Free Income Tax Preparation Services

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If you are a resident of Canada for part or all of a tax year you may need to file a tax return. Individuals that do not file a tax return are not eligible to receive refundable tax credits. You may be eligible to have your taxes completed at a free tax clinic if you have a low-income and cannot afford to pay to have your taxes completed. The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force has developed a list of Free Income Tax Preparation Services. Link into to find Government of Canada or Settlement.org to obtain information on filing a tax return.

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Ontario Parks Blog

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The Ontario Parks Blog has some great tips on events happening at the numerous parks across the province of Ontario. There are helpful posts on a variety of topics including booking a site, finding employment, hiking and seasonal activities to enjoy. Here is a link to a excellent post that provides information on how to dress for a outdoor winter activity.

Financial Support for Child Care

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Child Care Subsidy is a program that provides families with the financial help they need to cover the cost of child care. This support enables families to access a range of licensed child care programs and supports. To apply for fee subsidy, you must be the parent or legal guardian and have filed a Federal Tax Return. Your family’s eligibility for financial assistance is based on your net income and the reason you are applying for any financial assistance. Information about child care subsidy in Bruce County can be found at Child Care Fee Subsidy. For more information about applying for child care subsidy in Grey County link into Child Care Fee Subsidy.

 

Pumpkin Carving Tips

Halloween takes place on October 31st each year. Carving a pumpkin is one of the most popular activities during the Halloween season. After a pumpkin is carved and you put a candle inside it is called a jack-o-lantern. It is traditional to place your jack-o-lantern on your doorstep on Halloween night.

Good Food Box

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Today I picked up my Good Food Box. This is a large box of fruits and vegetables packed by a group of local volunteers. The box costs me $15. The Good Food Box  is a affordable way to eat healthy food. The boxes are affordable because the produce is bought in bulk. The program supports local farmers as they feature seasonal, Ontario-grown products whenever possible. More information about the Grey and Bruce Good Food Box can be found at  Good Food Box.

2017 Chi-Cheemaun Fall Colours Cruise

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The Fall Colours ferry boat cruise is a popular local event taking place on Monday October 16, 2017. In October the Chi-Cheemaun ferry moves from Tobermory to Owen Sound to dock for the winter. Passengers can sail Georgian Bay and enjoy marvelous views of the Niagara Escarpment during the fall colours season. The boat departs from Tobermory at 11:00 am and the cruise takes approximately four hours. Tickets are $70 a person and include bus transportation from Owen Sound to Tobermory,  live entertainment and buffet lunch. For more information or to purchase tickets call 1-800-265-3163.