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Local municipalities recognizing National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Owen Sound will recognize the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Thursday as a statutory holiday. City hall and offices will be closed for the day, which the city says will give staff an opportunity to recognize, reflect on and commemorate the legacy of residential schools or participate in a community event. “The National […]

Some grumbling about vaccine passports and reluctance to talk about it

The day after people had to start showing proof they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter certain premises, restaurant and bar staff say they’ve had few problems and area police were not aware of any. On Wednesday, the province’s proof of vaccination system kicked in, with the public required to show their vaccination certification showing they received […]

Georgian to upgrade wing in Owen Sound ahead of nursing degree launch

Georgian College is planning to spend $7.1 million to upgrade a 9,200-square-foot section of its Owen Sound campus into a state-of-the-art nursing and wellness wing as it gears up to launch next September a standalone nursing degree program at the local post-secondary institution. Grey County council, meeting as a committee of the whole Thursday, supported, […]

GB Arts gala opening Saturday night to showcase artisans

Saturday’s grand opening gala of The Georgian Bay Centre for the Arts has been a long time coming. The arts centre on Owen Sound’s main street, in the 1940 Kresges store building which later was home to a downtown bingo hall, still sports the “Bingo Bingo Bingo” sign out front. That hasn’t helped identify the […]

Thousands without power in Grey-Bruce

Widespread power outages this morning stretching from the Owen Sound area up the Bruce Peninsula have left thousands without electricity. Hydro One’s outage map showed power interruptions affecting thousands of customers. Restoration times at 8 a.m. varied from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. , while some were not known. The Bluewater District School Board announced […]

Attack add another rookie defender to the fold

The Owen Sound Attack have added yet another new face to the club ahead of the 2021-22 season. On Monday, the team announced defenceman Taos Jordan committed to playing major junior hockey in Owen Sound just days after featuring in the lineup for the Attack during a preseason tune-up contest against the North Bay Battalion. […]

Sports briefs: tickets for Tankard, local goes international

Tickets still available for Tankard Weekly ticket packages are still available for the 2022 Port Elgin Chrysler Ontario Tankard presented by Bruce Power. One-week packages are available for $125 plus applicable taxes and fees. Due to current Covid restrictions, there is a limited number of tickets available at this time. Tickets are available at www.portelgincurlingclub.com. […]

Owen Sound’s Kilian Academy athletes medal at GTA Classic

Eleven athletes from Owen Sound’s Kilian Academy represented Grey-Bruce at one of the country’s largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments at the Markham Pan Am Centre this past weekend. The 2021 GTA Classic invites over 500 competitors from Canada and abroad. The local academy athletes brought home two golds, two silvers and a bronze medal. “Our athletes […]

Grey Bruce OPP receive tips of possible sightings of missing woman

Grey Bruce OPP has received tips of “apparent sightings” of Maryanne Epp, a 64-year-old woman reported missing one week ago, but police yet to locate her. “We have had tips of apparent sightings, around Owen Sound and Georgian Bluffs, however none can be substantiated or confirmed,” Const. Nick Wilson said in an emailed response to […]

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