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Grey County home for the holidays: find it first in grey

Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching. This year think local first when shopping and celebrating. You may be surprised by what’s available right in your own backyard.

 

Find it First in Grey

Not sure where to look for that specific gift on your shopping list? Ask around! The Grey County Shop Local Facebook group is a community where you can ask businesses and other local shoppers where to find products and services. Join the Find It First In Grey Facebook Group today.

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Why Shop Local?

Support the economy

When you shop local your money stays in our communities and helps build a stronger local economy. Shopping local creates jobs here at home, and makes our businesses stronger so they can give back to our communities.

Good for the environment

Shopping locally reduces carbon emissions by limiting the amount of transportation needed to deliver goods and services - especially when you're buying locally made products or food! Plus you get the satisfaction of knowing where your products and food are coming from.

Businesses have adapted

COVID-19 has created tremendous challenges for many small businesses, but they are resilient. Businesses have invested in their storefronts to ensure they are safe for customers. Many have even added online stores or curb-side pick up options to make your shopping experience even safer. 

One-of-a-kind products

Grey County is full of shops offering unique artisan products, foods and art.

 

Other Programs & Initiatives

Green in Grey - Natural Environment Study

View of a lush green landscape from atop a lookout.

Grey County recently completed a Natural Heritage Study we called Green in Grey. The study identified key natural areas and linkages and recommended policies related to these features.

EPIC

A community paramedic tests the vital signs of a patient in their home.

From 2015-2017, Grey County paramedics embarked on a two-year clinical trial to study the effectiveness of community paramedicine in reducing emergency room visits by chronic disease patients.

Recolour Grey

People walk down a path in the park.

Recolour Grey is the name of Grey County’s update of the County Official Plan.  After three years of public engagement, drafts, revisions and reviews, Recolour Grey was approved by the Province on June 6, 2019. 

Local Food Strategic Plan

Local Food Strategic Plan

Grey County is developing a Local Food Strategic Plan to identify ways of supporting local food projects. Our goal is to understand how food businesses operate with each other, to develop resources and encourage co-operation and partnerships in the sector.