School has begun again, clubs and organizations such as the DRSO, THEOP and many others have started up again for the fall and winter. Routines are a major part of what we do within our lives. And while they are potentially good for us as individuals, what do they mean for our community. Continue reading
Every year I tell myself I am going to write a letter of appreciation, and I don’t get around to it. Well, this year, here goes. Continue reading
Hello dog lovers of Deep River!
As an avid dog walker, I’m concerned by the number of off-leash dogs that I encounter in town. Continue reading
In roughly 60 days (October 17), Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize the recreational use and sale of cannabis marijuana. Does everyone feel like they have a good handle on exactly how this is going to work? Or the better question is, does anyone? Continue reading
Laurentian Hills council is about to construct a boat launch in Meilleurs Bay Park. Continue reading
For all the seniors in North Renfrew, and everyone else as well because no one is immune, if you have a heart attack, this is the best place in Ontario to have one. Continue reading
Several articles have been published recently in the NRT involving “lame ducks” – specifically whether Deep River council should delegate authority to the chief administrative officer prior to the upcoming municipal election in case it gets caught in the “lame duck” situation.
My concern is not how council decides to proceed, but rather that it is placed in this predicament at all. The problem is the Ontario Municipal Act. Continue reading
To Larry Dumoulin and the members of Deep River council: You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Continue reading
Re: “Town signs ‘historic’ fire agreement with CNL,” NRT May 30.
Congratulations to Deep River council for the historic fire services partnership with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories!
This agreement is hard-won progress arising from a decade of effort to restructure the fire department and is very good news for the protection of Deep River residents. Continue reading
Re: “Council members demand apology,” NRT May 23.
I rarely agree with Larry Dumoulin, particularly with regard to matters relating to firefighters, but the judgement rendered on his dispute concerning the conflict of interest issue was shameful. Continue reading