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

Re-writing a Broken Act (Dec./Jan. 2019)
Here it is, 2019. It’s amazing how fast time goes by when you are looking back. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the landowners decided to challenge the constitutionality ...
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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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A long history of working with the weather (February/March 2016)

February / March 2016 Landowner Magazine Cover Wow, what a winter! I only used the snow blower two times. Some years I could have used it 2 times in one day or twice a week from December to April but then others like 1953, the year my brother was born, my dad drove ...

The first thing in her sights is the ‘coloured diesel fuel’ (December/January 2016)

I hope that you are enjoying the mild winter, less snow to push, less wood to cut, cheap gas and diesel. One has to love climate change. Enough about the good things. The Ontario Government has appointed a new environmental commissioner by the name of Dianne ...

Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives (October/November 2015)

It was great to see Canadians turning up in such large numbers on November 11, (35,000 in Ottawa at the Cenotaph) to show respect and remember those great men and women (boys and girls) who, since the war of 1812 have so courageously stepped up to ...

Standing up for Property Rights and Freedom (August/September 2015)

For many years, the OLA has stood up against politicians and governments, federal, provincial and municipal and their arms-lengths agencies when they have stepped beyond their jurisdiction and intruded upon private property. We have tried to stay out of conflicts that have involved neighbours except when ...
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