hydrant-featureThe City of Owen Sound is seeking the public's assistance in determining the source of a large volume of water usage.

The City's water control system has detected several high flow events; twice on September 10th, twice on September 11th, six times on September 15th, and three times on September 22. The water usage lasts only for 1 to 3 minutes, but the flow rate is equal to many hundreds of gallons a minute; comparable to what would be seen from a flowing fire hydrant.

The events occurred in the southeast corner of the City in the area south of 10th Street East and east of 8th Avenue East. Patrols of the area during, and after the events turned up no evidence of public hydrant usage. The likely source is

Kate-Allan-regCity Manager, Wayne Ritchie is pleased to announce and welcome Kate Allan as the City's new Director of Corporate Services. Ms. Allan will be responsible for the Finance, Human Resources, Clerks and Information Technology Departments effective September 24, 2015.

Ms. Allan is not a new face at City Hall. From 2011 to 2014 she was employed as the Manager of Accounting Services. Most recently, she was the Director of Financial Services with the Town of Saugeen Shores.

Ms. Allan holds a Chartered Accountant designation and

tttrail-featureCity officials would like to report that the Tom Thomson trail will be closed to all users from the south limit of the Waste Water Treatment Plant (2050 3rd Avenue East) to the north limit of the Water Treatment Plant (2650 3rd Avenue East) beginning September 17, 2015 and is to reopen September 30, 2015.

This closure is taking place to facilitate the reconstruction of the existing trail.

For further information on these projects, please visit the construction page on the City of Owen Sound website .

plow-feature- by Anne Finlay-Stewart

Snow and ice may seem far away today, but they were on council's mind last night.
Director of Operations Ken Becking delivered his winter road review and recommendations for the 2015-16 season and beyond.


It appears that Owen Sound is delivering a level of service in winter maintenance "well in excess" of its own policies, and bringing us in line with provincial standards and accepted practices will have several benefits. The report's six recommendations could result in as much as $300,000 in savings per year, depending on the severity of the winter, as well as reducing the negative environmental effects of excess road salt.


Owen Sound applied almost

lockcar-regThe Owen Sound Police Service is once again reminding people to lock their vehicles after numerous thefts were reported Monday morning.

At least ten vehicles were reported to have been entered overnight between the 800 block of 3rd Avenue West to the 1600 block of 5th Avenue West. Wallets, cell phones and money were taken. In each case the vehicle had been left unlocked.

Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to call Constable Liza Wild at 519-376-1234 ext. 145, or Crimestoppers.

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