The story of Jesus tells us that when he entered Jerusalem just before the Passover, he was greeted with celebration and excitement. The same story tells of his arrest four days later, and his torture and execution as a rebel the day after. How did this happen? It was the crowd who placed their hope in him, and those who supported the empire who found him a threat. There were conflicts with religious leaders too, but the conflict with Rome is what I want to focus on.

In the early years of the common era, the feast of the Passover stirred up the desire for freedom. So each year the Roman governor came from his base on the coast to Jerusalem, with a legion of soldiers, to ensure the flames of desire did not catch fire.

In about the year 30 CE, as the governor Pontius Pilate marched from the west into the holy city, another came from the east. Jesus led a ...

skillscompetitionSecondary students in Bruce and Grey Counties who are currently enrolled in technological education courses are invited to compete at the 12th Annual Regional Technological Skills Challenge on Friday, April 1, 2016. Hosted by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), this year's itinerary will once again include a wide range of career related skilled trades competitions at the following Owen Sound locations:

 Georgian College – Carpentry (team of two), Culinary Arts, Precision Machining, Small Powered

Equipment and Welding

 St. Mary's High School – Electrical Wiring and Automotive

 Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute – Hairstyling

Local industry judges will evaluate the competitors according to industry standards, with the top scoring

students advancing to regional challenges in April and others moving on to compete in May at the Ontario

Sheatre-4C-OLSheatre is pleased to announce two presentations of The Dementia Play next week – in Meaford for the 55 Plus Friendship Club on Tuesday, March 29 at 2pm in the Ballroom of the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre, 151 Collingwood and at Chippewas of Nawash First Nation at the Maadookii Seniors Centre on Thursday, March 31 at 2pm.

The presentations are free to attend and all are welcome.

The project began in the fall of 2015, when the call went out for people who have experience with dementia or Alzheimer's disease to work with Sheatre's Joan Chandler and David Sereda to create a play with music inspired by their perspectives. Twelve seniors from Grey and Bruce took part, some in the early stages of

boardofficeLE CONCOURS D'ART ORATOIRE DU CONSEIL SCOLAIRE RÉGIONAL DE BLUEWATER returns to the Bluewater District School Board Education Centre in Chesley on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Le Concours is an annual French public speaking event for Bluewater District School Board students in grades 4 through 12 studying French as a Second Language (FSL), and is conducted jointly by Bluewater Chapters of Canadian Parents for French and Bluewater District School Board. This year, the competition is divided into the grade levels of 4 – 6, 7 – 8 and 11 – 12, with students speaking in the categories of Core, Extended and




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