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COLUMN SIX: Arson avoided

Early-days Raptors firing nearly sees lawn torched BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE In the mid 1990s I mowed grass for an affluent man in Fonthill who was friends with my father. This gentleman…

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Spice it up a little

  Many of you play golf for years and never alter your routine. Maybe you started playing from the white tee blocks years ago and moved back to the blue at some point, and occasionally…


COMMENTARY: CannTrust needs to stop the stink, now

The $50 million dollar tour BY DAVE BURKET Voice Publisher Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, coined the term “public relations” in the early 1920s. According to a biographer, “Bernays liked to think of…


COLUMN SIX: A smile to die for

BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE She’s been worshipped, abducted and assaulted. She’s dwelt in palaces and in the hearts of kings and emperors. She’s toured the world and gone to the moon. She…


Modern parenting

  When I became a parent, Mother’s and Father’s Days turned into days of introspection. What was my childhood like versus the one I’m providing my children? Am I learning the lessons or am I…


COLUMN SIX: Taking one for the bees

Nice lawn, or food on the table…the choice is clear BY HEATHER BOYD Special to the VOICE Gardens all over Pelham have morphed into a slow motion fireworks display of colour and blooms. Our attention…


Spin city

  There are a lot of stupid tips written in golf magazines. Most revolve around trying to get people who have trouble making decent contact on a regular basis to try to hit the ball…


COLUMN SIX: Dancing with a box on my head

BY ROB BELCHIOR Special to the VOICE A long long time ago, I was in a rock band for a few years. We practiced regularly, worked the local bar circuits, acquired some loyal fans, and…


Do some reading—while you still can

  There was a guy out of Austin, Texas, named Harvey Penick, who taught golf for over half a century. Every time he came up with a thought which helped a student get a better…


In the wet and thick of it

  I guess if you’re a greenskeeper or farmer, the strategic arrival of steady rain every few days this year has been ideal. For those of you who tend to hit their share of golf…