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<b>OPINION:</b> Farmland preservation a critical election issue

OPINION: Farmland preservation a critical election issue

Land-use planning is a municipal responsibility, so ask your local candidates where they stand on issues like minister's zoning orders, OFA president urges
<b>OPINION:</b> Illegal cannabis services prospering due to local prohibitions

OPINION: Illegal cannabis services prospering due to local prohibitions

It’s time for proponents of progressive cannabis reforms to stand up and help confront the barriers to safe cannabis access in opt-out municipalities, say Cannabis Council of Canada and High Tide Inc.
<b>OPINION:</b> You're welcome... for saving you from a speeding ticket

OPINION: You're welcome... for saving you from a speeding ticket

The 'fast lane' seems to be the domain of the 'late-for-work' crowd, the jacked-up pickup truck warrior and the kamikaze sport-bike pilots, but should it be? As a regular Barrie-to-Toronto commuter, Kevin Lamb has a look
<b>OPINION</b>: At Indian Day School, God Save the Queen rang hollow

OPINION: At Indian Day School, God Save the Queen rang hollow

'The Queen never heard my voice when I sang to her as a child. She never heard my voice as an adult when I was a chief,' laments local elder
<b>OPINION:</b> Many mourning devastating loss of Her Majesty

OPINION: Many mourning devastating loss of Her Majesty

Whether you're a fan of the Royal family or not, reporter Shawn Gibson writes Queen Elizabeth II's death is also sad because she was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
<b>COLUMN:</b> Powwow a celebration of culture reclaimed

COLUMN: Powwow a celebration of culture reclaimed

'There was a time when the European settler community made it an offence in their law books to hold a powwow gathering,' columnist explains
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Trip to vegetable patch sprouts curiosity

CHEF'S TABLE: Trip to vegetable patch sprouts curiosity

The folks behind Valley Farm Market, located in the Elmvale area, continue to grow their business with focus on community and not losing the country family feel, writes food columnist
<b>OPINION:</b> 'Nebulous common good' hospital plan cruel to seniors

OPINION: 'Nebulous common good' hospital plan cruel to seniors

Assisted suicide likely preferable to wasting away in 'the gulag of some distant facility with a bad reputation,' writer says of new provincial legislation
<b>OPINION:</b> Importance of wetlands cannot be overstated

OPINION: Importance of wetlands cannot be overstated

'As extreme weather has become normal, some of these areas are now flooding,' science columnist says of wetlands that have been drained for agriculture
<b>OPINION:</b> Ketchup and mustard-flavoured ice cream? Only at the Ex

OPINION: Ketchup and mustard-flavoured ice cream? Only at the Ex

Ice cream makers have made a fortune on unique flavours, but Wendy is drawing the line with CNE's newest ideas: mustard and ketchup-flavoured soft serve