fire-logo-featureAt approximately 8:25 p.m. Wednesday evening the Owen Sound Fire Department, Grey Bruce Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Owen Sound Police responded to the complaint of smoke in the hallway of the Victoria Towers apartment complex located at 825 9th Street West, Owen Sound.

Once on scene fire personal were able to make their way through the dense smoke in the main hallway on the 2nd floor to find the source and location of the fire. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. The fire appears to have started...

Jason-Davenport-featureJason Davenport has been named Manager, Centre for Marine Training and Research at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College. Davenport is a graduate of the Marine Technology Navigation diploma program and also holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Most recently, Davenport was a Navigation Officer for Algoma Central Corporation. Previously, he worked for Harren & Partner as Chief Officer on board the expedition ship Hanse Explorer. Davenport has sailed to more than 20 different countries and crossed six of the world's seven oceans.

Davenport has extensive professional sales experience in the financial and insurance industries, including roles at Manulife Financial, Manulife Bank and Walton Capital. At Sun Life Financial, he was the number one Wealth Manager for sales in British Columbia and second in Canada in 2009. Davenport was also a Junior Achievement of Canada volunteer business advisor – mentoring young people, and helping them set and achieve their business goals.

In recognition of excellence and his commitment to the industry, Davenport has received numerous awards including:

labradoodle-featureThe Grey Bruce Health Unit is seeking assistance from the public in finding the owner of a dog involved in a biting incident that occurred in Meaford.


On July 22, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman walking a white terrier on the waterfront near the museum was confronted by a brown labradoodle that proceeded to attack her terrier. In her attempts to separate the two dogs, the woman was bitten. The labradoodle ran off.

Staff of the Grey Bruce Health Unit need to confirm the dog is not infectious with rabies. By verifying the health of the dog, the victim can avoid receiving the post-exposure rabies treatment. If you have any information related to this incident, please contact the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519-376-9420.

BWalker-headshot-featureVeteran Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop has announced that he is resigning his seat to allow Progressive Leader Patrick Brown to run in a byelection. Originally a strong opponent of Brown's leadership bid, Dunlop appears to have had a change of heart about the former MP from neighbouring Barrie. After a thirty-five year career in municipal and provincial politics, Dunlop will not be serving in Brown's caucus.

Premier Kathleen Wynne has not yet announced a date for the byelection, saying only "stay tuned".

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker made the following statement about Dunlop's resignation:

dyersbay-featureBruce Peninsula National Park has received a huge increase in its resources. The Park has become 512 acres bigger, thanks to a generous donation by the Krug family, and the land has been incorporated into ongoing plans to conserve and restore areas within the park. MP Larry Miller, on behalf of the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced infrastructure investments totalling $15.6 million for several Parks Canada projects across both Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park.

The Krug family came to Bruce County in the 1880s, building a furniture business that helped build Chesley. Bruce Krug was a founding member of the Bruce Trail Club on the peninsula in 1964. From their cottage in Tobermory, he and his brother acquired "sizable acreages" in the north Bruce which they made available for trails, and worked diligently on the hard, physical work of building the Bruce Trail from Tobermory to Dyer's Bay. Incorporating their land into the National Park will continue their legacy of nature preservation.

quench-regThe Owen Sound Water Watchers, a grass roots community group dedicated to the protection of water, and Bayview Public School's Grade 5/6 environmentally concerned students invite you to join in the Owen Sound Quench program.

This is a unique community-based program dedicated to promoting municipal tap water as a safe, healthy, easily accessible alternative to purchasing bottled water.

The Marketside Cafe was the first business in Owen Sound to sign up as an official Quench Station, encouraging users to carry reusable water bottles and use the smart phone app to find convenient sources of free water. Look for the Quench decal in the Marketside window and in a growing number of stores and restaurants. The Downtown Improvement Area (DIA) supports the Quench program.

The recent March 2015 action plan released by the Grey Bruce Health Unit Healthy Food Choices and Tap Water report recommends...






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