cfiaOn Friday, September 16, City of Owen Sound staff notified the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regarding health concerns of the bird and waterfowl population in the Harrison Park bird sanctuary. Representatives of CFIA responded to the site and took control of the bird sanctuary while performing tests to confirm the presence of Avian Influenza. Following confirmed positive test results of Avian Influenza (H5N1) on September 19, CFIA issued an Order to Dispose on September 22. The order relates to all domestic birds and waterfowl on site (approximately 95 birds and waterfowl). 


swimmingpoolpartyCouncillor John Tamming provided the following argument last Monday night for his motion to ban short-term rentals in residential neighbourhoods unless it is part of a residence occupied by the owner.  The motion was defeated.

teamwork 2198961 640At last Monday's meeting, Owen Sound city council unanimously passed the motion below in support of the recommendations contained in a submission to the Ministry of Health by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

"A whole of government response to mental health, which includes a comprehensive and integrated provincial response, is needed in all communities, ...."

mallard 3820927 640Friday, September 16, City staff observed birds in the bird sanctuary at Harrison Park exhibiting possible symptoms of Avian Influenza. Laboratory testing is needed to confirm the presence of the Avian Influenza virus. On Monday, September 19, CFIA contacted City staff to confirm positive test results for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) from the sampled domestic species ....


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