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Exploring the Bruce – Part 1

Since moving home in 2010, I’ve realized that, for being born and raised in Bruce County, I have seen a woeful amount of it. Outside of baseball diamonds and arena parking lots, that is. My parents and sister are/were athletes, … Continue reading

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Summer’s ‘Cool Kid’ gives people the shirt off his back

You often hear about people who would give you the shirt off their back. Well, the Grey-Bruce Kids/Owen Sound Attack Cool Kid for Summer 2013 did exactly that this past winter when a fellow student fell ill on the bus … Continue reading

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Meet our first ‘Cool Kid’ – Corbin Cuneo

Corbin Cuneo is the first Grey-Bruce Kids and Owen Sound Attack ‘Cool Kid’. He received a stick signed by the Owen Sound Attack, tickets to two upcoming games and $50 cash from Grey-Bruce Kids! You know you’re a ‘Cool Kid’ … Continue reading

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Is it time to put away our cell phones?

This column, by Editor Dwight Irwin, appears in the Spring 2013 edition of Grey-Bruce Kids I’ve never considered myself a ‘cell phone guy’. I really don’t know what an app is for, outside of what I can gather from my … Continue reading

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Potty training an experience like few others

Jace, our just-turned two-year-old, is slowly learning how to use the potty. If you’ve been through this rite of passage, you know what a painfully frustrating process it can be for the children and definitely the adults. Yet, there are … Continue reading

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Is Newtown the tipping point for change?

I have been aching to write this post, while at the same time putting it off for about 36 hours. Now, after a wonderful Christmas celebration with my extended family, and the kids tucked safely and soundly into their beds, … Continue reading

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Bringing the Christmas spirit to Ripley’s Santa

Amid the rush to set up Christmas lights, get lists written and shopped for and frantic housecleaning in order to meet the approval of visitors, the spirit of Christmas can easily be forgotten at this time of year. I’m not … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas

Dear Santa: I know you’re really busy reading millions of letters from children from across the world right now, so I hope you don’t mind that this letter comes from a 33-year-old father of two. See, I love the holiday … Continue reading

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Tips for keeping kids safe on Halloween

Now that the parents of Grey and Bruce counties have enjoyed their Halloween at numerous parties throughout the area, it’s time to start thinking about what our kids will be up to on Oct. 31. The Canadian Red Cross offers … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying victim’s suicide mustn’t be in vain

If you’ve been following the news this week, you may have heard about the British Columbia teen who committed suicide just weeks after posting a heartbreaking plea for help on YouTube after years of being cyberbullied. Rosie DiManno of the … Continue reading

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