Jake-regJake Doherty's second novel, Bearwalker Alibi,  is now on the proverbial shelves. The Hub is pleased to serialize Jake's short story "Death in Safe Harbor", set just up the Bruce Peninsula.  The first installment is available starting today in our Arts - Fiction section.


Jake Doherty's latest novel, "Bearwalker Alibi", carves out the reconciliation road between Manitoulin Island's white and aboriginal communities.
The retired newspaper publisher and editor has rare skills right for this time. He's almost 80 and presciently draws on deep research and his professional career that looked behind the headlines, often before they were written.
"To be clear, I didn't begin writing this book with the reconciliation in mind," he said, " but I had been intrigued by news reports that a young Ojibwa had relied on an old tribal myth as defense in a murder trial on Manitoulin. He said he believed the victim had placed a curse on him.
"Could a white judge accept that? That question became ...

coming-right-up-featby Kelly Babcock

Coming Right Up – June 24th

CANCELLED! Saturday, June 27th at 7PM in the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound, Mudtown Records Presets NO HATE. A show of visiting and local musicians ...


Friday, June 26th at 7PM, at the Grey Bruce Health Unit, 101 17th Street East, Owen Sound, a screening of "Highway of Tears," a movie about the missing or murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia. Learn about the effects of generational poverty, residential schools, systemic violence, and high unemployment rates on First Nation reserves and how they tie in with the missing and murdered women in the Highway of Tears cases. Aboriginal women are considered abject victims of violence. Now find out what First Nation leaders are doing to try and swing the pendulum in the other direction."
Presented by community organizations including Canadian Mental Health Association, Great Lakes Metis Council, the Men's Program, Metis Nation of Ontario, M'Wikwedong, Tears for Justice, Violence Prevention Grey Bruce, Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey, and The Women's Centre Grey and Bruce Inc.

Friday, June 26th at 9PM, come to the soft opening of The Avalon Jazz Lounge & Patio at 229, 9th St. East to hear ET Rhino play the first gig ever at the hottest new venue in town. No Cover. Don't miss this chance to say you were there when ....

Poster-highway-of-tears-featSource: Press Release
Approximately 1,200 Canadian Aboriginal women have gone missing or been murdered since the 1960s. Half of the cases remain unsolved. Highway 16 in Northern British Columbia, known as the Highway of Tears, has become a symbol for the missing and murdered. Although every community along the highway has been affected, many Canadians are still unaware of the epidemic levels of violence against Aboriginal women. On Friday June 26th, a coalition of community organizations will host a screening of the documentary "Highway of Tears" at the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 101 -17th Street East Owen Sound, starting at 7pm.

coming-right-up-featThursday, June 18th, 7:00PM, at the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, Electoral Reform: Why Should It Matter To You.
Have you been wondering what Proportional Representation means? On June 18th, representatives from Fair Vote Canada will explain how it works. Liberal Candidate Kimberley Love, NDP Candidate David McLaren NDP and a Green Party Representative will also present their parties' positions. This will be followed up by round table discussion.

Thursday, June 18th, at 7:00PM in the Roxy Theatre Lobby, three awesome people will pitch their ideas to the Awesome Owen Sound Trustees for a chance to win $1,000 and do something awesome for our community, no strings attached.
The three people chosen and the ideas they represent are: Caroline Menzies - Women's Healing Through the Arts, Kelly Babcock - Little Libraries, and Nicole Gienow - Feral Cat Rescue. Doors open at 6pm. Admission is free but space is limited.


by Kelly Babcock

Come, celebrate, and say Goodbye to the Old Courthouse. On Sunday, June 21st, from 11AM to 4PM, some of the studios will be open with art, books, and art supplies for sale. Take a look inside this grand old building, perhaps for the last time! Patti Waterfield and Heather Murray are organizing this event and at present the plan also includes having a few musicians on hand to offer some ambiance and entertainment.

The old Owen Sound court house has had a storied past. The one time Grey County building has housed Police headquarters, and been home to both the local Arts Council and the Georgian Bay Folk Society. It has also been studios for various artists.

But all that is coming to an end. The city has sold the building along with the jail behind and the accompanying grounds, to Southbridge Healthcare. The company's plans are for a new long-term care facility, seniors services and administrative offices.

Many Owen Sound residents had prided themselves on managing to conduct their affairs above the law and thereby keep themselves out of the old Court and former city jail. Now it seems there is a chance they may only have...

krueger-featby Kelly Babcock

Last night, after the sun set on another full weekend in this very entertaining city, the Krueger moon rose over the Legion and the gypsies of this town, who travel from place to place looking for entertainment, got what they had come looking for.
Bryan Leckie's new, innovative and very expressive band poured out their repertoire of Leckie originals and the audience drank deeply.
Parts of the show were tight and polished, other parts were loose and spontaneous and a few moments might have been regrettable, but the band was clearly not prepared to regret anything and the audience appreciated that as well.
The music was lively and humourous. The lyrics were original and never cliché, and in the places where lines were borrowed from other works, they were ...






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