arts-editorEditorial by Kelly Babcock, Arts Editor

(Kelly is an editor here at the Hub, but is quick to point out that his opinions are not necessarily the same as the opinions of the Hub or any of its other staff members ... or anyone else's for that matter)
There aren't many things that I've managed to be consistent about in my life. I've had more jobs than I have fingers. My hobbies stack up on shelves in the basement like empty sealer jars, no sooner have I mastered the basic skills of one then I'm distracted by how cool another one is.
Religions and political affiliations are the same, except that due to their plastic nature, one never really manages to master the basic skills of either before the powers that be have decided that those skills are wrong and we need to be doing it "this way."
But one thing I can claim consistency in is ...

CBC-featBy Jon Farmer
In December 2012, I attended a Vinyl Café Christmas Concert in Vancouver as an aspiring documentary maker. Armed with an audio recorder, I was there to interview audience members about the role of radio in their lives. I wandered the lushly carpeted lobbies of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and introduced myself to strangers, asking for a few minutes of their time and a handful of their memories. Although the campus radio station I was volunteering with was moth balled before I could edit the show, an interview with one man stayed with me...

UnemployedMarch-feature-by Curtis Healy

Today I finished Pierre Berton's 'The Great Depression'. And it may come as a bit of shock to some when I describe it as a bible for our times, these events precipitated 86 years ago, seem to parallel our own exactly. In it you will find the absolute psychosis of national leadership, clinging to principles that make no sense in hardship, crying balanced budgets, over empty stomachs, nakedness from destitution and evictions, the heap of treatment done to 'communists' and 'Jews', like is being done and talked about toward 'environmentalists' and 'Muslims', in our own era, to the fine razor's notion of similarity.

'Maybe we can take 10,000'. Mass deportations, detainings, brutal street violence conducted by police under the sacrimonious 'we have our orders', search and seizures for the sake of having a differing political opinion, that make things like bill C-51 scream 'Padlock Law' all over again. You'll find Canada's history of

allcandidates-feat2-by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

With ten days to go before the federal election, fingers are flying here at the Hub to try to keep up with all the submissions. Our apologies if we have missed your media release, or your favourite feature – we will be back to our regular programming soon after October 19.

We understand that the pre-election posts on owensoundhub.org look different from traditional news sources. There are three reasons.




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