armchair- by Dee Taonax

I've spent a good deal of my career on my feet and I'd never trade the experiences I've had for anything.
I'm leaving this little 'armchair wisdom' for those that have never worked a day in their life in retail, and for those that have come into it thinking it's a 'cakewalk', or an easy way to get an income.
I'm leaving this for those that only work a few hours at a retail job, and think: 'why should I care, I'm not here all the time'. That last statement has HUGE impacts on your job security, I'm here to tell you now.
Retail is not a desk job, it is not a job that gets a ton of appreciation. You deal with....

Branningham-now- by Aly Boltman

Two weeks ago, just before we were to leave for our family vacation, Denis Langlois of The Sun Times messaged me to say that a demolition permit for Branningham Grove was before Owen Sound Council (again.)

Denis has consistently been the one who has kept me in the loop about "all things historical." He has managed to maintain his enthusiasm and integrity throughout the years. He's always followed the leads and has known when to show diligence. Were it not for Denis following up on a tiny little throwaway mention in Grey County Council's minutes about an unimportant "culvert" replacement, the now award-winning, irreplaceable Chatsworth heritage bridge would be dead and gone.

crowdin-by David Dobson

It's not easy being named in a Native Land Claim.

I was called out of my take-out restaurant on a busy day on the Civic Holiday weekend by a young woman from Toronto. She claimed that she found the information on my blog and the display map on my building offensive. Information that is dedicated to the Sauble Beach Native Land Claim. When I asked what it was that she found offensive she claimed that it was anti-Native. I then told her that I did not put anything on the blog that wasn't true or at least clearly labeled as my opinion. Didn't matter, it was offensive.

This is what it is to live in today's society in Canada. Anything that doesn't agree with the stance of a particular Native band implies racism. I argued that I have a Treaty with the governments of Canada and Ontario by way of a ....

oldOSCDear Naming Committee,

I doubt this comes as a surprise to anyone, but I propose that the name of the new combined public high school in Owen Sound be Owen Sound Collegiate. If implemented correctly, this name provides the best opportunity to honour the history of our two schools, their alumni and communities and Owen Sound itself while at the same time beginning the healing process for our community.

160 years ago, the OSCVI started as the Owen Sound High School, one of the first schools in Canada, before becoming the OSCI shortly thereafter. Years later the 'V' was added. During the OSCVI years, the...




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