Community Matters: There’s strength in numbers

There’s strength in numbers. That has never been more evident than during this COVID-19 as we’ve experienced in our communities the heartwarming and impactful...

Community Matters: Working together and supporting each other

“Times like this bring out the best in people, and we are seeing that every day at Bruce Power and in our communities. We...

Day of Mourning has an enduring message

Although we can’t gather in person this year, the enduring message of Day of Mourning – “to mourn for the dead and fight for...

Saugeen Shores Mayor offers words of advice around COVID-19

Mayor Luke Charbonneau stresses, “Be kind. Be compassionate. When you’re interacting with frontline service providers, remember ... we need these people at their posts,...

Essential workers don’t deserve abuse – practice patience

There has been a barrage of information daily about the virus (COVID-19) that is encircling the globe and we have been attempting to keep...

Canada can learn from other countries

Infectious disease experts are saying that countries, including Canada, should prepare for a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak to emerge once social distancing...

1918 Public Notice: Is history repeating itself?

While the world is going through a 'pandemic', it is not the first. The first recorded was typhus in ancient Athens where approximately 100,000 people...

A prediction from 2015 now happening?

Bill Gates of Microsoft predicted something like a coronavirus pandemic in 2015.  What have we learned? It's time to listen to our Public Health professionals...

Ignoring self-isolation an on-going problem for retailers

According to many store owners in Saugeen Shores alone, local arrivals back from the U.S. and out-of-country in general just don't seem to get the...

Some people don’t seem to get it

In talking with many in the local retail sector, including those in grocery stores, there is much concern that people are not taking the...

Editorial: A little act of kindness

Today, in the midst of all the turmoil of COVID-19, I watched a happening that restored my faith in humankind. I was in WalMart in...

A frenzy of shopping leaves shelves empty

Ontario government ministers are urging the public not to hoard food as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province tops 100. Health...

March 1st – St. David’s Day, a day of celebration for the Welsh

My old friend, Doug Johnson (no 't'), always kept me on my toes when it came to special days such as 'Flag Day', 'Robbie...

A new look at 2020 – the Year of the Rat

As we head into a new year and new decade, we thought it would be interesting to look at 2020 within the frame of...