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Publisher’s Column: What Would You Rather Have — New Infrastructure or...

By John Francis Municipal Bylaws contain some surprising bits of language. The meaning of words can stretch or compress.  Take the word “depot” for example. In...

What is the Future of the Friendship Club Building?

By John Francis, Bruce Peninsula Press The Friendship Club building sits right beside the arena in Lion’s Head. It gets a lot of use (or...

Budget Time — Do We Keep Complaining? Or Hire Enough Staff...

By John Francis At a Tobermory Chamber of Commerce meeting last week, I mentioned that Councillor Smokey Golden had gone to bat for the Chamber...

Another Car Drives into Tobermory Harbour “Hah! I...

By John Francis,Bruce Peninsula Press Remember five years ago when the little red car drove into the harbour? It seemed pretty funny at the time....

County Master Transportation Plan ...

By John Francis,Bruce Peninsula Press The Bruce County Master Transportation Plan was released in August. It is available online (just Google Bruce County Transportation Plan). Don’t...

As Our Lazy Theologian Reminds Us ...

By John Francis,Bruce Peninsula Press There is a narrative out there that life on the Saugeen/Bruce Peninsula is going to hell in a handcart. I...

Housing Affordability — We Need Homes, Not Investment Vehicles

By John Francis,Bruce Peninsula Press In my semi-retirement, I spend a lot of time reading online newspapers, Talk about a busman’s holiday! I read that all...

Publisher’s Column: You Can’t Please Everybody — Perfection Can Be the...

By John Francis Three local charities struck a joint committee in 2020 with the purpose of finding a way to preserve their mutual interests at...

Does Anybody Care About a World-Class Cycling Trail? (I Sure Do.)

By John Francis,Bruce Peninsula Press A Toronto Star story in the 1980s described the hamlet of Dyers Bay as “moribund”: it was a couple of...

Flapping Our Gums or Shaking Our Heads in Sorrow

By John Francis,Bruce Peninsula Press Toronto Star writer Emma Teitel captured Toronto’s real estate craze with an imaginary news story: “Condemned Leslieville semi with burning...