Fire-DepartmentFor the third time this spring, the Owen Sound Professional Fire Fighters Association (OSPFFA) has taken the unusual step of asking City Council to consider labour grievances. Two more grievances were brought to tonight's Council meeting. And there is apparently one more to come.

In each case, the OSPFFA has argued that there has been a violation of the

elinorgingrichThe City of Owen Sound is pleased to announce Elinor Gingrich as our 2017 Senior of the Year, to be honoured by Mayor Ian Boddy at this evening's City Council meeting at the Bayshore Community Centre.

Elinor has been an integral part of countless organizations, groups and community events throughout the years. A 50 year volunteer with the Owen Sound Comm-R-Ettes, Elinor has also...

owen-sound-harbour- by Lauren Seyler

New to the city of Owen Sound, new to the role of volunteer coordinator for the Canada 150/Owen Sound 160 anniversaries, I was given three weeks and a near-impossible task.
Now, with 7 short days to go, we are desperately seeking volunteers to help throw a celebration of our beautiful 160-year-old city. Between June 30th and July 10th, 11:30am to 11:30 pm we still need volunteers in the following numbers and areas:


- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

One of the most-used transit stops in Owen Sound is on 1st Ave. West, across from the Library, by the cenotaph. Without a bus shelter, riders wait in the rain, or cold, or snow at the stop. Their only other option is to watch from inside the library hoping that the bus - which they won't be able to see until it turns the corner from 8th Street – will be stopping to let passengers off, and they will have time to run down the steps and dash across the street.

The following excerpts from the staff report to the City's Operations Committee demonstrate some of the challenges and...




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