What's on your mind?

The Hub would love to hear from you. Email your letters, articles, photos, drawings, cartoons, YouTube or Vimeo links to [email protected].



It's Sunday morning, my house is quiet so no more excuses not to write this letter.. Simply put, Owen Sound's 10 St.Bridge is a disaster in the making.

I live on County Road 15, along the east shore of the harbour in the Municipality of Meaford, only a few hundred feet from Owen Sound. More specifically, Grey Road 15 becomes Third Ave.E. in Owen Sound. More significantly, it runs by the Owen Sound Fire Hall which is only four or five minutes from my home. The catch is that OSFD serves both the east and west sides of the harbor which also means it must cross west over the 10th St. bridge at times. However, The Inter-Township Fire Hall is on the west side of the habour and provides service for Georgian Bluffs and what once was Sydenham Township where I live. Thus, at times, it must proceed east over the 10th St. bridge.


I know a person who is a contributor to the Federal Conservative party who was and still is a loyal Progressive Conservative supporter. However, he has over the last few months become, in his own words "a disgruntled Federal Conservative". He said "the Harper government has strayed from the basic principles of the old Federal Progressive Conservative Party." "I am thoroughly disenchanted with the Harper Conservatives, especially with their constant use of American political tactics, the unending scandals and their use of attack ads in which half truths, and innuendo are rampant."


I feel like this shouldn't be an election issue, but it is because it's dragged on this long.

In the adjoining photo are my boys, handing out fliers for the petition to get BCK cleaned up. We first voiced our concerns in a written complaint in Aug 2013 and were promised a report on available enforcement actions at that time. In May 2014, my youngest got his foot tangled in some fence wire that was literally growing out of the ground right beside the sidewalk on 11th St W (he was fine, but that shouldn't have been there).


On July 28, the municipality of Meaford passed a resolution not to support the Deep Geological Repository for low and intermediate level nuclear waste. The plan is to bury nuclear waste 560 metres deep and 1.2 km from Lake Huron, a source of fresh water for more than 40 million people living around the Great Lakes in Canada and the United States.


CopyRight ©2015, ©2016, ©2017 of Hub Content
is held by content creators