Grey County is seeking a $100,000 grant for 20 Level 2 electric vehicle chargers at its transportation depots and administration building, with the possibility of more elsewhere. These are medium-speed chargers intended to plug into cars, SUVs and pickups to recharge them overnight. The chargers will have the capability to meter the electricity used to […]
On a night when Owen Sound council approved an eight per cent water bill increase and discussed how the city sets its other fees, the cost to taxpayers caused some on council to question how much more people can afford. Monday night council unanimously approved an eight per cent increase in the combined water and […]
A rural planning expert slammed proposed provincial changes which he warned would allow tens of thousands more residential lots to be created on agricultural land while largely removing any local say over it. “This is such a fundamental concern for the future of agriculture in this province,” Wayne Caldwell told Grey County council Thursday. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Southgate’s current deputy mayor said he’s proud to serve a second term as mayor, but admitted that the municipality is much different now compared to the last time he occupied the mayor’s seat.
Mapleton Mayor Gregg Davidson says he’s excited about the next 4 years for the community.
Kincardine has elected Kenneth Craig as its new mayor.
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 […]
It was largely just a footnote, although a significant one, but Josh Morgan’s first foray into city hall politics was covered as part of our work on the 2006 London civic election. Who would have guessed that Morgan, then 28, would 16 years later become mayor? This story was first published in the Tuesday Nov. […]
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