Opinion

Walk on with hope in your heart

Often you wonder why tears come into your eyes, and burdens seem to be much more than you can stand; But God is standing near He sees your falling tears, tears are a language God understands. “TEARS ARE A LANGUAGE” by Amy Lambert

Canadians ignore the Statute of Westminster

The Statute of Westminster is the amongst the most important, but least appreciated, parts of Canada’s constitutional regime. The story of this British Act of Parliament is a distinctly Canadian tale of legal history and politics. It starts in 1929 in London, England, with an odd bit of synchronicity. In October of that year, Britain’s Judicial Com

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Liberals don’t grasp ‘local media’

Hockey news, fashion tips, TV and movie listings, retirement strategies, updates on Celine Dion — all of this information now constitutes local media — at least according to federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joly.This week marked a black spot in the history of Canadian newspapers with the closure of three dozen papers, taking out of circulation thr

Photo courtesy of AECL Fred Blackstein speaks to government and industry officials about the merits of nuclear power circa the late 1970s. Back in the day, Chalk River Laboratories was at the forefront of cutting edge nuclear research while warning about the perils of global warming.

“There we were sounding the alarm”

When 15,372 scientists from around the world recently issued a dire warning that ongoing destruction of the Earth’s ecosystems is jeopardizing the future of humankind, there were a few retired folks from Chak River Nuclear Laboratories muttering a silent but emphatic “I told you so.”

Farmer's Market mural in Pembroke, Ont.

Letters: The Little Red Wagon

There is an old saying “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” Sometimes this is true, other times, it is not. Very often the background or the story behind the picture is never fully known by those viewing it.Take for instance the murals which grace some of the business buildings along the downtown streets of Pembroke. These pictures are beautifull

Jack Taylor/Getty Images Wild poppies grow in the 'Trench of Death', a preserved Belgian First World War trench system in Diksmuide, Belgium on July 14, 2017. The poppy has become an internationally recognized symbol of remembrance after it grew in the war-ravaged and muddied landscape of Belgian Flanders. The sight of the poppy growing by the graves of soldiers inspired Canadian soldier John McCrae to write one of the most famous World War One poems, 'In Flanders Fields'.

Kernels: In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

It is the one time during any year when we as Canadians from coast to coast pin a flower to the lapel of our garments, on the left side, closest to the heart. In the days preceding, and on this day, Nov. 11, the simple bright red poppy causes us as a nation to remember and reflect on both the valor and the horror of war.

The real threat to American power is...

In my last column (Sticking the arson charge on a couple of patsies – The Daily Observer Aug. 19, 2017) I questioned why North Korea’s nuclear program was attracting such attention from the United States. North Korea is a very poor and backwards country whose bellicosity reflects the regime’s need for an external enemy like the United States to gal

A change of seasons

We have been so very fortunate this fall to have such great weather. It kind of makes it hard to think about winter.