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The Owen Sound budget meetings continue, and one number that made eyebrows rise was the expected $225,000 increase in the cost of benefits for city staff and emergency workers– pension, extended health, long-term disability, Workers' Compensation, etc.

While police and fire service employees have more robust benefit packages in their contracts due to the nature of their work, they actually....

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"Revenues from transit services have been falling due to declining ridership." That's the simple fact stated in the Owen Sound 2017 Budget agenda.

A marketing strategy for increasing ridership is part of 2017 plans, but Councillor Scott Greig wonders if...

OS-logo-full2017 is going to be a year to remember in Owen Sound. The City will celebrate its 160th anniversary as Canada marks its 150th. There are many special events planned to celebrate these and other significant anniversaries and the City is declaring 2017 to be a Year of Celebration.
The City is preparing a ...

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The 1853 former Grey County Courthouse building may have another lease on life.  The heritage building, along with the adjacent jail and yard were sold for $10 in 2015 to a developer of long-term care facilities who sold the property back to the city a year later. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is once again looking at the 3rd Avenue East property for its renewal  and expansion plans.

The following is the text of the report by the City Manager accepted by...

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