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erase-regularBy Anne Finlay-Stewart

The inaugural day of the 2014 Owen Sound city council may be the last day for the city's public bus terminal.

If the routes proposed by transit consultant Steer Davies Gleave (SDG) to "help balance running times and improve schedule reliability" are approved by council at its special meeting Thursday, July 24, a new common transfer point will be required on 3rd Avenue East, between 8th and 9th Street.

City staff have prepared a timeline to have the new bus pull-in and shelter operational to begin the new routes by December 1 this year. If those plans are approved and met, the downtown bus terminal will be empty and locked for the second time in the past year.

 

By Michael Den Tandt

Former Owen Sound mayor and current mayoral candidate Ruth Lovell Stanners, who is seeking to regain the city's top political job after having narrowly lost it in the last election to incumbent Deborah Haswell, is calling foul over a new directive from City Hall requiring that any candidates' questions to city staff be routed through the city manager, and shared with other candidates.

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