnists

The Belleville Bulls in 2010 With 21 games under their belts, this year’s edition of the Belleville Bulls has earned itself a variety of adjectives: frustrating, exciting, interesting, boring, and, occasionally, victorious. They now stand in the lower regions of the East Division of the Eastern Conference of the league with 14 points. Peterborough has […]

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Plastic surgery

Posted: November 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm   /   Columnists

As I write this in my little black notebook, I’m sitting in the “chalet” at Batawa Ski Hill. It’s Sunday and it’s the annual Fat Ass Trail Run day. Yup, go ahead and laugh at all the possible slogans and logos for the run. Anyone who has participated in the Fat Ass has some piece […]

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