Two injured in downtown crash which damaged house, severed gas line

Both drivers of vehicles involved in a downtown Owen Sound collision Saturday afternoon went to hospital with injuries police said were not life-threatening. One of the vehicles hit a house on the southeast corner of 8th Street East and 4th Avenue East, severing a natural gas line. This prompted police to warn the public to […]

Avoid downtown crash site due to gas leak: Owen Sound police

Owen Sound police ask everyone to avoid the 8th Street East area of downtown after a two-vehicle crash in which a house was hit, causing a natural gas line leak shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. Police dispatch said officers were still on the scene at 5:05 p.m. of what they called a “major accident” at […]

Kindness of this kind is to be discouraged, city police say

Owen Sound police say two separate car crashes over 24 hours were caused by drivers who meant well by encouraging others to proceed. A crash just after 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 700-block of 9th Avenue East was like that, police said in a news release. A motorist entered the road from driveway and turned […]

Eight migrant farm workers injured in early morning crash

An advocate for Ontario’s migrant workers is calling a serious single-vehicle crash near Chatham that sent eight people to hospital – four with serious injuries – a “workplace accident.” The passenger van, driven by a 31-year-old migrant worker, was travelling east from Chatham on Fairview Line early Sunday morning when it reportedly failed to stop for […]

Mom mourns 20-year-old killed in ATV-school bus crash

A 20-year-old man killed in an ATV crash involving a school bus in Norwich is being remembered as an avid fisherman and friend to many in his tight-knit community. Tyler Pare, who died of his injuries in hospital after last Thursday’s crash, was always the “life of the party” and was so well known and […]

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