Columns

Carol Hughes’ column – Labour Day marks victories we should never surrender

While the labour movement isn’t unique to Canada, it has a strong history of making our workplaces safer, more compassionate, and bringing about better wages. In many parts of the world Labour Day is celebrated as May Day on the … Continue reading

This week’s tip: Bring your own coffee cup!

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world.   This week’s tip: Bring your own coffee … Continue reading

Man/Kitten Cycling Story Goes Viral Then Bad

It was only six months ago that a big, burly Scot named Dean Nicholson was cycling up a hill in Bosnia when he heard a squeaky little meow. He was three months into his around-the-world by bike odyssey when he … Continue reading

Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe I have made and eaten a lot of pasta salad in my life but until last week I hadn’t had one made with a sweet balsamic dressing. The addition of a bit of maple syrup adds a nice subtle … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190816

This week I was successful in arranging for some actual time to be in my constituency office to tend to a wide variety of matters that I am unable to attend to while on the road. As such, finding time … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Lobbyist have the government’s ear

Sometimes the workings of government aren’t as straightforward as we might like to think and on certain files it can become a question of whether the tail is the wagging dog, instead of the other way around.  While it’s easy … Continue reading

This week’s tip: Walk or ride your bike instead of driving a vehicle!

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world.   This week’s tip: Walk or ride your … Continue reading

Homemade Tzatziki

Recipe I can’t think of a better time to make this recipe with cucumbers and fresh herbs being in season. Tzatziki is a classic, Greek, cucumber, yogurt, sauce or dip that has become very popular in recent years. It traditionally … Continue reading

Port Colborne – ”The Store-Front Car-Crash Capital Of Canada.”

It happened again! I’m looking at Page 6 of the July 25th edition of this newspaper which shows a photo that has become all too familiar to residents of the city of Port Colborne; namely the ass end of a … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190809

I would hazard a guess that, next to access to clean air, the need for water is the most important need people around the world have. It is of the most basic of all human needs – even above food. … Continue reading