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Like everything else during our pandemic, this year’s Canada Day in Owen Sound was not your typical celebration of all things red and white. The recent discovery of unmarked graves at a number of residential schools across the country had many questioning what exactly we were celebrating. Although Owen Sound, after making some minor adjustments to the day, went ahead with their fireworks, many felt it was neither the time nor the place. Instead, my community, like many others across the country decided to mark the day with a “Walk For The Children
Although it might feel much longer, just a few months ago downtown Owen Sound became a bit of a wasteland when we were caught off guard by Covid-19. Stores were either forced to close or change the way they do business radically. Many of our restaurants shifted entirely to take-out. And from what I have heard, they were supported generously during what must have been a very scary time.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news (or maybe you will think it is good news), but the chill in the air is telling me that we are approaching the end of summer here in Grey/Bruce. At times it seems hard to believe it has gone so fast. And at other times it feels like it has gone on forever (especially for those who have had children at home for 6 months now).