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Cathy-Hird-ForgivenessBy Cathy Hird
Last week, the Violence Prevention Grey Bruce Committee hosted a round table discussion on preventing sexual violence in our community. This gathering of community people and professionals talked openly about a subject that we often find hard to bring to the surface.

In the gathering, I was reminded that the church has been complicit in this violence. Church leaders have been the perpetrators of sexual violence. Churches have not been good at listening to the disclosure of what men and women lived through as children and youth. Some church doctrine has effectively endorsed violence against women.

dentandt-featOn Saturday, June 20 Michael Den Tandt will present a talk on Journalism and Ethics. Michael is the former Editor of the Owen Sound Sun Times, a political columnist with the National Post and Postmedia, and his columns are syndicated in more than 40 daily newspapers across Canada, including the Sun Times.

The free event will take place at 2:00 PM at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library and will be followed by a question and answer period.

Hosted by the Grey Bruce Humanists.

janeswalk-featWalk and talk with your neighbours as you discover your city. On the weekend of June 20 and 21st, join a Jane's Walk and explore Owen Sound in a way you may never have before.

Jane's Walks are free, citizen-led walking tours that take place all over the world, inspired by celebrated urban-thinker Jane Jacobs.

On Saturday, at 2 p.m....

summer-company-featSix local full time students ages 15-29 will start and run their own business with the help of The Business Enterprise Centre – Owen Sound & Area, and the Ontario Government Program Summer Company 2015.

Kat Healey's Pasta Made Perfect creates a variety of delicious, fresh handmade pasta. You can find her Saturday's at the Owen Sound Farmer's Market, or feel free to contact her at 226 668 4597 or email [email protected]

Keiran McLay's business Kones offers a wide variety of London Ice Cream treats. Bring your whole family to try this tasty, high quality ice cream. Kones is located on Bereford Street in Wiarton, at the Farmer's market. You can contact Keiran at 519-477-0984 or [email protected]

Charlee Johnston and her business NakdBasics offers a collection of massage oils and body sprays. Made with natural ingredients, and in a variety of scents, you're to sure to find something you'll love! You can contact Charlee through ...

bwdsb-logo-featsource: News Release

Bluewater District School Board is helping to inform future practices in Ontario associated with a world recognized French exam that assesses second language proficiency. As part of a pilot project during the month of May, a group of grade 12 students enrolled in core French or French Immersion courses took part in the DELF exam (Diplôme d'études en langue française or Diploma in French Studies).
The DELF exam is available in 173 countries and administered by the International Centre for French Studies. Language skills are assessed in the areas of oral and written comprehension and expression. Students who do not speak French as their mother tongue are able to gain internationally recognized accreditation from France's Ministry of National Education that will support them in gaining employment that requires French language proficiency.
The results from Bluewater District School Board students' recent participation in the exam are being hailed as ...

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