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appletreeBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker put local apple producers and cider makers front and centre at Queen's Park during debate on a bill to lower tax rates on hard cider products, as was done for the province's craft beer industry.

"Our region is becoming the Cider Capital of Ontario, being home to five of the 22 cideries in Ontario," Walker said during debate on Bill 110, introduced by his colleague and Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones. "The reduction of the mark-ups and taxes would be a game changer for local cider companies and the apple industry."

If the government evens the playing field for Ontario craft cideries...

Bluewater Logo-featureBluewater District School Board is holding two initial public meetings to receive community feedback regarding the accommodation reviews that were recently announced for both the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools and Meaford Area Group of Schools.

The first public meeting for the Owen Sound Area Group of Schools will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute.

For the Meaford Area Group of Schools, which falls under a modified accommodation review process, a public meeting will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Georgian Bay Secondary School gymnasium.

Each meeting will include...

Nordionsource: Media Release

Developing a new source of Cobalt-60 essential to global health care providers and patients

TORONTO - OCT. 27, 2015 – Two of Ontario's innovative nuclear sector companies are once again building on their strong partnership and respective strengths to create a new, long-term supply of an important cancer-treating isotope, Cobalt-60, that will benefit health care patients in Canada and around the world.

Nordion, a standalone business within Sterigenics International, and Bruce Power announced today they have executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the supply of High Specific Activity ('HSA') Cobalt-60, also referred to as medical-grade Cobalt. This type of Cobalt-60 is produced in a limited number of nuclear reactors globally and used in ...

LarryMiller-full- by Anne Finlay-Stewart

Throughout the hectic 78 day election campaign, there were days that Larry Miller had to stop into his quiet downtown office to catch up with constituency business. That's where I found him the Wednesday morning after he was returned as MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, a pile of papers to be signed on his desk but prepared to have the first of what I hope will be regular conversations with the Hub.

Larry has been clear that he sees himself first and foremost as a constituency MP, providing service to anyone who comes to his office with a federal issue. He says he tells his staff there are five words he never wants to hear them speak - "Sorry, I can't help you." Sometimes it takes months to resolve a problem, and he is not always successful, but he considers it his responsibility

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