Opinion

Let’s bare our scars

Let’s bare our scars

The grim history of the centuries’ old city bore the scars of conflict and strife. Though masked by the warmth of its people and the bustling pace of a City that welcomes more than twelve million visitors annually, there is an immediate sense that Dublin, Ireland has many stories to share.Sure, you can find the cobblestone streets which wind throug

Your co-op and credit unions are not grocery stores and banks. They are principles and movements that in many ways defend members from an exclusively profit driven world and grant us the ability to offer care and opportunity to one another. A return to implementing this mission would be a stride worth taking.

Take it in stride

Co-ops and credit unions have a long and distinguished history. This history has always had a character of separate and apart from the mainstream. A distinction of people joining together, pooling resources and sharing in an endeavour that stood outside the traditional big business and big bank models. Often this separateness occurred because both

PRED Executive Director Vern May

Other people’s money

How does the landscape of the Portage region change if all local businesses withdraw their sponsor support of sports teams, events and community causes for one full year? Does anyone have an estimate of just how much our local merchants are “taxed” by our demands to contribute financially to the projects that are near and dear to our own hearts? Wh

The Les Green Report

The Les Green Report

They were travelling light, it seemed to me. The two young men came out of the supermarket just as I drove up, each with a bag of a mixed variety of edibles. “Right here will do” one of them said, as they dropped down on the pavement. They must have been quite hungry as they started to rip open the packages with eager fingers. As I went into the st

re: Kostuchuk Aug. 3 Letter to the Editor

In respect the letter published Aug. 3rd by Mr. (James) Kostuchuk that ran with the headline “Bergen supports child torture?” I wish to register both my shock that you would insert such a headline and a rebuttal to the outright fallacy promoted as truth by its author.The fact of the matter is that the entire (Omar) Khadr incident transcended three

Al Collins

Black swans

The picture of ponds and waterways idealized with flocks of swans is always the colour scheme of white on blue. Black swans are the rare but true occurrence. They are unpredictable in their arrival, their impact, and their consequence. Their departure is noted, if at all, simply by the lack of, rather than the studied history that now watches for t

Opportunity is knocking

In Pursuit of Brand Status

The insecurity of acne-ridden youth is oddly reflected in generations many years their senior and it’s creating an environment that is eerily akin to the hallways of junior high. It’s not that we are stuck on who’s sporting a shiny new pair of Nike Airs or the latest name brand apparel that signify that they are among the trendy “it” crowd. However

Inclusion is a word now uttered and pronounced as an obligatory profession of faith, an assurance of correctness, a plea that no offence be taken, and a mantra uttered no differently than the prayer wheels of Tibet, turning and turning as though the very volume elicited will reach the magic total that transforms the world into peace and harmony for all.

Exclusion, the new inclusion

Inclusion is a word now uttered and pronounced as an obligatory profession of faith, an assurance of correctness, a plea that no offence be taken, and a mantra uttered no differently than the prayer wheels of Tibet, turning and turning as though the very volume elicited will reach the magic total that transforms the world into peace and harmony for

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