Author: Owen Sound Sun Times

Bruce County burn ban extended to include camp fires

Bruce County Fire Chiefs have declared a total fire ban on all open-air burning, including campfires. This ban is in effect as of June 8, 2023, and will remain in effect until such time that it has been declared safe, a media release said. The Fire Danger Rating in Bruce County is extreme. The fire […]

Billy Bishop to host Heritage Fest June 17

The Billy Bishop Museum in Owen Sound invites the public to a free open house on Saturday, June 17, from noon to 4 p.m. in celebration of the Billy Bishop Heritage Fest. The free open house includes opportunities to view exhibits such as “Ground Truth: Stories of Canada’s War in Afghanistan”. Kids can fly into […]

Tom Thomson Art Gallery to host pollinator symposium

There’s a buzz in the city as a consortium of Scenic City cultural hubs is getting set to spread the news about pollinators. On Saturday, June 10, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery will host a free Pollinator Symposium organized by the OPEN Team (Owen Sound North Grey Union Public Library, Billy Bishop Museum, Waterfront Heritage […]

High risk air quality forecast in Grey-Bruce

Grey Bruce Public Health is advising there is a high risk air quality forecast for Grey-Bruce due to the wildfire smoke from northeastern Ontario and Quebec. The Grey-Bruce area air quality, which is monitored at station at Tiverton, is forecasted to reach an air quality risk level of 7 on the province’s Air Quality Control […]

Several Grey County municipalities ban outdoor fires

Several Grey County municipalities have implemented fire bans as the region deals with hot and dry conditions. Georgian Bluffs, Meaford, Chatsworth, West Grey, Grey Highlands, Southgate and Hanover have now all announced fire bans, following on the heels of a Bruce County-wide fire ban announced last week. The ban comes as smoke from wildfires in […]

Enrolment growth, new builds and a focus on student development highlight BWDSB budget report

Enrolment growth, new school builds and a focus on student wellbeing and mental health are key pillars in a draft budget presented at the Bluewater District School Board’s business committee meeting Tuesday night that includes a nearly $11 million operating revenue increase. Rob Cummings, BWDSB superintendent of business services and treasurer, presented the 2023-24 budget […]

One World Festival celebrates inclusion and diversity in Grey-Bruce

Hundreds of elementary school students from across Grey-Bruce gathered in Owen Sound to celebrate diversity and inclusion on Wednesday. The students were taking part in the One World Festival at the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market, where various community groups and organizations presented activities and educational opportunities. Volunteer co-ordinator Colleen Purdon said during the event that […]

OSDSS Wolves win bronze at OFSAA

The Owen Sound District Wolves girls’ rugby team is coming home from their first-ever trip to OFSAA with a bronze medal. Ranked as the fourth-best triple-A school in the province heading into the provincial high school championship in Bolton, the Wolves lost only once at the tournament and won the third-place game 20-12 over Bayside […]

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