westhillssAt the first public meeting of the Accomodation Review of the Owen Sound and area group of schools, the Bluewater School Board's staff Initial Staff Report was presented - proposing to close Derby, Dufferin and Bayview Elementary Schools, distribute Kindergarten to Grade 6 students among the remaining area elementary schools, and to bring grade 7 and 8 students into the two Owen Sound High Schools.  An alternative proposal was offered to the Accommodation Review Committee, and here is the full text of that deputation:

Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

My name is John Beisel and I am speaking to you this evening on behalf of the staff of West Hill Secondary School. We appreciate that you wish to serve  ...

CFUWCanadian Federation of University Women Owen Sound and Area (CFUW) has made the grade on education for local students with the creation of a new endowment fund to be held by Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

The donation totaling more than $20,000 was announced prior to the CFUW Owen Sound and Area's 25th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon today. The donations will create a ...

OSFN...To members' night - an eclectic variety of presentations by OSFN members -slides, displays, art, and collections showcasing nature this Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library.


Everyone welcome – students, teachers, backyard naturalists and the simply curious.
Refreshments and a special gift offer!  Admission is free - donations are welcome.

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United Way logo-fullOn Wednesday, November 25th, the Board of Directors of United Way Bruce Grey met to discuss the remaining funds raised to support the victims of the August 10th arson fire. As of Friday November 27th, United Way has distributed over $175,000 to help those affected by the fires. Currently, United Way holds approximately $90,000 in additional funds.

For the past several weeks, United Way has sought feedback from the community on what to do with any surplus funds. We would like to thank all those who have contacted us so far for their insight, and encourage the community to continue to provide your input. While we continue to consult with you and seek important legal guidance, United Way would like to provide an update on our progress to date.

First, United Way is still distributing funds to those affected by the fire. We continue to


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