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Thanksgiving hacks to make hosting at the cottage easier

Fall in cottage country is beautiful—crisp, clean air; a quilt of coloured trees lining the hills; and sparkling, shimmering water undisturbed by summer’s eager boaters.

Thanksgiving at the cottage can be something special too—if you do it right. Chances are, that weekend is also close-up, and while you want to get everything ticked off your to-do list, you want to enjoy the spirit of the season as well.

Here are five ways to hack your Thanksgiving feast, so you can get your work done and still have time to relax and enjoy those last precious cottage moments.

Five candidates seek Huron-Bruce seat in federal election

It’s official – Canadians will be heading to the polls Oct. 21. On Sept. 11 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially launched the campaign for this fall’s election. There are five candidates in the Huron-Bruce riding. Progressive Conservative Ben Lobb, who has been the riding’s Member of Parliament since 2008, faces opposition from four hopefuls – […]

Local home price increases outpace national average

Local home prices are increasing at about three times the pace of prices on a national average.

The Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound reports that after factoring out one unusually expensive residential property sale in August 2018, August 2019 saw a record 12.8 per cent price increase.

The average price of homes sold in August 2019 was $411,433 with an overall supply near record lows.

The more comprehensive year-to-date average price was $387,001. The average price so far this year is up 8.2 per cent from the first eight months of 2018.