The end of another year ...
December 31, 2012
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What can be said about 2012? It was a year, if you listen to many in the media, filled with doom and gloom.
The economy, politics, union bashing, loss of jobs, lowest lake level in recent memory, anti-wind turbines, anti-nuclear, anti-this and anti-that ... and the list goes on.
It was however, a year that was also filled with positive things ... events and people that bring home what our life is like in this place we call Bruce County, Ontario and Canada.
While many adults may look at youth today and wonder what will become of them and the world as they take their turn at the helm, youth today offer a positive outlook for the future.
Then there was the local baby, Rilyn Alice Campbell, who started the year by arriving quickly, at 9 a.m. on January 4, 2012.
While youth are about the future, they are also learning to understand and appreciate the past and the history that has lead to today. Each year, Remembrance Day seems to become more important with a new generation now has its own veterans, just as their grandparents did, but who now understands what they fought for. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Constable Lincoln Dinning out of Wingham told students at Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) about his oldest son, Matthew, who was a Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan in a vehicle bombing. Many students cried.
There is no doubt that 2012 was a tough, chaotic year and who knows what 2013 will bring. We are in a global mess, of that there is no doubt, and, perhaps, like that generation that grew up in the 'depression of the 30s", we need to learn some of their lessons ...
During the year 2012, many were lost to time ...
October 27, 1924 - November 30, 2012
August 2, 1941 - October 21, 2012
John Wesley Robert 'Bob' Reany
1937 - October 8, 2012
Leslie Warton Darlington
1929 - August, 2012
Douglas Calvin Welsh
1956 - December, 2012
Andrew 'Andy' Bell Cormack
1929 - December, 2012
William Grant Kealey
1920 - December, 2012
1964 - November, 2012
George Douglas Langford
1933 - November, 2012
books, sports, movies ...
Tuesday, January 01, 2013