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Sexual Assaults verses Self-Induced Intoxication

With worldwide media attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as on social movements addressing historical and present-day injustices, provincial and federal governments have slowly begun introducing laws that scaled back hard-earned rights gained in the years before the pandemic.  Examples of this are the recently voted down Bill 207 — Conscience Rights (Health… Read more »

Editorial—Summertime Fun

A quick announcement, there will be no new Voice Magazine or articles next week, as I’ll be taking a brief holiday. So this issue is all you get until July 17.  Take your time, savour it, and spend some time outside (and socially distanced) before the next phase of our apolalypse hit.  Will it be… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Johnson Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Johnson Insurance Deadline:  July 15, 2020 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be residents of Canada, completing high school in 2020, enrolled full-time in an undergrad program at a Canadian post-secondary institution for the 2020-21 academic year, and have a relationship with Johnson Insurance (for example, be… Read more »

Vintage Voice

On the eve of Independence Day for our neighbours in North America’s lower level, we engage in our favourite hobby (after bitching about the weather):  watching the Americans. Can’t trump this.  Writer Bill Pollett imagines a city like no other.  “In my city, the statues in the square commemorate the heroism of clowns and kindergarten… Read more »

Top Four Considerations Before Getting a Dog

After looking for many months for a rescue dog, I finally received a phone call from a lady who was planning on letting her one-year-old husky go. I was ecstatic and drove all the way across the province to pick my new companion up. The first week has been an incredibly exhausting, rejuvenating, and blissful… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Canada In a Day

Our Canada can be seen as a metaphor for the many possibilities bound within a single human organism.  To be the True North, strong and free, rather than limited and insular, means to accept not only differences of culture but also differences of belief.  It takes all types, all colours, all cultures, and all epistemologies… Read more »

Beats from the Basement—James Ehnes

Album: Homage Artist: James Ehnes The last time I received a physical album was on my sixteenth birthday.  Aware that I was still studying violin performance, one of my family friends gave me Brandon-born violinist James Ehnes’ Homage to enjoy and gain inspiration from. Unlike most artists who release albums to commercialize their music, Homage… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Gay Son

Dear Barb: I think my 10-year-old son may be gay.  He is my only child and I had hopes of him marrying and having children, but now it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.  I’ve been seeing the signs for the last few years, but I kept hoping I was wrong.  I am… Read more »