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It has been a busy year for us here at Saugeen Shores Hub. Join us as we take a look back at the most read Hub stories of 2017.

bruce county chiro 560#10 On November 2 we told you about development in Port Elgin’s south end with Bruce County Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center’s new build.

See: More changes coming to Port Elgin’s south end

kristens pharmacy 560#9 In February we told you about a new pharmacy in the Subway plaza in Southampton. Kristen’s Pharmacy promised personal service and a comprehensive de—prescribing program, which to some seemed counter productive for a pharmacist.

See: Kristen’s Pharmacy coming to Southampton

tree lighting 560#8 Coming in at number 8, with construction underway in Coulter Parkette in November, many of you wanted to know whether the tree lighting ceremony in Port Elgin was going ahead and where it was to take place.

See: Port Elgin’s tree lighting ceremony will go on

baby boutique 560#7 On June 26 we told you about a new store opening in Port Elgin. The second store for owners Jamie Taylor and Brandon Maddick, Baby Boutique promised everything baby from maternity to children’s clothing up to six years old.

See: A treasure trove of everything baby at Port Elgin’s new Baby Boutique

littles furniture 560#6 On April 29 we brought you the story of a long standing Port Elgin business closing its doors. Little’s Furniture had been a fixture in Port Elgin since 1963.

See: Little’s Furniture closing its doors after 54 years

river run 560#5 For the second year in a row our May 2-4 River Run story made the Hub’s Top 10. Landing at #9 in 2016, this year’s story made it to #5.

See: Wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of River Run enthusiasts

poutine 560#4 On June 17 we brought you a story about the return of the uber popular Poutinefest. Presented by the Port Elgin BIA, attendance for the inaugural 2015 event was underestimated and Poutinefest 2.0 in 2017 did not disappoint.

See: Poutinefest returns to downtown Port Elgin

beach house 560#3 One of our first Saugeen Shores Council stories in 2017 was one of a new beach house project for Port Elgin’s Main Beach. The design has since been pared down from the original $1.4 million price tag.

See: A new “beach house” could be coming to Port Elgin’s Main Beach

pea pod 560#2 On March 16 we told you about The Pea Pod re-opening in downtown Port Elgin. Originally located in the Mercer House in Southampton, the vegan restaurant made the move to Port Elgin in 2017.

See: The Pea Pod to re-open in downtown Port Elgin

sastr 560#1 And finally, our most read Hub produced story of 2017 was of a new business, Stop and Smell the Roses, where customers 19 years and older can purchase industrial hemp products such as CBD. Owner Cody Coulson has since opened two new stores, one in Hanover and one in Owen Sound.

See: New shop owner wants you to ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’


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