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OS-Police-target-featThe Owen Sound Police Service has arrested a 17-year old Chatsworth male in relation to the early morning arson spree on August 10th.

Several residences, including a 10-unit townhouse were destroyed by fire during the arson spree. Residential garden sheds were also damaged or destroyed.

The investigation is continuing and further arrests are imminent.

The youth has been charged with sixteen counts of Arson Endangering Life and five counts of Arson. The accused will be attending ...

owen-sound-city-transit-regDue to the structure fires and resulting clean-up efforts the East Bayshore Bus will be detouring the St. Mary's Hill area until further notice.
The East Bayshore Bus will be traveling east on 10th Street East and north on 9th Avenue East to 27th Street East where it will resume its normal route. The East Bayshore Route had been using St. Mary's Hill due to the construction on 3rd Avenue East.
The East Bayshore route will revert ...

OS-fire-featsource: Media Release

The City of Owen Sound confirms fires at three locations in Owen Sound this morning.
Owen Sound Fire with the assistance of the Inter-township Fire Services and Chatsworth Fire Services are on the scene with EMS.
Some residents have been evacuated to the Bayshore Community Centre with the assistance of Red Cross and Victims Services.
There are several road closures - please avoid:
- 13th Street and 3rd Avenue ...

fat-young-bud-feature-by Anne Finlay-Stewart

Collectively the city's books of evidence – by-laws, provincial acts, federal regulations and expert credentials – were more than a foot thick. By contrast Dustin McGregor held a folder with a dozen or so pages of notes to which he referred. Two members of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) had come to Owen Sound council chambers to hear McGregor's appeal of the city's zoning by-laws regarding a proposed medical marijuana facility.

McGregor has no personal stake in the marijuana business in Owen Sound.
He says he is not a smoker nor a grower, and has no medical prescription to use the drug. And he made it very clear that he was not opposing the concept nor the development of the medical marijuana plant being built by Canadian Bioceutical Corporation on the former PPG property in Owen Sound's industrial park.

"On the contrary," McGregor said prior to the hearing, "I have had email exchanges with Scott Boyes [president of Canadian Bioceutical] on a number of occasions, stating that I would withdraw the appeal if it were in any way interfering with the progress of his business."

So what was the reasoning behind McGregor's appeal of Owen Sound's zoning by-law that added marijuana production to the permitted land uses in a few proscribed areas of the city?

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