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Opinion: Dave Dale, North Bay history an interesting distraction

Opinion: Dave Dale, North Bay history an interesting distraction

I’m not sure what’s being planned to celebrate the city’s centennial in 2025 but it’s still not too late to mark the 130th anniversary of electing it’s first mayor or the 140th anniversary for the Township of Widdifield in 2022.
Opinion: Dave Dale, An ounce of foresight is worth more than a pound of apologies

Opinion: Dave Dale, An ounce of foresight is worth more than a pound of apologies

Unfortunately for the Cassellholme board, what’s remaining of it anyway, they didn’t have very good political advice or didn’t follow it. The “dithering” faux pas handed Coun. Bill Vrebosch all the mud he needed to throw at them while draining their political capital and tarnishing their professional reputations.
OPINION: Dave Dale, If wards are the solution, what’s the problem?

OPINION: Dave Dale, If wards are the solution, what’s the problem?

It’s not something most sitting councillors like to discuss because it adds a new element in their bid for re-election. Once you’re elected by at-large vote, why would you want to change and seek support in a specific neighbourhood?
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, Brief calm between storms

Opinion: Dave Dale, Brief calm between storms

On the pandemic front, the discussions, debates and protests over vaccine mandates became a lightning rod for politicalization.
Opinion: Dave Dale, Welcome to the ‘State of Flux’

Opinion: Dave Dale, Welcome to the ‘State of Flux’

Let’s take it a step further and invest that tax revenue directly into low-income and public housing, filling a void that’s causing part of the problem both socially and economically.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, City has vast reserves of untapped ‘cynicism’

Opinion: Dave Dale, City has vast reserves of untapped ‘cynicism’

Perhaps it’s time to change the rules for being elected to municipal office? Maybe a councillor should have to fulfil at least one term before applying for a job at the city?
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, Strategic voting offers false mandates, underlines need for election reform

Opinion: Dave Dale, Strategic voting offers false mandates, underlines need for election reform

Even the spectrums on the left and right are at odds with each other, which results in more losers than winners every time we go to the polls.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale: Politicians weave a tangled web

Opinion: Dave Dale: Politicians weave a tangled web

The only benefit of having the election now, as far as I'm concerned, is that it saves having to do it next year because I’m certain the Bloc, NDP and Tories would have rejected the next budget and not waited for 2023 either. A federal, provincial and municipal budget all in 2022 would have killed me in a worse way than coronavirus.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, Change is hard, inconvenient and uncomfortable but necessary

Opinion: Dave Dale, Change is hard, inconvenient and uncomfortable but necessary

Hopefully we'll find ourselves in a better place where invasive and destructive insects are not named after a group of people and there is no need for parades to demonstrate against oppression in the fight for inclusiveness.
<b>Opinion:</b> Dave Dale, Cassellholme conundrum deserves closer look

Opinion: Dave Dale, Cassellholme conundrum deserves closer look

It's high time for the Cassellholme board and executives to break out the dog and pony show that should have performed on the municipal council circuit months ago – pandemic or not.