emergclosed- by Patricia Chartier

As of August 6, Ontario public hospital Emergency Departments have been closed for 10,084.5 hours since the start of 2023.
In any other time in my life, these unending closures would have been treated as a this-can’t-be-real, hair-standing-on-end CRISIS; with the hapless Premier and Health Minister kept squirming miserably on the hot seat.

box- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

We don't know the identity of the man who was arrested, but we do know people who fit the description.

He was located at 4.00 a.m., so he was most likely sleeping out in the open, like the man sleeping on the concrete median behind my office when I arrived the other morning.  Police do not go knocking on doors or shining flashlights into tents at 4.00 a.m. to find a $100 package.  ...

skateboardwideopen - by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

Victoria Park is among my favourite green and people-watching spaces close to home.

On a recent beautiful Sunday afternoon there were people playing lacrosse on the infield and over in the skate park they were scootering, boarding and biking.

Red-cheeked teenagers were lugging equipment bags out of the Rec Centre, folks were walking their dogs and guys were sitting in camp chairs visiting with friends at the tailgate of a pick-up.

A perfect picture of Owen Sound residents at play ...

brianmilnewarden- Brian Milne, Grey County Warden

At Grey County we believe there is strength in the diversity of our community. Diversity can mean many things: our identity, culture, and beliefs, including but not limited to ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and ability. We also recognize everyone brings unique experiences, values, and contributions which add value to our community.

newspaperreaders- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

I often refer to old minutes, newspaper articles, campaign literature, newsletters and other material from the past  that helps me put the present into perspective. It has all been catalogued and saved in a format I can find for my research.

Before a technical issue or retirement takes the Owen Sound Hub offline, I want to archive it so that the letters, news items, opinion pieces and irreplaceable ...


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