Remember the good old days when conspiracy theorists were confined to their parents’ damp, dark basements, justly isolated from the rest of the world?
What a time this COVID-19 pandemic has been.
It seems like everyone is going camping these days – people at work, friends of friends and far away relatives enjoying a few days roughing it.
The chance to get a haircut – at long last – was a welcome moment.
It has often been said a community newspaper is a reflection of the community it serves. Roles reversed this past weekend and the community reflected on its community newspaper.
As journalists, we are tasked with many vital responsibilities, perhaps none as important as calling out injustice on behalf of those who do not have a voice or those whose voices have for centuries been ignored - or maimed or killed into silence - by those in power.
A few years back a human resources trainer held some workshops here with my managers on new techniques and strategies to make work a happier more productive place. Of course, all workplaces have their quirks, different personalities and goals.
Before there were memes and countless digital reflections, political cartoons were offered up as illustrations of life.
A couple decades ago I was regaled with the story of Smiley, who grew up in a small town in old Waterloo County.
CBC breaking news at press deadline quoted anonymous sources within the Canadian Armed Forces claiming seniors were not being looked after properly in long-term care facilities.
It was such a relief to hear last Thursday that some businesses would get the chance to reopen beginning Saturday and into this week.
Again this week, several friends and acquaintances have passed away.
I can’t speak for my colleagues, much less thousands of Advertiser readers, but after eight weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am spent.
It is hard to believe six weeks have passed since COVID-19 took over the front page of this…
Conversing with a neighbour the subject came up about this global pandemic we all face. They farm…