Another Record Year

I have followed a tradition of reporting on the activity of this  blog at the end of the year. 2017 was another record year for activity on this site. There were more than 10,500  views of articles and over 6,000 separate visits.

The big topics in 2017 that attracted the most readers were development plans around the 7th Line, the controversy over a failed proposal to sell InnPower, and the plan to build a health ‘hub’ at the municipal campus.

I look forward to another busy year of sharing my observations and thoughts with readers. Warm wishes to all of you on this very cold New Year’s Eve!




Looking Back at the Year That Was

WordPress (supplier of this blog platform) provides bloggers with an annual summary of reader activity, which I share at this time of year. In total, I wrote 44 blog posts last year. In 2013, Our Innisfil attracted more than 3,500 views of articles. On average, this blog had 10 views per day. Entering 2014, I’ve completed 3 1/2 years of writing here.

The bulk of the visitors have come from Canada, and I’d like to think, mostly from Innisfil. But surprisingly, visitors dropped by from 46 countries around the world. Somewhat puzzling to me for a “local” community blog.

My most frequently read articles were:  Continue reading

Our Innisfil and that other thing

I guess I should be flattered that the Innisfil Journal has chosen the name of this blog for the cover title of its annual glossy ‘community guide’ publication. But just to clarify for their readers and mine, this blog, Our Innisfil, and the Facebook page, Our Innisfil, and the media listing, Our Innisfil, on the town’s Business and Community Directory have no association whatever with the Innisfil Journal or its publisher, Metroland Media. If you’re reading something called Our Innisfil online, it’s most likely published by me. Continue reading


Welcome to 2013

Christmas lights in the dark bring cheer to the night,

Friends talk and they sing and they feast,

So smile and join hands, and take a deep breath,

Light returns, fires warm and there’s peace.

(excerpt from ‘Celebration’, with thanks to David C.)

Happy New Year to my readers with best wishes for 2013!


Our Innisfil’s Most-Read Stories from 2012

The end of 2012, approaching the eve of 2013 – it’s time to share some highlights of activity on Our Innisfil with my readers.

The Our Innisfil blog had more than 2,700 visits in 2012. There are typically about Continue reading


Our Innisfil – Last Year’s Top Stories

Word Press kindly supplies an interesting summary of the year’s activity for its bloggers so I thought I would share some of the highlights of activity at Our Innisfil with my readers.