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City seeking bids on waste collection, possible organics recycling

Owen Sound is requesting proposals for city garbage and recyclables collection and a residential organic waste recycling program that could start in mid-2025. Council on Monday approved the Jan. 18 city operations committee minutes, which contained recommendations to issue the RFP. Council earlier extended Miller Waste’s contract to provide garbage and recycling pickup by one […]

Grey warden frustrated but still optimistic after ROMA

Grey County Warden Brian Milne said provincial officials were clearly told at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association Conference in Toronto that municipalities need a better deal from the province but only time will tell if they listen. The mayor of Southgate left the three-day event which ended Tuesday searching for how to answer whether he […]

Established business accelerator service opening at Sydenham Campus

Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is establishing an office in Owen Sound where it will provide expertise to help Grey-Bruce businesses stabilize and grow. The Bernick Centre provides mentorship through a global network of experts, programs and services tailored to needs. It will be located in Grey County’s Sydenham Campus, in the former elementary […]

Winter weather system weakening, warming up again

Storms socking it to Grey-Bruce over several days continued Thursday with more lake-effect snow squall warnings. But calmer weather is coming. Many schools have been closed and buses cancelled at least a couple of days this week, granting Snow Days to kids in both the public and Catholic separate school boards. At Bruce Grey Catholic […]

Saugeen Conservation announces new acting general manager

The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority recently tasked a senior employee with stepping in for General Manager Jennifer Stephens while she is on a leave of absence. In an announcement posted to its website last week, the SVCA formally announced that Erik Downing will take over as acting general manager and secretary-treasurer. Downing has managed the […]

SPORTS BRIEFS: Bartley makes statement in GBMCL action

BARTLEY MAKES STATEMENT Don Bartley’s rink made a statement in Week 2 action of the BrokerLink Insurance Grey Bruce Major Curling League with an 8-1 victory over Al Hutchinson and company. Meanwhile, Louis Gregg topped Scott Davidson 8-6 and the Ainsdale Golf Course rink skipped by Pete Newton edged Denomy TV & Appliances (Brett McAllister) […]

Safe ‘n Sound now open all day and night to meet need

The first night that Safe ‘n Sound drop-in centre in Owen Sound was open overnight this fall, 23 people came. It was Wednesday, the day after a snowstorm hit Grey-Bruce on Halloween night. The next night 15 people showed up. For 15 years, Safe ‘n Sound has run a drop-in centre for homeless people and […]

Unemployment holds steady hovering just above four per cent in region

The unemployment rate remained steady at just over four per cent in the region last month while the labour force decreased by 1,600 and those not participating in the labour force increased by 2,000. According to a report from the Four County Labour Market Planning Board, the region’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.3 percantage points […]

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 […]

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