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Grey County helping with conference to build momentum for hydrogen

Grey County will help organize a conference to build on momentum driven by a local hydrogen electrolyzer development and manufacturing company. Hydrogen Optimized, in Owen Sound’s industrial park, this month announced it received a $3.5 million federal economic development loan towards an $11 million fivefold expansion of its production capabilities through robot automation and to […]

Grey hopes to add EV chargers for its fleet, staff and public

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 […]

Owen Sound, Grey County looking at ride-sharing services

City staff have begun to look at the pros and cons of ride-sharing services like Uber and others. Owen Sound council on Monday endorsed a report from its community and business development manager, Paul McGrath, to allow staff to conduct further research and engage stakeholders before any ride-sharing service might be provided in Owen Sound. […]

City disbands its accessibility committee

Monday night city council voted 4-3 to disband Owen Sound’s Accessibility Advisory Committee in favour of the city joining Grey County’s Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee. The committee will remain operational until the end of January. Now the city will write to the county indicating it wants to join its accessibility committee and to ask for […]

Grey-Bruce wardens pitch local priorities at AMO conference

Grey County warden Brian Milne said he heard some of his colleagues liken the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference to speed dating. Delegations get 15 minutes with the provincial ministers to advocate for the local issues affecting their municipality or county at the AMO. At the three-day conference, the Grey County warden […]

Kite festival returns to Grey County later this month

The skies near Dundalk soon will be filled with dragons and giant squid when Grey County’s free kite festival returns on Aug. 26 and 27. Dave Meslin is organizing the second kite festival planned this year for a Hopeville farm at the corner of Grey Road 9 and Southgate Sideroad 15. Several guest kite fliers […]

Nurse turned veterinarian wins GBFW Award

A young vet who grew up on a swine farm outside of Seaforth is the winner of this year’s Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week award. The GBFW Committee recently announced Dr. Hannah Jansen as the winner of the annual $1,000 prize in conjunction with the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College, recognizing new veterinarians in Grey-Bruce. […]

BWDSB announces new superintendent of education

Earlier this week, the Bluewater District School Board announced the appointment of Wendy Louwerse to the position of Superintendent of Education effective September 1, 2023. The vacancy for a superintendent of education position was created due to the upcoming retirement of Superintendent of Education Andrea Tang. A media release announcing the post said Louwerse grew […]

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