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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...

1024px-Rainbow flag breeze-by Anne Finlay-Stewart

I applaud Mayor Boddy for making remarks before the opening of Owen Sound City Council last Monday, in the wake of the Orlando shootings. He spoke about people not being persecuted for "the colour of their skin, who they love, what they go home to". He talked about Owen Sound's history as a safe haven for the ostracized, and how he understood that there were Pride events taking place locally this month and people should attend them to show our city's empathy and compassion.

Bottom line. No one deserves to be shot for being who they are. What then do they deserve?

June 1, the Owen Sound city Facebook page - Wishing everyone a Happy Pride Month. The City of Owen

candles- by Kelly Babcock

It drives me crazy when someone dies from a gunshot and people start talking about shots per minute or per second and how long to reload and is it or isn't it an assault weapon ... someone died because they were assaulted with a weapon, and it wouldn't matter in that last split second of their life if the weapon that shot came from was a muzzle loader. Someone could be 17 years old, or 22, or 35, or 80. Shots per amount of time should be calculated in this way, one shot per seventeen years of life is one too many, it's too fast, it's too much of an assault. It's too much. I was at a vigil tonight for those slain in Orlando. We....

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