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thompson-regularFor some who knew me as a Toronto Star reporter or more recently as a journalism professor at Carleton, this move may come as a bit of a surprise. But politics has been a passion for a long, long time.

I remember as a ten-year-old in 1973 drawing a picture on a paper plate of Richard Nixon, with his now infamous quote "I am not a crook" written in magic marker around the rim. As a 10th grade student at Walkerton District Secondary School, I made my first trip to Ottawa, to take part in the Forum for Young Canadians program that allowed students to spend a week in the capital, visiting Parliament Hill and meeting with politicians. I can still remember the excitement of prowling the halls of the Centre Block, looking for the names of famous politicians on the office doors.

opp-bike-regularHURON TOWNSHIP - On June 26, 2014 at 8:57 pm, members of the South Bruce OPP responded to a fail to remain crash involving a bicycle on Concession 12 in Huron Township. The involved vehicle wasn't at the scene when officers arrived.

The cyclist continues to recover in hospital after being air lifted for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

sauble-regularBy Anne Finlay-Stewart

Settling the land claims of First Nations is a slow and complex process, involving parties federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as individuals.

The 1995 lawsuit initiated by the Saugeen Ojibway Nation concerning the eastern boundary of their land at Sauble Beach is now in the mediation phase, prior to litigation.

BWalker-headshot-regularBy Hub staff

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker said in a news release Tuesday that he will meet with the newly appointed Minister of Health, Eric Hoskins, to discuss the future of the Markdale Hospital.

The offer to meet was made by Minister Hoskins after he failed to assure the local MPP of his government's intended date for the construction of the new hospital in Markdale, Walker said.

oppb-graphic-regularMARKDALE – On Sunday, July 6, 2014 at approximately 6:52 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police received a report of a sexual assault that occurred outside the laundry mat located at 17 Toronto St., S., Markdale, in the municipality of Grey Highlands. The victim was a 49-year old woman from Grey Highlands.

While en route to the scene, an officer observed a man, matching the description of the suspect, walking southbound on Toronto St. S. The suspect, who appeared to be intoxicated, refused to stop and talk to police despite several requests by the officer. Once he was arrested the suspect resisted arrest until such time as other officers arrived to assist. The arresting officer suffered a minor injury to his hand.

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