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A well-attended public meeting in Owen Sound council chambers saw city staff taking questions and suggestions about an ATV route on city streets. The route, proposed by the South Bruce Peninsula ATV Club, is available on-line, where there is also a survey and contact information for residents to make their comments. All feed-back will be compiled by staff for the Corporate Services Committee, who will prepare one or more recommendations, and Council will make the final decision.

One ATV club member said that since the province has allowed ATVs on the shoulders of most highways, many municipalities have created by-laws to allow the vehicles to pass through them as they travel from trail....

Running-WaterLimited notices to run water were distributed to 40 homes and businesses in Owen Sound as of January 20.

The City of Owen Sound Water Department is currently distributing ‘Run Water’ notices to approximately 40 locations in the City of Owen Sound.

These locations are identified as vulnerable ‘priority one’ locations in the City’s Standard Operating Procedure for preventing frozen pipes. This is a proactive first step to thwart any potential damage to pipes, residences, and businesses. Extended periods of extremely cold weather would be required to reach ‘priority two’ or ‘priority three’.

The City has adopted the practice of running water on the principle ...

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According to the Canadian Disaster Database, Owen Sound has not seen one – a disaster that is - since 1867. That does not stop us from keeping our city's Emergency Response Plan polished up and ready to go.

In assessing our risks – what is most likely and would have the biggest impact on the lives of Owen Sound residents- snow gets the highest score – a 6 – for being "almost certain". Other risks include freezing rain, hail, tornado, pandemic, explosion or fire, and anything that might happen to a lot of people at once. Think high wind + Summerfolk or Salmon Spectacular + beer tent. Landslides were added to our list of potential risks after the 8th Street hill collapsed on a man's house last year. You will be delighted to know that the city's risk from space objects, natural or man-made is rated at only a 1 - "rare".

Only the Mayor can declare a situation an official emergency. Now that we have a Deputy Mayor, she would

300px-Four wheelerThe City of Owen Sound is hosting a public meeting Tuesday, January 19 at 5 p.m. at city hall to hear from residents about proposed all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes through the city.

The South Bruce Peninsula ATV Club has proposed a route from the north-west to the south-east of the city that will include both city and county roads. The city approved the concept in principal last fall conditional on determining "an acceptable route".

The province has recently allowed the off-road vehicles to use the shoulder of many secondary Ontario highways. The vehicles must be registered and insured, drivers must have a G2 or M2 (motorcycle) licence, and all drivers and passengers must wear helmets and seatbelts.

Residents are already discussing the issue on social media, primarily concerned about safety and noise. The

owen-sound-city-transit-featThe City is pleased to announce that the recently modified transit routes will be adopted as permanent routes. Furthermore, to improve customer service, a bus stop at the Dollarama location on the Walmart Plaza is now in operation.

The revised transit routes which the City began testing two weeks ago have proved to be effective in eliminating the delay on the Brooke route and will be adopted as permanent routes. The new routes have the Core route servicing the apartments on the south side of 14th Street West between 2nd and 4th Avenue West.

Additionally, to better serve our community, the City has concluded negotiations with the managers of ...

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