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pizzaMarch is Nutrition Month, a great time to make small, sustainable changes in your diet. The Grey Bruce Health Unit and Dietitians of Canada want to help you make a big difference in your wellbeing by making small changes, one meal at a time. The health unit will be posting tips on social media all month to help make those changes.

Each day presents an opportunity to make small, positive changes to improve our health, the health of our communities and the health of our planet. Each meal presents an opportunity to think about where your food comes from, who prepared it, and how much packaging it has. This month we will share easy-to-use strategies to help you make and maintain positive dietary changes. Get started by downloading Dietitians of...

pinkIt was an invasion of 'pink' in schools throughout Bluewater District School Board for Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24th as students and staff came together to recognize the importance of standing up to eliminate all forms of bullying. Bluewater schools are active year round when it comes to raising anti- bullying awareness, though Pink Shirt Day is often seen as a key highlight.

Here are just a few examples of Pink Shirt Day 2016 activities and awareness in Bluewater District School Board:...

Cathy-Hird-made-in-canadaBy Cathy Hird

Some time ago, an African Caribbean minister who had just been hired by a rural Ontario church expressed her relief that the congregation had accepted her so openly, making no issue of her accent, her colour, her culture. Someone else at the meeting said, "But won't it be great when a church will hire you because of the gifts your Jamaican identity offers."

I learned something in that moment. Both people said something important about racism and inclusion in

Red carpet 2086731832 2Awards Night at the Movies is an evening long gala fundraising event centering around the broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards, including the Red Carpet portion of the broadcast, shown on the BIG screen at Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound. Starting at 7:30 pm February 28th, Awards Night at the Movies is a "must attend" event for the region. 

Upon arrival at Awards Night at the Movies, guests will walk the red carpet, be interviewed by our own red carpet hosts and have their picture taken by paparazzi. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in multiple fundraising initiatives including the Silent Auction and "Best Picture" draw for their chance to win an

sunsetgirlJust two months ago, a teenage girl wrote on her public Facebook page. On the same pages are selfies in new clothes and photos of sunsets. And a picture of her bruises.

The girl, 16 years old and reported as living at "no fixed address", died over the weekend. We do not know the circumstances. We share this with you not as the news of her tragic death, but because her own words may help you understand how too many girls and women live.  If you need help, call  519-371-1600.

 

"I'm no longer afraid of you. I don't have to listen or do what you say. I don't have to listen to you yell or scream at me anymore. I don't have to be hit or tormented by you anymore. I don't have to cover the bruises or cuts anymore. I don't have to lie to keep you out of trouble anymore. I don't have to act and dress...

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