After witnessing a person butting in line at a local coffee shop, it’s become apparent that some people just don’t give a damn about lining up.

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The potential sale of land in Iroquois overlooking the Galop Canal could be a turning point in the history of that community. It is akin to the redevelopment of Lebreton Flats in Ottawa except in this case the municipality is driving the bus.

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Being told by a blood technician that you have lovely veins is quite the compliment. One shouldn’t boast about it though, that would be vain.

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When your three-year-old, prone to laughing hysterically at his own toots, notices Winchester’s air bombed aroma when arriving home after a few days away, you know it really is as bad as the townspeople say it is.

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Nothing channels your inner youth quite as purely as sticking your hand out the window while driving down a county road.

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On a particularly windy day recently, a fine resident of Chesterville was out with their leaf blower. Isn’t that the equivalent of watering your lawn in a rainstorm? Perhaps he was channelling his inner Lieutenant Dan and challenging nature.

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On the subject of leaf blowers, if the government really wants to make an impact, scrap the carbon tax and just make those illegal. Motorized wind is moronic and is a broom really that much more work?

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It’s only after the clarity of a long weekend that the proper punishment for white-collar criminals is discovered –– a seven-hour car ride with several children under the age of five.

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The new MacEwen gas station and County Line convenience store is state of the art, clean and a significant investment in the village of Chesterville. If a major company sees fit to re-up in the town, there must be money to be made. It’s one of the few victories for a commercial core that’s been decimated in recent years.

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The recent tour by Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, was proof positive that politics is all about taking credit for work you haven’t done and blaming others when the ball is dropped. The research facility on Baker Road and the fledgling Vodkow distillery were both funded and founded under Liberal governments.

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Hats off to Mayor Tony Fraser for addressing the growing mental health issue with frankness at the roundtable discussion with Hardeman and SD&SG MPP Jim McDonell.

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Speaking of McDonell, he was seen, but not heard from very often, during Hardeman’s tour and Canada Day celebrations. The true measure of a politician is not how many community events he attends, but how he stands up to face questions when it is most difficult to do so.

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It was ironic that SD&SG Jim McDonell spoke about celebrating the history of Canada and the region during his address in Morrisburg on Canada Day. Some of that living history, the people that built these counties, need your help right now to construct a new building that gives them the space and dignity to live the final years of their life in the best care possible.