Vandalism strikes again in Southampton

Once again vandals have struck in our community of Southampton. At our peaceful waterfront at the foot of High Street, there flies a giant Canada...

What is wrong with some people?

What is wrong with some people?  What is wrong with their thinking today?  Why do some people think they can destroy or deface property...

The last tree standing?

It appears that another giant Maple tree is about to be lost.  This one is on the north side of Palmerston Street abutting the...

Why Council defeats proposed Official Plan amendment application

On Tuesday, May 21st (2019) at the Saugeen Shores Planning Meeting, Town Council in a surprise move voted unanimously to reject a proposed amendment...

SDSS unique greenhouse project fosters science learning for all ages

Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) has one of the most unique horticultural science programs in Ontario. Under the leadership of teacher Keith Day, the program...

Mowbray’s Canadian Tire – a family that gives back to the community

A family owned-and-operated business, Mowbray's Canadian Tire in Port Elgin has become an integral part of the community since they first opened their store...

BUTT OUT responsibly with the most littered item on earth

First of all, I am not a smoker BUT I think that the current law of NO-smoking 'ashtrays' near buildings is absolutely ludicrous. There are...

Prosperity brings its own challenges

Talking with many retailers, from Saugeen Shores to Kincardine and the more fringe rural communities, finding employees is becoming a very serious problem. The region...

Journalism rules that should never be overlooked

There are a few rules in journalism that should never be overlooked. For instance, always report objectively and do not opine; do not join organizations...

‘I can’t tell you’ says Crime Stoppers

Recently the disappearance and search for Lisa Maas was in the local media again. Firstly, let me thank Nick Oldrieve and Matthew Nopper along...

Community Matters: Bruce Power, OPG working together to achieve success

   With refurbishment and life-extension plans for the Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) nuclear reactors well underway, the two companies have focused on...

Op-Ed by MP Larry Miller: No leaders have been perfect

Dear Editor, Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “We are not the makers of history, we are made by history.”Perhaps now, more than ever, these...

Serendipity – a strange thing

Serendipity is a strange thing and the word itself has been deemed one of the 10 most difficult English words to translate. It can mean...

Service a key – when you need it

There are times when service absolutely a key. One of those times took place just before the weekend when my hot-water tank decided it had...