Someone asked recently who writes these entries. The simple answer is, the community writes them for us. It’s everything we hear, everything we see, every little oddity that makes up our region, province or country. The snippets are yours.

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Stormont, Dundas, and South Glengarry MPP Jim McDonell on Premier Doug Ford: “A lot of people were talking about him… But if you meet him, he isn’t the person he is portrayed as. Without people putting words in his mouth, people will be impressed with the direction he takes. He’s not the person the other leaders have been talking about. Some of those things said, even I roll my eyes. People will be surprised – he’s very professional and very successful.”

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That response came not long after McDonell and his PC colleagues claimed a majority government mandate in the 2018 election. Trouble is, Ford looks to be exactly the monster voters were warned about. You get what you elect – so enjoy.

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Some days feel like nothing more than a fist fight with the air.

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John Ross has achieved some of the highest levels of success in business and in life. He is a self-made man that cares deeply about his community. However, his failure to consult the biggest stakeholders, the public of South Dundas, and to recognize that more than half of his legacy project is funded by them is an indictment on how out of touch he is with the community.

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With all the trouble that South Dundas has undergone to construct a new campground building, have they even considered thoughts and prayers?

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With the death of the Ross plan, the Fly-In Breakfast is sure to follow unless someone can come up with a new way to feed people. Hmm… I wonder how organizers of Canada Day, Dairyfest, Meet Me on Main Street and Porkfest in Morrisburg managed to tap into this top-secret model of how to feed large amounts of people outside. But let’s just give up, pull up the stakes, take our ball and go home.

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It’s amazing how a little bit of static electricity can unknowingly turn you from a loving cat owner into a sadist with a smile.

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The confusion over the carbon tax is understandable, but the lack of research, or general reluctance to learn the facts by today’s connected consumer is a testament to our laziness. And that is exactly why the carbon tax is essential.

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The great urbanization and globalization of this world has caused a real disconnect to the influence we have on remote areas of this planet which stabilize and directly dictate the quality of life we lead.

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Spring always brings back memories of losing your boot in deep, stickier than expected mud puddles and the immediate panic that ensues.

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Memes are today’s answer for anyone too lazy or stupid to understand a complex issue.

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Some Canadian politicians are willing to stir the pot to score points with alienated voters. When has bad mouthing anyone been a wholesome Canadian way of doing things, especially when the pot they are stirring is empty? Better to call a rival politician’s actions inappropriate, when they are, rather than criminal, when they are not.