1918 Public Notice: Is history repeating itself?

While the world is going through a 'pandemic', it is not the first. The first recorded was typhus in ancient Athens where approximately 100,000 people...

A prediction from 2015 now happening?

Bill Gates of Microsoft predicted something like a coronavirus pandemic in 2015.  What have we learned? It's time to listen to our Public Health professionals...

Ignoring self-isolation an on-going problem for retailers

According to many store owners in Saugeen Shores alone, local arrivals back from the U.S. and out-of-country in general just don't seem to get the...

Some people don’t seem to get it

In talking with many in the local retail sector, including those in grocery stores, there is much concern that people are not taking the...

Editorial: A little act of kindness

Today, in the midst of all the turmoil of COVID-19, I watched a happening that restored my faith in humankind. I was in WalMart in...

A frenzy of shopping leaves shelves empty

Ontario government ministers are urging the public not to hoard food as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province tops 100. Health...

March 1st – St. David’s Day, a day of celebration for the Welsh

My old friend, Doug Johnson (no 't'), always kept me on my toes when it came to special days such as 'Flag Day', 'Robbie...

A new look at 2020 – the Year of the Rat

As we head into a new year and new decade, we thought it would be interesting to look at 2020 within the frame of...

New Year resolutions made easy

This is a good message for anytime but as we head into a new year and new decade, we thought the following may be...

Here we go again – what is wrong with some people?

Here we go again!  More vandalism damage.  What is wrong with some people? Helliwell soccer fields, a major centre for youngsters' soccer in Southampton, has...

Saugeen Shores all-candidates meeting: Segment 1

To even begin to break down a three-hour public meeting that is a question-and-answer (Q&A) is daunting.  However, we are going to attempt to...

Designated vs Listed = Historic vs Heritage

Recently, guest columnist Mike Sterling wrote a Letter to the Editor - The 100 Year Mistake for Southampton. In it, he tried to show the...

Vandalism strikes again in Southampton

Once again vandals have struck in our community of Southampton. At our peaceful waterfront at the foot of High Street, there flies a giant Canada...

What is wrong with some people?

What is wrong with some people?  What is wrong with their thinking today?  Why do some people think they can destroy or deface property...