Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 1, 2015

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At 2 am on Sunday November 1, 2015 most of Canada will be moving back to standard time. All of Ontario will be adjusting their clocks, turning them back one hour on Saturday evening. The time change means that it will be brighter in the morning and will begin to get dark earlier in the evening.

It is a good idea to change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you change the clocks in your home. Plan to make this safety check part of your routine. Check them twice a year when the clocks change.

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Regional Career and Training Fair

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On Wednesday October 28, 2015 the Town of Hanover, Four County Labour Market Planning Board, École John Diefenbaker Senior School and the Bluewater School Board are hosting a Regional Career and Training Fair for youth from across Grey and Bruce counties. The event is being held at École John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover. There will be several community agencies and employers attending this event promoting available employment in the area. People looking for work are encouraged to bring several copies of their résumé to the fair. This event will be open for students from 11:00am until 7:00 pm and to the public from 3:30pm until 7:00pm. For more information contact Meredith Bowers by phone 519-376-3365 ext. 6120 or by email meredith.Bowers@grey.ca

Let’s Learn Kindergarten Registration

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Let’s Learn Kindergarten Registration for the 2016 school year is taking place in October and November in Bruce-Grey. This registration is for children born in 2011 and 2012 who will be starting school for the first time. The Let’s Learn program gives children and their families an opportunity to visit the school to meet with school staff, preschool resource teachers and other professionals from various children’s programs and services in the community. To register for a Let’s Learn session contact the school your child will be going to in 2016 to schedule a time for you and your child to attend. More information about this valuable program can be found at Let’s Learn Kindergarten Registration.

Five Fun Fall Events happening in Grey and Bruce

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  1. Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival A scarecrow or hay-man is a mannequin made in the shape of a human and dressed in old clothes. More than 250 scarecrows can be found in the town of Meaford this weekend. This is a FREE family event that features a scarecrow parade and festival starting at 6pm on Friday October 2nd 2015.
  2. Apple Harvest Craft Show One of the largest craft shows in Ontario takes place in Meaford October 3rd and 4th 2015. Over 200 artisans come to the show to sell a variety of uniquely created crafts.
  3. Blue Mountains Apple Pie Trail Visit the Town of Blue Mountains and follow the trail to discover areas within the region that sell a variety of apple products.
  4. Port Elgin Pumpkinfest Port Elgin is holding a festival this weekend that features a contest between farmers to grow the largest pumpkin and other farm produce. In 2004, a record for the world’s largest pumpkin was awarded at this event.
  5. 12th Annual Hiking Festival Bruce Penninsula The Bruce Trail Club is hosting a Hiking Festival from October 2nd to the 4th 2015. Join the Trail Club to discover some of the most scenic parts of the Bruce Trail.