UK – Tripling in foodbank usage

Tripling in foodbank usage   Local food bank drive, doesn't make it. The Owen Sound Salvation Army's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive has seen an "unprecedented" drop in the amount of food collected this year. During the drive, which wrapped up Monday, under 10,000 pounds of food was collected, well below the organization's goal of 28,000 … Continue reading UK – Tripling in foodbank usage

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Dealing with the cost of utilities in Bruce Grey_a new report

15 October 2013 A recent report by Bruce and Grey Counties summarizes the changes in job security and the impact of the rising cost of utilities. It is estimated that about 1 in 3 Canadians live pay cheque to pay cheque and support service agencies in Bruce and Grey Counties find that most of the … Continue reading Dealing with the cost of utilities in Bruce Grey_a new report

Welcoming Communities Forum 2 coming up on Nov 8

7 October 2013 The May Welcoming Communities Forum was a great success, and thanks again to everyone who made it happen. Over the summer Joan and Colleen have continued to research and follow up on the recommendations from the May Forum: ·      Contact with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to discuss potential funding, Pathways to Prosperity, an alliance … Continue reading Welcoming Communities Forum 2 coming up on Nov 8

Safe N’Sound Camp Out Fundraiser _Update

18 October 2013 CHANGE IN VENUE: ALL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT The Space. 7 October 2013 Safe N Sound is carrying out a pledge campaign to raise much needed money to support our work with the homeless and impoverished in our community. We are in the community collecting pledges, and inviting others to join … Continue reading Safe N’Sound Camp Out Fundraiser _Update

The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force and area MPPs issue feedback on provincial poverty reduction strategy

3 October 2013 Joint Media Release The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force is calling on the Ontario government to put more resources into rural communities in its updated Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy. The Ontario government is reviewing its Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy and the Poverty Task Force wants to ensure that they receive feedback and ideas from … Continue reading The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force and area MPPs issue feedback on provincial poverty reduction strategy

People rally to save transit terminal

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Monday, September 30, 2013 4:38:24 EDT PM John McLoughlin said he’s been flying an Owen Sound flag outside of his home for 20 years. He returned it to city hall Monday as a way, he said, of expressing his disappointment with council’s decision to shutter the city’s bus terminal. … Continue reading People rally to save transit terminal

Rally Monday in support of transit terminal

By Denis Langlois, Sun Times, Owen Sound Friday, September 27, 2013 1:06:13 EDT PM Just hours before Owen Sound’s bus terminal is to be closed for good, people plan to gather outside of the building to call on city council to keep it open. The United Way of Bruce Grey decided to organize a “Don’t Kill … Continue reading Rally Monday in support of transit terminal

Update on status of available funds for Utilities Assistance

23 September 2013 United Way Bruce Grey Utilities Support Update  Union Gas, Westario   Please advise customers that there will be no more funding until the New Year and they are to call 211 at that time. Hydro One   Please advise customers that there will be no more funding until the New Year and they are to … Continue reading Update on status of available funds for Utilities Assistance