This teenage novelist is $1,400 out of pocket to self-publisher — but still doesn’t have a book

Jessica Pritchett and her daughter Lindsay Whiteway thought they’d found an affordable way to print Lindsay’s book but ended up losing more than $1,000. (Submitted by Jessica Pritchett) After spending about $1,400 through a U.S.-based self-publishing company and no books to show for it, a mother and daughter from Gander are cautioning people before taking the … Read more

Grizzly transformation: How Reagan’s red state revolution faded into Newsom’s blue bulwark

The race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination runs through Democratic-dominated California next week. The second GOP presidential primary debate will be held Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. And two days later, some of the top contenders for the Republican nomination will address the California GOP’s fall 2023 convention … Read more

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada to host a toilet paper fashion show in Sudbury, Ont.

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is hosting a fashion show fundraiser in Sudbury, Ont. But all the clothing will be made with an unusual material. On Nov. 24 the Gutsy Runway show will feature dresses made of toilet paper. Nicole Sage, the co-ordinator of development and community engagement Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in northern Ontario, said … Read more

Not all small newspapers in southwestern Ontario are closing. One town just got a new one

Some southwestern Ontario newspaper publishers are bucking trends by continuing to print paper versions of small-town newspapers at a time when they say their communities need them more than ever.  The state of small local papers has been under the microscope since the Sept. 15 layoffs of 600 people, including 68 journalists by Metroland Media Group. … Read more

London-area politicians have been given housing responsibilities. What are their plans?

London is in the middle of a housing crisis.  The region has also been thrust into the centre of national and provincial conversations about how to fix the problem.  The city’s development of a unique housing plan to help homelessness was closely watched at last month’s Association of Municipalities of Ontario meeting, and last week London … Read more