Who Has Become Stranger Since The Pandemic? Us Or The Animals?

Last month I thought when a lobster fisherman in Maine ended up in the mouth of a humpback whale only to be unceremoniously spit out like a cherry pit because he did not taste nearly as good as an octopus… … Continue reading

Chilli Casserole with Sour Cream Mash Potatoes

Recipe I greatly appreciate when people share a recipe with me that they have enjoyed, and this is another one. My friend said this casserole was so good, that she had the leftovers for breakfast the next day. It’s also … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210723

A couple of years ago, clearly before the pandemic hit, I was on one of my regular constituency clinic tours and found myself looking for something better to do than sit and watch television after a rather long drive and … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – With historic steps, change is in the wind

Anyone paying attention to Canada recently will notice that Indigenous women have been breaking down barriers and setting precedents as they assume high-profile leadership roles.  With Rosanne Archibald winning election as Grand Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), … Continue reading

As The Lockdown Lifts, Society Shifts… To The Wrong Side.

Now that we have apparently, allegedly and for the most part, controlled but not beaten COVID-19, we are about to be inundated with lists of protocols on how to socially reconnect with a world that’s been shackled and on house … Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Rice

Recipe Cilantro is one of those herbs that people either hate or love. Apparently, it all comes down to genetics on whether you taste a warm, spicy flavour or soap! I am one of those people who loves cilantro and … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Best tourism fix will be the border

France wants Canada to open its’ borders to its tourists after they have done the same for ours, while American’s are clamouring to enter Canada to visit their favourite vacation getaway or access their seasonal properties. That’s because Canada is … Continue reading

Ranch Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe This is another recipe that was recommended to me. If you are a ranch fan, you will love these. They are a tex-mex version of enchiladas. Easy to prepare and a simply delicious meal. If you don’t want to … Continue reading

Oh, How I Miss An Open Border – Not The Crossing But The Comedy

Open or closed? Fully vaccinated or permanent resident? Essential workers or spouses in separation? Confusion reigns along our 8, 891-kilometre, international border, For now the ‘toilet seat’ principle remains in effect. As hard as we try, we can’t quite ‘wishful … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Bus service still important for much of Canada

When Greyhound Canada announced they were cancelling all domestic bus routes this spring, the reaction may have been muted because of circumstance but the decision will have a big effect on those who relied on the service.  Travel restrictions and … Continue reading