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greenburials- by Bob Hope

As a normal citizen, opportunities to change how our society deals with our “human remains” are far and few between; however in Owen Sound you will shortly have this opportunity. The city will review its 5 year plan for the City-owned cemetery on February 20, 4:30 at City Hall. For over 10 years I have been suggesting that our City include Natural Burial as a form of internment.

What is Natural Burial?

harrison park trailDue to equipment breakdown, trails within Harrison Park will be unmaintained this weekend.

Trail maintenance will be limited to the Freedom Trail that stretches from the 2nd Avenue East Parking Lot, including the loop on the island, to the...

snow blowerThe public is advised that the Significant Weather Event issued by the City of Owen Sound in accordance with the Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards remains in effect, due to the current or forecasted...

Library fullThe Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library will be closed from Friday, February 15th to Monday, February 18th inclusive to allow for flooring work to be completed on the main level.

The Library is excited about ongoing renovation...

heavyequipDirector of Corporate Services Kate Allan sought, and received, pre-approval of this year's capital budget from Owen Sound council. The amount of the annual Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund transfer is still unknown, so the budget cannot be finalized, but major projects for 2019 must be put out to tender, and the clock is ticking.

A full explanation from Ms Allan's staff report is here:

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