fbpx
16.1 C
Elmira
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The rise of the machine is disrupting our social cohesion

Like a bunch of technology zombies, we’re in danger of becoming slaves to our devices, if we haven’t already crossed that line. Even if...

Immigration debate walled off by racism, unchecked ego and nostalgia

Critics point to Canada when charging that U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for a border wall is based on racism and xenophobia. If he’s...

Devices need to have better default security to protect our privacy,...

Once upon a time, a phone was something bolted to the wall in your home and a computer was something as big as house....

Historic bridges are caught in a numbers game that’s been badly...

The debate about Woolwich’s old steel bridges is a perfect storm of crumbling infrastructure, poor financial management, neglect of our heritage and a losing...

Year-end summaries of celebrity deaths can hit home

The year-end recitation of the celebrities who passed on in 2018 included some big names, including Stephen Hawking, Burt Reynolds, Penny Marshall, Stan Lee...

Physical divide between rural an urban areas leading to more political...

In her remarks at last week’s inaugural meeting of Woolwich council, Mayor Sandy Shantz touched on the rural/urban divide that exists in...

Ford seems intent on reducing accountability, rewarding friends and supporters

Elected on the strength of not being Kathleen Wynne – a ham sandwich, even without cheese or mustard, would have cleared that bar –...

Returning to a Gilded age does not bode well for society...

There was a time when we worried about the detriments of online shopping. Today, we’re worried that labour unrest at Canada Post will delay...

Attempting to think of the collective good in the face of...

The Christmas season – now upon us, ready or not – brings out our better natures. Maybe it’s years of childhood practice: behaving well...

Our self-absorption keeps us from noticing the abuses by those seeking...

Our society certainly has an “us” and a “them.” Ever has it been so, but perhaps never as openly divisive as we’re seeing today,...