Small blue cottage in Port Stanley with a wooden deck out front and green chairs on it. The cottage has an orange door.

Cottage Life

My back yard in the north Toronto neighbourhood of Willowdale was the closest thing to a cottage that I ever owned. It was private, fenced in, surrounded by cedars. I could enjoy the inground pool without feeling watched. On long weekends, it felt like the entire city emptied and headed for cottage country. I only had to open a sliding door to get there.

blue and white sign informs visitors to Little Beach that paid parking is in effect and no overnight camping is allowed

The Parking Problem – ImPort Stanley

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Can anyone explain Port Stanley’s new parking rules to me, in three sentences or less? It’s a pebble in our sandal, for sure.

Pink and mauve meme with the quote by Simon Sinek: Good leaders take care of those in their charge. Bad leaders take charge of those in their care.

The Sounds of Silence From Broadcasting’s Corner Offices

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I’ve been sitting with this for a while. Broadcasting sisters message each other. We share stories of the horrors we’ve endured and how we tried to get our managers to do what was right. And how all too often, those managers squelched us. Treated us like we were trying to cause problems. Sent us back into the situation with no new tools to resolve it. No intervention from our so-called “leaders”.

Sarah Smith standing outside, wearing denim, and smiling

Music, Fresh Fish & Parking News – ImPort Stanley

Music is in the air. We are almost ready for summer. My husband and our neighbour Bill recently built our backyard fences. Our pergola is partway up, soon to be completed. It won’t be long before we’re spending warm evenings outside enjoying the ambience. Is it just me or are winters getting longer?