Readers positive over new ‘look’

Well, here we are - exactly one week since our newly designed sites were launched. Like starting any new project, the re-design of our publications...

Good old-fashioned service when you need it

When it comes to customer service, Steve and Becca at Black Sheep Customz - "Your Old School Garage" in Port Elgin, could give lessons. I've...

Principal Dan Russell leaves a legacy

With only four years until retirement, Russell is moving on to Alexandra Community School in Owen Sound, which is near his home. It will however,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Designated vs Listed = Historic vs Heritage

Recently, guest columnist Mike Sterling wrote a Letter to the Editor - The 100 Year Mistake for Southampton. In it, he tried to show the...

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...

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...