NATIONAL Post columnist Chris Selley says he wants Via Rail’s transcontinental train axed (Let’s Kill The Canadian, Surely The First World’s Most Dysfunctional Train, Feb. 25). While I share some of Selley’s concerns, he misses key points that are vital to any debate about the train’s future.

AS CANADIANS we like it when homegrown personalities make it big in the world. We especially like it when they make a point of reminding people of their Canadian heritage. We’re proud when they’re proud.

THUNDER Bay city council has a declared a climate emergency. So what? That seems to be the reaction of some beyond the usual suspects who inhabit social media and can never, ever find anything good to say about anything.

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IT TAKES a lot to get national news media to take notice of Thunder Bay. A series of unexplained Indigenous youth deaths followed by allegations of racism on the city police force got their attention and now they’re peering hard at what’s going on here. Good. Because local media reports abou…

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IT LAST year was eventful – and boy, was it! – 2020 can be transformative in so many ways. But it will depend on how willing we are to change how we live. We are all on this ride together and as Earth’s population grows, the task becomes more urgent.

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THAT was the year that was . . . memorable, eventful, more than a little crazy, all of the above. As we round out another year and another decade, and prepare to enter the 2020s, we can rest assured that this year will go down in history as one that was full of surprises – some nice, some no…

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IT APPEARS that the American Democratic party may have forgotten a crucial fact on the way to impeaching President Donald Trump. That is, the reason he was elected in the first place.

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TIME magazine’s editors had a choice to make. Will the Person of the Year — the top newsmaker of 2019 — be a girl who unified much of the world or a president who divided a nation?

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ALL too rarely there comes a time to put politics aside and unite in mutual condemnation of something so absurd that arguing about it is pointless. Wednesday’s hot mic incident in London was one of those times. But Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and, to a lesser extent, NDP Leader Jagmeet…

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A THUNDER Bay police officer accused of using excessive force to subdue a girl on an ambulance gurney allegedly faced a situation that is becoming more and more common — spitting. The officer is accused of slapping the unruly girl, telling her not to spit on her, after paramedics had placed …

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BY IAN PATTISONWell, that certainly didn’t go as planned. One can only imagine the consternation in the war rooms of the major political parties as their election launch plans this week were knocked off kilter by unforeseen events.For the governing Liberals it was the SNC-Lavalin affair that…

MANY “snowbirds” may soon be grounded because of inadequate health coverage outside of Canada. As the federal election approaches, many people will also be making plans for their winter vacation. Yet, worsening drug shortages now cause many to fail to quality for private travel insurance.

YEAR after year we go to the public appealing for support to feed an increasing number of hungry people. After my 10 years of serving food banks, I am nearing the end of my rope.