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OS-Policesept-regOn Saturday, October 11th, 2014, the owner of a west side store unknowingly dropped their deposit bag while walking out into the parking lot. The bag contained over three thousand dollars in currency. The loss was discovered at a later time and the merchant contacted the Owen Sound Police to investigate. A review of the video security system revealed that a customer had pulled into the lot and saw the deposit bag. The man collected the bag, placed it in his own vehicle and left. After an analysis of the video a suspect was identified by the Community Oriented Response Unit (CORE) and the man was arrested by uniform members on the night of October 15th. The man was investigated by the Criminal Investigation Branch and subsequently charged with Theft under $5000 and Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000. The 40 year old Owen Sound man was released to attend court on November 13th. Two thirds of the money from the deposit bag was recovered to be returned to the business owner. Unfortunately, approximately a thousand dollars had already been used by the accused.

QUEEN'S PARK – Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker attended last week's estimates committee at Queen's Park to push Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid for action on local projects and to also call on him to provide direction with respect to the intended construction date for the new Markdale Hospital.

grads-regOn Oct. 16, approximately 100 students will graduate from a variety of programs at the Owen Sound Campus. Friends and family members will also attend as guests, making this one of the most meaningful times of the Georgian College academic year.

Highlights are as follows:
Owen Sound Campus Convocation

boa-regOwen Sound - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – City Officials report that the search for 'Princess' the missing boa constrictor continues.

Princess was last seen early Saturday morning by her owner in their home located in the area of 11th Street West and 4th Avenue West, and was reported missing Sunday morning.

"I have met with Renee Robins, Owen Sound Animal Control Officer and we now have reason to believe that Princess is still inside her owner's home", says Mayor Deborah Haswell. "These breeds of snakes are permitted in the City of Owen Sound, however in accordance to by-law 1997-089, section 1.3; they must be kept in escape proof cages."

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