Opinion

Editorial: Troubled Times

August 17, 2017 Editor

It’s been tough to open a newspaper or turn to a news broadcast the last two weeks or so. Virulent racism, overt fascism and callous violence are rampant in the wake of Charlottesville, VA. Two […]

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Editorial: Meet Me on Main Street

August 10, 2017 Editor

It sounds like such a simple concept. Close down a section of the ‘main drag’ of a village, set up some tables, invite local business to serve food, offer a beer tent, and add people. […]

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Editorial: 50 days of summer

August 3, 2017 Editor

Did you know that we are right in the midst of 50 Days of Summer? Do you even know what 50 days of summer is and that today is day 26? If you do you […]

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Editorial: Let’s make it work

July 27, 2017 Editor

South Dundas politicians oppose increasing the minimum wage. The July 18 council meeting saw the municipality’s mayor, deputy-mayor, and three councillors vote in favour of sending a letter to the province outlining their stance, which […]

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Editorial: Council’s slippery slope

July 6, 2017 Editor

It is difficult to see the recent move by South Dundas council to harmonize sewer rates between Iroquois and Morrisburg as anything but posturing for the 2018 municipal election. There has always been a perceived […]

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In my kitchen – Canada 150

June 29, 2017 Editor

By Janeen Wagemans Sure there are jokes about Canada. And they generally center around a tremendously high politeness factor. “Question: How many Canadians can you fit in a Volkswagen beetle? Answer: Four. Two in the […]

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Editorial: Hub for the arts

June 15, 2017 Editor

It’s an amazing thing. It may be something no one ever expected to happen here in placid South Dundas, but, it has. And, the news is definitely getting out. South Dundas, over the last 12 […]

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Editorial: Minimal wage options

June 8, 2017 Editor

Over 100 years ago, auto maker Henry Ford more than doubled the wages he paid his assembly-line workers. At the time, Ford was quoted in newspapers saying: “If I don’t pay them well, they won’t […]