out-of-focus person walks past rows of wine bottles from the article Is Ontario finally ready to be logical about alcohol?
OPINION: Fifty years ago, the province made big moves on alcohol consumption and regulation. It’s well past time that happened again.
black and white photo of young men drinking from the article Why 1971 was a big, boozy year for young Ontarians
Fifty years ago, the province introduced new legislation that lowered the age of majority, letting 18-year-olds drink. But that change wouldn’t last the decade.
left: drawing of women behind bars; right, drawing of woman caught in a web from the article Writing in the margins: The story behind Kingston’s Prison for Women magazine
In 1970, inmates started Tightwire, collecting essays, art, and poetry about personal experience and political thought — and building community.
postcard showing large fibreglass bull on a trailer with the words
This big bull represents the region’s history of farming livestock — and stands as a tribute to the legacy of one man.

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