St. Marys weekly columnist submissions.

“Way to Go” Commander Kim

Sunday morning I woke up and headed off to London after opening (with my new band) at a house concert in Staffa the night before (yes Staffa is quite excited about live music).  It was freezing out so I added tons of extra layers and actually contemplated not getting out of bed at the bright…

Sally Says

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, Dressed in holiday style, In the air there is a feeling of Christmas, Children laughing, People passing Meeting smile after smile, And on every street corner you’ll hear : Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city, ring- a- ling, hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas day.…

Ask the Vets

I put some rat poison around our shed outside and I think our dog may have gotten into it. I have heard it can poison a dog but my dog looks normal.  What should I watch for? It’s that time of year again when rodents are trying to make their way into buildings to find…

Street Level Faith

Most of the articles I have written are about our personal faith. By that I mean the faith we draw on to sustain us to meet the challenges in our own lives and those close to us. We need this personal faith. Yet life is larger than our private sorrows and joys. What about the…

Sour Gripes

RES..PECT. (SAY IT) As a proud Canadian I am less than amused with the tenor who bastardized our national anthem. Will I lose any sleep over it? No: I will not. I believe there are a few out there with some weird ideas and I’m just as certain that this guy thought he was delivering…

Big City to Small-Town: Flavours & Finds

Experience the world by food & drink in your own backyard & local community. An original small-town girl, Lisa Culbert has spent the past 6 years living and working as a lawyer in the “Big Smoke” of Toronto and recently resumed living in what she can only describe as the welcoming and wonderfully peaceful town…

Street Level Faith

It has been a few busy weeks. In fact, every week seems to be a busy week. Time speeds by. Sometimes I get lost in the speed of time, it seems. But that’s not a bad thing. It is a beautiful thing actually. Because, in a busy week, I get to live. But it is…

Sour Gripes

AS I REMEMBER? Bill is on holidays so this is one of his highlights from last year. Is my memory a bit biased? As I travel about town it seems to me there are fewer young cyclists. I must admit there are undoubtedly more adult bikers. That is, of course, not even including the “ e”…

Street Level Faith

Last Saturday I went to see “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” with my son, his wife, a friend and my two granddaughters. For me, the highlight of the play was that moment, when Aslan, an enormous lion came on stage. He took my breath away. The expression on his face was one of…