“Does anybody mind paying a little bit more for gas so Galen Weston can get free fridges?” And with that Eric Duncan joined the herd in practicing partisan politics and has shown that it’s more important to toe the party line than acknowledge real issues and offer pragmatic solutions. It’s a most disappointing comment that intentionally feeds into half-truths and irrational voter fervour.

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When discussing the declining population during the first “coffee with council” event, one resident stood up and asked, tongue in cheek: “So is it up to us older people to convince the younger folks to have more kids?” If your cell phone rings and its grandma or grandpa, don’t answer or risk getting entangled in an awkward conversation.

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An NDP and Green Party merger, as first suggested by Maclean’s, is a most interesting idea. At the very least, it would perhaps bring a fresh voice to a schoolyard tussle between two childish, dishonourable and disconnected political parties.

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Eric Duncan: all pomp and circumstance, but with little thought given to future needs. Of course doing so wouldn’t play to the aging electorate in SD&SG who selfishly live in the now.

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If the great political diviners of our time are not careful they may alienate all of us. Accurately reading the mood of the Canadian voter might make things easier all around.

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The annual duck race in South Mountain was another great way to support your community.

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The glamorous Princess Ball in South Mountain captured the magic of young girls dancing and have fun, while awkward, but devoted fathers did their best to keep up.

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What would you do if over 600 rockets were fired at you? Where is the world’s outrage?

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My superpower? I can look you straight in the face while you are talking and not hear a word you are saying.

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Finally. Nice enough to wear shorts today.