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School issues that need addressing
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School issues that need addressing
Phillip Blancher
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South Dundas - Feb. 24, 2015: There are many issues facing parents in Ontario when it comes to education. The most recent of those is the upcoming changes to the sex-education curriculum, the first update to this curriculum since 1998. Proponents of the update state that it is a long-needed modernization that takes into account that puberty has been starting earlier and earlier in youth, and that helps youth deal with our modern age of pressures such as the internet and dangers of sexting. FULL STORY



Thanks for the 2%
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Thanks for the 2%
Phillip Blancher
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South Dundas - Feb. 20, 2015: County Councillors at the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, agreed this week to go with a two per cent increase in taxes this year. A "modest" and inflationary increase over last year. This, combined with a savings in policing costs from the Ontario Provincial Police, means more money for the roads budget and more construction being done this year. FULL STORY



Sun-set on perspective
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Sun-set on perspective
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Feb. 13, 2015: While the lefties rejoice the death of "Fox News North", no one should be celebrating the loss of the right-wing news network. Regardless of your political stripe, a network, however popular, shutting down is not good for a country with the principles of freedom of expression, and freedom of the press. Was Sun News Network controversial, yes. Put the rhetoric aside for a moment and think about this, 200 people are losing their job. FULL STORY



Mark Habros Retiring
Mark Habros Retiring
Tim Cornett
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Windsor - Feb. 9, 2015: A friend of mine will be retiring this week, and I’m happy for him. I’m also happy for his wife and family. After over twenty five years in the steel industry, Mark Habros will be hanging up his safety helmet this Thursday. Mark (also known as Habs), is originally from Hamilton, and is a long suffering Buffalo Sabres fan. He is counting down the days to the NHL draft, with visions of Connor McDavid dancing in his head. FULL STORY



MacLeod political motives are transparent
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MacLeod political motives are transparent
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Feb. 9, 2015: What a week in politics. First John Baird leaves the federal scene, provincial Progressive Conservative leadership hopefuls Vic Fedeli and Lisa MacLeod quit, and speculation runs wild on what MacLeod will do next. My suggestion for her next step is, do nothing. FULL STORY



South Stormont makes news for wrong reasons (again)
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South Stormont makes news for wrong reasons (again)
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Jan. 15, 2015: The Township of South Stormont is making news for all the wrong reasons. South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft, and a majority of the council, have opted for legal opinions about a policy that would force anyone at a public council meeting to obtain permission to use a recording device. This means everyone, including journalists, and includes cameras, video cameras and even audio recording. FULL STORY



Premier Mom and the Nanny State
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Premier Mom and the Nanny State
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Jan. 11, 2015: Premier Kathleen Wynne has stated she will not allow beer and wine sales in convenience stores in Ontario, solidifying the government-run monopoly on spirits and wine, and the duopoly on sales of beer in partnership with three foreign-owned brewers. This makes complete sense to this writer as Wynne is two-faced when it comes to the concepts of freedom and openness. FULL STORY



The Case for Sir John A.
The Case for Sir John A.
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Jan. 11, 2015: Today, January the 11th, marks the 200 birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's "Father of Confederation" and first Prime Minister. In the typical Canadian-way, there are few celebrations of this bicentennial planned outside of his ancestral home of Kingston, Ontario. That is unfortunate because the legacy of his man should be celebrated as there would be no Canada without Sir John A.. FULL STORY



Autism: An understanding by the broader community is growing!
Autism: An understanding by the broader community is growing!
Cynthia Burk
OurHometown.ca

Stoney Point - Dec. 14, 2014: I read the amazing letter shared by Kerry Magro and bawled. It hit home as many stories from our community do and I shared it with friends and family and posted it on our facebook page. I thought I would write a short article to share it with the broader community. I often write “our community” meaning the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) community, and it is a great and broad community thanks to social media. FULL STORY



Let us remember them
Let us remember them
Phillip Blancher
OurHometown.ca

South Dundas - Nov. 6, 2014: A private members bill by NDP Member of Parliament Dan Harris is currently making its way through the House of Commons with support of the Federal Government. This bill, C-597, would make Remembrance Day a statutory federal holiday. While I understand the idea behind the bill, I do not agree with Remembrance Day being a statutory holiday. FULL STORY



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