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lettertotheeditorLetter to the editor,

I honestly don't understand why the Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce needs to oppose the minimum wage increase that Premier Wynne is proposing for Ontario. In the world of a competitive marketplace, it simply doesn't make sense.

If I were in business, one of the few things that would matter is competing on a level playing field. If I must buy my materials at a cost greater then my competitors I would be in big trouble. Of course...

artgalleryFriends of the Gallery,
As you know the TOM has undertaken a careful due diligence process in regard to the Old Courthouse and Jail as the site of our new expanded Art Gallery. The Gallery Board has spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money over the last ten months.
The Courthouse site offers a number of advantages. However, the due diligence process and pre-consultation discussion with the City has revealed a wide range of concerns. These include insufficient parking, unknown heritage compliance requirements, building height restrictions, to name just a few concerns.
The primary objective of the Gallery is to build a new

citycouncillorsIf there was any doubt about whom Owen Sound Council represents, City Councillors left it at the door on July 17 by passing this resolution: "that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Owen Sound supports the Ontario Chamber of Commerce's request that an Economic Impact Analysis be done of the proposed [workplace] reforms prior to implementation."

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce opposes the Workplace Reforms being proposed by the Wynne Government in Bill 148 and they said as much in a letter to the Premier that was full of dis-information.

City Councillor Richard Thomas, on his way to voting for...

two-hands-silhouetteThis is a response to CBC Radio asking if it is possible for us to Celebrate Canada 150

Yes, we can celebrate. And also, that doesn't mean we need to be so immature as to believe it has to be a celebration. Evil events must be acknowledged and processed. But the evil only outstrips and undoes the good if we let it. It also means that perhaps, if we're willing to fight for our humanity, and for the good that once was and can be, that we




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