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sheep- by Mark Kunkel, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Some long awaited relief is on the way for Ontario livestock farmers with the promise of changes coming to the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP). Predators are a constant threat to farm animals, especially cattle and sheep, and the current...

pizza-garbage- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

People are doing what we say we want them to do: visiting our city, participating in our events, walking more, shopping and eating in our downtown.

They are also trying to do what we have said is socially appropriate – putting the garbage...

plowing- by Louis Roesch, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

September means show season for Ontario farmers and rural residents. While it's busy on the farm, the agriculture industry makes time to attend events like Canada's Outdoor Farm Show (COFS) and the International Plowing Match and...

picketsigns- by Rob Rolfe

I wrote a poem recently, "Union Town", about the history of industrial unions in Owen Sound, which Larry Jensen subsequently put to music and turned into a song. Most of the Owen Sound factories of that era are gone, but the struggles of workers here continue. Here are my thoughts...

thismeansyou- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

We are a city of rule-followers. We know that we "shouldn't litter" and we "should" put our garbage out on the right day. We presume that landlords too are rule-followers, obeying the City's Property Standards by-law.

The issue of garbage...

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