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The foyer of the Georgian College's Marine Training Facility buzzed excitedly this morning with a $3.9 million funding announcement, shared equally by the provincial and federal governments. The funds to support the construction of a Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Training and Research Centre come almost a year after Grey County pledged $2 million to the project. Georgian College and its industry supporters will cover the remaining costs of the $7 million expansion already under construction on the campus. The new facility will include a firefighting simulator and new classroom and office space, allowing Georgian's Owen Sound campus to offer a complete MED training in a single location. Previously, Georgian students split their training between the Owen Sound campus and a federally run facility in Port Colborne that was closed in 2013.

Former Chair of the Georgian College Board Bill Vanwyck said...

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Ottawa, ON – Recently, Bill C-42, the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, received Royal Assent and was passed into law to remove needless red tape for law-abiding gun owners while also making it more difficult for offenders to own a firearm.
Bill C-42 was introduced in the House of Commons in October of 2014 by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Specifically, the bill will do the following:

ChesleyHospital-featThis past week, the Chesley Restorative Care Unit got the go ahead to keep its doors open for another six months. This stems from a meeting earlier this month among Ministry staff and MPP Lisa Thompson (Huron-Bruce), MPP Bill Walker (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound), CEO and President of South Bruce Grey Health Services (SBGHS) Paul Rosebush, where the three fought to continue to deliver this vital program to the community.

"SBGHC is delighted to receive the support of so many people to give the RCU additional time to develop a sustainability plan. The Minister deserves recognition for his support as do MPPs Lisa Thompson and Bill Walker who early on became champions for the program and who kept this issue at the forefront of the healthcare agenda. SBGHC is committed to working with our regional health stakeholders to develop a regional plan that will meet the interests and healthcare needs of so many people in Grey and Bruce Counties," said Rosebush.

"First of all I would like to thank the people who chose to make ..."

LarryMiller-regThe following letter was written May 15 by MP Larry Miller to Peace and Justice Grey Bruce in response to their query.

 

May 15, 2015

Peace and Justice Grey Bruce

Dear Sir or Madam:

Thank you for your recent correspondence with regards to the missing persons' and murder investigation of Delores Brower.

Elections-ballot-featureFour federal parties out of five are talking about changing our electoral system. Peace and Justice Grey Bruce will be holding an evening of discussion and information about electoral reform in Canada on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7 pm at the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library.

Discussion topics will include: why change? what systems are being considered? what is proportional representation? and how will this affect the voter? Representatives from Fair Vote Canada, an organization that has advocated proportional representation for 15 years, will make a presentation and answer questions.
Two local federal candidates, ...

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