I’ve discovered that all those who are for abortion have already been born. AUTHOR UNKNOWN
Mac Beattie sang of the heavy load that the “Pembroke Local” was carrying on December 27, 1942 just minutes before the packed passenger train was struck by a troop train loaded with soldiers. The well-known Ottawa Valley musician of the 1940s and 50s knew of the significance of the Almonte train wreck, the worst disaster to occur in the Ottawa Vall
Conflict – an eight-letter word that for most of us, is more than twice as bad most four-letter words that we try never to use. It screams at us from almost every news item, whether newspaper, radio, television or social media.
The crazy cold temperatures have had everyone thinking….let’s escape to warmer climates. Sounds great, but that doesn’t mean your workouts just go by the wayside. I’m not here to rain on your parade, I am here to encourage you to continue on with the good work you have been doing.
My Scottish mother was a fountain of wisdom. With only a public school education she would never ever have considered herself highly intellectual nor the most articulate person in the whole world, but from her mouth there flowed an unusual river of wisdom that came wrapped up in neat little one- liners spoken in her thick Scottish brogue.
Last summer, I made plans to achieve a lifelong dream of visiting the Holy Land over the Christmas holidays with my family. Predictably, a month before we were to depart, Donald Trump inflamed tempers in the region by pledging to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the American embassy there from Tel Aviv. However, knowing that trou
What’s your hidden room?
As you read this, 2017 is either on its last legs, or has passed into the history books.
Survival can be summed up in three words, ‘Never Give Up’. That’s the heart of it really, just keep trying. - Bear Grylls
Backyard deer feeding is an enjoyable winter past-time and of benefit to whitetails as snow depth increases.
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
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
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
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.”
Basil Borutski as the fourth victim, silently simmering in the glass prisoner box.
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.
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
Don’t drink too much wine. That cheapens your life.
With the familiar scent of white-tailed deer season in the air, sportsmen everywhere are gearing up for the most anticipated time of year.