Rural Reflections Blog: Latest Rural News & Editorials by Tom Black

What are our Kids to Believe? (October/November 2018)
Here in the Ottawa Valley the snow is falling, with about 3 inches on the ground and another 5 inches to come, according to the weatherman. It’s November 16th, 2018 ...
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Is there hope for rural Ontario? (August/September 2018)
It’s been 15 years since Marlene and I joined the landowner movement in Ontario. It is hard to believe how fast the years have gone by. We started out trying ...
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Hope and Faith that Premier Doug Ford can turn Ontario around. (June/July 2018)
Well, it has been a blistering hot summer here in Eastern Ontario, just about the opposite of last summer. Too much rain last year, not enough this year. No wonder ...
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Making Our Votes Count on June 7th (Apr./May 2018)
June 7th is just about here, folks. Who will you vote for in your riding? For some, it is a slam dunk – Doug Ford – ‘we have to get ...
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Carbon Credits are the Talk of the Media (Dec./Jan. 2017)

Carbon credits are the talk of the media and at the coffee shops these days, with the pros and the cons tossed about at random. Mark Bonokoski wrote a piece for the Sun Media chain a couple of weeks ago and presented some interesting facts. http://www.torontosun.com/2016/08/10/notseeing-the-forests-for-the-trillions-of-trees. ...

Democracy – Rule of The Commoner (Oct./Nov. 2016)

A word originating from the Greek word Demokratia, literally translated as “rule of the commoner”. The Trump success was first thought to be from low income distressed voters, but statistics since found the household median income of Trump supporters was $72,000, well above the national average. ...

How to talk to Millennials about Property Rights

I’m a younger woman who grew up in the public education system of the 1990’s. I can assure you that private property rights was not a concept or topic that was covered in the curriculum. We were too busy learning about “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and how ...

Some reporters need to get feedback and this is one of them (Aug./Sept. 2016)

For the most part, the Landowners are very respectful of all citizens of Ontario and recognize that although we have different lifestyles, different goals and different issues with government, we are all the same when it comes down to our home and family. We all need ...
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