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Public health unit mergers are back up for discussion

Grey Bruce Public Health is asking the province whether merging with another health unit is merely a suggestion or a requirement. At the same time, it’s going to send out three letters to neighbouring health units to see if there would be a willing partner, local health board chair Sue Carleton said Saturday in an […]

Study proposes to identify mental health, addiction service barriers

Owen Sound’s police chief is interested in pursuing a Carlton University research project into barriers people face to get mental health and addiction help. Craig Ambrose mentioned the opportunity during last week’s police board meeting. Agreements with community partners in the city need to be obtained before the project may proceed, he said. The aim […]

Cab fares going up in bid to address cab shortage

Owen Sound taxi fare increases which take effect March 1 in Owen Sound could help attract more drivers, say cab company owners who hope higher prices won’t scare away passengers. Cab company owners say the lack of drivers is at the root of the shortage of available cabs. That plus and taxi business costs prompted […]

People turn out to support those who help homeless Saturday

It was cold as walkers departed the farmers’ market and the bright late afternoon sun cast long shadows Saturday.  It helps to be cold when walkers embark on the national Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser’s two- and five-kilometre walks, as a simple reminder of the importance of helping shelterless people. There were 261 registered […]

Military training in Owen Sound this weekend

Owen Sound residents may see Canadian Special Operations Forces Command members near the armoury over the next few days during an ongoing training exercise. Members of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) will be conducting training with Primary Reserve Force personnel from Thursday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 25 in Owen Sound at the […]

Kids returning from skating in park when bus hit Tuesday

City police charged an SUV driver with disobeying a stop sign and careless driving after a school bus and a delivery truck were hit Tuesday. About 45 students were on the bus, which was returning to East Ridge school after the kids skated in Harrison Park. Some were taken to hospital as a precaution and […]

Owen Sound college campus to offer RPN-to-RN degree program

A new nursing program at Georgian College in Owen Sound will help students with a registered practical nurse (RPN) designation bridge into a career as a registered nurse (RN). In a media release, Georgian College touted the RPN-to-RN three-year degree program available at the Owen Sound Campus beginning this fall. “We are thrilled to provide […]

Local reservists to conduct arctic training with NATO allies in March

The cold will soon be the greatest enemy for local reservists departing to the Moosonee area in northern Ontario next month to train alongside NATO allies in sub-arctic conditions. Canadian Army Reserve personnel from 31 Canadian Brigade Group are deploying to the town of Moosonee and the surrounding area to train for arctic operations in […]

Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame names Class of 2024

Six athletes, three builders, three teams and one special merit inductee will be enshrined this spring as the Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame names its Class of 2024. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 3, at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre where the Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame has a […]

Owen Sound residents fill over 1,200 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

Owen Sound residents packed 1,215 shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child this year, a 30 per cent increase from the 933 packed in 2022 according to organizers. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected 11,330,126 gift-filled shoeboxes globally in 2023—425,209 of these were packed in Canada. Each of the shoeboxes— filled with […]

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