Sunday, April 30, 2017


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Reader Looking For Support For Naming Merged School After Tom Thomson


At the end of this year, Sydenham Community School will be merged with Bayview Public School and relocated to the former OSCVI building.  My husband and I are supporting an effort to have our new school in Owen Sound named after Tom Thomson.  We feel it’s a great name given Tom's local heritage and also a great story for the community, especially in the midst of the negatives surrounding school closures and ARC reviews. 

Here’s our pitch:

Owen Sound’s new school should be named in honour of Tom Thomson.

This seems obvious, and it should be.

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Local 4H Club Impresses Reader

The Editor,

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a meeting of the Rocklyn 4 H Club.

It was a cold, snowy January night, where my first inclination would be to snuggle up next to the fireplace, with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.

However, I persevered and went to see what our local youth had to offer.

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Reader Recalls Movement to Save Meaford's Hospital in the 90s

To the Editor,

Recent articles have rekindled my memories of what took place in Meaford in 1996 when the now defunct (thank goodness) Grey Bruce District Health Council (DHC) tried without success to close the Meaford Hospital. The Meaford residents rallied with gusto to assist the Hospital Board to refute the findings and rational of the DHC. Letters were written, petitions were signed, a candle vigil/march was organized and the Meaford arena was filled to capacity to meet with members of the DHC. Unfortunately in retrospect we may have won the battle but could lose the war.

Meaford’s victory if I may call it that was the catalyst that resulted in the amalgamation of the five hospitals in Grey/Bruce forming the Grey Bruce Health Services Corporation in 1998.

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