Author: Owen Sound Sun Times

One new COVID case, 15 active cases in Grey-Bruce Friday

One new case of COVID-19 was reported by the Grey Bruce Health unit Friday. The case was confirmed in West Grey and becomes the 15th active case now being managed by the health unit. Another 36 people are considered high-risk contacts. Numbers reported are current to midnight Thursday. There are two local people hospitalized in […]

Local municipalities recognizing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Owen Sound will recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Thursday as a statutory holiday. City hall and offices will be closed for the day, which the city says will give staff an opportunity to recognize, reflect on and commemorate the legacy of residential schools or participate in a community event. “The National […]

SON settles with Saugeen Shores but appeals peninsula claims decision

While Saugeen Ojibway Nation has settled its legal dispute with Saugeen Shores out of court, it has appealed parts of a multi-billion legal action which a judge this summer ruled only partly in its favour. Details of the settlement with Saugeen Shores, expected since both sides announced an agreement was near in July, are confidential, […]

Some at Saugeen given expired vaccine, revaccination efforts underway

Expired doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were given to some people at Saugeen First Nation, according to an Indigenous Services Canada letter posted on the Saugeen band’s website. This was done after the outbreak there was declared over. The expired vaccine was administered between Aug. 13 and Sept. 9, ISC’s letter said. The Saugeen outbreak […]

Some grumbling about vaccine passports and reluctance to talk about it

The day after people had to start showing proof they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter certain premises, restaurant and bar staff say they’ve had few problems and area police were not aware of any. On Wednesday, the province’s proof of vaccination system kicked in, with the public required to show their vaccination certification showing they received […]

Grey phasing in increases to maximum geared-to-income rent

Grey County is planning to gradually increase over the next five years the maximum rent paid by tenants in its geared-to-income housing units to match by 2026 the average market rent set by the Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corp. Because Grey County Housing tenants will never pay more than 30 per cent of their net […]

Georgian to upgrade wing in Owen Sound ahead of nursing degree launch

Georgian College is planning to spend $7.1 million to upgrade a 9,200-square-foot section of its Owen Sound campus into a state-of-the-art nursing and wellness wing as it gears up to launch next September a standalone nursing degree program at the local post-secondary institution. Grey County council, meeting as a committee of the whole Thursday, supported, […]

Missing Georgian Bluffs woman seen in Kitchener, police say

Grey Bruce OPP continues to look for Maryanne Epp, a 64-year-old woman reported missing one week ago from Georgian Bluffs, who police say was recently spotted in Kitchener. Police said in a news release this morning that Epp is a well-known street musician who was seen in downtown Kitchener Sept. 20. Police said they want […]

Tara bridge official opening Saturday

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday will officially open a new pedestrian bridge in Tara. The bridge replaces a car bridge over the Sauble River, which has been washed out since 1948 after a particularly hard winter and subsequent flooding, information from the local Rotary club says. There will be beef on a bun […]

Wiarton ‘Big Dig’ nearing completion

The Wiarton “Big Dig” is now in the final stretch. South Bruce Peninsula’s $11-million project, which began in summer 2020 and resumed in April following a winter break, is now at the paving phase. Mayor Janice Jackson said some streetscaping elements also have to be installed before the project is completed. “Other than that, I […]

GB Arts gala opening Saturday night to showcase artisans

Saturday’s grand opening gala of The Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts has been a long time coming. The arts centre on Owen Sound’s main street, in the 1940 Kresges store building which later was home to a downtown bingo hall, still sports the “Bingo Bingo Bingo” sign out front. That hasn’t helped identify the […]

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