Jesus confronts ‘cancel culture’

There is an odd incident in the ninth chapter of Gospel of Luke. Jesus was travelling and sent  messengers ahead to arrange accommodation in a Samaritan village. Jews and Samaritans did not get along and in this instance, they refused him hospitality.

Lose weight by losing this

What if you spent the next 12 weeks really committed to your health? All-in, no excuses, no skipped workouts, no unhealthy meals, no ‘I’ll try again tomorrows.’ Instead, a wholehearted, hold nothing back, get it done today no matter what, approach.

Poppy flag now flying at Victoria Jubilee Hall

The poppy flag is now flying at the Legion, and Poppy banners will be displayed on Clock tower at Victoria Jubilee Hall.  Please be generous when you see the poppy canvass volunteers throughout the community.  Our thanks to the 812 Bucks’ Crossing Squadron of Royal Canadian Air Cadets for their assi

One hell of a year for local journalism

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been spending time scouring back issues of the Listowel Banner, Walkerton Herald-Times and Wingham Advance Times in preparation for the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s (OCNA) Better Newspaper Competition.

Poppy campaign starts Friday

The sign-up sheet is posted in the entrance for the poppy campaign, which starts the most important time of the Legion year – the Remembrance period.

Staying steadfast

It’s amazing how Bible stories that I never really thought about before have become vivid for me during this pandemic. Today, I find myself thinking a lot about Moses – not in the bulrushes or beside the burning bush or telling Pharoah to let the people go – but towards the end of his life, standing

Catch the Ace is still going at the Walkerton Legion

At Saturday’s meat draw, the Fleet family had been pretty lucky, with six of the winners being named Fleet. But Ron Fleet hadn’t managed to buy a Catch the Ace ticket before all 1,200 tickets were gone, so he was called upon to draw the winning ticket on Sunday.

Lessons from a children’s game

A recent Saturday in which there were no barn chores or children around allowed for something that is not often done in our house, an official binge on a Netflix series.