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opp-graphic-regularGREY HIGHLANDS – Grey County OPP warn residents to beware of a scam known as the 'Magic Voucher' scam.

On Monday, February 23, 2015 a Municipality of Grey Highlands resident received a letter from a Josef v. J. which included a 'Magic Voucher'. The suspect claims to be a fortune-teller and tells the individual that they, too, have special mediumistic qualities and possess a sub-spiritual contact arc, which very few people possess. He then goes on to say that he can tell them when, where and how they will soon achieve a great win of money through a lottery ....... and he will do this free of charge!

The only thing the person is asked to do is to complete and return the 'Magic Voucher' which asks two questions: What is your father's first name and what is your date of birth?

oppb-graphic-regularGREY HIGHLANDS – On Sunday, February 15, 2015 at approximately 11:15 a.m., Grey County OPP received a report of a break-in at Good Fellas Pizza located on Sydenham Street, Flesherton, in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

The business was forcibly entered shortly after 3:00 a.m. on February 15th, and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

According to surveillance video at the scene, the suspect is a male, approximately 6' tall, wearing a nylon mask, winter gloves, a long-sleeved light coloured shirt and dark coloured pants which appeared to be sitting below his waist.

Anyone with information which may assist in this investigation is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

measels-regThe Ministry of Health was advised of a person with a newly confirmed case of measles, attended the "Acquire the Fire" event held in Toronto at Queensway Cathedral on February 6 and 7, 2015.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has been notified that some youths from Grey and Bruce attended this event.

Individuals who attended this event are requested to review their immunization status to ensure they are protected against measles.

If they are not adequately immunized against measles or do not know their immunization status, they are asked to stay at home from school, not attend any public gatherings and contact the Grey Bruce Health Unit, Infectious Disease Program for further guidance at 519-376-9420.

beer-sidebar-regBy Anne Finlay-Stewart

The Beer Store is currently a private, for-profit company owned by three multinational corporations, only one of which has even 50 per cent Canadian ownership.

The roots of this peculiar arrangement are part of our own story in Owen Sound. Back in our "Chicago of the north" days as a booming port and manufacturing town at the turn of the 19th Century, a local brewing industry also thrived serving our many hotels and bars.

You could send your child to the corner pub for "a bucket of beer." It was just this environment in which the prohibition movement was born and nurtured, and the Women's Christian Temperance Union made an early appearance in Owen Sound.

fire-chat-regMEAFORD - On Friday, January 30, 2015, Grey County OPP were called to investigate a structure fire which had been discovered on 8 Concession N. in the Municipality of Meaford at approximately 6:00 p.m. that evening.

Grey County OPP is assisting the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office (OFM) in what is believed to be a fire-related death investigation after human remains were located at the scene.

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