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parsonsIf local small businesses are supported by local shopping habits, they can afford to keep and fairly pay employees. Some of us make sure we meet payroll before we pay ourselves. The bottom line is simple. Business is dependent on sales.... if sales drop, business owners either close, or stop employing others in order to feed themselves. For most of us, our business is our bread and butter, at pretty high risks in small markets like Owen Sound. There are no highly...

dearmrmiller-fullDecember 18, 2017

Dear Mr. Miller, and readers,
I have just read Mr. Miller's Letter to the Editor dated Dec. 18, 2017 ("CSJ change a partisan move"). Our Member of Parliament is clearly upset with what he perceives to be a partisan approach to funding community programmes.

If this were the simple truth,...

minofedShe's my golden girl, the poster child for All-Canadian, like cheddar cheese and hockey. From collecting the eggs under her heritage breed chickens to driving her ATV to check on the newest calf to diving off the platform at a swim meet to finishing her school work early, my 10 year old gives every fibre of her being into doing.

But not earlier this month. Earlier this month she'd been benched because of a broken finger, injured playing soccer during physed...

facultyRe: The College Strike Should be Over, the idea that partial-load contracts are "precarious" or that students being taught by partial-load instructors somehow suffer from supposed uncertainty is not an opinion shared by everyone involved.

The truth is, many partial-load instructors (like myself) are quite happy being *partial-load* instructors - with the freedom to accept...

workersIt looks like the Ontario Liberals have kicked a leg out of their own Workplace Reforms – equal pay for equal work. Changes to Bill 148 before second reading last week let temp agencies off the hook by permitting them to pay their workers less than what full time workers at a company would make, even though the temps are doing the same...

marinasA matter has irked and vexed me for some time.
Here we have a port town, with a good harbour. With TWO marinas, jammed against one another. Plenty of people.
And no formal sailing school of any sort.
I was lucky enough to find...






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