Opinion


COLUMN SIX: Babe has left, yet lives on

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE Clarice Jacobs died last week. That in itself isn’t surprising: she had just turned 87 years old and lived longer than a woman born in 1930 might have…



COLUMN SIX: Polite meets persistent

  His journey coming to an end, our man in Mexico has his patience tested BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE In Hell there is a certain icy area behind velvet ropes kept on…


COLUMN SIX: Eyes on the city

Endurance by observation, minus seeing BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE Many years from now, when I face the firing squad or the bumper of a self-driving bus or the cancer or however it…



COLUMN SIX: Preparing for what comes next

A new graduate recalls order and chaos at Brock BY SAMUEL PICCOLO Special to the VOICE In my first year at Brock University, I had a terrible timetable. This was entirely my fault. I neglected…


FOLLOW THE MONEY: Pelham is ripe for right-sizing

By JIM PITT SPECIAL TO THE VOICE Our Mayor is a forward-thinker. In early May, on the Region’s dime, he flew out to a conference in Seattle entitled, “Congress for New Urbanism,” where many like-minded…


The view from the top is fantastic

By JIM PITT SPECIAL TO THE VOICE I’ve been following a story on a website I frequent about a fellow named Chris. In late March, he listed his house for sale in Toronto for $1.9…