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Finding an audience for Canadian films Unhelpfully, this story is about an intriguing new Canadian film…

Wild ride

Wild ride

Brilliantly funny performances, well-crafted script highlight latest Festival Players production If Test Drive, the new Festival Players’…

Bids opened

Bids opened

Council to take next step toward new firehall in Consecon Acommittee of council will be asked…

Carving a message

Carving a message

A whittled tribute to the Blanding’s turtle John Miller needs to stay busy. At 87,…

Badly broken

Badly broken

Another justice critical of former County CAS The school year was almost over for eightyear- old…

Before it’s gone

Before it’s gone

Bioblitz event this weekend seeks to understand the nature of Ostrander Point Paul Catling spent the…

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Coupon, schmoupon

I won’t ask, because of course, you’ve been to the grocery store recently. Everyone has to eat, right? Well, I admit to the need for food. As shopping goes, I prefer grocery shopping to any other kind of shopping, and if you know me—and some of you might—you know how much I hate shopping. At least…

Coupon, schmoupon

Empty Vessyl

Just because we can build something doesn’t mean we should. Countless books and movies have explored the perils of unabated innovation, but on we go. The latest trend seems to be “smart” gadgets uniting utility and connectivity (or, depending how you look at it, laziness and narcissism). Even the most mundane activities can be automatically…

Empty Vessyl

A vineyard with a difference

You’ve probably seen that new building going up off County Road 33 just north of Carrying Place and just south of Hillier. I’ve wondered what it is myself, so I stopped and asked. I should have guessed. It’s a vineyard. The tall building right at the centre of it will be the Chateau. The estate…

A vineyard with a difference

Subtelties and nuances

Over the last few years, I have discussed varied topics on the subject of wine. But it recently struck me that I have never addressed the art of detecting subtleties and nuances while wine tasting. Using this art, some dedicated aficionados can identify wines down to the region and vineyard— a devoted few can even…

Subtelties and nuances

Rogers Cup highlights

Most tennis observers were not completely surprised when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga emerged as the singles champion at the Rogers Cup tennis championships in Toronto last Sunday. Many factors contributed to his success. From his opening match against a fellow Frenchman, he clawed his way through the competition. He eliminated Edouard Roger- Vasselin in straight sets: a…

Rogers Cup highlights

CONRAD BEAUBIEN

Hills of beans

Hills of beans

So it starts off this way. My child greets me at the front steps of his school on a day near to end-of-curriculum year. He hands over a plant, lovingly cultivated from seed. It’s a bean vine, rooted in a…

Union Hill

Union Hill

It’s one of those things we often slide by in our comings and goings; places…

Of vultures and the aesthetic of July

Of vultures and the aesthetic of July

A rattle-sound from my bike is about all that seems to ground me as I…

By comparison

By comparison

Seems as if there are mornings when it is not so much the light before…

STEVE CAMPBELL

Standing on our own—and growing!

Some people think that I am like Chicken Little, always shouting that the sky is…

The County’s last stand

By launching the concept of separation, I have been called delusional. Maybe so. But despite the obvious satirical bent of my columns, I hope that other voices will join in to save the County we love so dearly. Lots of…

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