Civic Affairs

Municipal politics

The limits of heritage status

(A widow's walk adorns the top of the house known as the Fairview.)

Diversity at the media table is missed

Media diversity is one of those things we often miss when it starts to disappear.

And then, perniciously, people begin to care a little less.

Warp-speed budget, answers are slow

Last night, I tweeted this in jest, but it was a jest with a core of truth to it: "Believe it or not, this #CanadianFlag song is longer than the #BrockvilleCouncil #budget debate."

There's a role for defeated candidates

(Former mayoral candidate Cec Drake, right, and Mayor David Henderson listen to discussion at a debate in October.)


When the Holocaust was put on stage


('Birkenau gate,' by Angelo Celedon a.ka. Lito Sheppard. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons)

Sometimes, not to cry is to be inhuman.

He's not the 'huggy' type


What is political coverage without a bit of humour? That would be dour indeed.

If we 'lost' Target, we dodged a bullet


(The entrance to the Eleven Points Logistics distribution centre in Cornwall on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Target, which owns the land and building, has announced it will be closing all its Canadian operations. TODD HAMBLETON/CORNWALL STANDARD-FREEHOLDER/QMI AGENCY)


Festival planners may have missed Whingefest

(Riverfest 2011, its last edition, when INXS caused people to whinge in excess.)

There was a bit of fallout from our editorial earlier this week on the ever-shifting timeline of Brockville's elusive signature festival.


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