by Sandra J. Howe

Did you know that the Bruce Trail is Canada's oldest and longest footpath? Begun by volunteers in 1962, over 50 years ago, it now stretches 885 km from Tobermory to Queenston, ON. Nine member clubs are part of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. In Grey-Bruce, the Peninsula, Sydenham, Beaver Valley, and Blue Mountain Clubs maintain the trail, and offer local hiking programs. Fall is a wonderful time for hiking: cooler weather, few bugs, and spectacular colours all add to the pleasure. The clubs provide a wide range of opportunities for the public to get active and involved.

On Sunday, October 18, the Sydenham Club invites members and friends to ...

Cathy-Hird-ThanksgivingBy Cathy Hird

Cultures in our world vary widely. In one culture, a favorite food is a glob of sticky, pastey white stuff drizzled with brown grease. The same cuture has an article of clothing made from warm material, tight around the neck and chest but it leaves the arms and shoulders bare and cold. Same people have a common first name with two "e's" and two "g's" and an "o" and an "r"; how does one parse a name like that? In the houses of worship, these folks have an ancient instrument of torture displayed right up front. The same folks have a sports game called "football" that uses the hands more than the feet, and rename what most of the world calls "football" as "soccer."

Maybe you figured out that...

hoopla-featureOwen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library today announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (

Members of the Owen Sound library can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Join in October for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

"By partnering with hoopla digital, we're able to provide our patrons with 24/7 access to thousands of

Xmas-train-featureThe Community Waterfront Heritage Centre is seeking donations of handmade and preloved Christmas decorations to be sold as a fundraiser aboard the 1953 Dining Car on Owen Sound's west harbour. All proceeds from the sale of the items will support CWHC. Donations in clean, working condition are gratefully accepted at CWHC until November 9, 2015.

Please call 519-371-3333 to arrange drop-off. Pick up may be available.

The Christmas Train event is Saturday November 14, 2015 from 10am to 5 pm and Sunday November 15, 2015 10 am to 4pm. The Dining Car will be decked out in seasonal decor and light refreshments will be served.


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