Posts Tagged ‘ Southwestern Ontario ’

Does murder in Alice Munro country say something larger on troubled times?

Jan 22nd, 2019 | By | Category: Crime Stories

A man’s gruesome rape and kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend, just after his murder of her parents, should make a gripping old-school crime drama in any context. At the same time, I have been told that I haven’t personally contributed a crime story to this site for more than a decade (“Depression economics and crime : […]

Tales from the northern woods .. sex at the CBC, Don Cherry, Obama, Nanos numbers, Bank of Canada surprise

Jan 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day up here in the northern woods, but still cold.  And like others I’m getting a little tired of waiting for the 2015 Canadian federal election campaign to seriously begin. All the professionals (including those on this website) are saying the campaign has already begun. But if you know anyone […]

Challenging Lord’s prayer at Grey County Council .. rural Ontario not always what the big smoke thinks

Aug 9th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

Last week we heard that, out in the ancient agrarian democratic heartland of northern Southwestern Ontario, the architect Peter Ferguson has “filed an application in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a bid to get his local Grey County council to stop praying and turning council into what he calls a ‘Christian zone.’” Or […]