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THE SKY THIS MONTH: Easter weekend lunar eclipse

This year, the Easter Bunny is bringing an astronomical treat.


Column: One year later, the transition from work to retirement continues

I was surprised at how quickly I transitioned from the world of work. My scope of interests changed so rapidly. Family, friends and faith became even more important to me and I appreciated simple every day things to a greater depth. I take great joy in sharing a coffee with a young CEO who remarks when he leaves: “Thank you for sharing your experience. I always come away with one thought I can use when we meet.” What more could one ask for?

Editorial: Why the Sunshine List matters

For the person on the street the list matters. They steam at the growing list of public servants making six-figures, providing confirmation that municipalities, school boards, police, health care facilities and education institutions are out of touch with the real world.

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: Toronto commute is tough but worth it

It’s something that, from experience, I can tell you not many people ever want to do.

LETTER: Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t fear cameras

Re: Cameras will just move vandals to another area

Who’s next on government hit list?

Thanks for a thoughtful editorial on the Conservative government’s Bill C-51, which you appropriately call “terrifying.”


City of Hamilton removing ash trees to ward off emerald ash borer

Many people have called or emailed me in regard to the cutting down of trees in Ward 9. I hope this article will give you a better understanding of what is happening.

LETTER: Thanks for Coldest Night help

Re: Walk expected to raise $65,000 for Neighbour to Neighbour


Column: My March Madness bracket won’t win, but I’m in anyway

The most fun I had with the tournament came in 2013 when the sports editor I was working with at the time, who was a basketball fan, and I both picked Louisville to win it all. After the Cardinals victory I immediately accused him of copying my bracket and relying upon my great insight into the game in order to properly pick the winner. Being the good friend I am, I’ve been teasing him mercilessly about it ever since.

Editorial: Why 2015 is 1984 thanks to Bill C-51

Bill C-51’s powers are more terrifying than any fictional novel. It would transform CSIS’s role from “watching” to using “disruptive powers”; it will give police more powers to preventatively detain or restrict terror suspects. The attacks and killings in Ottawa, Quebec and Paris, have only fanned the flames of the myth Canada is under attack and needs protecting.