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Fowl play on the golf course

  BY JANE BEDARD Special to the VOICE It was a standoff like no other. We stood in the thick grass facing each other, me, in front of my children, he, in front of his,…



Ford Fest lite

For 90 minutes on Saturday, Summerfest was Doug Ford’s party BY DAVE BURKET The VOICE Ontario Premier Doug Ford stopped by Summerfest on Saturday afternoon, arriving at the foot of Church Hill Street around 3:45,…


COLUMN SIX: Humbled by Ireland’s Sky Road

BY JOHN SWART VOICE Correspondent Being humbled can occur in many ways, at any time. The occasions we tend to remember, or that our friends remind us of, are those during which the humbling takes…


COLUMN SIX: Blame it on the baby

I always thought of myself as an emotionally stable person. And then I had a baby. BY EMILY BOSS Special to the VOICE The fierceness of parental emotions first struck when my child was less…


COLUMN SIX: Hey kids, turn off and tune in

Encouraging life’s meaningful conversations BY DON RICKERS Special to the VOICE Having spent most of my career in schools, it should not be a surprise that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of my all-time…


COLUMN SIX: Days without end

  Editor’s note: After meeting Sam Piccolo the first time, over coffee at Keith’s in early 2017, I went home and told my wife, “I just met myself, thirty five years ago.” The more I…


COMMENTARY: An obligation and a duty to communicate

  Editor’s note: Mayor Dave Augustyn brought forward a motion at last Thursday’s Regional Council meeting to curtail the use of tax dollars for promotion of regional business by individual councillors. The Voice reached out…


COLUMN SIX: Bookended

Maybe the past is a dreamer best left sleeping BY COLIN BREZICKI Special to the VOICE Time and memory go in opposite directions, it’s said, and that can make things awkward. With time it’s simple…