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- 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...

busBruce Peninsula Transit is a new bus company offering transportation between locations on the Bruce Peninsula and Owen Sound. The company wants to offer more stops within the city of Owen Sound.

At their Monday, June 26 meeting, Owen Sound City Council referred the operator's letter (text below) to their staff for a report on these potential stops, including the benefits and any potential risks or costs.

cityhalldemo- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

When Owen Sound built its city hall in 1965 to replace the one that had burned down four years earlier, the world was a different place. The City owned its own electrical utility - Georgian Bay Energy; electricity and fuel oil were cheap and energy conservation a non-issue. Asbestos was still used in fire-retardant building materials. Accessibility of public buildings was barely considered, never mind the law.

Renovations now underway at that city hall are...

noleftturn- Hub staff

While the City considers its options regarding a 10th Street corridor that is reaching its maximum capacity through the downtown core, businesses in the area are concerned about the impact of possible solutions.  In particular, the recommendation that left turns be prohibited for westbound traffic from 10th Street East to 2nd Avenue elicited conflicting responses from downtown businesses...

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