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sunsethands-regThis Thursday, October 8,  Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound speaks up for Canadian values of welcome and inclusion with an event called "Together in Community."

Honouring difference is built into Canadian institutions. Respect for others is a fundamental Canadian value. During the last two months, however, differences in cultural practice have been made a wedge issue in our Canadian community. Thursday evening at 6pm all are invited to a circle of ...

united way logoThe United Way of Bruce Grey today announced that $107,652.00 has been distributed to date to victims of the devastating fire in Owen Sound on August 10.

The United Way also announced that two area insurance professionals have volunteered their time and expertise to participate in the process developed to assist fire victims. The volunteer experts are Rob Allan, a 30-year insurance veteran who recently retired from Nicol Insurance; and Brian Glass, a former Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association executive member who spent his career as a loss adjuster and claims manager.

Mr. Glass and Mr. Allan join United Way volunteer chair Dave Myette and Executive Director Francesca Dobbyn on a working committee to review claimant loss lists and approve the release of funds in a timely and responsible process.

To date, community donations have reached

BWalker-headshot-regularBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker says the education minister is not giving the parents of special-needs students the straight goods on why their children are being told to stay at home.

In today's question period at Queen's Park, Walker again questioned Minister Liz Sandals about cuts to special education, pointing that the cuts have stripped schools in Bluewater District School Board of 50 education assistants and pushed students with disabilities out of the classroom.

"Owen and Noah should be in Grade Six and Grade One respectively, but they are not. In fact, they're at home. They're at home because...

gold-regBruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker put childhood cancer in the gold spotlight today at Queen's Park, garnering unanimous consent from all MPPs to wear the symbolic gold ribbon pins in support of children and families affected by this disease. Walker also delivered a statement in the Legislature earlier this afternoon to call on all members to work harder toward ending childhood cancer.

Below is his statement to the Legislature:

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