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Jim Harrold championed open government, was mentor to many

Jim Harrold is being remembered for his positivity and many accomplishments — as a Flesherton-area politician, hospital and college executive and strategic consultant — and most importantly to him, as a dedicated family man and mentor. He died July 27 in Chapman House hospice in Owen Sound, at 72 years, from a fast-moving cancer which […]

Owen Sound co-workers glad to help others through organ donor story

A liver donation from one Owen Sound Police Service employee to another has ended up impacting so many others, something both the donor and recipient say was unexpected, but one of the biggest rewards to come from the experience. Cory Fernando, who donated a portion of her liver to friend and co-worker Jason Helm earlier […]

Police identify youth responsible for mischief at Victoria Park

The Owen Sound police have identified five youth following public complaints about spray painting and damage to the barn at Victoria Park. The three girls and two boys have been diverted to the YMCA Youth Diversion Program, an alternative to the court system, city police said in a news release issued on Wednesday. “Police can […]

Owen Sound Sexual Health Clinic running again

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has reopened the Owen Sound Sexual Health Clinic after it was forced to close early in the COVID-19 pandemic due to staff redeployment. The clinic had a soft opening in the middle of last month, with the first full-day clinic on July 20. They will now run Wednesdays from 9 […]

Owen Sound Emancipation Festival celebrates 160 years

Hundreds turned out to Harrison Park and Grey Roots for North America’s longest-running Emancipation Day Festival over the weekend. The 160th Owen Sound Emancipation Festival ran from Friday to Sunday, serving as a celebration and a time to reflect for the descendants of those who escaped slavery and found freedom and peace in Canada. Festival […]

Inflation, supply-chain issues increase costs for backpack program

Inflation and supply chain issues have resulted in the United Way Bruce Grey shelling out nearly double what they would have in previous years to implement its backpack program in 2022. According to Executive Director Francesca Dobbyn, the average cost to put together a backpack filled with school supplies for students jumped to $40 this […]

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