Here’s the latest buzz … Take mosquitoes more seriously

Editorial & Opinion, Wednesday, July 11, 2007 I hate bugs that bite. Creepy-crawly spiders used to send me into a panic, but I have refocused my tirade and hostilities on mosquitoes, black flies, deer flies, and horse flies. For an outdoorsy Canadian girl, I admit that I am overly phobic of those parasitic beasts that want to feed off me. …

Casino has missed the boat on the luckiest day in 1,000 years

Editorial & Opinion, Wednesday, July 4, 2007 Potentially the luckiest day in 1,000 years is about to hit this Saturday, July 7. If you are superstitious, or believe that seven is a lucky number, or can visualize a slot machine hitting three sevens, you may already be making plans to be at one of Ontario’s charity casinos this weekend. If …

Bring back Northern’s Red Maple to save the environment

Editorial & Opinion, Wednesday, June 27, 2007 When Guy Dauncey came to town earlier this month with a message of global warming and what we could do about it, I wasn’t sure if I’d hear anything new. The presentation was much like An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary on global warming by Al Gore. What impressed me most about the movie …