With River District project $1 million over-budget, council says no

Owen Sound council on Monday decided against proceeding with next phase of the River District Precinct plan to turn the 900-block of 1st Avenue East into an inviting people place because work bids came in nearly $1 million over budget. Seven councillors voted against the staff recommendation to proceed with the project because of the […]

Grey County councillors inspect new Rockwood Terrace project plans

West Grey Mayor Paul McQueen questioned consultants designing the new Rockwood Terrace long-term care/assisted living home in conjunction with county staff about how pandemic-resistant will it be. One of the most difficult things during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic was when home residents couldn’t visit with their families, he said. Would the new home […]

City seeking comment on community garden policies

After council turned down a community garden in a small city park near Hillcrest Elementary School due to community concerns in July 2021, council resolved to update city policy on these gardens. City staff have come up with a draft update, which eliminates the park in question, Stobbe Park, on 5th Avenue A West, a […]

Glassworks housing proponents respond to city council concerns

A proponent of a different kind of affordable housing project, on industrial or “employment” land which needs city permission to rezone, asked city council for help to “surmount the red tape.” Kelsey Carrierre, president of Glassworks Cooperative, filled in councillors on the group’s development concept. She appeared Monday, at the last meeting of the current […]

Grey County efforts to spur rental housing hit snag

Grey County council’s conditional development charge deferral program, which is intended to encourage rental and other priority housing construction, has unintentionally discouraged Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation financing, the only lender to raise this concern. On Thursday county council approved staff recommendations they hope would avoid that outcome, while staff continue to examine implications of […]

Chatsworth mayor outlines priorities ahead

Growth, affordable bridges and the future of a biodigester co-owned with Georgian Bluffs are among the issues Chatsworth’s incoming council will face, says the municipality’s incoming mayor. Elections Monday returned Mayor Scott Mackey to the head of Chatsworth Township council. He received 1,870 votes to challenger Kent Nuhn’s 360. The deputy-mayor’s job went to a […]

Homeless situation in Grey County has become ‘more dire’

The majority of people identified as homeless in Grey County are local, contrary to some misconceptions, the county’s community services director said Thursday. Anne Marie Shaw confirmed the origin of homeless people in the county in an answer to a question from Owen Sound Deputy Mayor Brian O’Leary at county council Thursday. O’Leary wondered if […]

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