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blueskySir,

You won't remember me, but we met on two occasions during my teen years: once in Owen Sound and once in Ottawa. I'm 26 years old, self-employed, and working once again in Grey and Bruce counties in Ontario.

My vote -- like the vote of many of my peers -- has never counted. Although I've cast a ballot at every opportunity, I have never sent an elected official to Ottawa. I cast a Liberal ballot in 2015 based primarily on your promise of electoral reform. I was tired of not having a voice and I trusted that you would work to ensure that the votes of all Canadians were represented in the House of Commons.

I was subsequently disappointed by the poor design of the mydemocracy survey, and both angered and saddened by

applesticker-by Tarrah Young
I don't spend too much time engaging in debate on Facebook but last week, someone posted something which I see every few months- a picture of an apple with sticker on it showing a code. The code is apparently able to tell you if a fruit or vegetable has been genetically modified. I can never resist responding to these posts because they are very misleading. Firstly, the labeling of foods as genetically modified is voluntary, so even if this code were accurate, absolutely no one is coming forth and volunteering the information that their product is genetically modified. Second, the long supply chain between producer and retailer means that after the product has left the farm, no one actually knows if it was GM or not. Certain items are over 90% GM, such as corn and soy. But there are actually almost no fruit or vegetables which are available in stores that are genetically modified anyways, the one exception that comes to mind is...

bairdradar- by Francesca Dobbyn

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea who Elizabeth Laird was when the poll was released for the renaming of OSCVI [as an elementary school]. I began the usual Google search and was stunned to read the history and impact of this woman. Connecting with others in the community, they too were unaware of who she was, so I did the next logical thing: I created a Facebook group "Who is Elizabeth Laird" so we could learn together.

I pulled together the following information from a variety of ...

oscvi---- by Sabrina and Jeremy McCoubrey

You may have already heard that the list of six potential names has been released for public input in the naming of Owen Sound's newest elementary school. My husband and I are supporting an effort to have our new school in Owen Sound named after Tom Thomson. Our kids currently go to Sydenham Community School which will be amalgamated with Bayview Public School and relocated to the former OSCVI building. We feel it's an obvious choice, but also a great story for the community. 

Here's our argument:...

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