Category Archives: Reporting

Maybe it’s time to kill the May Show

The May Show of today is a pale imitation of the May Show that was so successful through the 1980’s and the first half of the 90’s, so maybe it’s time to stop pretending and just let it die. The … Continue reading

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The demolition of Vankleek Hill’s high school

. . Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute (ESVCI), the high school I occasionally attended, sometimes for days in a row, is being slowly and finally demolished. When the school board finally announced Vankleek Hill would be getting a new school, to … Continue reading

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This week in totally inappropriate ad placement

Recently I surfed to the online edition of the Ottawa Sun, and I saw the teaser headline and paragraph about the Ottawa Senators’ team doctor having been hospitalized in critical condition after a collision while riding his motorcycle. There was … Continue reading

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Life got so bad during the Great Depression people were actually fooled into thinking Corn Flakes had flavour

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the archives of The Review*, the 117-year old, Vankleek Hill-based weekly broadsheet newspaper — I’m writing a series of pieces on how the people in my village survived the Great Depression**. The … Continue reading

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Heat wave bakes Vankleek Hill but Champlain Township says “no” to ‘cooling stations’ despite request from EO Health Unit

People living in Champlain Township and Hawkesbury are being left to find ways to beat the extreme heat on their own. Due to an ongoing heat wave the Eastern Ontario Health Unit has requested local municipalities make “cooling stations” available … Continue reading

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Once hailed as a hero Hawkesbury OPP officer charged with assault

A Hawkesbury OPP officer is facing an assault charge stemming from a March 20 incident, according to the Ontario Special Investigations Unit. The Special Investigations Unit is the civilian agency responsible for “investigating circumstances involving police and civilians that have … Continue reading

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