Civic Affairs

Municipal politics

Being 'tolerant' will improve our prospects


Dr. A.G. Ahmed speaks to city council in this 2013 file photo.


Keep telling it straight, Your Worship


Mayor David Henderson has always been a tell-it-like-it-is kind of guy.

Alternate universes collide over Kemptville



Few things can turn a government bureaucracy upside-down like an election.


A coat of paint won't do much



Mayor David Henderson is seriously tired of being bugged about the old Woolworth's building.

Blockhouse battle takeaways



The Battle of Blockhouse Island is over – at least for a year.

Who says I only dump on commenters?


I like to dump on commenters who gripe underneath the stories we post.

Much of the time, they are uninformed, needlessly angry and apt to fall on each other like a pack of crazed schoolyard bullies after about the second go-round.

Besides, they once compared me to Forrest Gump.

Let it not be said, however, that I do nothing but dump on online commenters.

Dnem Duraka... Pravda!

Not that anyone was fooled, but journalistic integrity demands I disclose that yesterday's entry on a secret meeting at the Brockville Arts Centre between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was the continuation of a Brockville tradition.

That would be the Lirpa Loof tradition.

For the record, "Den Duraka" is Russian for "Day of the Idiot," the Russian version of April Fool's Day.

Kerry, Lavrov meet in Brockville

A red armoured vehicle drives by the Russian, Irish and British flags at the Brockville Arts Centre Saturday.


I have been barred, by three countries' national security agencies, from reporting this story.

Breathe through the nose, Brockville...


Angry Muppets

OK, Brockville, take a breath. Deep, and through the nose. Before you sink us back to 165th.


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