Bringing safety into focus on the farm

Bringing safety into focus on the farm

There are lots of honorary days and weeks to promote health and safety, but Farm Safety Week (March 11 – 17 this year) is the one closest to my heart. I’ve lived in farming areas since the age of four, and for the past 21 years my husband and I have operated a farm,...
Where to find the light switch

Where to find the light switch

Looking for hope at the winter solstice It’s 4 p.m. on a winter afternoon. The snow is blowing hard out of the north and the light is already fading. There’s much talk in the headlines about dark days – the political, environmental and social news is grim. At Threads...
Remembering those whose workplace is the road

Remembering those whose workplace is the road

Outside my window the rain turns to snow and begins to gather on the grass and on the laneway. It’s high time I put the snow tires on my car, I think. We often think about road safety this time of year, when everyone on Canada’s roads is adjusting once again to winter...
The lost art of courtesy

The lost art of courtesy

There are many definitions of courtesy. NOUN: Excellence of manners, respectful, or considerate act or expression A courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression Indulgence, consent, or acquiescence: ‘a “colonel” by courtesy rather than by right.’ Favour,...