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signswithtext2- by Anne Finlay-Stewart

In early September, Larry Miller reported to the media that every one of his election signs had been removed from the village of Shallow Lake, a traditional sea of Conservative blue. The press release warned that the loss had been reported to the police and the offence of "moving, removing or vandalizing" election signs carried a fine of up to $5000 or two years in prison, as well as the risk of further trespassing charges. A week later, Miller reported that the OPP had been alerted to a similar crime in Desboro.
And that was only the start.
Although there were no media releases, nor official police complaints from candidates, Mr. Miller's opponents have seen destruction, defacement and removal of their signs throughout this campaign. Besides the excrement and creative writing, some of the attacks on signs have been disconcertingly aggressive. One strong supporter of ...

arts-editor-vid-featby Kelly Babcock

This week I want to remind you that our little city is full of culture and arts and that you can find a partial list of what's coming right up in my weekly article, "Coming Right Up" published every Wednesday right here ...

arts-editorEditorial by Kelly Babcock, Arts Editor

(Kelly is an editor here at the Hub, but is quick to point out that his opinions are not necessarily the same as the opinions of the Hub or any of its other staff members ... or anyone else's for that matter)
There aren't many things that I've managed to be consistent about in my life. I've had more jobs than I have fingers. My hobbies stack up on shelves in the basement like empty sealer jars, no sooner have I mastered the basic skills of one then I'm distracted by how cool another one is.
Religions and political affiliations are the same, except that due to their plastic nature, one never really manages to master the basic skills of either before the powers that be have decided that those skills are wrong and we need to be doing it "this way."
But one thing I can claim consistency in is ...

CBC-featBy Jon Farmer
In December 2012, I attended a Vinyl Café Christmas Concert in Vancouver as an aspiring documentary maker. Armed with an audio recorder, I was there to interview audience members about the role of radio in their lives. I wandered the lushly carpeted lobbies of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and introduced myself to strangers, asking for a few minutes of their time and a handful of their memories. Although the campus radio station I was volunteering with was moth balled before I could edit the show, an interview with one man stayed with me...

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