Carol Hughes’ Column

Carol Hughes’ column – It’s easier than ever to buy local

It’s easier than ever to buy local We are lucky to live where eating locally means eating well, and including local produce makes our meals as delicious as possible. Most people who take advantage of this option feel fortunate to … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Nobody wins a trade war

Trade issues are at a boiling point as the United States instigates disputes across multiple sectors based on the notion of ‘America First’. After just a few weeks, the results have been nothing short of disastrous on both sides of … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – In all of us command!

In all of us command! Recently, the English lyrics to Canada’s national anthem have changed , while polling tells us the move was supported by 58% of the population, it’s no secret that it isn’t popular with everyone.  The new … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Don’t let the Great Lakes become the next Great Garbage Patch

You may have seen in the news recently that a man has set out on a six month journey to swim across the Pacific Ocean. He will be swimming through what is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Promise of Electoral Reform Arrives Too Little, Too Late

Recently the government used time allocation to end debate on their Bill C-76, which they are calling the Elections Modernization Act. While the electoral reform debate may seem as if it’s been around forever, this bill has only been debated … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Canada desperately needs a national suicide action plan

It’s no secret that suicide is a top ten leading cause of death in Canada but more people should be aware that it rates second among young people.  In some First Nations communities those numbers rise especially in remote, rural, … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Ticks are a growing concern

Lyme disease is on the rise in Canada as the range of black-legged (deer) ticks expands north due to warmer average temperatures.  Once a problem that could be ignored as something that took place in other parts of Canada, more … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Grill Safely This BBQ Season

With BBQ season upon us, the Standards Council of Canada is questioning the safety of the instruments we use to clean our BBQs; namely, wire-bristled brushes. The agency in charge of establishing Canadian standards is warning Canadians about the safety … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Bringing the Concerns of Northern Ontario to the CRTC

The May long weekend is approaching, marking the beginning of the beautiful summer months filled with camping, boating, and travelling to visit friends and loved ones. For many of us, before we set out on the water or the road, … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Time for Papal apology on Residential Schools

In June of 2008, Canada, through then Prime Minister Stephen Harper, made a Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools.  The apology led to the creation the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which reported in June of 2015 … Continue reading