Opinion

50 years ago: Our pavillion at Expo 67

BY MARY DAURIO Special to the VOICE Growing up on our farm it is unusual to travel any distance. The mailbox is our window to the world, yielding correspondence till a mother robin takes up…


COLUMN SIX: Being Canadian

1949 essay rings truer than ever BY SHIRLEY LAZARETH Special to the VOICE In 1949, as graduating students in Grade 13, we were asked to write an essay on Canadian Citizenship. At 17, my age…



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…