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Family vacations are better than Disneyland

I’m a mama’s boy at heart – and by the time you read this, I’ll be 42,000 feet in the air, ready to touch down in sunny Saskatoon. There is no Disneyland, no Legoland and no trips to flashy Universal Studios, and yet our entire family can barely sleep because we’re so...

Myths about Quebec’s anglos debunked

Hey anglo Quebecers, ever get the feeling that our minority community is unfairly painted as an enemy of the French language in this province? That despite our best efforts to learn and use the language and embrace francophone culture, those efforts go unseen – or...

MNA’s absence a serious breach of trust

It’s one thing when you don’t get back to a newspaper about the housing crisis, English rights or healthcare, but when our MNA won’t even discuss the death of a care home resident with their family, you have to question where his priorities lie.  When Guy...

We’d be in the dark without GVHS

We’re pretty sure that over the years, the Low Down has annoyed the good people of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society (GVHS). “What are we going to do?” hisses the panicked editor to the publisher, realizing there’s a two-page newshole to fill on deadline. “Call...

Why I won’t cheer for the Oilers

I may be the only Canadian hockey fan not cheering for Connor McDavid and the Oilers – Canada’s last remaining chance to bring the cup home since 1993.  Let me tell you why.  Yes, part of it is because I’m a Calgary Flames fan and the Oilers are public enemy...

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