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In Grey Highlands This Week

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A current affairs and social issues podcast for and about the Municipality of Grey Highlands in Ontario, Canada.

A current affairs and social issues podcast for and about the Municipality of Grey Highlands in Ontario, Canada.




A current affairs and social issues podcast for and about the Municipality of Grey Highlands in Ontario, Canada.







A long road from St. Patrick’s Day in 2020. But here it is the tenth episode of In Grey Highlands and a homage to our farmers, the backbone of Ontario. Stewart got to spend some time with Lorie Smith, Vice-President and Office Manager for (Grey Agricultural Services) in Markdale. Is there anything Grey Ag, the President and Exec Director Ray Robertson and their staff Patricia Ellingwood, Susan Bos, Keith Reid, and Joni...



The long awaited, super-sized ninth episode! An hour-and-a-half of In Grey Highlands goodness! This episode with Barry Penhale sitting in for a busy Paul McQueen. Stewart talks with Michele Harris, Director of Economic and Community Development for Grey Highlands on .. well, development. Geoff Bowes spoke at length with Darrell Markewitz of the (Wareham Forge) on Viking iron. Ron interviewed Amy Kitchen of (Sideroad Farm) on farming and the...


Good Things

Paul and Stewart set up and discuss the first interview by our colleague Ron Barnett from the South Grey News of Joan McGee from the Flesherton Love Committee. Stewart had a talk about weather and dashing snowmobiles with Karen Buratynski, District 9 Manager for the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs and their (interactive trail guide). Marian Doyle and Carl Herman talked with Stewart about their respective Food Bank operations in...


Health: Physical, Mental, and Logistical

Stewart spends some time with Dr. Ian Arra, the Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health and covers a lot of ground; state of public health, public health infrastructure, mergers, and budgets, 'flu shots, falls, cannabis, and vaping. Allan Madden, the CEO of the South East Grey Community Health Centre, discusses the future for CHCs, our Centre's unique rural nature, current clinics and programs, territory and funding, Ontario health teams, combating social isolation, dentistry, mental health...



Intro & Recap [00:45]. Post election commentary on costs; a tribute to Larry Miller. Alex Ruff Interview [2:27]. We catch up to (Alex) and Stewart talks with him during his car trip up to Ottawa. Recap of Tourism & the Chamber AGM [10:53]. Paul and Stewart discuss (Grey Tourism) efforts and present a montage from the keynote speaker at the Chamber AGM, (Chris Hughes). Halloween & Ghosts [17:14]. The guys get spooky....


Hopeful Harvest

Intro and Recap [0:52]. Paul and Stewart go over the run up to the Federal election and the Chamber-sponsored All Candidates Meeting held at Markdale, 26th September. They play an excerpt from our coverage of the event discussing supply management as a question from the floor, which each candidate had a chance to address. Climate Strike [8:20]. The climate crisis and local climate strike activity in Markdale and Flesherton gets discussed and we hear a recording from the streets by our...


Hives, Health and Hospitals

Sweet Treats. Stewart and Paul talk with Hugh Simpson of the (Osprey Bluffs Honey Company) about commercial honey production in Grey. Health and the Future. We interview Karen Cox of (Sea and Ski Realty) and Darlene Lamberti of the (Centre Grey Health Services Foundation) about their recent fundraising golf tournament. What? When? Features a conversation with Robert Iantorno, Curator of the South Grey...


Federal All Candidates Meeting

In Grey Highlands This Week Special Presentation Our team recorded the 2019 Grey Highlands Federal All Candidates Meeting, held at the Markdale Arena on 26th September. This is an unabridged format, with only minimal audio editing in an effort to defeat the horrible fluorescent lighting based hum. (Michael den Tandt, Liberal Party) (Dan Little, Libertarian Party) (Alex Ruff, Conservative...


Land and Industry

Our Land and How We Use It. Paul and Stewart recap elements of the last episode and delve into the business of tiny homes and the public meeting about them from late August in Markdale. Stewart sits down with Scott Taylor, Senior Planner for the County of Grey to discuss this and other community planning challenges. Campgrounds get thrown into this land use mix and the guys shed some light on current definitions and concerns. Industry in Grey Highlands. 10 years on from the fire at Chapman's...


Food, Lovely Food

Stewart and Paul re-visit some of our previous episode's topics and then embark on a discussion of food issues in the form of foodie and farmer. Paige Martin visits to help Stewart with our What? When? segment.


Attainable Home & Hearth

Our hosts Stewart Halliday and Paul McQueen introduce each other in the inaugural episode of In Grey Highlands This Week. They begin the discussion of the issues of housing and environment in our municipality, and interview Patrick Petch of Grey County Real Estate, in Markdale, Ontario.