petitbayshore-featureAlmost 400 runners and walkers participated in the 6th Annual Bayshore Race. $29,600 was
raised to support Grey Bruce Health Services' Hospital Campaign for improved cancer care at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital. The Race took place on Sunday morning, starting and finishing at the Bayshore Community Centre.
Top finishers in the 10k were...

United Way loho-featureOn behalf of the Board of Directors of the United Way Bruce Grey we would like to recognize the tremendous extra effort by our Executive Director, staff and volunteers in mobilizing and co-ordinating the direct relief, and fund-raising efforts over the past weeks since the devastaing fire in Owen Sound. All the while continuing to support the other impotant ongoing United Way programs.

The issue of how funds raised will be allocated is no simple matter, but...

open-reg-by Jane Phillips

Canadian statistics over the last several decades confirm that as the economy weakens, self-employment grows. The author of the Statistics Canada report Self-employment in the downturn Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté says the data is incomplete, but it appears that the people who are most successful at starting new businesses are men over 55. Those are also the people who are also more likely to create jobs for others. LaRochelle-Côté says it does not appear they are starting the new businesses because they are being pushed into it by job loss. Instead they often leave a good job to start a dream project. They are pulled.
It's essential to understand that there is no "right time" to launch a new business. There is no ideal economic environment, no perfect market window, no flawless product idea that will guarantee your new business will be a success.
Mediocre products launched in a down economy can be the platform for a successful business; insanely brilliant products launched in a roaring bull market can collapse like a badly made souffle .
The "right time" is...

Cathy-Hird-breadBy Cathy Hird
In each of the four bible stories of Jesus, we read of a time when he fed a huge crowd. When the writer John thought about the meaning of the miracle, he argued that this sharing of bread pushed people to look for what gives life to the spirit as well as what feeds the body.

As John tells it, this happened on the eve of the passover. That festival made many restless as they squirmed under the thumb of Rome and remembered the exodus from Egypt. This miracle echoes Moses' story as Jesus led the people out into the wilderness and up onto a moutain. Then, he fed them bread.

For those who looked for a liberator, the parallels were perfect. "Make him king right now, and we'll take back our land," they declared.

Jesus slipped away. He cared that they were hungry. He cared about the poor in Galilee, suffering because of the rich landlords and the invaders. But making him king was the way to bring done the brutal fist of Rome on the land. He disappeared with


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