News that our county library system will be adopting a no-fine culture for overdue material isn’t earth-shattering news. It does however offer a glimpse into emerging attitudes on public resources.

Too much pride

Whenever sad tales emerge, those closest to the scene might suggest pride was a factor. And no, we aren’t talking about conceit or arrogance – it is that other pride,  where people may just be too proud to ask for help.

Some camel

In the end it was disappointing to all involved. A committee of really awesome people, talented and…


The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is a well-known refrain that signaled the end of the First World War.

Snap of the fingers

If only life were that easy – a quick snap and problem solved. Unfortunately, life in the real world doesn’t work that way. Never has, never will.

Bye bye

It’s like old times at the office this Thanksgiving weekend, almost. An old clock ticks away and it feels like the wee hours of a deadline morning over 40 years ago.

It’s in your hands

For anyone watching the news, scrolling through social media feeds or reading a newspaper, chances are the phrase Truth and Reconciliation will sound familiar.

Lap it up

Canadians are heading into another long weekend and we hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy balmy…