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Prison farms in a time of global crisis: Thinking big, starting small

Justice. Sanctuary. Empathy. Rehabilitation. Sustainability. Community. After just a few minutes of conversation with Calvin Neufeld, you can tell he thinks big. He wants to see all these values being lived out in our world. But he also thinks small. That’s why, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, he’s

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Opinion: It could be worse

It took me 45 minutes to set up online banking for my mother. Five days of convincing her to let me do this, and then 45 minutes to work through the process of creating her online account. My mother lives a 5-hour drive from Kingston – she’s a healthy and

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Remembering the life of Wayne Westfall

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, The Villanelles had our last poetry group meeting with beloved member Wayne Westfall. On Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. he left this world on his own terms after spending nearly 40 years as a quadriplegic. I didn’t know Wayne so much as a painter,

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Suggestions for coping with teachers’ strikes

Editorial note: With the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)’s moving into Phase 6 Strike Action yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020), and today being the second consecutive snow day this week, we thought today would be a great day to launch our 2020 Community Editorial Board, as one of the

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