Fight PatriarchyThe word patriarchy is coming up more and more frequently but many people don’t understand what it is, what it looks like, or how it works. Some people don’t think it exists at all.  Those people dismiss patriarchy as fictitious or claim that if it does exist it is a natural social order. Fortunately, generations of feminists, queer advocates, and social activists have worked hard to identify it’s structures and raise awareness of the damage it does to people. Patriarchy is real and it must be dismantled because of the many ways it hurts women, children, queer folk, as well as men and boys.

FestivalinthePark1The Festival of Northern Lights is hosting Festival in the Park on Saturday December 8th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm in Harrison Park, admission is by donation. Partnering with the City of Owen Sound, the Festival of Northern Lights is providing a free and fun community event for...

info graphicBy Kaitlyn Neath
Canadians ages 18-34 spend an average of almost 5 hours per day online. That’s a lot of time – nearly 20% of a person’s life. Despite this, we still seem to have a problem discerning whether what happens on the internet is “real” or not. This is probably largely due to the fact that it is incredibly easy to fake just about anything online. A person can fabricate just about anything from fake news, to an entire persona. But assuming the internet isn’t a real place can have very real and dangerous consequences for those who experience cyber violence. After all, we do a lot of real things online, like shopping, banking, and even forming romantic relationships. So why is it so hard to see online abuse as more than just words?

avalonsoldIt's been Chaise Lounge and Tuscany's and the Avalon Jazz Lounge, but it has been empty for the past two years.  Now there is a SOLD sign in the window of the 9th Street East venue with its rooftop patio unique in downtown.

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