librarytables- by Steve Brockhouse,

on behalf of the Concerned Library Users in the former Sydenham Township

We would like to thank Mayor Clumpus for taking the time to visit with us in a private home where we could have an exchange of ideas and views in a less stressful environment that at a Town Council Meeting.

We support the Mayor's ....

carnegie- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

On October 10, 1855, 102 citizens signed a charter "to establish a Mechanics' Institute and Library Association at the Town of Sydenham (which officially became Owen Sound in 1857), in the County of Grey, under the name of "The Owen Sound Mechanics' Institute".  That reading room and library was paid for by annual subscriptions of the members.  In 1904, the Carnegie Foundation provided funds for a Free Public Library building in Owen Sound, but the City Council would take eight years to approve its construction, so loathe were they to make the political commitment to maintaining it.

We find ourselves in a similar political stalemate today....

cuba- by Bill Monahan

A response to a comment on this article.

There were two main exoduses from Cuba. The first happened in the 1960's, not long after the revolution and it consisted of Catholic families sending their unaccompanied children to Florida so that they could be raised in Catholicism. They were aided by Catholics in Florida. They were afraid of Communism outlawing Catholicism. And although the post-revolutionary state did outlaw the organized church, they did not...

Fidel-Castro- by Bill Monahan

"History will absolve me," is a famous line uttered by Fidel Castro at his trial prior to his successful revolution. Can that be true? Isn't Castro a monster, murderer, dictator, who has kept the population of Cuba trembling under this thumb for sixty years? Is that how history will remember him?
The first thing any news story mentions about Fidel is his alleged human rights abuses. The next thing it mentions is...


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