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Wiarton doctor retires after 40 years

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A beloved Wiarton doctor is calling it a career and hanging up the stethoscope after 40 years. Dr. John Van Dorp hopped in the car with his wife Geneva Thursday morning and headed to Blythe to take in some theatre. “I went to a seminar a number of years ago about preparing for retirement, and […]

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Danuta Valleau receives provincial award for volunteer efforts

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Danuta Valleau is this year’s Ontario Senior of the Year Award winner in Georgian Bluffs.  The Georgian Bluffs resident was nominated by the township for volunteering in many ways but particularly concerning climate action. Last year she won the township’s Lifetime Volunteer Award. “Thank you, Danuta, for your tireless efforts in promoting environmental stewardship, youth […]

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Provincial funding will help homeless move into permanent housing

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A local program that temporarily houses and prepares homeless people to live independently is now provincially funded. “It’s a huge commitment from Ontario Health for Grey-Bruce,” said Stephen Musehl, CEO of Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce. The Ontario government agency has committed $853,600 annualized funding for the program.  “We’ve all seen the opioid crisis, […]

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Allegations of harassment lead to resignation and new deputy mayor in Brockton

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Brockton council has appointed Kym Hutcheon to the deputy-mayor’s chair after James Lang resigned in the wake of an integrity commissioner’s report of a complaint from staff at Walkerton’s arena. Hutcheon’s council seat will be declared vacant at the Aug. 13 council meeting. Council accepted Lang’s official resignation after the integrity commissioner report was presented […]

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The YMCA to kick-off Drowning Prevention Week with free swim and other family fun events Sunday

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The YMCA of Owen Sound and Grey Bruce is kicking off Drowning Prevention Week with a free family-friendly event on Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics 10th Street facility, several organizations will gather to raise awareness and educate the community on the importance of water safety, all […]

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City police looking for vandals who defaced rainbow crosswalk

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Owen Sound police are investigating vandalism to a rainbow crosswalk at Ecole Saint-Dominique-Savio overnight last Friday.  Somone defaced the walkway, a welcoming symbol of LGBTQ2S+ rights, with white spray paint. Police say two suspects entered the school property Friday, July 12 just before 4:30 a.m. Both wore dark hoodies and dark pants.  The walkway damage, which […]

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A group of artists and business owners inject a pop of colour and fun into Meaford’s downtown

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A group of business people, property owners and community members with an artistic sensibility have banded together to help inject some colour and life into Meaford’s downtown. Meaford Downtown is a new non-profit organization dedicated to rejuvenating Meaford’s downtown core and harbourfront. Funded wholly by donations, and independent of the municipal government, chamber of commerce […]