Arlene Wright, who was re-elected as deputy mayor and also represents the city of Owen Sound at Grey County Council, made her inaugural remarks at a special ceremony at the Roxy Theatre Monday evening.

Owen Sound's new mayor, Ian Boddy, made his inaugural remarks Monday evening in a special ceremony at the Roxy Theatre. Among other themes, Boddy struck a tone of unity and collegiality, saying residents expect council to work as a team.

parking-regOwen Sound - The City would like to remind all residents that effective December 1, 2014, on-street parking will be prohibited between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. until March 31, 2015, in accordance with Traffic By-Law No. 2009-075.

We ask that City residents please advise your overnight guests of this Traffic By-Law during this winter season.

city-hall-featOwen Sound – The City of Owen Sound will be holding a Ceremony for the Declaration of Office and Inaugural Council Meeting on Monday, December 1, 2014.

This historical event will be taking place at 7:00 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre, 251 9th Street East, Owen Sound. The Declaration of Office and Inaugural Council Meeting will also include a procession of the dignitaries and special musical performances by the Georgian Bay Children's Choir and the Eighth Street Orchestra.

The public is invited to attend this free event.


By Anne Finlay-Stewart

Four out of five of the newly-elected councillors were listening at the back of the room as Pastor David Kennedy of the Salvation Army Community Church opened the last meeting of the 2010-2014 Owen Sound City Council meeting. Kennedy's remarks and prayers of clear gratitude for council members' four years of passionate work and sacrifice on behalf of city residents felt like foreshadowing of what is also expected from the newcomers.

  • With his usual humility, Tim Nicholls Harrison, CEO of the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library accepted the city's congratulations on his award from the Ontario Council of Federation of Literacy by crediting the library community of staff and volunteers.

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