african descent emblemThe motion below, moved by Councillor Carol Merton, was unanimously approved at Owen Sound City Council on July 27.

Preamble: For many years Grey County and Owen Sound have been recognized for their important part in the history of the Underground Railroad and Black immigration into Canada.

Emancipation Day is celebrated here. . .

council full- by Anne Finlay-Stewart, Editor

Not one but two masked security guards greeted me at City Hall tonight - opened the door, asked me who I was.  Then we signed a screening sheet with a disinfected pen.  I guess this was for tracing after the fact, because I left it upside down on the table with the rest.

First up was Savanna Myers, Grey County Director of Economic Development and Tourism and Culture. . .

parkerpharmacysmallGrey Bruce Property Rentals submitted an application on July 16 for a facade grant from the City to remove the existing facade of a heritage building on 2nd Ave East and replace the door, siding and windows. This comes to council tonight.

According to the staff report "Due to the timing of Committee meetings and the applicant’s time constraints, the
application is being brought forward to Council directly for approval. The applicant is proposing to start work immediately."

driveinwelcomeOwen Sound City Staff is proposing two Drive-In Movie Nights to take place on Fridays in late August and early September. It is proposed that this event take place in the north parking lot of the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Based on vehicle spacing recommendations from Public Health, the event will be able to accommodate 100 vehicles.

In addition to vehicles, staff are proposing for those who may want to ride a bike or walk that an area be designated for lawn chairs. . .


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