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Feels right dropping political ponder

Feels right dropping political ponder

The world looks and feels a little different now that I'm no longer pondering a political crossroad, a life path deke into North Bay city council chambers averted by logic and common sense. As outlined in my June 15 column at BayToday.ca, taking the leap from...

Rock’n the fedora vibe now

Rock’n the fedora vibe now

It was a busy week at the Hacienda in Corbeil as we pulled together a full package for the sixth episode of Small Town News & Views, lit a fire under a controversial issue in North Bay through the weekly BayToday column and juggled numerous aspects of the deadline...

5th ‘News & Views’ show finds its stride

5th ‘News & Views’ show finds its stride

The 5th episode of my "Small Town News & Views" show is closer to the style I'm looking to produce on a weekly basis. There's a bit of editorial commentary, a splattering of humour and short promos of the longer feature interviews posted to the YouTube channel....

Do immigration stories make you angry?

Do immigration stories make you angry?

My first journalism instructor at Canadore College also writes columns for Village Media's BayToday and he mentioned me in a January 18 piece. Don Curry, an immigration consultant, highlighted a suggestion that Canada needs to triple its population and immigration is...

Updated list of my BayToday columns

Updated list of my BayToday columns

Below are links to my columns published at BayToday.ca during 2021: November 2 Parallel universes exist in North Bay too Unfortunately for the Cassellholme board, what’s remaining of it anyway, they didn’t have very good political advice or didn’t follow it. November...

Computers can’t write columns, can they?

Computers can’t write columns, can they?

There’s probably a way to automate the writing of a weekly column. We already have artificial intelligence programs to cover news events. Take an issue, insert trending posts via an algorithm of sources and ‘presto’ you’ve got a reaction piece. Same basic approach...

Did I have my last handshake?

Did I have my last handshake?

Please note: This column was written March 11, 2020 and initially published through A Bit of the Bay Productions. North Bay officials are getting a COVID-19 wake up call after a man in Sudbury tested positive following his attendance at a major international mining...

Do you care about the truth?

Do you care about the truth?

The Catholic Church needs to come clean with all its records pertaining to residential schools for Indigenous students in Canada. Same for the other religions involved in this shameful legacy. There’s no reconciliation without truth and knowing where they buried all...

Is it time for Ford to turtle?

Is it time for Ford to turtle?

At least Mike Harris knew enough to fall on his sword when it was clear the Common Sense Revolution had killed too many citizens and hamstrung the economy. Whether by OPP sniper fire, tainted municipal water or poor people falling through the shredded safety net,...