tins-featThe Owen Sound Police Service's Auxiliary Unit, in support of the Owen Sound branch of the Salvation Army, will be holding several food drive events at local grocery stores over the coming weeks. Food collected will assist local families in need over the holiday season. Items being sought include pastas, dry cereals, baby foods, peanut butter, and canned goods. Auxiliary Police Constables will be collecting non-perishable food items at the following locations:

boa-regA Boa Constrictor snake reported missing from a residence near 11th Street West and 4th Avenue West has been located deceased.

On October 12th 2014, the owner of the 6 foot long Red Tail Boa Constrictor contacted the Owen Sound Police Service to report the snake had gotten out of its enclosure and was missing. Extensive internal and external searches in and around the home failed to locate it.

OWEN SOUND – From November 15 - 22, 2014, YMCA Peace Week invites people of all ages to reflect on peace, to talk, and to take action, individually and with others. A special highlight of this week is the presentation of the YMCA Peace Medallion to an individual or group who, without any special resources, demonstrates a commitment to peace through individual contributions made within their local, national or global communities.

Snowday-reagThe storm whipping Bruce and Grey counties with high winds and snow continued into a third day Thursday, with school buses cancelled across the region and many local events shut down. In Owen Sound all rural school buses were cancelled, though in-city buses were running and schools were open.

For the latest school and bus cancellations, check here:

For Grey County road conditions, check here:

opp-snow-regSouth Bruce County – The second winter storm of the season surprised a number of motorists. South Bruce OPP officers were kept busy dealing with a high number of motor vehicle collisions and stranded vehicles that were blocking, or partially blocking, the road and impeding the road crews' efforts to clear the snow.

Between 3:30 pm on November 17, 2014 and 7:00 am on November 19, 2014, the South Bruce OPP received 45 reports involving a collision or stranded vehicle. A number of these incidents involved multiple vehicles, but there was just minor injuries reported at one of the scenes.

"I'm pleased that no one has been seriously hurt, at the same time, I find myself wondering why so many vehicles have been caught in the storm. I urge all residents of Southern Bruce County to frequently check road and weather reports this time of year before getting into a vehicle and monitor local radio stations for updates. I don't want to see anyone else at risk travelling through a storm; including first responders that are put in harm's way trying to locate stranded vehicles" – Acting Inspector Wayne Thompson, Detachment Commander, South Bruce OPP.

angel-regThe Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation's Christmas Angel Campaign is underway. This year, it aims to help put people "back on their feet". The goal is to raise $300,000 for new operating room equipment used by orthopaedic surgeons.
GBHS Chief of Staff, Dr. Brendan Mulroy says "I've had the pleasure of seeing countless patients put back on their feet. Knee or hip replacement surgery can transform a life – it's not unusual to see a patient who struggled to climb a flight of stairs return to hiking or golf afterwards."






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