Cathy-Hird-FranceBy Cathy Hird
Disbelief. That was the first reaction. Of course the soccer players kept playing when they heard the explosions because no one thought of a bomb.

Fear. Once the people in the stadium realized the two explosions were bombs, fear overwhelmed. Where should they go? Should they go out onto the field? Out of the stadium? With every step the spectators took they must have wondered if they were escaping or...


The Owen Sound Field Naturalists is pleased to present Jarmo Jalava as the guest speaker this Thursday November 19 at 7 p.m. at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library.

Jarmo Jalava is a lifelong naturalist, writer, songwriter and avid birder. His ecological career began as a teenager in the 1970s when he worked the Long Point Bird Observatory, followed by summer jobs reintroducing Peregrine Falcons to the wilds of Algonquin Park. Since then, Jarmo has conducted biological surveys of hundreds of natural areas in

riverview-full-by Anne Finlay-Stewart

Like many of us, Ron Pirie first came to Owen Sound because he had a friend here. The developer of "The Sydenham" condominium project had visited local lawyer Doug Grace regularly over the years, and came to feel at home in our city. After building an international market research firm in the GTA, Pirie was ready to leave a physical legacy. The property for sale on the east side of the 9th Avenue bridge presented him with an opportunity to create "something significant in a landmark location in a great community".

"Owen Sound has been recognized as a top retirement community", Pirie said in an interview in his 8th Street sales office, "and I felt that the people who lived in its beautiful old homes would want to downsize into something of unique quality and style."

The city council and former Mayor Deb Haswell were supportive from the start –

canned food drive-featureThe Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library is pleased to announce our Food for Fines initiative.

Help out our local food bank by dropping off non-perishable food items at the Library from Friday, November 13 until Friday, November 27. The Library will reduce your library fines by $2 for each non-perishable food item donated at the Public Services Desk or the Youth Services Desk during this time.

All donated food will be delivered to the Owen Sound Salvation Army Food Bank. The agency estimates that they are currently serving about 700 people a month. Most needed items include pasta sauce, canned fruit, Kraft Dinner, cereals and juice. For more information, contact the Library at 519-376-6623 ext. 0




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