Pandemic

Pandemic Black Friday: Will shoppers show up?

If you have a Black Friday sale in a pandemic, will they come? London business owners will have their answer at the end of this week, and one local retailer says there have been promising signs ahead of this year’s sales. “We’re definitely seeing a resurgence of people wanting to escape the house and visit […]

Remembrance services opening up but COVID concerns remain high

The province has removed gathering limits for Remembrance Day ceremonies but Grey-Bruce legions are still taking a cautious approach amid the 20-month-long pandemic. Owen Sound will have singing, with COVID-19 masks on, and a small parade but no elderly veterans and vulnerable legion members are invited to the cenotaph. In Durham, a much reduced service […]

Community support shines at Owen Sound Terry Fox Run

While the pandemic kept the community from gathering for the annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, the Owen Sound community was certainly still behind the event this year. For the second straight year the annual run was held in a “one day, your way,” format, where participants were encouraged to complete the event at a […]

Kite flying provides perfect pandemic therapy

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, Francois Larouche saw his gigs as a professional guitar player quickly dry up. But thanks to a chance encounter in a Quebec park last summer, Larouche has discovered a new passion in flying kites. “Kite flying has been like a godsend,” Larouche said on Saturday afternoon where […]

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