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The previous Ontario government made changes to the Municipal Act, potentially allowing municipalities to eliminate the 30% tax rebate for vacant commercial properties. Although the current Ontario government has not committed to proceeding with the program, the City of Owen Sound surveyed its residents and businesses and 94% of respondents supported...

smoke alarmTime to change your clocks and the batteries in all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2:00 am on March 10th and Owen Sound Fire and Emergency Services is recommending...

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With the Board of the Downtown Improvement Area's votes tonight, free parking is a step closer for Owen Sound. 

Although the details still need the approval of city council at their March 18 meeting, City Manager Wayne Ritchie said he would "stick his neck out" and order stickers announcing that parking was "compliments of downtown merchants and the   Owen Sound". The plan is...

kelso fullThe City of Owen Sound has been granted $117,636.00 in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate Change staff grants initiative to help address staffing gaps and increase our capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change or reduce...

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There were no questions from the public on the 2019 budget at Owen Sound council tonight.  The budget, available here in full, had been discussed by council over three days of meetings in January. It passed with no discussion, with one vote opposed.

The estimated total increase for the average household in Owen Sound will be $88.16. The breakdown of the $3603.00 bill for that average home, with the City, County and School Board combined, would look like this....

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