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Opinion, Dave Dale: Responsibility follows ‘freedom’

Opinion, Dave Dale: Responsibility follows ‘freedom’

Canadians exercising the freedom to protest for freedom — again — are wrapping themselves in a social democracy flag while demanding individualistic exemptions. It would be nice and polite if they found their own flag. Maybe something in a wild and thorny rose…
Opinion, Dave Dale: Keeping my hat out of the council ring

Opinion, Dave Dale: Keeping my hat out of the council ring

Serving North Bay as one of the 10 councillors in the chamber 2022 to 2026 isn’t in the cards for me.
Opinion, Dave Dale: Many options available to engage electorate

Opinion, Dave Dale: Many options available to engage electorate

Mandatory voting, ‘Direct Democracy’ referendums and ‘Proportional Representation’ could improve both the vote count and democratic results.
Opinion, Dave Dale: Ontario trapped on long political ‘milk run’

Opinion, Dave Dale: Ontario trapped on long political ‘milk run’

One of the things I noticed on my journey to the Soo and back, aside from relearning there’s absolutely nothing romantic about bus treks, is that our province is much more diverse in both culture and class than one might think.
Opinion, Dave Dale: Why isn’t Ontario going after Big Pharma?

Opinion, Dave Dale: Why isn’t Ontario going after Big Pharma?

Long-time North Bay councillor George Maroosis isn’t running for extended chamber stay but still has a political fire burning, suggests provincial parties should go after Big Pharma for opioid damages, also said methadone clinic operators should be rewarded when patients are cured of addiction not just maintained as clients long-term
<b>Opinion:</b> Politics would be better if it really made strange bedfellows

Opinion: Politics would be better if it really made strange bedfellows

Anybody hoping for a regime change, if they’re being honest with themselves after watching provincial and riding debates, likely can’t say they saw evidence of a seismic shift in governance on the horizon.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, Campaign slogans scraping the bottom of the barrel

Opinion: Dave Dale, Campaign slogans scraping the bottom of the barrel

The Progressive Conservative campaign slogan for the 2022 provincial election is an insulting rip-off of Larry the Cable Guy’s iconic red-neck ‘Git-R-Done’ trademark line.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale: Triple dose of silly season at your doorstep

Opinion: Dave Dale: Triple dose of silly season at your doorstep

Masks are advisable at the Capitol Centre during the ‘Northern Issues’ provincial leadership debate May 10 . . . mostly as a precaution for the wafting variants of political promises.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, Rage is a contagion, try not to infect everybody around you

Opinion: Dave Dale, Rage is a contagion, try not to infect everybody around you

It’s scary how much toxicity can come bubbling up from within. One spark can ignite the unspent fuel laying dormant from past inflictions left unresolved. And the festering forces rise up in spits of scalding steam.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, ‘Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more …’

Opinion: Dave Dale, ‘Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more …’

Pushing the pandemic envelope, North Bay is opening up in a big way this week. The Capitol Centre was nearly full Tuesday for comedy show and Thursday, April 21 is all-in with Cascade Casino grand opening, Battalion hockey playoffs starting and Downchild Blues Band is flip, flop and flying at the Capitol Centre while Theatre Canadore is opening a three-night run of the ironically-timed Orphans for the Czar.