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tap-featThe City is advising residents and businesses that they may stop running their water effective immediately. The Water Department has determined the level of frost penetrating the ground has diminished to the point where we believe there is no longer a danger of the water services re-freezing.
Residents and businesses should continue to monitor their water flow. If pressure suddenly increases, it may be an indication that the lines have thawed. Please call the City at the number listed below and water staff will visit to ensure permanent service is restored and remove temporary hoses.
If you were asked to run water, or supply neighbours with water, your billing will reflect average historical usage during this time period, and will not include the extra water used
For residents that have been requested to boil their water, you are asked to continue to do so until further notice.
The City would like to thank all residents and businesses for your patience and understanding during this crisis

Sometime between earOS-Police-Targs-featly afternoon on 13th of April and early afternoon on the 14th

of April unknown suspect(s) managed to enter an unoccupied residence located

in the 400 block of 13th Street East, Owen Sound.  Once inside, a variety of

electronic items, various perfumes and a purse were stolen.  Total value of the

theft is estimated at $2000.  Evidence was located at the scene.  Police are

requesting anyone with information about the incident to contact them or

Crimestoppers.

Branningham-now-featBy Hub Staff
Branningham Grove is back in our headlines. The city's Community Planning and Heritage Advisory Committee unanimously recommended that the City give notice of their intention to designate the 1881 building under the Ontario Heritage Act. At their April 13 meeting, Owen Sound City Council will deal with this recommendation.

What's the rush?

As of this writing, the High Victorian building at the eastern entrance to the city is the subject of a demolition permit which gives authority to the owners to level it anytime after May 5 this year. Deputations by Aly Boltman and Christy Hempel at the last City Council meeting [available at minutes 15:20 and 28:40 of the council meeting video] not only made the heritage and planning case for retaining the building, but specifically inquired as to the apparent hurry to demolish it.

update-ice-featThe City of Owen Sound Water Department would like to remind residents that if you require potable water and/or showers due to frozen services, the Bayshore and the YMCA are still available to assist you.

For residents who have had frozen services, please be advised that you can still access water at the following locations:

• Harry Lumley Bayshore at 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound (bring your own jug/container)

• Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre at 700 10th Street East (bring your own jug/container)

Showers are available at the Recreation Centre. Residents are required to supply their own towels, soaps, and shampoo. The YMCA's hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 5:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Water Department continues to ask homeowners and businesses that have either been contacted by City Staff or are on the run water map located on our website, to continue running water from one tap only, about the size of a pencil, 1⁄2 inch diameter (about 1 cup (250 ml) of water in 10 seconds) until further notice. At which time, homeowners and businesses will be notified by the City Water Department to discontinue running their water.Your billing will reflect average historical usage during this time period, and will not include this extra water.

Please visit the City's website www.owensound.ca and click on the "Frozen Water Services" button for more information, including a map of the run water areas.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at phone number 519-376-4274.

city block featCity officials report that Phase 1 of the 3rd Avenue East (Grey Road 15) reconstruction project will commence April 14, 2015.

The City anticipates that Phase 1 of this extensive project will require four to five weeks to complete. Phase 1 is the realignment of 3rd Avenue East and East Bayshore Road intersection.

This stage of the reconstruction will be controlled by Traffic Control Persons allowing the contractor to leave 3rd Avenue East open to through traffic until Phase 2 begins.

Further communication with the public will be provided prior to the start of Phase 2, at which time 3rd Avenue East will be closed to through traffic and the detours will be in full effect. Construction activities are expected to be completed in the Fall of 2015.

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