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Riding the sideroads with Ed Slater

Story by Sarah Frank  After more than 40 years of driving Parry Sound’s back roads, Ed Slater knows Orrville like the back of his hand. He knows when a bend in the road is coming up, which potholes to avoid and which … Continue reading

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Taking the renovation route

By Charlene Peck With the average price of Ontario homes on the rise, the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) recommends potential homebuyers look beyond “turn-key” properties that are move-in ready and consider homes that are in need of renovation. “Buying … Continue reading

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Apple Jack

Story and photo by Charlene Peck  When Jack first came to the Gray farm, he had issues. Anyone who encountered the cantankerous, obstinate and crazed wild donkey would have thought the name Jack was short for something that truly reflected … Continue reading

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Town Cop Stan Miner was feared and revered

By Adrian Hayes Stan Miner was one of those rarest of individuals, feared and yet both admired and respected by people of all ages in the community. It’s an enviable reputation considering Miner’s job for almost three decades was to … Continue reading

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Finches at our feeders

By Rick Snider Some of the best close-up looks at birds throughout the year are at birds coming to a winter feeder; and finches are among the showiest and most interesting birds to appear. These sparrow to robin-sized birds have … Continue reading

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Carving his niche

By Cody Storm Cooper One bear that won’t be hibernating this winter is the infamous black bear that lives on the main street of Parry Sound. After years on its James Street pedestal, the bear’s become somewhat taken for granted … Continue reading

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at HOME: Casting new light on CARPETS

By Sarah Bissonette Carpeting has been taking a bad rap in recent years – something two local businesses are hoping to change. With wise purchase choices and basic tender loving care, carpeting is a flooring choice that will meet the … Continue reading

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