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Big Brother Big Sisters looking for Secret Santas

Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey Bruce wants to ensure no child goes without this holiday season and is asking for the community’s help in making it a December to remember for area youths. The organization is asking members of the public to become a Secret Santa this year for a child in need. To donate […]

Youth council to launch in Owen Sound later this month

A new opportunity for young people in Grey-Bruce looking to make an impact in their communities is launching in Owen Sound later this month. The first monthly meeting for the new Grey Bruce Youth Council is set to take place Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The initiative is a partnership between […]

City lights festival opening buffeted by winter storm Saturday night

Snowy and windy weather played havoc with the Festival of Northern Lights opening Saturday night in Owen Sound. Though the Christmas parade attracted huge crowds downtown at 5 p.m., it was clear to organizers that windy conditions and falling temperatures were dissuading folks from waiting around for the 7 p.m. throwing of the light switch. […]

New plan seeks to prevent and respond to home takeovers

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is spearheading a collective response to concerns about home takeovers, where unwanted guests take over someone’s home. There are no statistics showing the scale of the problem, initially raised by Grey County public housing staff a year ago, who were seeing it happen in county housing, public health nurse Lisa […]

Christmas parade, festival of lights in Owen Sound Saturday

Some snow in the forecast and events in downtown Owen Sound Saturday might start to kindle some Christmas spirit. There’s the nighttime Kiwanis Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade starting at 5 p.m., which leads into the annual Festival of Northern Lights kick-off just before 7 p.m., when lights and displays along the Sydenham River and […]

Living wage up 12.5 per cent in region which includes Grey-Bruce

The regional living wage, the pay rate needed to make ends meet without frills, has climbed by 12.6 per cent over 2021 and stands at $20.70 per hour, according to the Ontario Living Wage Network advocacy group. “It’s not something to aspire to, it’s a place to start,” said Francesca Dobbyn, executive director of the […]

Hydrogen Optimized hoping for buy-Canadian green tech policy

Hydrogen Optimized president Andrew Stuart wonders if Canadian policymakers are thinking big enough to really leverage green-energy potential for economic growth. Are they aiming to develop a homegrown hydrogen-production industry or will people who utilize new federal tax credits use them buy foreign-made technology? And does the government appreciate the potential for exporting that technology? […]

Remembrance Day service hears words of hope for unity and peace

The sound of respectful clapping from the sidewalk greeted cadets, legion and armed services members who paraded up 2nd Avenue East, past city hall and across the bridge to the cenotaph Friday. When the accompanying pipes and drum went silent and the people in the parade found their places by the monument, all stood silently. […]

Owen Sound woman wins Hamilton marathon, Port Elgin woman wins half

Owen Sound’s Brianna Cavan won the women’s 2022 Hamilton Marathon Road2Hope in a personal best time of 2:53:13, nearly 11 months after giving birth. Cavan crossed the finish line in 13th overall and was the first female athlete to complete the 42.2-kilometre waterfront course last Sunday. Five-time Canadian champion distance runner Rachel Hannah, who recently […]

Filmmaker with Owen Sound roots wins provincial award

Documentary filmmaker Graeme Bachiu’s six-part series about a nearly forgotten Black community’s cemetery has won the Ontario Historical Society’s President’s Award. Bachiu, who grew up in Owen Sound and made a documentary in 2007 about the demise of the Queen’s Hotel in the city, turned his attention to the story of Black freedom seekers near […]

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