perperson- by David Clark

Municipal budgets come with really big numbers attached for various projects and operational costs. For most of us it is very hard to comprehend big numbers, like $55,000,000, which is the Owen Sound budget for 2022.

Always the impact of the budget is presented as how much of a tax increase (or if we are really, really lucky, a decrease!) will it have on a home with the “average” assessed value. Let’s look at this big number in a slightly different way. ...

baidunord- by Douglas Nadler

“Climate activists are sometimes depicted as dangerous radicals. But the truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing the production of fossil fuels.” – António Guterres, Secretary-general of the United Nations

“Letter to Cabinet: Reject Bay du Nord and focus on a fair transition for Newfoundland and Labrador” – Sierra Club Canada ...

Elder Care- by Meg Dean

I care for my 95 year old mother with dementia in her home full time.

I don't think the government is getting to the root causes of the PSW shortages. They seem to believe it is entirely a matter of getting enough people trained and providing perhaps inadequate pay increases. I think that retention is a major  ...

mentalhealth - by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

At Owen Sound City Council's last meeting, Deputy Mayor and Grey County Councillor Brian O'Leary reported that he had suggested to the county's Mental Health and Addictions Task Force that the Ontario school curriculum be changed to “fill a void.” In particular, he wanted to add education on the dangers of tobacco and drugs, and “a mental health education curriculum beginning in primary school.”

It is shocking that no one on the Task Force, including the Medical Officer of Health, nor MPP Bill Walker whose government implemented the most recent revision to Ontario's Physical Education and Health Curriculum in 2019, seem to know what is in it. ...


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