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owen-sound-city-transit-featThe City of Owen Sound is pleased to announce that Forcier Grant – Grey Bruce Law, has partnered with the City to provide free bus service on Wednesday, June 8th in celebration of Seniors' Month.

Both Conventional and Specialized Transit services will operate at no charge to transit riders throughout

SandalsThe Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, has declined to meet with Owen Sound City Council to discuss the Bluewater District School Board accommodation review.

In a letter received from Minister Sandals dated May 30 (see text below), she instead offers to meet with Mayor Boddy at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference. This conference will occur in Windsor from August 14 to 17 – three weeks prior to the start of the school year.

On October 15, 2015, Owen Sound City Council wrote to Minister Sandals asking her to intervene with

os-11From a former maternity hospital to acemetery, Doors Open Owen Sound offers a perspective into the  heritage and culture of our community. On June 4 and 5, most sites are open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This is a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy 19 sites of cultural, historical, environmental and architectural

significance in and around the City – all free of charge.

Part of Doors Open Ontario (DOO), Owen Sound's event includes a mix of favourite sites and exciting new venues. Our community has participated in this successful annual event since 2003, welcoming thousands of visitors from throughout Grey and Bruce Counties, Ontario, and even internationally.

NEW THIS YEAR: Doors Open Ontario 2016 commemorates the 50th anniversary of universal health...

HP pool 1The City has hired Monteith Brown Planning Consultants to undertake a Harrison Park Pool Study to assist City Council in making decisions about the short and long term future of the pool.
The pool has exceeded its lifespan and requires reinvestment to continue beyond 2016.Public information session to be held on Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 –8:00 PM, City Hall Council Chambers

An online survey is available on the City's website.

The Operations Committee invites the public to a meeting about parking by the Bayshore on Thursday May 18

servicereview-by Anne Finlay-Stewart

The City of Owen Sound learned first-hand the challenges of public consultation last night. Fewer than thirty people attended the public forum held at the Bayshore to give rate-payers their first look at the sixty-three recommendations that have come out of the city's Service Review process. Some people said they had come for answers about specific issues such as park closures and the future of the airport; others had broader concerns about the health and sustainabilty of the community.  One senior couple expressed fear over their tax increases and anger that the city appeared to them "overstaffed".
City Manager Wayne Ritchie introduced the evening with a brief timeline of the Review, which will take five months in all, ending in a September 7 public meeting to "discuss the final decisions" which will have been..

 

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