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osps-regThe 12th Annual Victim Services Police Luncheon was recently held in recognition of the joint efforts of Victim Services and Police Services in meeting the needs of victims in Bruce, Grey, and Perth Counties.

Owen Sound Police Service Inspector Stephen MacKinnon stated, "I gratefully accepted the certificate on behalf of the Owen Sound Police Service, but it is really [the police] who are grateful for the excellent work of Victim Services."

"Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth is an invaluable, professional, timely, and effective service. Their trained volunteers come out at any time of the day or night, in any type of weather, to not only provide emotional support to victims but also to provide information to help educate people in how to reduce their chances of becoming re-victimized. They help point people in the right direction and provide encouragement to someone who has been victimized yet may not have a support system available at the moment," said MacKinnon.

co-regOwen Sound – This week the Ontario Government revised the Ontario Fire Code to require Carbon Monoxide alarms in residential occupancies before April 15, 2015.

Homes in Ontario will be required to install a Carbon Monoxide alarm before April 15th if the home has a fuel burning appliance such as a gas fire place, wood stove, gas fired hot water heater, oil burning appliances or an attached garage. Homes that rely on electricity for heating and hot water and do not have attached garages do not require a Carbon Monoxide alarm.

kids-regOwen Sound - The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce is set to host its 2nd annual YMCA Cycle for Strong Kids on Saturday, November 8 at the YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatic Facility in the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre.
Last year's event raised over $12,000 in support of the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which provides financial assistance to local children and families who are unable to afford the full cost of membership.
New this year, the event welcomes individual riders, as well as teams. Participants will participate in a 30 minute, instructor-led cycle class between 8:00 and 11:00am. The YMCA has also put forward a challenge for a team to ride for the whole event this year!

assault-regA male, who was not accepting of his partner's wishes to slow down their new relationship, now faces several criminal charges.

Thursday afternoon, the 27-year-old female victim was at her residence in Owen Sound and asked the accused for time to re-think their relationship, which was less than a month old. The 26-year-old Owen Sound male became angry and pushed the victim onto the bed, grabbed her by her hair and struck her across the face. He then took a knife and held it to his own throat, threatening to commit suicide.

The victim was very lucky to have only sustained less serious injuries to her lip and cheek area that did not require medical attention. She was able to calm the male down and drove him to a local coffee shop, then came to the Owen Sound Police station to report the assault. Officers attended several locations within the city in an attempt to locate the male. When he was not located, the victim was taken to a place of safety.

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