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PHOTOS: Getting outside and getting active

Victoria Day long weekend, the unofficial start of summer, was besieged with a stormy Saturday. But the weather turned for the better on Sunday and holiday Monday was sunny and warm. Londoners were outside in droves getting active and LFP photojournalist Mike Hensen captured plenty of the action:  

North Stars and Rebels play to a 12-12 tie Sunday afternoon

It’s not an ideal finish to an entertaining back-and-forth game but the Owen Sound North Stars seemed somewhat satisfied with a 12-12 draw Sunday afternoon against the always tough Six Nations Rebels at the Bayshore. The tie moves the North Stars’ record to 5-3-1 near the midway point of the 20-game season while the Rebels […]

“Middle class” priced out of local housing options according to new report

Community Foundation Grey Bruce released its data-driven housing report last week showing people traditionally thought of as “middle class” in the region are being priced out of affordable housing options. The Vital Focus on Housing report was created with the Community Foundation of Canada’s Vital Signs initiative, which measures community wellbeing through data-driven programming and […]

London Lightning back where they belong: In NBL championship final

The London Lightning are back in the National Basketball League of Canada final for the sixth time in their 10-season history. The Bolts booked their latest ticket with a dramatic 110-108 victory before 1,859 at Windsor’s WFCU Centre Friday, completing the three-game semifinal sweep of the rival Express. Big man Amir Williams converted the decisive […]

Gas leak derails London Majors’ celebratory home opener

The London Majors’ 2022 home opener was suspended and Labatt Park was evacuated due to a gas leak Friday night. Paramedics were on scene to treat a handful of staff with minor injuries and local police helped clear the historic diamond of nearly 4,000 fans at the first Intercounty Baseball League tilt since the Majors’ […]

Grey Highlands headed back to CWOSSA title game

The Grey Highlands Lions are on the hunt for another CWOSSA A/AA girls rugby championship. The Lions went 2-0 Friday during the CWOSSA A/AA pool play schedule Friday at Victoria Park in Owen Sound and will now face Shelburne’s Centre Dufferin District in the gold-medal game Tuesday at 1 p.m. Grey Highlands is coming off […]

Wolves fall short of CWOSSA title, lose to BCI 22-12

The Owen Sound District Wolves fell to the Brantford Collegiate Institute Mustangs in their bid to be crowned Central Western Ontario Secondary Schools Association AAA girls rugby champions. The BCI Mustangs topped Owen Sound 22-12 in Friday’s CWOSSA final at Bisons Alumni North Park Sports Complex in Brantford. With the win, the Mustangs qualify for […]

BRIEFS: Russell signs, Brunette Jack Adams finalist

Brunette a Jack Adams finalist One of the best junior hockey players to ever pass through the Scenic City is a finalist for the National Hockey League’s coach of the year award. Andrew Brunette, who played three seasons for the Owen Sound Platers from 1990 to 1993 and is the team’s second all-time leading scorer […]

Uens earns honours as league’s top student

Attack rookie Cal Uens won the Ontario Hockey League’s Ivan Tennant Memorial Award presented annually to the league’s top academic high school student. Uens achieved a 98.7 per cent average in studies at Owen Sound District Secondary School, excelling in Business Leadership (100%), a pair of English courses (98%, 99%) and Challenge and Change in […]

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