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Opinion: Dave Dale, Falling through the cracks decisions create

Opinion: Dave Dale, Falling through the cracks decisions create

A heart-wrenching story out of Moncton, New Brunswick last week caught my eye and it made me think about its twin city – North Bay
Opinion, Dave Dale: As 'The Wrench' turns

Opinion, Dave Dale: As 'The Wrench' turns

'The one thing over the years that I found is you know the people who've been elected they do try to do their best and I think ... if I can give anybody any advice that this is not personal ...'
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale,  Glad to help busy council, staff

Opinion: Dave Dale, Glad to help busy council, staff

'I thought I’d pitch in and help solve a small problem or two and raise a bit of revenue for those expense-challenged public coffers – who knows, maybe add another infill residential property to the tax roll'
<b>Opinion,</b> Dave Dale: Gardiner not concerned about low rank

Opinion, Dave Dale: Gardiner not concerned about low rank

“Where we are in North Bay, we’re pretty insulated from all that stuff, so we always have to remind ourselves that we’re lucky to be bitching about these little things. The rest of the world doesn’t have the same luxury as we do, so we are really extremely fortunate."
Opinion, Dave Dale: Inspired by life lessons

Opinion, Dave Dale: Inspired by life lessons

It boils down to a singular truth – the only way to test a person’s character is to give them an option between courage and convenience.
<b>Opinion,</b>  Dave Dale: Dear Peter Chirico

Opinion, Dave Dale: Dear Peter Chirico

Congratulations on winning an exciting election to be North Bay’s mayor heading into the city’s centennial celebration in 2025
<b>Opinion,</b> Dave Dale: Chirico not mayoral material, his neighbours say

Opinion, Dave Dale: Chirico not mayoral material, his neighbours say

All in all, this is the most interesting North Bay council election I’ve witnessed in decades. The depth of the 29 candidates seeking a seat in the chamber – both new and familiar – gives me hope no matter who gets elected
<b>Opinion</b> Dave Dale:  Never too much info

Opinion Dave Dale: Never too much info

I was convinced veteran councillor Mac Bain was ready to be relieved of civic duty to make room for new energy and a fresh set of ideas ... but now I'm not sure.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, Debate opportunity squandered

Opinion: Dave Dale, Debate opportunity squandered

All Johanne Brousseau had to do is demand more detail from mayoral candidate Peter Chirico and force him to expand on vague points and she would have gained more ground
<b>Opinion:</b>  Dave Dale, Rolling the ballot box dice

Opinion: Dave Dale, Rolling the ballot box dice

If you are clearly behind six candidates, giving support to another four might help one or more of them upend your top choices – but hedging your bet can pay dividends too.