Local kids’ choir composed songs, while researcher observed

Members of the Georgian Bay Children’s Choir sang their own compositions Saturday afternoon, after having been studied composing them as part of a doctoral research project. Their post-pandemic effort was shared at a concert at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Owen Sound for family and friends. The youngsters, four to 14 years old, were observed […]

Masks optional now at Grey Bruce Health Services, with exceptions

Masks are now optional in Grey Bruce Health Services sites except they remain mandatory in emergency departments, while visiting patient rooms and anywhere in the hospital if you’re symptomatic. The new policy reflects updated recommendations from Public Health Ontario regarding the COVID-19 virus and hospital practice in the province, a GBHS news release said Thursday. […]

Change ‘can be a good thing’ Southgate’s new mayor says

Brian Milne will move up to the mayor’s chair in Southgate Township in the coming council term with determination to manage the community’s “supercharged” growth. Milne, currently deputy-mayor, said the pandemic was the supercharger that accelerated new home construction in Dundalk, which has strained local abilities to keep up. “Everybody’s scared of change and that’s […]

‘It’s great to be back,’ woman at Owen Sound Ribfest said Saturday

Hot and dusty weather greeted all who came out to eat barbecue at Owen Sound Ribfest Saturday afternoon behind the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre. The blast of late summer weather paired well with the sweet-smelling smoky ribs, chicken and sausage which four team grills were cooking, and lines were long at times. The grill teams […]

City hall briefs: Pandemic recovery projects, short-term rental tax

Another $1.5 million will be granted to local organizations from city council’s COVID-19 recovery fund. Council, sitting as a committee, supported six new projects, including a green stimulus fund, two TechAlliance pitches to engage local entrepreneurs and attract new tech workers, and giving the Central Library’s reading garden access from Dundas Place. The $10-million pandemic […]

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