Opinions with an Accent

If sex sells, why try to close the shop?

This month, brothels became legal in Ontario meaning that rather than women in the sex trade having to ply their trade on the dark and dangerous streets of the city, they can work in the safer environments of a chosen workplace, be it an apartment, a house, or even an …

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Skate Park Solutions?

For just under 900,000 last year, Woodstock added it’s first permanent Skate Park, a 670 square metre outdoor park that is both skate and bike friendly. It was a two year process to have it built but one that was well worth the wait. Having a purpose built facility keeps …

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What to do with the Iron Horse Festival?

It seems that every year the same discussion occurs. The Iron Horse Festival committee applies for the various permits to allow them to organize the four day festival. Each year there is a discussion on the impact of the local store owners who are directed affected by the festival. The …

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Be killed for what you wear

February 26th in Florida, 17yr old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Trayvon was unarmed. The reason why he was killed? He was wearing a hoodie. Stop what you are doing and read that again. He was killed because he was wearing a hoodie. The …

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Does Homophobia equal a prison sentence?

Does Homophobia equal a prison sentence and should it really be called a hate crime? A prison sentence is a period of time where someone has been convicted of a crime and who must not live his or her normal life for a period of time. If a gay man …

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Who would want to be a teacher?

Whenever the subject of teaching is brought up at social gatherings, the usual comments are heard. Must be nice to have three months a year off. The teachers are too soft on the students nowadays (usually from those without school age children). There is too much homework (usually from those …

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When did women lose their sense of humour?

Last week, a journalist picked up her boyfriends jeans as she was tidying the house and was shocked and horrified to read the washing instructions included the line ‘Give it to your woman, it’s her job‘. Being one of the millions who use twitter regularly, a photograph was taken and …

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Would you give your employer your Facebook password?

There is a trend among employers to include an innocent box on their employment application that asks if the potential employee has social media accounts. What isn’t so innocent is the next box that might very well ask for the username and passwords of those accounts. In American universities, athletes …

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Twin Sisters

The population of St. Thomas is just over 50,000 residents. The earliest recorded settlement was in 1657 when the Dutch West India Company built a post, and that was quickly followed in 1660 by the St. Thomas Reformed Church. The average high during the summer is 32C and a bone …

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Please don't spoil Bo Derek for me!

The first actress that I truly thought was the most beautiful woman in the world was Bo Derek. She was, and still is at 55 is still, pretty damn hot. I couldn’t tell you what it was although I could tell you what it wasn’t. It wasn’t the silly beaded …

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Please don’t spoil Bo Derek for me!

The first actress that I truly thought was the most beautiful woman in the world was Bo Derek. She was, and still is at 55 is still, pretty damn hot. I couldn’t tell you what it was although I could tell you what it wasn’t. It wasn’t the silly beaded …

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Davy Jones and what's wrong with society

It is a sad day today as Davy Jones, the lead singer of the Monkees, died today. I used to watch the Monkees TV show and liked it almost as much as the Banana Spilts show. Everybody knows Daydream Believer, Last train to Clarksville and so many more. Their music …

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Davy Jones and what’s wrong with society

It is a sad day today as Davy Jones, the lead singer of the Monkees, died today. I used to watch the Monkees TV show and liked it almost as much as the Banana Spilts show. Everybody knows Daydream Believer, Last train to Clarksville and so many more. Their music …

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Who doesn't love morning people?

It is said that there are two kinds of people. Those who are morning people, the ones who wake up early and get on with the day. The ones that open their eyes and are instantly fully awake and ready for the day. And then there are the other kind, …

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Who doesn’t love morning people?

It is said that there are two kinds of people. Those who are morning people, the ones who wake up early and get on with the day. The ones that open their eyes and are instantly fully awake and ready for the day. And then there are the other kind, …

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Censoring the battle against bullies

Everyday there are children being bullied. Most grow up unaffected by it, a few are affected, and a smaller number unfortunately don’t get to grow up, taking their own lives to escape the bullying. Anything to reduce the threat of bullying, and thus the danger of loosing daughters and sons …

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What ever happened to women's rights?

While not directly involved, it is hard to avoid the United States election hype that has been carrying on for what seems to be years. One candidate over taking another only to be overtaken by a third and then it all starts again. Apparently one of the most important topics …

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What ever happened to women’s rights?

While not directly involved, it is hard to avoid the United States election hype that has been carrying on for what seems to be years. One candidate over taking another only to be overtaken by a third and then it all starts again. Apparently one of the most important topics …

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Bartering your way to a better life

Imagine person A has a broken computer but can bake donuts to die for and person B likes donuts and can fix computers. Separate one stays hungry and the other cannot tend to their imaginary farm on Facebook. Together however, they could discuss a trade off, or as it is …

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