VIBERT: Spending spree was the obvious political choice
VIBERT: Democratic deficit in a brave new world
Russell Wangersky: Legal interests rising in bread suit
VIBERT: Will talented newcomers challenge the old order?
Russell Wangersky: Facebook sees — and shares — all
VIBERT: IA transformation: taking time to get it right
VIBERT: Basic rights for intellectually-challenged seems a no-brainer
Asked what he thought of western civilization, Mohandas Gandhi is purported to have replied, “I think it would be a good idea.” The mahatma made enough profound pronouncements that it’s unnecessary to invent more, but the ...
Editorial: Plastic plague
As wakeup calls go, this one might be a little late in coming — because the damage is already done, and we’re not seeing the effects. Perhaps the best we can do is not make it any worse. “We recorded one of the highest ...
Russell Wangersky: The 2026 Olympics? No thanks!
Russell Wangersky As the medals pile up, you know the call is going to come. Canada is doing well in this Winter Olympics, and you know, sooner or later, the breathless musings of “Wouldn’t be amazing if we could repeat it ...
STEVE BARTLETT: Sharing some oddities
Steve Bartlett I love news. Good or bad, positive or negative, I can’t get enough politics, sports, feature, crime, lifestyle … any type of news. It’s a good addiction for this line of work. The days would be ...
Russell Wangersky: A landscape strewn with bullets
Russell Wangersky There aren’t people — but there are other things. Snakes. Hawks. Jackrabbits. The dangerous-looking – but relatively harmless – Jerusalem cricket. Acres and acres of endless sagebrush and ...
Russell Wangersky: Home reno shows deconstructed
Russell Wangersky Now, I like a good home renovation television show as much as the next person. Actually, I probably like it more than most — first, because I enjoy fixing things, and like watching the process. Second, because ...
The wellness report
By Norm Amirault As many of you know, I have been recycled by the Region of Queens Municipality after a brief retirement, and in November assumed the role of physical activity coordinator left vacant by Diana Johnson, who did wonderful work during ...
Russell Wangersky: This, too, shall pass
Russell Wangersky When I started thinking about this column, I was particularly tired. Tired of writing, tired of reading. I thought I’d start it with the catchy line, “Stop the information train — I want to get ...
Football is over, and the end may be near
One Sunday every winter football fans and party-going pretenders gather, ostensibly to watch some of the finer athletes on the planet along with remarkably agile large men knock each others’ brains out. The unfortunate reality is that those ...
Russell Wangersky: Winter house
Russell Wangersky The winter house means collecting fresh snow for the teapot, because you don’t want to go through the 39 steps of draining the pipes before you leave. The lonesome peep of the upstairs smoke detector, battery ...