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 ...

specialed- by Michael Craig, Owen Sound trustee, representing his opinions, not official BWDS Board policy

As a trustee on the Bluewater Public board since last year, and as a member of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), I have been inundated with data.  Dozens of reports tell me, for instance, about the work of our psychologists, mental health workers, attendance councillors and others:  the numbers of students they serve, the schools they visit and the number of total interactions.  All very informative, though after a 30-minute, non-stop presentation, it tends to be overwhelming.

But in my view what’s missing is data about outcomes. ...

holeinwall- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

I am back from a vacation in a country that is celebrating its 247th anniversary today. According to the pledge of allegiance to their flag, at least the version adopted in 1954, it is “one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”.

But you can see it is a divided country, along many lines. And the cracks in our own community are becoming too obvious to deny.


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