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Publisher’s Column: Abusivo — a Venerable Italian Tradition Comes to MNBP

By John Francis There’s a word I learned when visiting Venice, the overtourism capital of the world. The word is “abusivo” (accent on the 3rd syllable)....

Publisher’s Column: Would the Proposed Cell Tower Improve Service for Dyers...

By John Francis Proposed Cell Tower Would Still Leave Many Cottages in Dead Zone, Say Councillors At MNBP’s most recent Council Meeting, on May 13, Council...

Publisher’s Column: The Two Smartest Things I’ve Heard in Ten Years...

By John Francis You Can’t Just Tell Them You Need Money About ten years ago, during a discussion about improvements that were needed at the arena,...

Publisher’s Column: Pig Barn vs Cell Phone Tower — Welcome to...

By John Francis A municipal government’s role is to help ratepayers get the most out of their properties. Zoning Bylaws and other regulations are intended...

Publisher’s Column: A Nosegay of Historical Tidbits

By John Francis In the process of researching articles for our Shop Local magazine, I ran across the following bits of history that didn’t fit...

Publisher’s Column: Our 2024 Budget Has Lost Sight of the Forest...

By John Francis The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula recently concluded a gruelling budget process, arriving at a final set of numbers that will satisfy...

Maybe It’s Time We Bought Our Acrobats a Net

By John Francis The Lion’s Head Arena/Community Centre renovation has become a bit of a fiasco. The municipality planned an elaborate expansion on a site...

Publisher’s Column: Vacation Rentals, Tax Increases and Getting Our Fair Share

By John Francis Greetings from Tybee Island, Georgia. It’s our first real trip in four years and as usual, something of a busman’s holiday. That is...

Publisher’s Column: Businesses Push Back Against Municipal Accommodation Tax Extension

By John Francis As often happens to politicians, our municipal councillors are being given contradictory instructions by different groups of MNBP citizens. Loud instructions. As Mayor Milt...

Publisher’s Column: What If We Lived in a County Where All...

By John Francis So Bruce County pushed ahead with its Development Charge of $7,800 per new house despite the objections of Northern Bruce Peninsula. Our...