In your June 21, 2017, issue under the title “55 Years Ago,” you published a story about three Deep River boys who had won Honorable Mentions at the CNE in 1962 for their asbestos clay and papier mache work. Continue reading
In 1829 Sir Robert Peel, a British Member of Parliament, established the London Police Service. The citizen police service was guided by a set of “policing principles.” Along with the Police Services Act requirements, those same principles still apply today to the Deep River Police Services (DRPS) and the OPP serving Laurentian Hills. Continue reading
Life in North Renfrew is enriched by its volunteers!
New organizations and clubs keep popping up, adding to the 50+ social, cultural, sports and non-profit groups that sustain a diverse smorgasbord of activities in our communities. Continue reading
Do you live in one of the 28 per cent of Canadian households that according to the 2016 StatsCan census have just a single occupant? If you do then you’re one of the 14 per cent of Canadian adults who live alone. Continue reading
I usually decline business-sponsored charity such as CHEO donations at the LCBO, as I prefer my charitable donations to be just that, mine. I have, however, made an exception, in a way. Continue reading
by John Hilborn
The National Research Universal Reactor (NRU) and the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) in Chalk River, Ontario are scheduled to close permanently on March 31, 2018. Continue reading
The year 2018 will provide us with ample opportunities to exercise our right to vote. The provincial (June 7) and municipal/school board elections (October 22) for the next four years or so will be held this year. But don’t let the dates set for several months ahead fool you into a sense of procrastination. Continue reading
Drips from a Dry Paddle
by Dave Thompson
I often begin these stories with a claim that it is a true story. In this case, I make no such claim, but I do say that the story is a universal truth about parenting. I will use universal names to make sure that I do not expose the guilty…
In this story, winter had just ended and although the weather was on the cool side of comfortable, there would be no more sub-zero temperatures for several months. Continue reading
by Vance Gutzman
Worried that, for the first time in 21 years I wouldn’t be able to file a Christmas column for this paper, I decided to take a nap this afternoon in an attempt to clear my head.
But just as I was about to doze off I was awakened by the combination of an itchy leg and the nagging thought in my head that I should, really should, know the name of Archie Bunker’s grandson. Continue reading
by Jodie Primeau
What was the best part of your day? My little four-year-old friend considered the question.
On a busy holiday Sunday, she had a lot to choose from: sitting on Santa’s lap, carolling in the pub, gymnastics, a birthday dinner…
The winner? Playing on mom’s iPad. Continue reading