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Truth and Reconciliation Day events planned

Saturday marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Da and several local events are planned. Truth and Reconciliation Day is a federal statutory holiday to recognize, reflect on and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. It coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which was first established as an observance in 2013 as […]

City votes to tighten planned short-term rental bylaw

Owen Sound council limited short-term rentals to 90 nights a year during final deliberations on regulating these sometimes-problematic rentals Monday night. Coun. Melanie Middlebro’, vice-chair of the corporate services committee, pulled the STR recommendations from the committee’s minutes for council to consider separately, then she proposed capping the nights at 90 annually. “We want this […]

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 […]

Local quilters helping make kits to end ‘period poverty’

Ladies sat busy at their sewing machines, much as they might for a typical gathering of the Bluewater Quilters’ Guild in downtown Owen Sound. The task before them this Thursday morning was different though. They had an assembly line going and were turning out fabric bags which will contain reusable feminine hygiene kits for girls […]

Government announces $250K for new electrical training equipment at Georgian

In an effort to help tackle local and provincial labour shortages, the provincial government is funding nearly $250,000 to help support upgrades to electrical training equipment at Georgian College in Owen Sound. The Ontario government announced it is investing $245,000 to enhance electrician apprenticeship training at Georgian College aimed at helping more people in Bruce-Grey-Owen […]

Sydenham Fall Fair carries on 170-year tradition

About 800 East Ridge Community School students and a busload from Georgian Bay Community School in Meaford had the day off to go to the 170th Sydenham Fall Fair Thursday. As the fair’s been around for so long, it has seen a lot of change. The most obvious is the urban growth and the scarcity […]

Grey-Bruce August home sales up from year ago, below long-term averages

Local home sales remain well below historical norms in Grey-Bruce while new listings eclipsed a five-year high, according to the monthly statistics for August from the Canadian Real Estate Association. The Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound (RAGBOS) said in a media release the number of homes sold through the MLS System in the […]

Walk for OSHaRE Friday to help feed those in need

There’s still time to support Owen Sound Hunger and Relief Effort’s annual fundraising walk Friday afternoon, then tour a new food-sharing hub downtown. OSHaRE gives free meals to hundreds of people twice a day, six days a week in downtown Owen Sound. It aims to raise about $350,000 every year, said Colleen Trask-Seaman, the charitable […]

All are welcome to enjoy family-friendly event at the Parkin farm

Saturday all are invited for a “Fall Day at the Farm,” at the Parkin farm just outside of Owen Sound. The annual Owen Sound Harvest for Hunger fundraiser gives people a chance to enjoy themselves, including by picking their own pumpkin and getting corn stalks for decorating, eating hot dogs and burgers, pie and butter […]

Terry Fox Run participants share who they ran for Sunday

People had their own reasons for joining the Terry Fox Run Sunday morning in Harrison Park. Sometimes participants wrote the names of those they were participating for on a nametag stuck to their shirts. Among the more than 100 participants was the Nicholson family: Scott, his wife Jenny, their son Cormac and daughter Fiona. Scott, […]

Sweetwater festival blends local musicians with pros for a jam

Saturday the Sweetwater Music Festival invited community musicians to join professionals for a musical jam of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. The seven-day celebration of baroque music, with a night of jazz, was held at a number of venues in Owen Sound, Leith and in Meaford. The festival, which turned 20 this year, concludes at […]

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