- Ian Boddy
As Mayor of Owen Sound I look forward to the New Year and the celebrations that are planned for 2017. Canada will be celebrating 150 years as a nation and Owen Sound will be celebrating 160 years as a City. Council and I look forward to meeting everyone at events as we celebrate these two great milestones throughout the year.
Owen Sound council often hears from residents that they have not had a raise in years, or are living on a pension or fixed income. I understand that the 2017 municipal budget increase of about 3% is less than welcome, when homeowners are already facing higher...
The city of Owen Sound is inviting residents to participate in an online residents' survey about its downtown.
This is the fourth step in a the Downtown Revitalization program offered to communities across Ontario by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The program for municipalities under 100,000 population has a number of components involving support not only for economic development, but leadership and management, marketing and promotion and physical improvements.
Communities chose the components that best suited their needs. According to City Manager Wayne Ritchie, some of the initiatives...
One of the final research components of the Owen Sound Downtown Revitalization Project (OSDRP) is officially in place as the Resident Survey is being launched online today.
The online survey, available on the Owen Sound Downtown Improvement Area (OSDIA) website, is asking Owen Sound residents and those in surrounding communities to share their thoughts and opinions about