In preparation for the 2018 municipal election, the City of Orillia is currently in the process of conducting a ward boundary review and is looking to residents and property owners for their input.
The president of the United States is very powerful. The so-called leader of the free world has a lot of influence and a great deal of leeway in deciding what to say and do. Donald Trump is exercising this freedom to the max.
All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. No amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best, even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then.
It's no surprise most of Quebec's largely nationalist political class kept its distance from France's defeated far-right presidential candidate.
Here's how one of the cable-news experts last week described the job of observing the White House fumbling to explain the FBI director firing.
This month, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a speech at the annual state of the union conference in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The theme of the gathering was "Building a People's Europe."
Being known as an authority on the vagaries of the fashion industry and expert on the latest trends can be a demanding, but rewarding pastime for someone with the body of a Greek god and an inexhaustible supply of cash to afford a wardrobe even the wealthiest Hollywood stars envy.
Over the weekend North Korea conducted its most successful missile test to date. This is a threat not just to the region and the United States, but Canada as well.
My family has grown accustomed to the many idiosyncrasies of our century-old farm house. The creaking walls, the various species which inhabit it, and even the tiny stream that runs through the basement in spring time. However, this year that tiny stream became a much bigger problem. After only a few hours of a broken pump, our entire basement was
I stumbled across an interesting article that changed my outlook on life. Napoleon Bonaparte wasn't short. Granted, he was never scouted by the Toronto Raptors, but Napoleon was somewhere around 5'6" in his sock feet. One historian said maybe even 5'7". At the time, 5'6" was the average height of a Frenchman. I tried to find out how tall the Duke o
On occasion, when I forget my padlock at home, I have left my gym bag unlocked in the Peter Street YMCA change room. When this happens, I take comfort knowing most Orillians are honest and would not take my belongings. As of yet, I have not been stolen from. However, continuing this practice might one day have consequences.
Seventy-two years ago this Friday, on May 5, 1945, Hitler’s fascist dream of a “Thousand Year Reich” lay in ruins, as Berlin fell to the Red Army, only to find the ashes of the “Fuhrer” who had shot himself five days earlier.
Harjit Sajjan, the minister of National Defence, needs to resign from his post over what he is now calling his “mistake” taking credit for planning a major campaign against the Taliban when he was serving in Afghanistan in the mid-2000s.
It’s raining. In fact, it has been raining for several days now. Not only that, but weathernetwork.com told me it will rain this morning and all afternoon, into the evening and again tomorrow.
Back in the day -- the year was 2016, but it seems like a generation ago -- critics from the Canadian alt-right said I paid too much attention to Donald Trump in the U.S. election.
Premier Kathleen Wynne's activist agenda includes public prescription-drug coverage for Ontarians under 25, a Big Shiny Thing over which she'll be happy to fight the 2018 election.
This week, Sen. Peter Harder, embarked on a herculean political mission aimed at helping get Canada's Senate working the way the government wants it to. Which is to say, passing Liberal legislation.
You have to wonder how much of our money Premier Kathleen Wynne is willing to spend to win re-election next year.
As the Brooklyn streets went dark and flooded with water, pummelled by the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, Lizbeth Lucero watched her mother pace the apartment and pray.