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women-in-house-feat"Women belong in the House ...of Commons" Agnes Macphail

How could a girl from Proton Township in Grey County grow up to become the first woman elected to Canadian parliament in 1921?

75 people gathered at the Stone Tree in Owen Sound on May 19 to learn about Agnes Macphail's remarkable journey from a log cabin in Proton Township to the House of Commons in Ottawa and then into our history books. The early years were presented by Dr. Donna Mann, whose research, writing, and efforts to mark sites important in the life of Agnes Macphail earned her the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Marjorie Davison, in character as Agnes, told of Macphail's isolation in the House of Commons and feisty responses to insults. She described Macphail's work over nineteen years as an M.P. before defeat in 1940, and her later election as a member of provincial parliament in 1943.

be-a-donor-regby Anne Finlay-Stewart

The Grey-Bruce "Transplant Trot" is being held Saturday, May 30 at Kelso Beach. This is why that is important.

(Originally published in the Sun Times in 2012 as one of my "Orange Crate" columns.)


"MULDER, Arthur - 76 went in peace to be with his Lord on Feb. 7, 2012, at his home in Owen Sound after a 24 year extension of life thanks to his Heart Transplant in 1988. Art was born on Mar. 13, 1935 in Holland and became a proud Canadian in 1953... Art started work in construction and then took up farming in Bruce County until his retirement due to health concerns which lead to his Heart Transplant. Art spent the next 24 years being busier than ever, sailing as always, learning to play the violin and ...

condoms-regGonorrhea rates are on the rise both locally and throughout the country. Grey Bruce has seen a more than 300% increase, from six cases in 2013 to 25 in 2014.

Contributing to this increase is the proliferation of online websites that cater to anonymous sexual contact. Public Health reminds the public to use safe sexual practices. Those who are participating in high risk behaviours, such as anonymous sexual contact, those who have multiple partners and unprotected sex should visit their doctor routinely, at least every six months, for testing of sexually transmitted infections.

radio-regFor 75 years, listeners have tuned into the local source of news and entertainment in their communities, CFOS radio. The Grey Roots encore exhibit, On the Air, will introduce you to favourite radio personalities and shows through audio clips and present a behind-the-scenes look at CFOS with interesting station artefacts. This is an extraordinary perspective on the evolution of our community through the recorded history of CFOS. On the Air will open at Grey Roots on May 23, 2015.
In celebration of the positive impact CFOS has had on the community, John Christie's newly penned book, "A Sound Success: The Story of CFOS," details the history of the station from 1940 to the present day. Mr. Christie will be at Grey Roots on May 23 from 11a.m. -1p.m. for the official launch and signing of this fascinating history of CFOS. Also on hand will be Ross Kentner, who has been the CFOS manager for 54 years.

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