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saugeentreatysmall- by Phil McNichol

The out-of-court settlement just reached by Bruce County and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) is the latest indication SON’s long-standing land claim is heading toward similar, land-transfer settlements with the remaining defendants.

Those defendants include the governments of Canada and Ontario, and the three local municipalities on the peninsula that were always most at risk. ...

coach- By Jon Farmer

When a guy is told to ‘Man Up’ the implication is usually that he needs to be tougher or have more courage. That sentiment pushes men into professions and pass times that are dangerous, decrease our ability to ask for help, and discouraged us from paying attention to vulnerability and emotion in others. That idea of manhood teaches us that we always have to win. It also increases men’s violence toward women as well as other boys and men. ...

cuts full- by John A. Tamming

In Bananas, Woody Allen’s 1971 take on a Central American dictator, the newly “elected” General announces that from now on, all the people shall speak Swedish and wear their underwear on the outside. Oh yes, all children under the age of 16 shall be deemed to be 16.

Such arbitrary exercise of power is not available to the elected in Canada, including (perhaps especially including) municipal councils. Instead, one’s room for action is limited ...

28thStapts- Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

If you worked full time at $20/hr. it would take slightly more than 50% of your take-home pay to rent a one-bedroom apartment in this building in the City of Owen Sound. Before hydro or internet or air-conditioning or laundry.

While that is a cold dose of 2021 reality, perhaps more disconcerting was ......

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