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Owen Sound-Port Elgin earn spot on ‘growth cities’ list

The Owen Sound-Port Elgin area has earned a spot on a list of the Top 25 growth cities in Canada. The list, which puts the local area at Number 9, is based on a “U-Haul Growth Index,” which records the net gain of one-way U-Haul moving trucks arriving in a city, versus departing, within a […]

17 Grey-Bruce residents in hospital with COVID-19 Sunday

The number of Grey-Bruce residents in hospital with a confirmed case of COVID-19 rose over the weekend from 14 Friday to 17 Sunday. Fourteen of those patients are hospitalized in Grey-Bruce, while three are in hospital outside of the region, according to the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s daily situation report for Sunday. All local cases […]

London-area school board turns to volunteers for huge COVID test task

The London region’s largest school board is appealing to its volunteers to help with a gargantuan task – repackaging rapid COVID tests so they can be distributed to roughly 75,000 back-to-class students. The Thames Valley District school board received 145,800 tests Friday afternoon, with 20 tests in each box that need to be repackaged into […]

Collingwood man charged with first-degree murder

Police have charged a 54-year-old Collingwood resident with first-degree murder after a man was found dead inside of a home in the town Friday morning. Officers with the Collingwood-Blue Mountains OPP were called to a residence on Hurontario Street in Collingwood at about 8:20 a.m. They found a deceased adult male inside and an individual […]

Wiarton-area woman says cold water swimming ‘changed my life’

As temperatures dipped below -25 C with the wind chill Saturday morning, 76-year-old Joan Barton stripped down to her “skivvies” and plunged into the near-freezing waters of Colpoys Bay. The spirited South Bruce Peninsula woman swam in the frigid deep-blue water for exactly three minutes — one minute for each degree of water temperature — […]

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