Owen Sound Owen Sound Sun Times

Banditfest creates space for teen music

5 min read

Banditfest 2024 in downtown Owen Sound Sunday was a big break, a first gig for some of the many teenaged musicians.  Fifteen performers brought what promised to be an eclectic, 11-hour musical mix between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., with arts and food vendors. It was organized by teens and led by Olive Borowski and Zoe Kyriopoulous, […]

Great Lakes Echo

Michigan officials mull more access for e-bikes on state trails | Great Lakes Echo

4 min read

By Gabrielle Nelson Electric bicycle use is expanding, welcoming a new group of riders to the cycling community. But under current Michigan state park policies, the bikes are banned from many trails. That could soon change. The Department of Natural Resources has proposed a yearlong pilot program that would open 3,000 miles of trails to […]

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London Free Press

Judge reads riot act as slow-moving murder re-trial begins closing arguments

7 min read

ST. THOMAS – Just before Boris Panovski’s re-trial finally made it to the home stretch, there was one more potentially devastating snag. Nine weeks into the case, the judge was told Panovski was close to firing defence lawyer Margaret Barnes over a disagreement about calling more witnesses and reviewing additional evidence before she began her […]

Great Lakes Now

Energy News Roundup: Climate change, energy transition are transforming the Great Lakes Region | Great Lakes Now

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Energy News Roundup: Climate change, energy transition are transforming the Great Lakes Region

Those living near the Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan remain divided over plans to resurrect it. The proposed recommissioning would be the first for a retired nuclear plant in the United States — but could pave the way for more. At a recent meeting in Benton Harbor that marked the opening of a federal public comment period, some of the plant’s neighbors said they were excited about the jobs it would bring back or the low-carbon electricity it would send flowing back onto the grid.

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