oscvi---- by Sabrina and Jeremy McCoubrey

You may have already heard that the list of six potential names has been released for public input in the naming of Owen Sound's newest elementary school. My husband and I are supporting an effort to have our new school in Owen Sound named after Tom Thomson. Our kids currently go to Sydenham Community School which will be amalgamated with Bayview Public School and relocated to the former OSCVI building. We feel it's an obvious choice, but also a great story for the community. 

Here's our argument:...

BruceTrail- by Dave Moule

Hikers! I know that most of you are nice, considerate people, but there are a few among you who either cannot read signs, or else you read them and then deliberately ignore them. I'm speaking in particular about signs that designate certain trails for specific uses. In the Caledon Hills section, I maintain a network of cross-country ski trails, which are complementary to the Bruce Trail and its official side trails. Hikers and snow-shoers are still permitted to walk on the Bruce Trail and the Hockleycrest Side Trail, but they are asked....

librarytables- by Steve Brockhouse,

on behalf of the Concerned Library Users in the former Sydenham Township

We would like to thank Mayor Clumpus for taking the time to visit with us in a private home where we could have an exchange of ideas and views in a less stressful environment that at a Town Council Meeting.

We support the Mayor's ....

carnegie- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

On October 10, 1855, 102 citizens signed a charter "to establish a Mechanics' Institute and Library Association at the Town of Sydenham (which officially became Owen Sound in 1857), in the County of Grey, under the name of "The Owen Sound Mechanics' Institute".  That reading room and library was paid for by annual subscriptions of the members.  In 1904, the Carnegie Foundation provided funds for a Free Public Library building in Owen Sound, but the City Council would take eight years to approve its construction, so loathe were they to make the political commitment to maintaining it.

We find ourselves in a similar political stalemate today....


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