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Overflow crowd at meeting about proposed-drug use facility in Woodstock

A public meeting Tuesday about a proposed supervised drug-use site in Woodstock attracted a crowd that packed the council chamber at city hall and spilled over into a hall and adjoining room. Citizens gathered alongside health professionals to share concerns and recommendations about the facility where people would use drugs under the care of medical […]

LETTER: DGR survey results not the full picture

In the recent Deloitte community survey for South Bruce households, which closed on Aug. 11, it is interesting how the results are presented in such a way that “above average” results were obtained.  Were you one of only 198 people out of over 2,300 South Bruce households who participated?  That is less than nine per […]

LETTER: Ontario’s Greenbelt — A breach of trust 

Over the course of nearly 10 months of rallies, letters and phone calls, citizens throughout Ontario spoke loudly and clearly against the government’s use of protected Greenbelt lands for housing development.  I’m happy our collective voices were heard and the disastrous Greenbelt land grab was reversed.  It’s disappointing, however, that it took a scathing report […]

Truth and Reconciliation Day events planned

Saturday marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Da and several local events are planned. Truth and Reconciliation Day is a federal statutory holiday to recognize, reflect on and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. It coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which was first established as an observance in 2013 as […]

City votes to tighten planned short-term rental bylaw

Owen Sound council limited short-term rentals to 90 nights a year during final deliberations on regulating these sometimes-problematic rentals Monday night. Coun. Melanie Middlebro’, vice-chair of the corporate services committee, pulled the STR recommendations from the committee’s minutes for council to consider separately, then she proposed capping the nights at 90 annually. “We want this […]

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