paperclips- by Mini Jacques

I've had several employers tell me that it's going to be a hardship to pay their employees the new wage. As a marketing professional who has clients who are small business owners I tell my clients they should consider two options : 1) take one month and live on the wage that they are paying their employees currently – and see if that was a living wage 2) To take a real hard look at...

sistersI have read and heard so many opinions against the minimum wage increase and finally felt a need to give my own opinion.
As many of you know, I have operated my small Boutique, SISTERS on HURON, for 15 years . Before this time, I supported myself for all of my career on a basic Retail salary. Several of those years as a single income person. I was...

rolfharris- by Anne Finlay-Stewart

One of the ways we give people status in our culture is by quoting their words.  I was disconcerted when a local columnist, published in various Post Media papers, gave ink to the name of a former entertainer who is a convicted multiple child sex offender.

Mr. Merriam is a free-lance writer and former editor of the Sun Times in Owen Sound . Merriam often holds people to account in his columns, and he doesn't pull his punches - "crappy ways in which governments serve Canadians", "Wynne has brought democratic debate to a new low", "shameful missteps" etc. His target is often the Bluewater District School Board, as he presents as a...

silence- by Anne Fnlay-Stewart, Editor

"I often wonder how many other women had complaints against him and have kept silent."

This closing line in a letter to OwenSoundHub is haunting. The writer has carried this worry for decades. The Harvey Weinstein/# MeToo just brought it all right back up to the surface.

We have all read the accusations. And we have all read the social media posts about the "accusers". "Why would she come forward now? Why would she want to ruin – (pick one)...


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