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sharifLike many people in our community, I have a heavy heart. We are in the wake of a deeply distressing incident— a beloved member of our community, a paragon of compassion and integrity, has suffered a vicious assault. Sharif is known to many as a gentle, and community-oriented person. One cannot help but think ...

educateracismI had lived in Owen Sound for 16 years and was told at that same spot, by a well dressed white gentleman, to go home to where I came fromat .

Owen Sound tries so hard to be the progressive small town with so much to offer anyone from anywhere as the place to live.

But there is still that white elephant in room where tragedy is acknowledged but hanging in the rafters is the word rascism

curryhouseAll day, after the news that a brown business owner was beaten by three white guys on our main street, my mind has been back in 1995. Hard memories of the 10:00 pm phone call that said, people are storming the Market in protest of Indigenous fish seller, come, come. I went. I took my 10 year old son and I stood in front of a booth where a single Nawash woman sold Georgian Bay fish. Around me and a few other counter protesters were one hundred white men including local politicians and justice officials set on ending Indigenous communities competition ...

greenbeltDear Editor 

In 2018, Premier Ford said “unequivocally, we won’t touch the Greenbelt” and he repeated that statement in early 2022. However, late in 2022 the Ford government announced the removal of 3000 hectares of land from the Greenbelt. Ontario’s Auditor General has just released a scathing report  ...

Shirley John and Ron at Sacred Pole 16 July 2023 Zena Curwain PhotographyDear Editor –

Just prior to the Higher FunKtion Harbour Nights concert this evening, my friend and I encountered Elder Shirley John and her husband, Ron, at the Giche-Name Wiikwedong Reconciliation Garden.

I feel certain Shirley has a story to tell. Meanwhile, my account is as follows ...


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